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GULF COAST AVIONICS HAS RECEIVED GARMIN’S PRESTIGIOUS PLATINUM DEALER AWARD FOR THE 24TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

GULF COAST AVIONICS HAS RECEIVED GARMIN’S PRESTIGIOUS PLATINUM DEALER AWARD FOR THE 24TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Gulf Coast Avionics was appointed as Garmin’s first avionics dealer in 1994 and has achieved Platinum Dealer status since the award’s inception in 1998.

Rick Garcia, Gulf Coast Avionics, President and CEO, announced today that the company had received Garmin’s 2022 Platinum Dealer Award in recognition for its outstanding sales of the company’s aviation products. The award presentation was held during the recent Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) convention in New Orleans.

 “Even after winning the Platinum Award for 24 years in a row, the accomplishment is just as meaningful to us as it was in 1998,” Garcia said. “With hundreds of Garmin aviation dealers around the world, for us to again be one of the top 10 in global sales is an achievement that no other dealer can match.”

 For nearly three decades, Gulf Coast Avionics has been a foundational part of the Garmin Aviation business segment,” said Jim Alpiser, Garmin’s Director, Aviation Aftermarket Sales. “We are delighted to recognize once again Gulf Coast Avionics for their outstanding sales and support of our products.”

 “While I am extremely happy to receive this award, I am even prouder of the extremely high levels of knowledge and skills that our sales and installation teams have consistently provided for our customers over these many years,” he added. “We’ve been right there with Garmin as they’ve revolutionized so many parts of the avionics industry. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.”

 About Gulf Coast Avionics

 

Founded in 1984 and located at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida, and with offices worldwide, Gulf Coast Avionics is a major supplier of avionics, instruments, and pilot supplies to customers worldwide. GCA is an FAA-approved Class 1, 2, and 3/Limited Instrument Repair Station #UB4R564M. The company offers a full array of avionics installation and repair services for certificated and kit-built aircraft. For a copy of their catalog or more information, visit: www.GCA.aero

Garmin expands its cost-effective navigation database solutions  to non-WAAS GNS navigators

Garmin expands its cost-effective navigation database solutions to non-WAAS GNS navigators

Keep databases current with the most convenient and affordable options for all Garmin GNS owners

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced that it has expanded the availability of its Garmin Navigation Database to include non-WAAS GNS navigators. The Garmin Navigation Database is available for a variety of Garmin avionics, including WAAS GNS navigators, and offers a trusted and convenient solution to incorporate the latest navigation information. Ready to support both VFR and IFR flights, the Garmin Navigation Database includes instrument procedures, frequencies, airport data and more.

Garmin database options include single navigation database updates, annual subscriptions, or even complete device bundles – with navigation, terrain and obstacles – to simplify the updating process. Pilots can also opt for a OnePak™ subscription which offers significant savings by combining the Garmin GNS non-WAAS Navigation Database with other essential database subscriptions, supporting all compatible Garmin avionics in a single aircraft.

Single navigation database updates & subscriptions

  • Navigation Database updates for a single Garmin navigator, such as the non-WAAS GNS 530 are $129 for the U.S. and $169 for the Americas; or $299 and $449, respectively for the Navigation data-only annual subscription.

Annual subscription bundles

  • Garmin is the only database provider to offer all applicable databases – navigation, obstacles and terrain – in one bundle for GNS navigators.
  • Annual database subscription bundles, which include the Garmin Navigation Database, Obstacles and Terrain, are $449 for the U.S. and $599 for the Americas.

OnePak annual database updates for an entire aircraft, including a portable

  • For one annual price, databases within OnePak subscriptions can be downloaded to multiple Garmin avionics, including non-WAAS GNS units, and one qualifying portable in a single aircraft.
  • A variety of economical regions are available, such as the United States OnePak for $669, which includes the Garmin Navigation Database, AOPA Airport Directory, IFR en route charts, VFR sectional charts, SafeTaxi® Terrain and Basemap for compatible products.
  • The purchase of a U.S. or Americas OnePak subscription also provides existing Garmin Pilot™ subscribers with an upgrade to Garmin Pilot IFR Premium with the associated coverage area on Apple® or Android mobile devices at no additional cost.

