Garmin is pleased to announce the G5 electronic flight instrument for installation as a replacement directions gyro (DG) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) in type-certificated fixed wing general aviation aircraft. When paired with select VHF Nav/Comms or GPS navigators the G5 can be considered primary for displaying magnetic heading, VOR/LOC guidance and/or GPS course guidance as well as distance and groundspeed. The installation of dual G5 electronic flight instruments can also eliminate the dependency on a failure-prone vacuum system in aircraft for attitude and heading information. Installation approval will be accomplished via an update to the G5 STC with a comprehensive AML containing more than 600 individual aircraft models.
Having a a bright, 3.5″ sunlight readable liquid crystal display (LCD), the G5 will be approved for installation in place of the aircraft’s existing DG/HSI via a Garmin-held STC for hundreds of certificated fixed-wing models. Utilizing the new GMU 11 magnetometer, the G5 displays magnetic heading. A dedicated rotary knob allows pilots to easily select and adjust course and make heading bug selections. Suitable for installation in place of a standard 3-18″(79 millimeters) flight instrument, the G5 measures 3″(76 millimeters) in depth with back-up battery so it can easily be integrated into a wide range of aircraft. The G5 is also approved for VFR and IFR conditions, offering an economical upgrade for thousands of aircraft owners. Please note that the G5 for Certificated Aircraft AML STC does not include support for autopilot interfaces.
When paired with GTN 650/750, GNS 430W/530W or non-WAAS GNS 430/530 navigators via GAD 29 (pictured right) and GMU 11, the G5 will be approved as a primary source to display vertical and lateral GPS/VOR/LOC course deviation when available as well as groundspeed and distance to next waypoint. In a G5 configuration paired with the GNC 255 or SL 30 Nav/Comm raido via the GMU 11, the G5 will be approved as a primary source to display lateral and vertical course deviation when available.