The GTN can now display worldwide weather that informs
pilots of METARs, TAFs and winds aloft around the globe,
with an optional GSR 56 transceiver. Radar and satellite
imagery are also available through this service for the
United States, Southern Canada, Western Europe and
Australia. In addition, the GTN can support voice and
data services that let the pilot make worldwide phone
calls, send text messages and send email via SMS from
the airplane’s cockpit using the GTN as the dialing and
For those who have both a GTN and a WAAS GNS 430W/530W
product in their cockpit, they can now share information
through the new data cross fill capability, minimizing
duplication of data loading efforts. This feature allows
for the transfer of the recognized legs from the GTN’s
active flight plan to the GNS, as well as manual
transfer of user waypoints in both directions between
the GTN and GNS.
The GTN interface now supports Telligence Voice Command
and 3D Audio capabilities, enabled by the GMA 35 remote
audio panel. Telligence, Garmin’s exclusive speech
recognition technology, allows the pilot to activate
audio panel functions in response to spoken commands.
For example, by simply pressing a push-to-command button
on the yoke and saying “Comm One,” the pilot can select
the radio, without lifting a finger from the controls.
With 3D Audio, incoming audio is spatially separated to
mimic the way people process sounds and conversations.
This allows pilots to focus their listening attention on
a single talker among a mixture of other conversations
and background noises.
The GTN 750 series comes with a trial version of Garmin
FliteCharts (U.S. only) that allow the pilot to quickly
view departure procedures, Standard Terminal Arrival
Routes (STARs), approach plates and airport diagrams.
With the latest GTN software update, Garmin FliteCharts
can be geo-referenced to easily track the pilot’s
position with a dynamic aircraft symbol overlaid right
on the moving map and the dedicated charts page.
The latest GTN software release also incorporates
several other improvements such as the ability to
graphically edit direct-to legs, the ability to sort
airway exit points geographically, bigger, bolder, and
relevant airspace with the Smart Airspace feature, the
ability to toggle off and on certain European airspaces
and TCAD traffic display.
current GTN owners, the free software upgrade will be
available in Q4 2012 from Garmin Authorized Dealers
(installation charges may apply). An upgrade to GNS
version 5.0 software is required for enabling