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Five Tips for Planning Your Flight with is the largest flight planning company in North America and offers free, web-based flight planning and filing, plus a full range of premium services. In fact, it’s got so many features that it’s easy to overlook some of your options. Below, we’ve highlighted five of our favorite FltPlan® components, complete with some tips to help you take full advantage.

Expected Departure Clearance Time (EDCT)

Obtaining your EDCT up to 90 minutes before departure can help alleviate headaches for flight crews and passengers alike. FltPlan can help.

EDCTs can be obtained up to 90 minutes before your scheduled departure time. EDCT notices and Planned ATC Routes are a package. If you select that you’d like to receive your Planned ATC Route, we will also send you any EDCT that may be in effect along with your wheels-up time, i.e., your EDCT. If your flight is not flying in an area of EDCTs, then you will not receive any EDCT emails.

To opt in, EDCTs can be found on the Main Menu page under Flight Tracking > ATC Route/EDCT.

We also offer a link on your Active Flight Plan List that will direct you to the FAA’s EDCT website. The FAA website will let you know whether or not your flight will be affected by delays.

Aircraft Performance Customization

FltPlan flight planning service’s customizable Aircraft Performance Page now allows you to switch your fuel units between lbs, gallons and kg with just a click.

Go to Main Menu > Settings > A/C Performance, and select your aircraft. Under the Method 2 heading, look for the “Fuel Units” drop-down menu, and select your desired unit of measurement. The conversion calculations are completed for you automatically.

You can also complete the blanks in the Advanced Fuel Burn section. This is ideal for taking information from your flight manual, POH or QRH, where some of the altitudes are not listed. By clicking the “Fill in Blanks Below” button, any empty fields — such as climb speed, cruise speed, fuel burn, etc. — are filled in. When you save your changes, a warning message will let you know if you have any gaps.

Find Nearby Fuel Stops

Looking for places to stop for fuel? Our Find Fuel Stop feature (under Flight Planning > Find Fuel Stop) can do just that. Select your aircraft, departure and arrival, and the date of flight, and you’ll be able to customize the distance, runway length and fuel type you’re looking for on the search. Once completed, all nearby fuel stops will display along with the runway length, FBO and fuel pricing.

Adding the Operator Name to Your ICAO Format Flight Plan

The FAA requires that Part 135 operators indicate their operator name in Item 18. With FltPlan, it’s a simple one-time process to set up your account to include this information in all your ICAO format flight plans.

To add OPR information to your ICAO data, go to Main Menu > Settings > A/C ICAO Data, and select the A/C. Under Emergency Contact & Aircraft Operator / Owner Info, complete the Operator Name field.

While you’re there, please make sure your emergency contact name and phone number are current. This is the number that FltPlan will call if there is an incident or accident, so please don’t enter your own contact information.

Plan Fuel Loads for the Day at a Glance

Do you fly multiple legs in a single duty and want a quick way to look at needed fuel loads? Minimum fuel required can be quickly viewed from our Flight Listing page. The listing, which also includes fuel burn, displays requirements for both IFR and VFR flights. With Flight Listing, all your routing and flight information can be seen on one page, which can be printed out to bring with you.

The Flight Listing page can be accessed from Main Menu > Flight Planning > Flight Listing.

Going to Oshkosh? Come visit us!

We’re excited to get back to AirVenture Oshkosh and be reunited with our aviation family! Visit Garmin and FltPlan at our exhibit on Celebration Way to demo our latest, greatest products and services. Flying a Garmin equipped airplane? We will be offering up to $100 off select database packages for all your flying needs at Oshkosh this year, and we will have pros on-site at our Database Desk to help you find the best solution for you. The discount applies only to purchases at the show and includes select database regions. See here for more information.

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Garmin at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021

It’s been more than 1 year, 11 months and 2 weeks since the last EAA AirVenture Oshkosh — not that we’re counting or anything — and we’re ready to get back. The Garmin exhibit will be even better this year, and we’re located at the same location: just west of Boeing Plaza along Celebration Way. We hope you’re looking forward to it as much as we are. Below are just a few of the reasons to get excited.

