WACO Classic Aircraft Offer Garmin's GTN Series On All New Aircraft


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WACO Classic Aircraft Offer Garmin's GTN Series On All New Aircraft

By Mike Mitchell

August 29, 2011 - The WACO Classic Aircraft system combines GPS, COMM and NAV functions with powerful multifunction display capabilities like high-resolution terrain mapping, graphical flight planning, optional satellite weather and traffic display.  

With the GTN 650’s revolutionary new touchscreen interface, you’re rarely more than two taps away from all of the system’s primary functions. Quickly pan across the map screen simply by swiping your finger across the 4.9-in. diagonal high-resolution TFT display. Or enter waypoint data with the onscreen alphanumeric entry.  

It’s even designed with raised grips in the bezel and a shelf across the lower edge of the display that serve as gripping points in both smooth and turbulent flight conditions. Traditional concentric knobs are also available for those who are used to that style of data input.

The standard GTN-650 Touch screen combined with the optional IFR Plus package that adds the Garmin GTN-750 large screen display with both a remote Garmin Transponder and Remote Garmin Audio Panel provides for a very clean but incredibly powerful navigation and safety solution. 

Combining the latest in multi-function display (MFD) features with touchscreen data entry and integrated radio tuning as well as remote transponder and audio panel control the GTN series offers amazing, yet simple to use, technology that once again promises to redirect the course of General Aviation electronics. Garmin GTN series features at a glance;

• Menu-driven graphical interface on color LCD touchscreen display
• Feature-rich MFD capabilities: moving map, chart display, airways, approaches and more
• GPS WAAS-certified to Gamma-3 approach capability
• Built-in GPS/ILS/VOR/LOC and Glideslope capabilities available
• Graphical flight planning (including airway navigation)
• VHF comm transceiver: 8.33 or 25 kHz channel spacing
• Extensive optional interface capabilities: lightning, weather, traffic, TAWS-B terrain alerting, and more
• Integrated control/display for remote transponder
• Integrated control for remote audio panel functions (GTN 700 series only)
• Optional XM WX satellite weather and XM Radio
• SafeTaxi airport diagrams
• Award-winning Garmin product support and 2-year warranty


Each model in the GTN lineup can support a wide array of optional weather, lightning and traffic system inputs for overlay on the moving map. Optional XM WX Satellite Weather, with graphical NEXRAD, METARs, and more, can be accessed through Garmin’s GDL 69 data link receiver, sold separately.

And you’ll find room on the GTN 750 series’ 6.9-inch diagonal touchscreens to allow display of your airway charts and approach plates which come pre-installed on these units in the form of standard Garmin FliteCharts. Or, if you prefer the Jeppesen format, you can elect to go with optional ChartView electronic charts instead.


With ChartView installed, a helpful Garmin geo-referencing feature enables a graphical view of your approach plate to be overlaid on the GTN 750 series moving map for real-time visual guidance cues in flying the procedure. Making flight easier by making avionics smarter. That’s what the GTN touchscreen series is all about.

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