Garmin aera® 795 Aviation Touchscreen Portable Navigator with 3D Vision
The Garmin 795 portable GPS incorporates the popular features of the Garmin 695, while also adding new capabilities such as a touchscreen user interface, pilot-selectable screen orientation and 3D Vision (AKA Synthetic Vision). The aera 795 also takes the pilot one step closer to a paperless cockpit with a digital document viewer, scratch pad and pre-loaded geo-referenced AeroNav IFR and VFR enroute charts.
The Garmin aera 795 has a high-resolution and sunlight readable 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display that is second to none in the portable electronic world. Plus it has the ability to be viewed in portrait or landscape mode. The physical design has been optimized to fit on the yoke and is sized perfectly as a knee-mounted device. There are four touch keys on the bezel of the Garmin 795 representing "Back", "Menu", "Direct-To" and "Nearest" for quick navigation to frequently used functions, and because the aera 795 is customizable, the user can also pick favorite features or pages to anchor as icons along the bottom of the screen for even faster access. The display has large, fingertouchable icons with intuitive pictures and labels to indicate their function such as: map, terrain, 3D Vision, WPT info, FPL list, active FPL, numbers, doc viewer, charts, weather, SiriusXM and tools. Pilots can choose any of these functions by simply touching the appropriate icon. The touchscreen interface also allows the pilot to quickly pan across the map and pinch zoom.
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Enhanced situational awareness with 3D Vision (AKA Synthetic Vision)
The Garmin aera 795 features 3D Vision, a unique 3D view of database-generated terrain. 3D Vision uses GPS position and the terrain-alerting database to recreate a behind-the-aircraft perspective view of the topographic landscape. The resulting virtual reality display offers pilots a supplemental 3D depiction of land and water features including terrain, obstacles, runways and airport signposts all shown in relative proximity to the aircraft. With the flick of a finger, the 3D view can be rotated around the aircraft to easily view the surrounding terrain. Using forward-looking terrain avoidance capability, the Garmin 795 predicts in advance where potential hazards may exist and colorizes the landscape showing amber or red overlays on those areas. Any towers or obstacles that may encroach upon the flight path are color highlighted
and clearly displayed with height-appropriate symbology.
The path to a paperless cockpit
Because of the comprehensive offering of electronic charts, the Garmin aera 795 may be qualified for use as either a Class I or Class II Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). Geo-referenced IFR Enroute charts and VFR Sectional charts come pre-loaded, and the Garmin 795 also includes geo-referenced Garmin FliteCharts®, an electronic version of the AeroNav U.S. Terminal Procedures Publication. With FliteCharts, pilots can quickly find and view all departure procedures (DP), standard terminal arrival routes (STARs), approach charts and airport diagrams. For pilots who prefer Jeppesen charts and diagrams, Garmin also offers a ChartView enablement option. Garmin ChartView utilizes Jeppesen's extensive library to provide global charting capabilities.
Other new features include a built-in digital document viewer that enables the pilot to load and view PDF documents, JPEG photos, and many other electronically formatted materials including checklists and detailed performance/procedural data from the aircraft flight manual. There is also a convenient scratch pad for writing down clearances or other important notes.
Added support for helicopter missions
The addition of optional City Navigator data on the Garmin aera 795 allows the user to search and locate any desired surface address for use as a flight plan waypoint or for aerial direct-to navigation. This makes it even easier for helicopter and fixed-wing operators to respond to critical missions around streets and highways, survey land or perform search and rescue operations.
Instrument back up, weather and traffic
The Garmin 795 includes Garmin's patented Panel Page that offers a backup solution to the
instrument panel with its exclusive display of GPS-derived panel information, including track indication, GPS altitude, groundspeed, vertical speed and turn indication. Plus, the internal GPS provides position updates five times per second (5 Hz), allowing it to present flight data more smoothly and accurately.
Safetaxi, Airport Directory and more
Taxiing at unfamiliar airports is made easier thanks to SafeTaxi®, which includes geo-referenced diagrams of over 1,000 U.S. airports that identify runways, taxiways and hangars, as well as the aircraft's exact location on the field. The aera 795 also has AOPA Airport Directory data, an electronic version of AOPA's popular U.S. pilot guide, which includes information for over 5,300 public-use airports and nearly 7,000 FBOs. Optionally, pilots can purchase the AC-U-KWIK airport directory database, which features worldwide airport information for more than 7,800 airports globally, and contains hard-to-find information for pre-flight planning in North America, Europe, Asia, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, Africa and Australia.
Managing databases is easier than ever with database Bundles, annual subscriptions for multiple
databases, all for a single, low price. Available through fly.garmin.com, database Bundles provide three options for coverage and content including: US, US Lite, and Europe. After selecting the desired Bundle, fly.garmin.com will walk the pilot through the process to purchase, download, and sync databases to the aera.