1) New avionics, features and upgrades.

See our latest products, features and upgrades and how they work in person with one of our avionics experts at the show. Updates this year include TXi EIS capabilities for turboprop twins, GI 275 with transponder control and display options, plus much more. We’ll even be demonstrating our Collier Trophy-winning Autoland technology, which will definitely be worth planning your day around.

2) Database updates and subscriptions available at the Garmin exhibit.

For the first time, database subscriptions will be available for purchase right from our EAA AirVenture exhibit. Select subscriptions will also be eligible for special AirVenture savings. Simply bring your flyGarmin login information and avionics system IDs, and our team will apply new databases and subscriptions to your flyGarmin account. Your databases will be ready and waiting for upload at the next data cycle.

3) Garmin seminar series and promotions.

Have a question about a Garmin product, or just want to know more about our solutions? Attend daily seminars presented by our team of experts, ranging from getting started with the Garmin Pilot™ app through our latest certified flight deck and display upgrades. Plus, if you attend a Garmin seminar at EAA AirVenture, you can be eligible for additional savings on select Garmin avionics. See the full seminar schedule here.

We also extended our dual GI 275 bundle promotion through Aug. 13 — so you can take advantage of savings through EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

4) Garmin ambassador Mike Patey and “Scrappy.”

Be one of the first to see Mike Patey’s latest creation, “Scrappy.” Based on the popular Cub Crafters Carbon Cub airframe, Patey and his team enlarged the fuselage, beefed up the frame, installed a massive 780 cubic-inch piston engine and added plenty of custom features. And naturally, we’re partial to the panel. Our Team X group of pilots and experimental engineers worked with Mike to develop a unique Garmin panel for “Scrappy.” Mike will be spending time at our exhibit with “Scrappy” answering your questions, taking pictures and signing autographs. You won’t want to miss it.

5) Garmin ambassador FlightChops and his Van’s Aircraft RV-14.

Steve Thorne — better known as FlightChops — will also be showcasing his recently completed Van’s Aircraft RV-14 at our exhibit. Attendees will not only be able to see the Garmin-equipped panel but will be able to visit with FlightChops as well. Learn more about his aircraft in his YouTube series of build vlogs here.

6) GTN™ pilot training courses.

Our pilot training team is hosting in-person GTN series training courses at the Hilton Garden Inn on the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, airfield, July 26-30. These hands-on, scenario-based classes teach effective and efficient flight operation with an emphasis on flight planning and instrument procedures. Space is limited, so sign up now.

For our full schedule of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh events, click here.

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Maximizing a Light Twin with Garmin Avionics and Smart Rudder Bias

Learn how a Beechcraft Baron 58 operator relies on the latest Garmin avionics — including our GFC™ 600 autopilot with Smart Rudder Bias — to help reduce workload and increase confidence during single-pilot IFR operations.

When Marshall Chipley’s family business was looking for an airplane to help support their fleet of construction equipment, reliability and safety-enhancing features were top priorities. Their typical missions would begin from their headquarters in South Carolina, transporting replacement parts and tools throughout the region for paving, grading and earth moving machinery — sometimes twice a day and in instrument conditions. Chipley, the only pilot for the company, knew a light piston twin would offer the performance, reliability and safety features needed to accomplish their mission. Ultimately, they decided a 1996 Beechcraft Baron 58 best fit the profile.

Although a highly capable aircraft, an engine failure in a Baron or any light twin can present a safety risk of its own. With this consideration, and the higher workloads required for single-pilot IFR operations, Chipley and his family decided a Garmin-equipped cockpit would not only make the aircraft more capable but also enhance safety. The upgrade included G600 TXi, EIS TXi, a GFC 600 digital autopilot with Smart Rudder Bias, GTN™ 750 and more.

