Databases, datalinks, data-everything.
By referencing built-in terrain and mapping databases, the Garmin G600/G500 MFD provides a clear, concise picture of where you are and where you’re heading. At a glance the Garmin basemap helps identify cities, roads, rivers, lakes, and other ground features along your flight path. Added safety is provided by a built-in terrain elevation database that uses color coding to alert you as you approach rising terrain. (Class B TAWS alerting is also available as an option with the G600 only.) On the ground, built-in Garmin SafeTaxi™ airport diagrams help pilots navigate over 900 U.S. airports with confidence – as their aircraft’s exact location is graphically highlighted on the field. Garmin FliteCharts®, which feature electronic versions of NACO terminal procedures charts for U.S. airports, come standard with the system1. As an alternative, pilots can select optional ChartView™ instrument approach plates and airport surface charts for the G600/G500 (Jeppesen JeppView™ for MFD subscription required). ChartView is unique in its ability to overlay a geo-referenced aircraft symbol on the electronic approach chart, providing a visual crosscheck of your progress inbound. Then, when you land, ChartView will automatically display the destination airport’s surface diagram.
Front-loading SD card slots on the G600/G500 bezel make updating of charts and software a simple plug-in procedure.What’s more, for data access beyond the cockpit itself, it’s easy to combine the G600/G500 with a variety of optional sensors and data links. For example, to help keep an eye on other planes in your vicinity, you can access Traffic Information Service (TIS) alerts on your G600/G500, simply by adding a GTX 330 Mode S transponder. Or, you can select from available TAS and TCAS I systems such as Garmin’s GTS 800/820/850 series. Want digital on-board weather radar capability? Just add the versatile Garmin GWX 68. (Interface enabling card is required for G500; standard interface included for the G600). Also, you can opt for Garmin’s GDL 69/69A™ data link receiver, which provides graphical U.S. weather alerting via XM Satellite Radio.(XM subscription required.)With this option, graphical depictions of NEXRAD weather, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, winds aloft, echo tops, surface precipitation, lightning strikes, storm cell data, and more, can be received and displayed anywhere in the U.S., regardless of altitude. You can pan and zoom in on weather anywhere in the country. Or even extend the NEXRAD screen range out to 2,000 nm for nationwide monitoring of current weather.What’s more, for the best in enroute entertainment, there’s also a user interface offering over 170 channels of XM digital audio programming, when installed with the GDL 69A receiver.