Garmin has introduced a new trainer app for the iPad2. This app, downloadable from the iTunes store, simulates the behavior of the GTN 750 GPS/nav/com system interface and provides pilots with a safe way to learn the basic operation of the system on the ground.
Pilots may interact with the system as they would in the cockpit, and the app provides a good way for those who may be interested in purchasing the system to try it out.
The app offers a touch-and-drag interface, allowing users to simulate and explore most functions fo the GTN 750 including panning the map, entering waypoints on a flight plan, loading airways, radio tuning and more. High-resolution North and Central America terrain maps, worldwide NavData, simulated traffic targets and simulated XM weather data allow the pilot to experience the ultimate situational awareness offered by the GTN 750, Garmin says. The app is also configured with product options such as TAWS-B audible alerts, transponder control and remote audio processor control. User-selectable demo settings allow the user to simulate various flight scenarios by changing altitude, speed, location, etc.
The GTN trainer app is $24.95 from the App Store on the iPad2 or at www.itunes.com/appstore.