A Tour of Garmin

January 31, 2009 by Craig Fuller

We arrived early at the New Century Airport (KIXD) and taxied N4GA to the Garmin hangar.  As a avid user of the Garmin 530/430 combination in my Bonanza, I was really excited to learn more about just how this avionics company developed and what it has in store for the future.

They certainly did not disappoint providing an enlightening experience.  From a walking tour of the hangars that house their test aircraft to a simulator flight making full use of the new synthetic vision on an approach to Aspen, the entire experience leaves one with a sense that even with all we have available to us today in general aviation, there is even more to come!



They gave me a chance to experience an approach in a King Air into and around Aspen, using synthetic vision.  The system even made a go around and true nap of the earth flying pretty close to non-events.