“It wasn’t just about wanting this [avionics] system to make my job easier,” Chipley said. “We also wanted this system to make this really great aircraft what it actually could be. If you get behind the airplane in a bad weather situation, you could get yourself in a bad spot. Having the situational awareness the Garmin products offered was a no-brainer.”

Precision control with the GFC 600 digital autopilot

One of the key benefits an autopilot can offer is helping reduce pilot workload, especially during flights in instrument conditions. The Garmin GFC 600 builds on that principle with a robust feature set, including underspeed and overspeed protection, a dedicated return-to-level mode button, Garmin Electronic Stability and Protection and much more.

“It doesn’t matter if I’ve got a 15-knot crosswind, [GFC 600] flies a perfect, straight glideslope and localizer all the way in … to be able to trust the system when I’m coming in to just above minimums … it gives the confidence that you can stay ahead of this airplane and make this a safe flight.”

Smart Rudder Bias: A helping hand in an engine power-loss event

A major advantage of operating a twin is the added peace of mind that comes with engine redundancy. If one engine loses power, the remaining engine could provide enough thrust to get the aircraft to the nearest airport for an emergency landing. However, an engine failure in a twin can present hazardous aerodynamic effects, forcing pilots to act quickly to maintain control of the aircraft. Chipley understood this risk, and because the Baron was equipped with the GFC 600 autopilot and yaw damper, TXi primary flight display and TXi EIS, adding Smart Rudder Bias was an easy decision.

“If I have a single engine issue on takeoff, I’ve got some help here,” Chipley said. “I know Smart Rudder Bias will be like a copilot to help me react quickly.”

Smart Rudder Bias monitors the aircraft throughout the entire flight, determines a one-engine inoperative condition, identifies which engine is affected during a failure and immediately applies control force to the rudder to help overcome yaw tendencies.

A seamlessly integrated avionics ecosystem

But having modern avionics wasn’t enough. Chipley wanted a system that was engineered to work seamlessly together, ensuring optimum performance.

“We wanted avionics that work well together. You can put things from different manufacturers together, but when something is designed in-house to work together, that’s the best it can be,” Chipley said. “It can’t be any better, because it was designed to work together. Having avionics that work effectively and efficiently was really important to us. That ecosystem didn’t exist anywhere else.”

The Garmin Flight Stream 510 wireless gateway provides this integration between the GTN 750 navigators, G600 TXi flight displays and iPads® running Garmin Pilot™.

“We use Garmin Pilot to download all of the databases, charts and supplements that we need. I go sit in the airplane 30 minutes before a flight and get everything uploaded,” Chipley said. “Then if I have a routing change from ATC, I can plug it in on my iPad or on the dash, and it’s always feeding the updated flight plan to the iPad, or from the iPad to the avionics,” Chipley said. “It’s nice to have updated information in-flight.”

Added confidence on every flight

Although the Baron took a quantum leap forward in capabilities with the Garmin upgrades, for Chipley, it’s the added confidence and sense of safety that strikes a chord.

“This isn’t just about having a nice system that makes flying fun, this is about safety,” Chipley added. “I’ve got a wife and three children — we have to make sure we come home.”

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One GI 275 Is Good; Two Are Better

Now through June 18, 2021, Garmin is offering select dual GI 275 bundles at a special price.

There are several reasons to upgrade a traditional six pack with our GI 275 electronic flight instruments. It’s a modern, reliable and lightweight solution that lets you ditch the older, maintenance-prone, vacuum-style instruments. After the success of our G5 electronic flight instrument, we developed the GI 275 — building on what a small, cost-effective digital instrument could do. It boasts a bright touchscreen display, a wide range of instrument formats and functions, and even more features, capabilities and benefits.

And while upgrading an aircraft with a single GI 275 is beneficial — whether it be an attitude indicator, HSI, MFD or EIS version — upgrading with two GI 275 electronic flight instruments is even better. Take the attitude indicator and HSI, for example. There are a few ways these instruments can not only work together but also provide safety-enhancing features and cost efficiencies for aircraft owners and pilots alike.

