Tue, Apr 14, 2009
Several GNS430, GNS530s Donated
Kansas State University Aviation has
received advanced glass cockpit avionics equipment from Garmin Ltd.
that will help avionics maintenance students learn to work on
modern electronic navigation and communication radios.
Garmin, based in Olathe, KS has donated a number of GNS530 and
GNS430 integrated navigation/communication/Global Positioning
System units to K-State.
"This gift from our industry partners at Garmin reinforces
K-State's commitment to provide students with a heavy emphasis on
glass panel avionics, and Garmin is a leader in this technology,"
said Dennis Kuhlman, dean of K-State's college of technology and
aviation. "Our faculty and staff extend thanks to the people of
Garmin for this gift."
Both the GNS530 and GNS430 feature glass cockpit moving map
displays that depict real-time aircraft progress in relation to
airports, surface terrain, radio beacons and other features pilots
need to establish their position and navigate from airport to
airport. The Garmin gift also includes aviation communication
radios that pilots use to communicate with air traffic
Hardware and installation equipment for the GNS530 and GNS430
avionics units were also part of the donation, as well as operating
manuals and navigation database software.
K-State Aviation's fleet includes a high number of glass panel
technically advanced aircraft so that Garmin G1000 glass panel
accelerated training can be offered. This training allows students
to train for both private and instrument pilot certificates
simultaneously so they can reach their goals more quickly.
K-State at Salina has a fleet of 50 training aircraft.
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