Garmin released a trainer app for its GTN 750 GPS/Nav/Comm system for the iPad 2. This trainer, downloadable from the iTunes Store, simulates the behavior of the GTN 750 system interface and provides pilots with a safe, on-the-ground environment to learn the basic operation of the system, according to the company.
“The iPad’s touchscreen interface lends itself well to realistically simulating the full GTN experience,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “By using this tool, pilots can interact with the trainer like they would with the device in the cockpit, allowing them to become more familiar and comfortable with a GTN before ever going up in the air. It’s great for those who fly a GTN-equipped aircraft including owners, renter pilots, flight instructors, students and line pilots, as well as those who are considering purchasing the new avionics.”
The app offers a touch and drag interface and is configured with product options such as TAWS-B audible alerts, transponder control and remote audio processor control, Garmin said.