March 9th (Wed) 7:00pm Garmin Avionics: The GTN 650 and GTN 750

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Garmin GTN series of touch-screen navigators is becoming more common in general aviation, both personal and training aircraft. While these devices retain much of the operating logic of its GNS line of predecessors, there are numerous new features and some surprising differences. And when the GTN is mated to GPS steering, an autopilot, or an HSI, the pilot's learning curve can be steep. To use this new technology in a high-workload environment such as IFR flight requires careful study and training.

As SCFC gradually upgrades the avionics capability of our aircraft, we are more and more aware of how important it is for pilots to dedicate the time to understanding the differences between the latest avionics technology and avionics from even 10-15 years ago.

In this seminar, SCFC CFII and technology expert Brian Eliot will examine a typical installation of a Garmin GTN 750 and GTN 650. While time will not permit teaching of the full operating spectrum of the GTN 750 or 650, he will demonstrate some promises and pitfalls, the interaction of GPS navigators with modern autopilots, and the aircraft manuals every pilot must study before flight. This is a great introduction to functionality found across the Garmin GTN series.

Join us to learn what you need to know to make these avionics a safety feature of your next VFR or IFR flight, instead of an in-flight distraction.

This event qualifies for FAA WINGS credit, click here to register.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or

San Carlos Flight Center is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our evening safety seminar programs. Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early through the FAA event notification system at FAASAFETY.GOV. SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home. Contact your SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 to confirm secure online access to any particular seminar.