For more than 30 years, pilots have trusted Garmin with their navigation needs. Now, Garmin navigation data, single navigator bundles and OnePaks are available for even more Garmin avionics, including the full GNS series:

  • Non-WAAS: GNC® 420, GNS 430, GNS 530, GPS 400 and GPS 500
  • WAAS: GNC 420W, GNS 430W, GNS 530W, GPS 400W and GPS 500W

A better way to update

 Database updates for Garmin avionics or portables are quick and easy with the Garmin Aviation Database Manager. Simple to use, it runs on a Windows® or Mac® computer, and it manages all database updates and purchases. It will also automatically download the latest update if the aircraft owner has a subscription. That way, updates are ready and can be installed without waiting for a download.

The Database Manager also makes it easy to keep track of current and future updates. The calendar view includes which cycles the pilot has purchased, when a new cycle will be available and a reminder of what cycle they currently have installed.

Updates can be installed on an existing data card. Pilots will also need a Garmin USB aviation data card programmer to facilitate the transfer. Once the new databases are loaded, simply insert the card into the navigator, and fly with current data.

For additional information, visit garmin.com/aviation.

Garmin products and services have revolutionized flight and become essential to the lives of pilots, aircraft owners and operators around the world. A leading provider of solutions to general aviation, business aviation, rotorcraft, advanced air mobility, government and defense, and commercial air carrier customers, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate. Garmin was the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy for Garmin Autoland, the world’s first certified autonomous system that activates during an emergency to control and land an aircraft without human intervention. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual Newsroom, email our press team, connect with @garminaviation on social media, or follow our adventures at garmin.com/blog.

Garmin introduces D2 Mach 1, a premium  aviator smartwatch with a vibrant AMOLED display

Garmin introduces D2 Mach 1, a premium aviator smartwatch with a vibrant AMOLED display

Merging style and aviation functionality so you’re ready for your next flight

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today announced the D2™ Mach 1 GPS aviator smartwatch with classic pilot watch styling and a bright AMOLED touchscreen display that offers advanced tools for flying – plus health and fitness features – to help pilots and aviation enthusiasts accelerate their adventures. With a battery life of up to 11 days, pilots can rely on the D2 Mach 1 around the clock to keep tabs on the weather, receive automatic alerts for changing conditions1, help navigate with the moving map and horizontal situation indicator (HSI) and so much more. Coupled with a full suite of health monitoring and activity tracking features, the D2 Mach 1 offers unmatched utility both in and out of the cockpit.

“Whether you’re climbing into the cockpit for a fun weekend flight, practicing or shooting instrument approaches to minimums or flying professionally, the new D2 Mach 1 delivers the latest and most advanced aviation functionality and smartwatch capabilities right to your fingertips,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “With its new, sophisticated design, the D2 Mach 1 proves that professional gear can also be a great statement piece no matter your destination.”

Enhanced style and utility

Designed for everyday wear, the D2 Mach 1 combines a durable design and premium materials like sapphire and titanium with a vibrant, sunlight-readable 1.3’’ AMOLED display. Trusted button controls are matched with a responsive new touchscreen interface for dual utility, improving daily smartwatch interaction and access to selections and map features. The watch face includes a UTC pointer, which can also display and help pilots manage multiple time zones, including Zulu time, and a 24-hour clock around the bezel, along with seven customizable data fields. Leaving your hangar or FBO to head to the gym? Quickly change out the D2 Mach 1 watch straps – available with oxford leather or vented titanium options – with the included QuickFit™ black silicone band.

A dedicated flight system on your wrist

The D2 Mach 1 includes preflight, in-flight and postflight features and tools to assist pilots in navigation and enhance situational awareness, along with multi-band frequency and multi-GNSS support for better and more accurate GPS positioning. Direct-to navigation lets pilots navigate straight to an airport or waypoint in the preloaded worldwide aeronautical database directly from the watch, or choose the Nearest function to activate a direct course to a nearby airport. Pan across the moving map with a touch, and tap on waypoints for more information. Plus, see NEXRAD radar1 overlaid on the route. The instrument-like horizontal situation indicator (HSI) course needle makes it easy for pilots to see if the aircraft is left or right of the desired flight path, and the barometric altimeter can alert when a desired altitude is reached. Aviation alerts like time, distance, altitude and a fuel timer are also available on the D2 Mach 1 during flight.

