Garmin Releases Trainer App For GTN 750

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Garmin announced on Tuesday it has released a new iPad 2 trainer app for its GTN 750 hybrid navigator, downloadable from the iTunes app store for $24.99. The iPad is an especially good training device, according to Garmin spokesman Carl Wolf, because of the touchscreen, which simulates the actual GTN 750 operation. "By using this tool, pilots can interact with the trainer like they would with the device in the cockpit," Wolf said. The GTN 750 was introduced in March.

The app's touch-and-drag interface enables users to simulate and explore most functions of the GTN 750, Garmin said, including panning the map, entering waypoints into the flight plan, loading airways, graphically editing flight plans, radio tuning and more. High-resolution North and Central America terrain maps, worldwide NavData, simulated traffic targets and simulated XM weather data are available. The app is also configured with product options such as TAWS-B audible alerts, transponder control and remote audio processor control. It also features settings that allow the user to simulate various flight scenarios by changing altitude, speed, location and more. AVweb editorial director Paul Bertorelli checked out the system in March; click here for his report, including video of an in-flight trial.