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D2 AIR AVIATOR SMARTWATCH DELIVERS POWERFUL FLIGHT FUNCTIONALITY WITH A VIBRANT AMOLED DISPLAY

D2 AIR AVIATOR SMARTWATCH DELIVERS POWERFUL FLIGHT FUNCTIONALITY WITH A VIBRANT AMOLED DISPLAY

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced the D2TM Air, its latest GPS smartwatch for the modern pilot with powerful aviation capabilities and a sleek, new touchscreen design that can be worn 24/7. The newest addition in the D2 aviator watch series, the D2 Air offers tools for all phases of flight, including weather, direct-to navigation, airport information, flight logging, Pulse Ox, and much more. To keep up with life on the go, the D2 Air incorporates connected features like smart notifications, Garmin PayTM contactless payment solution and phone-free music, along with enhanced health monitoring, and animated workouts.  “The D2 Air is an exciting option for current and aspiring pilots, as well as the aviation enthusiast,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “The D2 Air offers a bright and striking display with valuable capabilities that benefit pilots in the air while offering advanced smartwatch features on the ground, placing the D2 Air aviator smartwatch in a category of its own.” A Dedicated In-Flight Navigator on Your Wrist The D2 Air includes several pre-flight features and tools, with the ability to display multiple time zones including Zulu time, and METAR and TAF aviation weather reports and forecasts, to name a few. Additionally, airport nformation such as runway orientation with wind components, runway lengths, airport frequencies and traffic pattern altitudes are easily accessible for each airport. Preloaded with a worldwide navigation database containing NAVAIDs and Intersections, a waypoint info page, direct-to navigation, a three-axis compass with a horizontal situation indicator (HSI), and an altimeter with adjustable barometric setting, the D2 Air is packed with features to assist aviators in navigation and enhance situational awareness. The D2 Air utilizes Garmin PilotTM flight plan transfer , allowing for an easy way to access flight plan information by seamlessly transferring flight plans into the watch. Aviation alerts such as speed, time, distance, elevation, and a fuel timer are available on the D2 Air watch during flight. For post-flight ease, the D2 Air integrates with flyGarmin.com® logbook to sync post-flight data such as date, duration, and route of flight.

Smart Features for Life on the Go The D2 Air provides all-day connection and convenience for life on the go. When paired with a compatible device, users can receive smart notifications for incoming calls, text messages, calendar reminders and more on the vivid 1.2” AMOLED touchscreen display. Users can also download songs or playlists , including those from third-party music services like Spotify®, Amazon Music and Deezer. And with Garmin Pay, pilots can make contactless payments right from their wrist. Health, Wellness and Sports As a multifunctional smartwatch, the D2 Air offers a broad range of health and wellness features, including advanced sleep monitoring, respiration tracking, stress tracking, hydration tracking, the Body BatteryTM energy monitor enabling pilots to track energy levels all-day, Pulse Ox that gauges blood oxygen saturation levels for reference when flying at altitude, and more1. With GPS, ElevateTM wrist-
based heart rate, and over 20 built-in indoor and outdoor sports apps including walking, running, cycling, pool swimming, golf and more, the D2 Air is packed with features to keep up with an active lifestyle. The D2 Air’s AMOLED screen brings workouts to life with an additional 40+ on-device animated workouts for strength training, cardio, yoga and Pilates. Easy-to-follow workouts demonstrate proper form and technique right on the user’s wrist and can be downloaded at no charge from the Garmin ConnectTM app .

Designed for Flying in Style The design of the D2 Air features an aviation-themed watch face, stylish stainless-steel finish on a 43.2mm bezel and an elegant premium black leather strap with yellow accents. The D2 Air boasts a rugged scratch- and damage-resistant lens with Corning® Gorilla® Glass for durability, allowing pilots the freedom to use the watch as it was designed in a demanding flight environment. Also included with the D2 Air is a sporty silicone quick-release watch band, allowing for a seamless transition between exercise or a round of golf, to a more formal leather strap better suited for business environments or a night out, with additional band options available and sold separately. The D2 Air boasts a battery life of up to 5 days while using smart notifications and pre-flight planning tools, and up to 10 hours of battery life when continuously using GPS and Pulse Ox while flying. Pilots can utilize the D2 Air’s always-on mode to ensure all their information is right at hand when they need it. The D2 Air is available now for a suggested retail price of $499.