Know what’s ahead with airport information like runway orientation and wind components1, runway lengths and airport frequencies—all preloaded and easily accessible from the watch. The D2 Mach 1 offers aviation weather reports, including METARs and TAFs that allow pilots to see winds, visibility and barometric pressure and more1 before takeoff. New graphical indications of MOS forecasts for specific airports2, including projections for temperature trends, wind, dewpoint, sky cover, precipitation probability and more, are also available. Customizable notifications can be set for new METAR and TAF reports, so pilots will stay in-the-know when things like destination airport conditions change or when crosswind components exceed a threshold. And in case of emergency, the D2 Mach 1 can show the best glide speed, estimated glide distance and glide time during an engine-related issue, along with a bearing pointer to the nearest airport and a list of alternate airports.

Flight logging is a breeze with the D2 Mach 1, which automatically starts tracking flights on takeoff, then automatically transfers the date, duration, total flight time and route to the user’s flyGarmin.com logbook1. Pilots can also seamlessly transfer flight plans from the Garmin Pilot™ app to the D2 Mach 1 and view the list of waypoints included in their route.

Advanced health, wellness and fitness features

With the broadest range of 24/7 health monitoring features available from Garmin, the D2 Mach1 offers: wrist-based heart rate (with user-configurable alerts for high or low readings3), advanced sleep monitoring with sleep score, breathwork activities, fitness age, respiration, Pulse Ox4, all-day stress tracking, hydration, and women’s health tracking. Body Battery™ energy monitoring shows users how “charged” their body is as well as the draining effects of stress and exercise. During a flying activity, pilots can quickly access the health stats menu to track their heart rate, Pulse Ox, respiration, Body Battery and more. Plus, a new Health Snapshot™ feature logs a two-minute window of key health stats and generates a report users can share with a health care provider—a great tool for capturing physiological data anytime you’re feeling off your baseline.

The D2 Mach 1 features 30+ built-in indoor and GPS sports apps with favorites that include walking, running, cycling, pool swimming, hiking, advanced strength training and more. It’s even preloaded with SkiView™ maps and more than 42,000 golf courses from around the world. Keep fitness feeling fresh with preloaded workouts on the watch, preset workouts available for download from the Garmin Connect™ app, or create customizable workouts by choosing from over 1,400 exercises.

All-day connection and convenience

Pilots can keep essentials on the wrist with built-in music (download up to 650 songs including playlists from Spotify®, Amazon Music, and Deezer5), Garmin Pay™ contactless payments6, and smart notifications for calls, texts, calendar reminders, social media updates, breaking news stories and more.1 No service? No problem. Stay connected by pairing the D2 Mach 1 with a Garmin inReach® device to send preset messages to loved ones7, toggle tracking or to initiate an SOS to the Garmin IERCC, a 24/7 staffed professional emergency response coordination center.

Like all Garmin smartwatches, the D2 Mach 1 can be used with either Android or Apple® smartphones. With a battery life of up to 11 days in smartwatch mode and up to 24 hours with the Fly activity (GPS + Pulse Ox), pilots can prepare for takeoff without worrying about their next charge.

Available now, the D2 Mach 1 is offered with a vented titanium bracelet or an oxford brown leather band for suggested retail prices of $1299.99 and $1199.99, respectively. Both styles include a trial subscription of the Garmin Pilot app. Learn more at garmin.com/aviation.

Garmin products and services have revolutionized flight and become essential to the lives of pilots, aircraft owners and operators around the world. A leading provider of solutions to general aviation, business aviation, rotorcraft, advanced air mobility, government and defense, and commercial air carrier customers, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate. Garmin was the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy for Garmin Autoland, the world’s first certified autonomous system that activates during an emergency to control and land an aircraft without human intervention. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual Newsroomemail our press team, connect with @garminaviation on social media, or follow our adventures at garmin.com/blog.

1When paired with a compatible smartphone, with a data connection, and in range of Bluetooth technology  

2 Available only for U.S. airports

3See Garmin.com/ataccuracy

4This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries

5May require premium subscription by a third-party music provider

View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information.

7Active subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulated or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the devices is intended to be used.

 

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