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Garmin aera 560 | FREE Shipping

Garmin aera 560 | FREE Shipping

$1,299.00   Online Price
$150.00 (10%) Savings


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Garmin aera 560

The Garmin aera 560 features a crisp 4.3-inch QVGA wide-format display with touchscreen interface, preloaded automotive maps, a built-in terrain/obstacles aviation database, patented Panel Page instrument display, and more. So, you can go from runways to roadways with the best in moving-map guidance.

Go Top-of-the-Line with the Garmin aera 560

The Garmin aera 560 is the most feature-rich navigator in Garmin's aera lineup. The aera 560 combines a more advanced list of automotive and piloting capabilities with higher-resolution 9 arc-second terrain/obstacle graphics that yield over 11 times more onscreen resolution than the standard 30 arc-second versions. As in all the aera models, GPS updating is provided at a super-fast 5 Hz rate. And you also get full support for the latest in XM WX satellite weather capabilities*. With coverage for the U.S. and Canada, the XM service lets you reference detailed NEXRAD imaging and METARs data, as well as current reports on precipitation, lightning, winds aloft, airport terminal forecasts, and more. Weather graphics can be overlaid on your aera's moving-map display. And for added entertainment value, your XM receiver can also be used to access over 170 channels of digital audio entertainment (XM subscription required). The Garmin aera 560 comes with the GXM 40 smart antenna included. And a single integrated cabling solution for power, music and datalink weather options makes for easy, clutter-free aera connectivity in your cockpit.

Think "mini-MFD" with Preloaded Mapping

Your Garmin aera 560 comes fully preloaded with detailed flight mapping, in addition to the XM satellite access, and your aera 560 comes fully preloaded with detailed flight mapping, terrain/obstacles alerting, U.S. SafeTaxi charts, and AOPA Airport Directory data. So, you'll have a wealth of information resources at your fingertips to help you make better flying decisions. A full year of prepaid aviation database updates is included with your Garmin aera 560 purchase. And to further enhance situational awareness, the Garmin aera 560's graphical Terrain page offers both overhead and vertical profile views of the topography under your flight path. There's also an IFR map mode that 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. Plus, to help with traffic surveillance, an optional power/data cable (sold separately) makes it easy to interface your aera 560 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. As an added convenience, you can also use the Garmin aera 560 to load communication frequencies into your Garmin SL 40 Comm or SL 30 Nav/Comm transceiver.

Garmin aera 560 is Loaded for the Road as Well

The segue from pilot to motorist is seamless when you go with the Garmin aera 560: Its "dual boot" design, supported by preloaded City Navigator NT street mapping, converts to "road mode" in a virtual heartbeat. Operating much like Garmin's popular nuvi line of touchscreen auto navigators, the aera 560 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. Other premium features available on the Garmin aera 560 include lane assist with junction view, speed limit notification, Navteq traffic alerts, and more**. Plus, you can still enjoy XM Radio and monitor XM WX satellite weather while operating in auto mode. And to speed your transition from aircraft to automotive mode, there's also a unique "smart mount" for the aera 560 that helps get you on your way with instant clip-and-go navigation.

Garmin aera 560: It's the ultimate fly/drive option.

*Subscriptions are required for optional XM weather and audio entertainment packages (sold separately).

**Navteq traffic alerts require the GTM 20 (sold separately). Traffic content not available for all areas. See for traffic coverage areas.

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Rating: 4 of 5

"some serious omissions from the 396/496"
11/29/2009 by Rick in Florida

If you are used to the 396/496 you may find these omissions a reason to keep your current unit, at least until they fix the software for this new unit. 1. CRITICAL SERIOUS OMISSION: You can't see if an Airport has approaches available and which ones, like the 396/496 by reviewing the waypoint/airport info. This is a real loss of function for the traveling pilot who is facing unexpected weather and is looking for options to land.
2. HIGH PRIORITY ERROR: Black screen and auto turn off after looking at destination airport info screen from tapping on destination airport when simulator on.
3. HIGH PRIORITY: Add runway numbers to the runway extension lines. The 396/496 had this.
4. MED PRIORITY: On the Flight Plan List page. Why are the tabs not customizable and or scrollable? If they are fixed, it seems that Enroute Safe Altitude is not the best choice. Don't most pilots want to know Distance, Time (for currently selected Aircraft) and Est Fuel as the main items about a flightplan without having to review or activate the Flight Plan? These are the first critical items I always want to review.
5. MED PRIORITY: On the Flight Plan List Page, or even the Flight Plan Review Page. What happened to the 396/496 ability to view map? I realize the touchscreen interface may not have been optimal for editing on map, but how about at least letting me view the plan on the map (without having to activate the plan)? Getting a sense visually of the route is quite helpful.
6. MED PRIORITY: On the Fuel Timer - I fly Cessna. And on the 396/496 I could set a timer for 3 hours 30 minutes to remind me to recheck my fuel burn and ETE etc. I used this as a fuel level needs escalated attention now. Why does the aera limit me to 60 minutes? This is good for a low wing switch, but not useful for aircraft with cross-fed tanks.
7. LOW PRIORITY: On the Weight and Balance page. Why can't I have a negative weight? (the 396 had this problem too). Many Flight Manuals call for startup and taxi allowance of minus 8 pounds and the associated moment.