The Garmin GTN 650 makes it easier than ever to help ensure everything is in check, even before leaving the ground. The handy customizable checklist can be used to help ensure everything is ready to go from pre-flight to run-up to emergencies. It all begins with a simple and quick flight plan entry using FastFind which automatically begins searching for the nearest identifier just as soon as you start typing – so in most situations a press or two reveals just what you were thinking.
Edit your entire route on the map screen and easily enter new waypoints or modify existing ones. The system even lets you load Victor and jet airways. Grab any leg of your flight plan route and move it to accommodate a deviation or ATC amendment to your flight plan with the “rubber band” feature. Enter your most recently visited or nearest airports as waypoints and “Direct To” destinations.You now have more landing options in IFR conditions. The SBAS/WAAS-certified, 15-channel GPS receiver generates 5 position updates per second, letting you fly GPS-guided LPV glidepath instrument approaches down to as low as 200 feet. The system includes a complete package of VHF navigation capabilities, with a 200-channel VOR/ILS with localizer and glideslope. GTN will preload NAV frequencies for you to manually switch to and can auto select the VHF NAV source for ILS approaches when you load procedures. When a VOR is selected, it displays the radial and distance to the VOR. For quick access to a second approach attempt without interrupting the flight of the current approach, the GTN allows 2 approaches to be simultaneously loaded. Borrowing advanced navigation from our top-end flight decks provides the ability to create and execute custom holding patterns over an existing waypoint or user-defined waypoint. This same technology simplifies search and rescue operations with selection of four common search pattern types for easy entry into the flight plan including, Orbit Search, Parallel Line Search, Expanding Square, and Sector Search pattern types.
In addition, precise course deviation and roll steering outputs can be coupled to select autopilots so that IFR flight procedures may be flown automatically. This includes all ARINC 424 leg types, including NextGen radius-to-fix (RF) legs. And when coupled with a G500/G600 Flight Display and compatible autopilot, the aircraft can fly fully coupled missed approaches, including heading legs as well as holds and search and rescue patterns.