More safety-enhancing situational awareness

We added even more safety-enhancing features to the GI 275, with the goal of bringing more situational awareness to the cockpit. An optional synthetic vision enablement overlays a rich, 3-D topographic view of terrain, traffic, obstacles and more, all within the GI 275 attitude display.

The HSI version of the GI 275 continues this theme with the popular HSI map. This feature creates an MFD-like map within the HSI that can incorporate weather data, SafeTaxi® diagrams, traffic, terrain and more.

Precise autopilot control and nav guidance — even with third-party autopilots

Another advantage the GI 275 attitude indicator has over our G5 electronic flight instrument is support for a broader list of third-party autopilots1, in addition to our GFC™ 500 autopilot. (For a complete list of third-party autopilots compatible with GI 275, click here.) The GI 275 can provide precise attitude information, plus flight director command bar cues, reference markers and much more on the bright display.

Reduce installation costs and keep your panel’s classic look

With a GI 275 attitude indicator and a GI 275 HSI combination, you get many of the same benefits larger format flight displays offer, but with a less intrusive installation. GI 275 can flush mount in a standard 3-1/8” round cutout, meaning no major panel modifications required. That translates to faster installs and lower overall installation costs, all while keeping the same classic look of your panel.

Digital redundancy

You can count on the reliability of the GI 275, but primary instruments often require backups. With the installation of a GI 275 attitude indicator and GI 275 HSI, you get the benefit of auto-reversionary mode2. This mode kicks in and displays attitude and heading data on the remaining HSI or MFD if an outage should occur. If that doesn’t provide enough peace of mind, then consider the GI 275 attitude indicator’s backup battery — it provides up to 60 minutes of power to get you home.

For more information about our GI 275 electronic flight instrument, contact your local Garmin authorized dealer or visit

Now through June 18, 2021, Garmin is offering dual GI 275 bundles at a special price. Visit our promotions page to learn more.

1Requires GI 275 with built-in autopilot interface

2Both GI 275 units must be ADAHRS versions to support reversionary capability

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Fan-favorite Garmin Pilot Features

Recently we asked @GarminAviation social media followers to weigh in on their favorite Garmin Pilot™ features, and the results are in. Your answers were as varied as the feature list is long, which isn’t at all surprising. Between all the flight planning, digital charts and situational awareness tools available on both the standard and premium plans, you have a lot to choose from when attempting to name just one feature as your favorite.

There were a few common themes among your answers, though, and we decided to share those with you. Is your favorite feature listed here? If not, let us know at @GarminAviation.

1. Apple® and Android™ Compatibility

Unfortunately, it’s not always a given that your cockpit solutions will be compatible with whatever operating system you choose to operate on your mobile devices. But with Garmin Pilot, your device will be ready to fly regardless of whether you prefer iOS or Android.

2. Avionics Connectivity Tools

One of the biggest advantages of choosing Garmin for your avionics solutions is that many of our products integrate directly with Garmin Pilot — so whether we’re talking about engine indication systems or Flight Stream 510 with database concierge, you can rest assured that wireless connectivity will be seamless.  

3. Automatic Logbook

Garmin Pilot will automatically generate logbook entries, support manual entries, track flight currency information, support endorsements, generate reports and seamlessly integrate with flyGarmin®.

4. Weather

With real-time radar and satellite imagery, lightning updates, icing forecasts and more, you’ll be prepared to navigate whatever the day’s weather decides to throw at you, as long as you’ve got an internet connection or a compatible datalink. One Instagram user wrote that it “saves my buns” — we concur.

5. Fuel Information

Fuel is not something you want to be guessing about — which is why so many of you love the Garmin Pilot fuel-planning tools with features such as estimated fuel required and fuel remaining at waypoint.

When it comes to Garmin Pilot, there’s a lot to love — but every list has to end somewhere, right? To learn more about the features everyone’s raving about, click here.

