The aera encompasses many of the features of the renowned aera and GPSMAP aviation portable series, adding new Connext wireless capabilities, Garmin WireAware wire-strike avoidance technology and more. New cost-effective database options along with built-in Wi-Fi database updating capabilities allow customers to more easily access the most up-to-date data, including daily U.
Dedicated Compact Portable Navigator The Garmin aera features a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display that is optimized for cockpits and various types of flying. An elegant yet rugged design allows the aera to withstand harsh environments, meeting stringent temperature tests and helicopter vibration standards. A mini-USB connector, microSD card slot and removable battery accompany a dedicated power button along the bezel of the aera.
Depending on settings and external connections, pilots will receive up to 4 hours of battery life on a single charge. Bearing pointers can be manually configured to identify the nearest airport, complete with distance information. A pilot-selectable presentation optionally displays flight instruments in round gauges or tapes overlaid on the 3D topographic landscape. Connext Wireless Connectivity Wireless connectivity options set the aera even further apart from other portables on the market.
Wireless database updating capabilities add to the unique feature set of the aera When connected to Wi-Fi, pilots can easily download and update aviation databases without the need to physically connect the aera to a computer.
Traffic trajectories and potential conflicts are easier to identify with TargetTrend, which incorporates relative motion technology to help pilots visualize the future position of nearby traffic targets relative to the aircraft. The traffic picture is further enhanced during taxi, takeoff and landing with TerminalTraffic, which detects and displays other aircraft or ground vehicles on runways or taxiways that are also broadcasting ADS-B position information.
Subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast FIS-B weather1 products may simultaneously be overlaid on the map page and dedicated weather pages for easy interpretation. Weather-related decision-making is easier with the aera , which helps pilots interpret datalink NEXRAD radar more easily by animating this imagery. Additionally, multiple weather products can be overlaid on a single weather page for better analysis.
Geo-referenced IFR enroute, VFR sectional charts and Garmin FliteCharts terminal procedures are available as part of the expansive database offerings associated with the aera Additionally, Garmin ChartView enables the display of Jeppesen charts with an optional subscription from Jeppesen. Similar to features found within other Garmin products, patented Smart Airspace is included in the aera feature set. Using the optional global navigation database and many regional charting options, the aera provides worldwide versatility.
The aera is available in 4 regional versions with select regional data preloaded for North America, South America, Atlantic and Pacific regions. While each version is only available for purchase from Garmin in the corresponding region, regional databases can be purchased for any unit from any region. For pilots in Europe, the Atlantic version of the aera includes the new Enhanced Basemap, which provides VFR operators with more visual landmarks and intersections that are often used when contacting air traffic control.
Helicopter Optimization Garmin aera contains built-in features tailored to helicopter operators, including Garmin WireAware wire-strike avoidance technology. WireAware overlays power line locations and relative altitude information on the moving map and provides both aural and visual alerting when operating near power lines.
Altitude display is offered in both mean sea level MSL and above ground level AGL , so they are easier to identify relative to the aircraft flight path. The standard obstacle database contains Hazardous Obstacle Transmission HOT lines, which typically include those that span rivers, canyons, valleys or those that are within the vicinity of airports. Obstacle databases with comprehensive power line coverage and HOT lines are also available for the U. Additionally, VFR helicopter chart coverage throughout eight major metropolitan areas within the U.
Coverage for the Gulf of Mexico is also available, which includes offshore oil drilling platforms and more. Operators may also incorporate City Navigator NT street maps to enable address look-up functions within the aera to easily navigate to street intersections during off-airport operations.
Connect with Garmin Avionics The aera includes a yoke mount and cigarette lighter adapter as a standard accessory. Pilots can also connect an optional bare wire cable to the aircraft instrument panel and expand the utility of the aera by utilizing power, audio and dual RS connections.
New, Low-Cost Database Options The new Garmin Navigation Database available for North America offers a cost-effective path to incorporate the latest database information into the aera Navigation data includes the option to load and activate instrument approach procedures, load flight plan data and more.
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