Avionics Goes to the Head of the Class
aviation college selects the GNS 430
as a tool for training new pilots
-- Garmin International, the leading manufacturer of GPS (Global
Positioning System) for the general aviation industry, is pleased
to announce that one of its leading navigation products is being
used to teach new pilots how to fly. Daniel Webster College in
Nashua, New Hampshire is in the process of installing Garmin GNS
430s into their fleet of 19 new Cessna 172 airplanes. The Garmin-equipped
airplanes will be used by student pilots as part of their education.
Aviation Electronics in Bedford, Massachusetts is installing the
"This is the
largest GNS 430 conversion by a flight training school and an
event that speaks volumes about the impact this product is making
on the general aviation industry," said Gary Kelley, director
of marketing, Garmin International. "For years, flight schools
have believed that using GPS for navigation was something you
did after you learned to fly. Now, with the availability of advanced
avionics systems like the GNS 430 and the FAA's commitment to
GPS long term, instructors have started realizing that GPS is
something that every pilot should know how to use."
The GNS 430
is an IFR GPS/comm with VOR, LOC, glideslope and a full-color
moving map. In addition to its brilliant four-inch diagonal color
display, which allows for the best in situational awareness, the
GNS 430 offers extensive interface capabilities which allow the
unit to offer true MFD information including weather and traffic
data. The GNS 430 serves as the display interface for the BFGoodrich
STORMSCOPEÆ WX 500 Weather Mapping Sensor, the SKYWATCH
Traffic Advisory System and the Ryan TCAD 9900B and 9900BX traffic
avoidance system. By early next year, the GNS 430 will also interface
with Echo Flight to bring NEXRAD weather information to the cockpit.
at Daniel Webster College say that by installing the GNS 430s
into their training airplanes, they are fulfilling a goal to teach
students the modern approach to air navigation.
our entire backbone fleet of Cessna 172's with the Garmin GNS
430, coupled with an HSI is evidence of the commitment of Daniel
Webster College to teach our new aviators with the avionics architecture
of the future," said Doug Joyce, director of flight operations,
Daniel Webster College.
Two of the
college's airplanes already have the Garmin GNS 430s installed
and are currently being flown by student pilots. The remaining
17 airplanes in the fleet will be outfitted with Garmin avionics
by this summer.
Webster College is located in Nashua, New Hampshire. Dedicated
to the development of professionals in aviation, computer science,
management and engineering, Daniel Webster College's focus is
on educating the next generation of leaders for a select number
of dynamic professions. Known as the foremost aviation college
in the Northeast, Daniel Webster has graduated thousands of commercial
airline pilots, air traffic controllers and other aviation professionals
since its founding in 1965. For more information about the college,
please contact Dan Seufert, Director of Public Relations, Daniel
Webster College, 20 University Drive, Nashua, N.H., 03063-1300;
Phone: 603-577-6625 or FAX 603/577-6001, Web site: www.dwc.edu.