Featuring crisp 4.3-inch QVGA wide-format displays with touchscreen interface, Garmin’s aera series
of GPS portables are the perfect fly/drive navigation solution. All
four aera models come with preloaded automotive maps, a built-in
terrain/obstacles aviation database, Garmin’s patented Panel Page, and
more. So, you can transition smoothly from runways to roadways with the
aera model that best matches your needs and budget.
Consider the aera 510
Stepping up from Garmin’s base model aera 500, the 510 version adds
support for NEXRAD imaging and all the other great XM WX™ satellite
weather capabilities¹. Plus, you can use the XM Radio capability to
enjoy 170+ channels of digital music, news and other programming through
your headset or cabin audio system. (The GXM 40 smart antenna is
included with your aera.) In addition to the XM satellite access, the
aera 510 comes fully preloaded with detailed aerial mapping of terrain
contours and structural features. So, you’ll have a wealth of
information resources at your fingertips, to help you make better flying
decisions. What’s more, the simplicity of a single integrated cabling
solution for power, music and datalink weather antenna options makes for
easy, clutter-free aera connectivity in the cockpit.
In the Air, It’s a “Mini-MFD”
Your aera 510 comes ready to fly, right out of the box. Its detailed
chart-style shaded mapping and extensive terrain and aviation databases
(including private airports and heliports) help you visualize your
flight path in relation to nearby navaids, terrain, SUAs, obstructions,
and so on. To help keep pilots aware of special airspace activity, over
683 parachute drop zones are detailed in the Americas navigation
database. Terrain/obstacle detail is shown in standard 30 arc-second
resolution on the aera 510 display.
As in all the aera models, the internal GPS updates at a rate of five
times per second (5 Hz), which allows your moving map and flight data
to display smoothly and continuously. For added safety, a
database-driven terrain advisory feature offers TAWS-like color coding
and pop-up alerts when possible obstructions or ground proximity
conflicts loom ahead.
Reach New Levels of Awareness
The aera 510’s graphical Terrain page offers both overhead and
vertical profile views of the landscape beneath your wings. And an IFR
map mode lets you display and navigate on high or low enroute airways –
while using your touchscreen map cursor to reference MEAs (Minimum
Enroute Altitudes) and distances between intersections. For traffic
awareness, an optional power/data cable (sold separately) makes it easy
to interface your aera with the Garmin GTX 330
Mode S transponder in your aircraft, thus enabling you to access and
display TIS traffic alerts in busy terminal airspace. What’s more, you
can also use the aera to load communications frequencies into your
Garmin SL 40 Comm or SL 30 Nav/Comm transceiver.
Out of the Heavens, Onto the Highways
When you arrive at your destination runway, aera lets you hit the
ground running – with full automotive GPS capability and preloaded City
Navigator® NT street mapping. Operating much like Garmin’s popular nüvi®
line of touchscreen auto navigators, your aera 510 offers voice-guided
turn-by-turn directions with text-to-speech audio technology that calls
out streets by name. In addition, there’s built-in Bluetooth® support
for wireless hands-free calling with your compatible mobile phone. And
the aera’s built-in “points of interest” database offers helpful
guidance to millions of motels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and
other local attractions. You can use the aera’s XM satellite capability
to watch the weather or listen to XM Radio entertainment while driving.
And to speed your transition from aircraft to automotive mode, a unique
”smart mount” for the aera offers instant clip-and-go car navigation.
Garmin aera series: It’s the ultimate fly/drive option.
¹Subscriptions are required for optional XM weather and audio entertainment packages (sold separately).