Garmin’s new GTN series of panel avionics, the replacement for the legendary GNS 430/530, has set a new standard for multifunction displays. The most notable feature is certainly the intuitive touch-screen interface. Garmin has been pro-active about training materials
Now you can use your iPad to learn everything there is to know about the GTN 650 and 750, with the recently-released GTN Trainer app. This interactive app lets you practice all the features of the real units, including loading flight plans, customizing the map page and viewing approach charts. Because both the GTNs and the iPad use a touch-screen interface, the simulation quality is pretty good. The app also includes some great references: the Pilot’s Guide and Cockpit Reference Guide.
The app is $24.99 and it does require an iPad 2.