Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT)

Garmin SVTSynthetic Vision Technology, or SVT, is one of Garmin’s most recent additions to their glass cockpit systems. Garmin SVT is an innovative tool used to increase situational awareness in the cockpit. Based on a highly-detailed terrain and obstacle database, Garmin SVT recreates 3-D visuals to present terrain, obstacles, and traffic in real-time. Instead of the traditional flat blue-over-brown attitude indicator, Garmin Synthetic Vision gives you in-depth perspective of your situation at a glance.

When flying in challenging terrain, Garmin SVT uses its terrain-alerting database to depict hazardous terrain with red or amber colors to get the pilot’s attention. This situational awareness feature is meant to increase safety and decrease the chance of a CFIT (Controlled Flight into Terrain) accident. Some SVT configurations also allow you to display 3-D “pathways” to show your active flight plan leg and selected altitude.

Introduction to SVT Course (1 Hour)

If you have recently upgraded to Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology, consider taking our 1 hour SVT Introductory Course to help you feel more comfortable with the initial set-up and operation of SVT, as well as some pointers for flying with the technology. This live webinar is available to anyone with a computer and a high-speed internet connection.

Contact us for course availability and pricing.