The new Garmin GTN 650 from Pacific Coast Avionics brings together GPS, Comm, NAV, and multi-function display capabilities into one unit. The GTN 650 is a 2.64 inch tall package in order to save valuable panel space in your aircraft. With the new touchscreen and tons of multi-function display features such as high resolution terrain mapping, graphical flight planning, satellite weather, traffic display, and much more pilots are quickly installing these units in their aircraft.
Touchscreen Interface for Fast, Accurate Navigation
Bringing the worlds first FAA certified touchscreen, the Garmin's 650 allows the pilot to be only two touches away from any of the GTN's primary functions. Any pilot will quickly be able to pan across the map screen at the swipe of a finger. The 4.9 inch high resolution TFT display allows for bright visibility and easy use. The GTN 650 even allows for the standard on screen alphanumeric entry of way points. With raised grips around the outside edge pilots are able to have a handle while working on the touchscreen in both smooth and turbulent flight conditions. The standard concentric knobs are still available for use by the pilot if they so choose. The touchscreen is the first of it's kind in the avionics industry and will surely be a feature pilots everywhere will love.
Navigate the Open Sky
The touchscreen interface and easy to use navigation system will get you where you need to go with ease and speed. The graphical flight planning features built into the Garmin GTN allow for the entire route to be changed and edited. Adding additional way points or making changes to the existing ones are quick and painless. The GTN line of units also allows for pilots to load Victor and jet airways into the system. The new "Rubber Band" feature is being hailed by pilots as an incredible feature. With it pilots can quickly change any leg of the route by simply touching the route line and sliding it around any deviations or ATC amendments. The most recently visited and nearest airports are easily added as way points or "Direct To" destinations.
With poor weather or IFR conditions the 650 allows for many landing options. The SBAS/WAAS-certified, 15 Channel GPS receiver reports five position updates per second which allows for GPS guided LPV glide path instrument approaches down to an incredible 200 feet. The GTN 650 system also includes a complete VHF navigation features with a 200 Chanel VOR/ILS with localizer and glidescope. When the pilot enters procedures for the GTN it will preload NAV frequencies. That will allow the pilot to manually switch to and can auto select the VHF NAV source for ILS approaches. The GTN allows for precise course deviation and roll steering outputs that can be coupled to select autopilots so that IFR flight procedures may be flown automatically. An example is when combined with the G500/G600 Flight Display the aircraft can fly fully coupled missed approaches which includes heading legs.
Easy and Quick Communication
The Garmin GTN 650 features a 2,280-channel VHF communications transceiver that is fully certified. This provides a standard 10 W (or optional 16W) of power output. The 650 allows the pilot to select between 25 kHz and 8.33 kHz channel spacing. Setting the COMM frequency is as simple as touching the touchscreen number pad. With just another swipe the screen flips to the active and standby frequencies. The GTN 650 also stores recent and favorites frequencies for quick and simple access. As an added feature and safety measure, the GTN 650 will allow a pilot to quickly and automatically dial in the emergency frequency by holding down the volume knob.
Brilliant Mapping and Situational Awareness
The GTN 650 from Garmin features high resolution terrain mapping which brings pilots enhanced situational awareness. This includes topography features, cities, airports, terminal areas, SUAs and more. There's even optional Class B TAWS alerting to enhance airspace safety. When on the ground the Garmin SafeTaxi US airport diagrams give the pilot mapped runways, taxiways, FBOs and hangers.
When combined with a GDL 69 Series datalink receiver and XM subscription it's possible to overlay the NEXRAD radar on the moving map display and also receive satellite music. The GTN 650 can display traffic information from most traffic systems, and can also control the GTX 32/33 remote transponder.
The Garmin GTN 650 allows for easy updating. With a front loading SD memory card reader built into the unit it's easy to update databases.
Features of the Garmin GTN 650