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This is Where You Learn to Use
The Garmin 430 GPS.

The WAAS-certified GNS 430W and its sibling, the GNS 530W, lead the industry with multitasking, integrated avionics and cutting-edge WAAS navigation. The standard GNS 430W features a 10-watt comm, and the GNS 430AW delivers 16 watts of power output.

Because of standardized operation, when you learn to operate the 400-series receivers, you already know all the basics of the GNS 530. And transition to Garmin's all-glass G1000 becomes a snap!

Integrate Your Avionics

GNS 430W is an all-in-one GPS/Nav/Com solution. It features a WAAS-certified GPS, 2280-channel capacity comm and 200-channel ILS/VOR with localizer and glideslope. Traditionally it would take a host of components to provide the capabilities of this one smart box. High-speed 5 Hz processing makes navigation calculations and map redraw rates five times faster than earlier GNS series navigators.

Fly WAAS Approaches

GNS 430W comes with built-in WAAS navigation capabilities. It is approved to fly LPV “glideslope” approaches without reference to ground-based navaids of any kind. Featuring an advanced 15-channel receiver capable of five position updates per second, GNS 430W meets the FAA's stringent TSO C146a standards for WAAS "sole means" navigation — providing vertical and lateral approach guidance into thousands of U.S. airports previously inaccessible in IFR conditions.

Get High-Resolution Mapping

GNS 430W's 4-inch high-contrast display with brilliant colors makes it easy to read and interpret pilot-critical information. Effective use of color makes it easy to see your position relative to ground features, chart data, navaids, flight plan routings, approach procedures and more. Conveniently scan information from wide viewing angles, even in direct sunlight.

Enhance Situational Awareness

GNS 430W seamlessly integrates built-in terrain and navigation databases, providing a clear, concise picture of where you are and where you’re heading. The 430W's huge Jeppesen® database, updated with front-loading data cards, contains location reference for all airports, VORs, NDBs, Intersections, Flight Service Stations, published approaches, SIDs/STARs, Special Use Airspace and geopolitical boundaries. A detailed basemap clearly shows airports, cities, highways, railroads, rivers, lakes, coastlines and more. Using information from the built-in terrain and U.S. obstacles databases, the 430W displays color coding to graphically alert you when proximity conflicts loom ahead.

Put It on Autopilot

Working in tandem with standard autopilots that accept roll-steering commands, GNS 430W behaves like a high-end flight management system (FMS) and can automatically fly your aircraft through holding patterns, procedure turns and other position-critical IFR flight procedures.

Expand Your Panel Mount

GNS 430W is easy to interface with a wide array of optional sensors and tracking systems, allowing you to see and avoid hazards such as threatening weather, lightning or air traffic. With an optional subscription to XM WX Satellite Weather™ and the addition of the GDL 69 or 69A datalink receiver, you’ll have access to up-to-the-minute, high resolution weather for the U.S., right in the cockpit. Information includes NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, lightning and more and can be laid directly over Jeppesen and topographic map databases. With an additional monthly service fee, GDL 69A delivers XM Satellite Radio to your aircraft. Add the Garmin GTX 330 Mode S transponder, and GNS 430W will also display Traffic Information Services (TIS) alerts that identify surrounding air traffic.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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