The GARMIN GNS 530 represents the single biggest idea in integrated avionics in years. Traditionally, it would take a host of components to provide the capabilities represented in this one sophisticated box. It is a WAAS upgradeable IFR GPS, com, VOR, LOC and glide-slope with color moving map all rolled into one. A TSO'd VHF comm offers a choice of 25 kHz or 8.33 kHz spacing for 760 or 3040 channel configuration respectively. A huge Jeppesen database (which can be updated with front-loading data cards) contains all airports, VORs, NDBs, Intersections, FSS, Approach, SIDs/STARs and SUA information. The GNS 530 makes practical use of this information with features like intelligent frequency nomination. The brilliant colors of the GNS 530's 5" display make the pilot-critical information easy to read and interpret. It's especially true of the 530's basemap. You enjoy enhanced situational awareness by seeing your position relative to cities, highways, railroads, rivers, lakes and coastlines. But even more important, the appropriate use of color separates land data, terminal areas, route, and approach information for easy pilot scanning and reduced pilot workload. Simply put, the GNS 530 incorporates advanced procedure types usually found only in high-end FMS systems. The GNS 530's intuitive software and logical layout prove that this is a system built for pilots, by pilots. So much information. So easy to use. The GNS 530. It'll change the way you look at avionics.
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