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Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

iOS is a trademark licensed to Apple, Inc.

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Five Reasons to Choose Garmin Aviation Government and Defense Solutions

At Garmin we have the highest-value, most comprehensive avionics lineup in the industry — and they are all capable of meeting the unique needs of local, state and federal government agencies. Whether you’re looking for integrated flight decks or stand-alone products like flight displays, navigators, audio panels, sensors and more, we’re here to help you stay mission-ready with our CNS-/ATM-compliant commercial avionics solutions. 

Here are five ways that innovative Garmin products can help you modernize your mission:

1. Commercial-off-the-shelf Solutions (COTS)

Ready to hit the runway immediately? Garmin COTS solutions speed up aircraft upgrade and implementation time, and you simultaneously improve life-cycle costs with new, zero-time, warrantied solutions. With Garmin you’ll also have access to an award-winning training and support network, with in-person training and on-demand, web-based video instruction available from the Garmin Aviation Training team.

2. Open System Architecture Concept

Looking to integrate with mission equipment and hardware? We can help. Interface with existing, third-party mission computers, functions and sensors including IFF, SAASM GPS, HMCS, ARC 210c, TACAN and more while getting greater functionality and situational awareness in the cockpit. 

3. Wide-ranging Product Lineup

Garmin offers everything from fully integrated flight decks (IFD), like the G5000H™ or G3000®, to stand-alone flight displays, navigators, flight control systems, audio panels, sensors and more. Our lineup of retrofit solutions is scalable and can optimize a variety of missions.

4. Modern, Reliable Upgrade Solutions

Integrate Garmin solutions into your new airframes or extend the life of your legacy fleets all while addressing known obsolescence issues. Garmin products incorporate the modern technology that you expect, including touchscreen controls and clear, simple and intuitive user interfaces. You can also take advantage of features designed to enhance situational awareness and safety, like our synthetic vision technology (Garmin SVT™) and HTAWS solutions.

5. Global Distribution and Support Network

Operating across the globe? Garmin is able to keep you mission-ready around the world via its global distribution and support network. The Garmin Aviation Training team and their resources are also available worldwide. Ready to modernize your mission? Contact a Garmin representative today.

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Seven Reasons to Upgrade to Garmin’s New GSB 15 USB Charger

Mobile devices have become essential in-flight tools for pilots and their passengers. With enhanced charging capabilities and a host of other features, the compact Garmin GSB™ 15 USB charger ensures pilots and passengers keep their devices fully charged while working on the fly (literally) so they’re always ready for their next destination. Here are seven reasons to upgrade to Garmin’s newest portable charger:

  1. Charge multiple devices/dual ports. The new GSB 15 models include a variety of USB port options — Dual USB Type-C or a combination of USB Type-A and USB Type-C — each supporting up to 27 watts of power output per port simultaneously, allowing pilots and passengers to charge most mobile devices while they are in use.
  2. Capability to push databases to multiple units. All GSB 15 models offer pilots the option to transfer databases to the GI 275 electronic flight instrument using a USB flash drive. Pilots can record flight data, including valuable engine indication system data and upload this information for an in-depth analysis.
  3. Enhanced lighting. The latest GSB 15 models feature dimmable halo lighting around each port, making plugging in your device easy and hassle-free during nighttime conditions. For optimal viewing day or night, you can utilize the lighting bus to control brightness.
  4. More power. Now with USB power delivery technology, the newest GSB 15 USB charger is designed to provide optimized power output for a specific device, allowing pilots and passengers to get the most out of their technology.
  5. Compact, lightweight design. The GSB 15 USB charger’s sleek design and options for rear and side power input connectors provide an ideal charging solution for any cockpit or cabin. Compact enough to fit a 1” cutout, its slim design makes it a suitable addition to almost any cockpit or space-constrained areas such as cabin sidewalls or armrests. Optional accessories such as GSB 15 mounting kits and decorative covers ensure a visually seamless presentation.
  6. Peace of mind. The GSB 15 also provides owners and operators with short-circuit and over-temperature protection for extra peace of mind.
  7. Ease of installation. The GSB 15 can take the place of an existing aircraft instrument hole with an optional adapter plate, and aircraft owners and operators with an existing GSB 15 will find that upgrading to a new model GSB 15 is easy for their installer by using the same connector as well as compatibility with original wiring for the new dimmable halo lighting feature.1

New models of the GSB 15 include dual USB Type-C ports or a combination USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports. Available for purchase through an authorized Garmin dealer.

