Garmin Creates iPad 2 Trainer App for GTN 750
Garmin’s new trainer app for the iPad 2 emulates the GTN 750 navigator.
December 21, 2011 – Garmin has introduced an iPad 2 trainer app that accurately simulates the touch, feel, and operation of its new GTN 750 navigator. The GTN 750 is the first full-function touch-screen-controlled flight management system (FMS) that includes GPS, VOR/ILS, VHF comm, and the capability to display moving maps, weather, traffic, charts, and other data. Garmin introduced the large screen GTN 750 in the spring of 2011.
With the app pilots can practice loading flight plans, using their fingers to zoom and to drag a course to new waypoints, something that Garmin calls “rubber banding” the course to help you avoid weather targets or regulated airspace.
The app also replicates the amount of finger pressure and swipe it takes to operate the GTN 750 so pilots can get the “feel” of using the system, as well as practice using its many functions. Garmin recently announced that it is no longer manufacturing the GNS 530 so the GTN 750 becomes the only large-screen, panel-mounted FMS from the company.
The new app is available for $24.99. Click here to download from the Apple’s App Store.