GARMIN [Aera 795]
Revolutionary new 3D Vision technology shows a virtual 3-D behind-the-aircraft perspective of surrounding terrain derived from GPS and the onboard terrain database — a feature previously only available in our panel-mount avionics. Simply slide your finger across the touchscreen to rotate the view and show land and water features, obstacles, runways and airport signposts in relative proximity to the aircraft.
Using its forward-looking terrain avoidance capability, aera 795 predicts in advance where towers or obstacles may exist and shades the landscape with amber or red overlays to indicate those areas. 3D Vision and other flight data are presented smoothly and continuously thanks to its internal GPS that provides position updates 5 times per second (5 Hz).
aera 795’s bright 7" diagonal high-definition sunlight-readable display makes this detailed mapping easy to see in any lighting conditions and works in both portrait and landscape mode. The physical design has been optimized to fit on the yoke or for use as a knee-mounted device. There are only 4 touch keys on the bezel for quick navigation to the most frequent used functions. All other functions are quickly accessed through intuitive onscreen icons with labels. This unique touchscreen interface even allows you to quickly pan across the map screen and pinch to zoom.
aera 795 fullfills the role of either a Class I or Class II electronic flight bag, greatly reducing the need to rely on paper charts in the cockpit. Initial georeferenced U.S. VFR sectional and IRF enroute charts come preloaded that show your aircraft’s position overlaid directly on the relevant chart. Optional European and Canadian VFR and IFR charts also are available. When in IFR map mode, the 795 can display victor airways, jet routes, minimum enroute altitudes and leg distance, much like what’s found on traditional enroute charts. Initial georeferenced Garmin FliteCharts provide approach charts and airport diagrams for the U.S., Canada and Europe, while pilots who prefer Jeppesen charts and diagrams can use optional Garmin ChartView service, which utilizes Jeppesen’s extensive library to provide global georeferenced charting capabilities.
aera 795 also includes a robust document viewer, so you can easily pull up weights and balances, flight manuals, raster charts or a variety of electronically formatted materials you download to the device. A “scratch pad” feature also allows you to quickly jot down clearances and other pertinent notes while en route, while a checklist viewer allows you to create customized and interactive electronic checklists.
aera 795’s built-in terrain and obstacle database not only shows contours in 3D Vision mode, but also allows for a top-down view of your entire route. To help you navigate around unfamiliar airports, SafeTaxi® provides detailed taxiway diagrams and position information for many U.S., European or Canadian airports, while a private airport and heliport database greatly expands your emergency “nearest” options. FBO, ground transportation, lodging and other facility information for most U.S. airports are also available through preloaded AOPA Airport Directory Data; international pilots may choose to opt for global
AC-U-KWIK airport directory data instead.
With 2 serial ports, aera 795 allows for simultaneous connectivity with other hardware. With an optional GTX 330 Mode S Transponder Interface, you can access Traffic Information Service (TIS) alerts, where available, right on the device while also sending frequencies to a GTR 225 Comm radio or GNC 225 Nav/Comm. It can even relay position reports to other devices.
By adding optional City Navigator maps, both helicopter and fixed-wing pilots add street addresses as waypoints or direct-to destinations. The device includes an SD™ card slot for easy updates and expansions; update, manage and purchase the latest aviation data for your aera through flyGarmin.
Physical & Performance
|Physical dimensions||5.1"W x 8.0"H x 1.5"D (13.0 x 20.3 x 3.8 cm)|
|Display size, WxH||3.6"W x 6.0"H (9.1 x 15.2 cm); 7.0" diag (17.78 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH||480 x 800 pixels|
|Display type||dual-oriented, bright, color WVGA TFT with adjustable backlighting and selectable screen orientation|
|Weight||26.4 ounces (748 g) with battery pack; 18.3 ounces (519 g) without battery pack; 12.7 ounces (361 g) RAM mount|
|Battery||rechargeable, replaceable Lithium-ion|
|Battery life||up to 3 hours with full backlight and GXM 40 connected (8 hours with 50% backlighting and XM connected)|
|SBAS/WAAS receiver||high-sensitivity with WAAS position accuracy|
|IFR or VFR||VFR|
|Traffic Information Services (TIS) alerts compatible|
Maps & Memory
|Ability to add maps|
|Built-in memory||internal solid state|
|Accepts data cards||yes (SD cards)|
|Navigation database (includes Jeppesen® data)|
|Navigation database coverage areas||Americas|
|Types of Jeppesen data||full and ARTCC, FSS frequencies and final approach waypoints|
|Preloaded Terrain database|
|Preloaded Obstacle database||Yes (U.S. and Europe only)|
|Preloaded SafeTaxi™ airport diagrams||Yes (U.S. only)|
|Preloaded AOPA Airport Directory||Yes (U.S. only)|
|Preloaded Garmin FliteCharts®||Yes (U.S. only)|
|Preloaded low & high altitude enroute airways|
|Preloaded private airports||Yes (U.S. only)|
|Bluetooth® wireless technology|
Aviation Portable Features
|Patented panel page|
|IFR map mode|
|Audible terrain alerts|
|Smart Airspace Feature (generates and displays altitude-sensitive alerts)|
|Separate serial and USB interfaces|
GPS receiver has a nominal operating velocity range of 0 – 800 kts (411 m/s)