1May require wiring or breaker change in 14-volt aircraft. See installation manual for details.

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2021 Women of Aviation Week Social Sweepstakes



1. ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico residents) or the District of Columbia, and who have reached the age of majority in their respective state or territory of residence at the time of entry. Employees and their immediate families of Garmin International, Inc. (“Garmin”) and any of Garmin’s affiliated companies are not eligible.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

2. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES:  Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Garmin, which are final and binding.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein in a timely manner.

3. SPONSOR:  Garmin, located at 1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, is the sole sponsor of this promotion. 

4. SWEEPSTAKES TERM:  The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on March 11th, 2021  and will continue until 11:59 p.m. CT on March 14th, 2021 or such longer or shorter term as Garmin shall determine in its sole discretion (the “Sweepstakes Term”).  Entries received prior to or after the Sweepstakes Term will be disqualified.  Garmin is the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes Term, and all timekeeping decisions of Garmin shall be final.

5. ENTRY:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Eligible persons may enter the Sweepstakes by each of the following methods: (1) entrants enter the Sweepstakes by sending a picture or video of themselves completing the activity to with “Garmin WOAW Activity in the subject lin.  (2) In addition to entering the Sweepstakes by the submission method in Subsection (1), eligible persons may also enter the Sweepstakes by submitting an e-mail to with “Garmin Sweeps” in the subject line. Entrants using this alternate method of entry must provide their age, physical mailing address, and phone number in their email entries.

Entries will not be acknowledged.  Garmin and its affiliates assume no responsibility for any lost entries or any computer, internet, or technical malfunctions that might occur during the entry process.  Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service will apply.   

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to set up the email account from which the entry was received, or in the case of the alternate means of entry, the email address from which entry was received, will be deemed to be the entrant.  Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the email address account associated with the entry. 

6. ENTRY LIMITATIONS: Eligible participants are limited to one entry in the Sweepstakes.  Each eligible participant may enter under one email account only. Entries using automated means to generate entries, or otherwise participate are not eligible.  Use of any automated system to enter as determined by Garmin in its sole judgment is prohibited and will result in disqualification at Garmin’s sole discretion.  Additionally, anyone found to use multiple email accounts to enter will be disqualified from all participation in the Sweepstakes.  ALL ELIGIBLE ENTRIES WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES.  Entries by any method other than set forth in Section 5 are void.  Garmin is not responsible for entries that it does not receive for any reason, or for entries that it receives but are ineligible under these Official Rules.  Garmin will automatically disqualify: (1) any incomplete or illegible entry; and (2) any entries received that are in excess of the entry limit described above.

7. PRIZE: One prize (the “Prize”) will be awarded for the Sweepstakes Term, consisting of a VivofitJr.

8. The Prize has an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $70.00.  The ARV of the Prize is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the Prize is awarded.  The Prize is nontransferable and non-refundable and must be accepted as awarded.  No cash or other substitution may be made, except by Garmin, who reserves the right to substitute the Prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the Prize is not available for any reason as determined by Garmin in its sole discretion.  Winners are responsible for any taxes associated with receipt of the Prize. 

9. DRAWING:  The potential winner of the Prize will be chosen in a random drawing from the pool of valid entries at Noon, CT, March 15th, 2021. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Term.  The random drawing will be conducted by one or more employees of Garmin or an independent fulfillment entity.

10. NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNER:  Garmin will attempt to notify the potential winner by email address or in the event of an alternate means of entry potential winner by email) immediately after the drawing.  If a winner of the Prize cannot be located or does not respond by 11:00 AM CT, March 16th, 2021, the Prize will be forfeited, and an alternate potential winner will be drawn from the pool of remaining valid entries.  Alternate potential winners will be notified via email message (or in the event of an alternate means of entry potential winner, by email).  Garmin and its affiliates, or their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, will not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify a winner.

11. REQUIREMENTS OF THE POTENTIAL WINNER:  Except where prohibited by law, the potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility (the “Affidavit”) within 2 days of being notified.  If the potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit postmarked within the required time period, an alternate entrant may be selected in such potential winner’s place from all of the remaining valid entries received for the Sweepstakes Term.  If a potential winner declines the Prize, does not respond to the Prize notification, fails to claim the Prize, is unavailable for Prize fulfillment, fails to abide by the Official Rules, or is ineligible, Garmin will select an alternate winner from all remaining valid entries received for the Sweepstakes Term.

12. PRIVACY:  Garmin will be collecting personal data from the entrants and potential winners in order to confirm Sweepstakes eligibility.  Garmin will treat this data in accordance with its privacy policy, located at  In addition, Garmin may use and share an entrant’s personal data with third parties solely to the extent necessary to fulfill its obligation to administer and sponsor this Sweepstakes. All information provided is being provided solely to Garmin.

13. GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Garmin reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Sweepstakes if any fraud, virus, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Garmin in its sole discretion.  The use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like methods (including without limitation the use of any promotion/sweepstakes subscription, notification, entry or like sites or services that offer sweepstakes entry services “on behalf of” entrant) is strictly prohibited.  In such event, Garmin reserves the right to award the Prize at random from among the valid entries received up to the time of the impairment.  Garmin reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  Any false information provided by any entrant concerning such entrant’s identify or mailing address or any non-compliance by an entrant with these Official Rules may result in the immediate disqualification of the entrant from this Sweepstakes.  ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, GARMIN RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Garmin’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 

14. PUBLICITY:  Notwithstanding any other term herein, except where prohibited by law, submission of any entry constitutes the entrant’s consent to use of entrant’s name, likeness, voice, state of residence, biographical and prize information, statements about the promotion, anything submitted to enter the Sweepstakes and/or the entrant’s photo for advertising and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter devised without review, notification, approval or compensation.

15. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Garmin and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”), from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any Prize, including but not limited to: (a) any inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants or printer errors; (b) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Sweepstakes; (c) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to electronic malfunctioning of any website, network, hardware or software; or (d) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries or winners.  ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, INFRINGEMENT OF ANY RIGHT OF PUBLICITY OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; THREATENED OR ACTUAL INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE TO ANY PERSON, INCLUDING DEATH AND DISABILITY; DEFAMATION OR PORTRAYAL IN A FALSE LIGHT (INTENTIONAL AND UNINTENTIONAL); AND DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF SUCH ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE. IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS PROMOTION.  Without limiting the foregoing, everything in these Rules and in this promotion, including, with the exception of Garmin’s standard limited product warranty, the prize awarded, is provided “as is’ without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.  Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitations or exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to all entrants.  Each entrant should check such entrant’s local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions.

If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been voided or corrupted by any grossly negligent act of Garmin, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, subject to availability and provided that the Sweepstakes has not then expired.

16. DISPUTES:  Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Kansas; and (b) entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages, including attorney’s fees.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Garmin in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Kansas.

16. WINNERS LIST:  A copy of these Official Rules will be posted on

Interested persons can obtain a list of the Sweepstakes winner(s) and a copy of these Official Rules by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Garmin International, Inc., Attn:  Social Media Department, 1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062.  

