Autonomi is Garmin’s smart autonomous tech for GA airplanes and among other features includes emergency Autoland, and now a trickle-down feature called Smart Glide. During an engine power loss, Smart Glide is designed to navigate to the most suitable airfield after the pilot activates the function with a panel-mounted switch or with the Direct-To button on Garmin’s GTN TXi navigator. If you can’t make the airport, it will tell you, and when coupled to an autopilot, it will pitch to the best-glide airspeed and fly to the runway environment. It’s Garmin’s major announcement at AirVenture 2021 at Oshkosh and in this video Garmin’s Kyle Ludwick gives an overview.

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