Garmin GTN 650 Training
The Garmin GTN 650 is a touchscreen GPS/NAV/Com that features both touchscreen and traditional concentric knobs. Backed by decades of proven technology, the Garmin GTN 650 features WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) as well as traffic, weather, terrain, and more.
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The GTN 650 features GPS, NAV, and COM all in one package. It can also function as a multifunction display (MFD), which can display terrain, flight plan, weather, and traffic data.
The touchscreen interface allows quick access to all the useful features provided by the GTN 650. Unlike the traditional knob-oriented devices, the touchscreen provides an intuitive approach to controlling your avionics. No more large knob/small knob/right turn/left turn sequences to remember! If you see something, simply touch it to select it. Data entry, flight planning, and comm tuning has become so easy and intuitive with this unit.
The GTN 650 has built-in gripping points on the bezel and lower edge of the display to help you stabilize your fingers even in turbulent conditions.
Navigation on the GTN 650
Flight plan navigation has become a much simpler task thanks to the new interface of the flight plan page. You can easily load routes, victor and jet airways, and user waypoints. For deviations, you can use the simple “rubber band” feature to amend your flight plan. Direct-To and activating legs is as easy as touching the flight plan waypoint you want and then touching the desired function.
This WAAS-certified, 15 channel GPS receiver generates 5 position updates per second. This allows you to fly GPS-guided LPV approaches down to as low as 200 feet.
The GTN 650 has the latest technology, but it also features traditional VHF navigation capabilities, including a 200-channel VOR/ILS with localizer and glideslope. The GTN preloads NAV frequencies and auto selects the NAV source for ILS approaches when you load procedures. Roll-steering outputs allow the GPS to be coupled to autopilots so the instrument procedures can be flown automatically. These roll-steering commands allow for the use of all ARINC 424 legs types, except RF legs. This also allows for fully coupled missed approaches as well as heading legs.
The GTN 650 has a 2,280-channel VHF communications transceiver with 10 watts (or optional 16 watts) of power output. Users can select from 25 kHz and 8.33 kHz channel spacing. To set the standby frequency, simply touch the number on the onscreen number pad. Another touch allows you to transfer the active and standby frequencies.
The GTN 650 also provides quick access to recent and favorite frequencies. Holding down the volume knob will automatically dial in the emergency frequency.
The GTN as a Multi-Function Display
This high-tech receiver functions as an MFD bringing enhanced situational awareness. The moving map displays topography features including cities, airports, terminal areas, and special use airspace.
TAWS (Terrain Awareness and Warning System) is an optional feature that provides warnings for terrain hazards. Smart Airspace automatically highlights airspace close to your current altitude.
Garmin SafeTaxi functions as a live airport diagram showing you geo-referenced runways, taxiways, FBOs, and hangars.
Garmin offers a dual-link GDL 88 (Garmin Data Link) which provides the GTN with the capability to display up to 60 ADS-B traffic targets. TargetTrend relative motion technology provides a more intuitive way to view traffic relative to your position. SURF technology displays ADS-B equipped surface targets on the SafeTaxi airport diagrams – including taxiing aircraft and ground vehicles.
The GDL 88 also provides access to the FAA’s subscription-free FIS-B weather broadcasts. This free service includes access to graphical NEXRAD radar information, as well as NOTAM’s, METARs, and TAFs.
The optional GDL 69/69A datalink receiver provides access to subscription-based XM satellite weather and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
The optional GSR 56 provides weather data world-wide anywhere on the globe. This device also allows users to make and receive satellite phone calls and send and receive text messages while in the air.
The GTN 650 can be easily updated through the front-loading SD card reader with subscriptions from flyGarmin.com.
- LCD touchscreen display
- Moving map, airways, and approaches
- TSO C146c, Class 1, 2, and 3 (LPV)
- GPS WAAS-certified Gamma-3 approach capability
- WAAS GPS signal accuracy to 1 M RMS
- Built-in GPS/ILS/VOR/LOC/GS capabilities
- Graphical flight planning
- VHF COM transceiver: 8.33 or 25 kHz
- COM transmit power: 10 W standard, 16 W optional
- Optional lightning, weather, traffic and TAWS-B terrain alerting
- Integrated control/display for remote transponder
- Flight control system interface for select autopilots
- Optional XM WX Satellite Weather and Sirius XM Radio
- Garmin SafeTaxi diagrams
- Physical Dimensions: 6.25″W x 2.65″H x 11.25″D (15.9 x 6.7 x 28.6 cm)
- Display size: 4.46″W x 1.98″H (11.33 x 5.02 cm); 4.9″ diag (12.4 cm)
- Resolution: 600 x 266 pixels
- Display type: Color TFT LCD
- Weight: 7.0 lbs (3.20 kg)
- Voltage range: 11-33
- Built-in VOR/Loc/Glideslope
- SBAS/WAAS receiver: 15 channel; TSO-C146c
- IFR Certified