GARMIN DIRECTOR OF FLIGHT OPERATIONS AWARDED FLIGHT TEST  PILOT HONOR FOR CERTIFICATION OF AUTOLAND

GARMIN DIRECTOR OF FLIGHT OPERATIONS AWARDED FLIGHT TEST PILOT HONOR FOR CERTIFICATION OF AUTOLAND

Garmin ® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd.
(NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced its Director of Flight Operations and Chief Test Pilot, Tom Carr, has received the prestigious Society of Experimental Test Pilots’ (SETP) 2020 Iven C. Kincheloe Award for his outstanding professional accomplishment in the conduct of flight testing. SETP presented the award to Carr last week during a virtual awards ceremony that was held in place of its annual gala.  The Iven C. Kincheloe Award was established in 1958 in memory of the veteran flight test pilot and U.S. Air Force Korean war ace. The Kincheloe Award honors test pilots who have made exceptional contributions to an aerospace program and is the most honorable recognition among the society. “From the day Tom started at Garmin, he has dedicated himself to growing our business and developing a team of passionate and talented flight test professionals and in doing so, he has built a world-class flight department,” said Phil Straub, executive vice president and managing director of aviation. “His dedication to the advancement of flight testing, along with his perseverance and pioneering vision, have played a vital role in bringing innovative Garmin products to market and into the hands of our customers, all of which further illustrates why he is extremely deserving of the Iven C. Kincheloe Award.”

Carr was honored with the Kincheloe Award in recognition of his achievements as an experimental test pilot during the industry-first Garmin Autoland flight test program. He has flown Autoland development flights on the Columbia 400, Piper M600 and the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet and flew as test pilot in hundreds of approaches and fully-automated landings. These tests were conducted as part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of Garmin Autoland, which was achieved on May 18, 2020. The award-winning Autoland system has since received FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification on several additional aircraft types. Serving as director of flight operations and chief test pilot at Garmin for 17 years, Carr has over 42
years of experience in experimental flight test. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with 14 type ratings and is rated for single-engine and multi-engine airplanes, seaplanes and gliders. His flight experience spans 192 different aircraft types ranging from gliders to four-engine jets. Carr has more than 12,000 hours as Pilot-in-Command (PIC), including more than 5,000 hours in the conduct of experimental flight tests. At Garmin, Carr oversees flight operations in Olathe, Kansas and Salem, Oregon and has flown numerous avionics development and certification programs, including the G1000 ® and G5000 ® integrated flight decks, GFC™ 700 autopilot, Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™)
and Garmin Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP™).

Carr graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S in Aerospace Engineering. He also has a M.S in Aviation Human Factors and a law degree. Prior to Garmin, Carr was a senior engineering test pilot at Beech Aircraft and Raytheon Aircraft in Wichita. At Raytheon, he flew research and development, as well as certification flight tests, specializing in aircraft stability and control, envelope expansion, high angle of attack and spin testing, finishing his career there as Hawker Horizon chief test pilot. Previous Iven C. Kincheloe Award recipients include some of the aerospace and aviation industry’s most accomplished and recognized individuals in experimental and exploration flight testing, including those who contributed to the NASA Space Shuttle and Apollo space programs.

MCFARLANE AVIATION PRODUCTS AND TEMPEST AERO GROUP EXPAND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

MCFARLANE AVIATION PRODUCTS AND TEMPEST AERO GROUP EXPAND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

McFarlane Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce an expanded distribution agreement with Tempest Aero Group LLC. The expanded product lines allow McFarlane to increase their product offerings to the full line of Tempest products; Marvel Schebler, Precision Airmotive, Alcor and Tempest Plus providing their valued customers a smoother all-encompassing shopping experience for their general aviation needs.

“Tempest Aero Group™ is excited to expand our partnership with McFarlane Aviation” said Vince Bechtel, Director of Aftermarket Sales for Tempest Aero Group. “For the past several years McFarlane has represented our Alcor® brand of sensors and probes with a high level of service and we feel they will have the same success with our other affiliated brands. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”

The expansion brings additional spark plugs, vacuum pumps, carburetors, oil filters, sensors and more to the McFarlane storefront. Anyone interested in learning more about Tempest Aero Group’s product lines or McFarlane’s FAA-PMA Products please visit McFarlane’s website www.mcfarlaneaviation.com, or call 866.920.2741.

Located in the Heartland, at the Vinland Aerodrome in Baldwin City, Kansas, McFarlane is a diversified manufacturing company that has been providing affordable, high-quality aircraft components for over 30 years. McFarlane believes in high-quality products at affordable prices; with over 30,000 FAA-PMA parts available, along with being the largest distributor of MT propellers in the world, McFarlane is proud to be a part of the commercial and general aviation market.

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