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Garmin Adds Attitude To iPad Display

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Garmin has added attitude display to a portable ADS-B in receiver that works with its Garmin Pilot application for iOS and Android portable device applications. The GDL 39 3D is, according to Garmin, "a portable ADS-B and GPS receiver which adds simultaneous display of aircraft attitude information (pitch and roll), alongside rich, interactive mapping, traffic, and weather ...." It's an upgrade of the GDL 39 and gives a full moving map display along with all the basic flight instruments on a split screen display on the portable device.

The device sells for $849 ($899 with a battery) and is available now. Garmin CEO Carl Wolf said the device is part of its plan to help pilots transition to the ADS-B environment that will be mandatory in most controlled airspace in six years. "... We’re devoted to educating the pilot community. Our full line-up of portable and certified ADS-B products, along with our comprehensive ADS-B Academy website, support Garmin’s commitment to making the ADS-B transition easy and affordable for all aircraft owners.”

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