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Garmin Autoland Named 2020 Finalist for Esteemed Robert J. Collier Trophy

Our ground-breaking Autoland system — part of the AutonomiTM family of autonomous safety-enhancing technologies — was selected as a 2020 Robert J. Collier Trophy finalist by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). For over a century, the Collier Trophy has been the benchmark of aerospace achievement and is awarded annually to recognize “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America.” Autoland is the world’s first certified system of its kind with the ability to activate during an emergency situation to autonomously control and land an aircraft without human intervention1.

“We are extremely honored and proud that Autoland has been selected as a finalist for the renowned Robert J. Collier Trophy,” said Phil Straub, Garmin executive vice president and managing director, aviation. “The extensive history of this award has recognized some of the most impactful achievements in aviation, and we are humbled to have Autoland considered among them. Being chosen as a finalist for the greatest aerospace achievement of 2020 would not be possible without the steadfast dedication of the Garmin team, as well as Piper, DAHER, and Cirrus, in addition to the regulatory agencies working closely with us to bring this potential life-saving technology to market.”

In the event of an emergency such as pilot incapacitation, a passenger can activate Autoland to land the aircraft with a simple press of a dedicated button, should the pilot no longer be able to perform their duties as pilot in command. Autoland can also activate automatically if the system detects no pilot interaction. Once activated, the system immediately calculates a flight path to the most suitable airport and runway, while avoiding terrain and adverse weather, initiates a stabilized approach and automatically lands the aircraft.

Piper Aircraft received the first FAA Type Certification of Garmin Autoland on the G3000® equipped M600 SLS in May 2020. In July 2020 DAHER completed the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification and the second FAA certification of Autoland on the G3000® equipped TBM 940. Cirrus Aircraft, the 2017 Collier Trophy winner, certified the first jet aircraft with Autoland in August 2020, the Vision Jet equipped with Perspective Touch+.

Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet with Garmin Autoland activated and displayed on the flight deck
Garmin Autoland-equipped Cirrus Vision Jet. Photo: Cirrus Aircraft

We are committed to building on the mission of bringing innovations to the industry, furthering the vision of Wilbur and Orville Wright, whose resolve and commitment to heavier-than-air flight sparked the current-day modern transportation movement. Several significant accomplishments and innovations of previous Collier Trophy winners helped lay the groundwork for what is now Autoland, including: the Global Positioning System Team in 1992; the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics and the development of the modern-day ATC system in 1948; Elmer Sperry’s development of the initial autopilot building blocks; and William Lear’s development of the first jet autopilot in 1949. We believe this is only the beginning, as it continues to innovate and make advances to create new and exciting possibilities for air travel in the future.

The NAA is a non-profit, membership organization devoted to fostering America’s aerospace leadership and promoting public understanding of the importance of aviation and space flight to the United States. The NAA’s Collier Trophy Selection Committee will meet virtually in June and publicly announce the 2020 Collier Trophy award winner following their selection.

For additional information about Autoland and the Garmin Autonomi family of automated flight technologies, visit

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FLYING Magazine Honors Garmin Autoland with Editors’ Choice Award

FLYING Magazine honored our revolutionary Autoland system — part of our Garmin AutonomiTM family of autonomous safety-enhancing technologies — with a 2021 Editors’ Choice Award. Autoland is the world’s first certified system of its kind with the ability to activate during an emergency situation to autonomously control and land an aircraft without human intervention1.

Each year, FLYING’s Editors’ Choice Awards celebrate an elite collection of aircraft and products that demonstrate significant innovation and technological advancements. For 2021, FLYING chose to honor the collaboration between organizations in the efforts required to achieve certification well as highlighting the importance of working together to drive innovation forward for the industry.

“We are humbled to receive this award for Autoland from such a revered publication like FLYING,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president aviation sales and marketing. “This award recognizes a decade’s worth of passion and dedication exhibited by the Garmin team who never stop innovating in ways that help make aviation safer. Even more, we are proud to receive this recognition along with our aircraft manufacturing collaborators Piper, DAHER, and Cirrus, who shared the same vision to bring this life- saving technology to the industry.”

Piper M600/SLS cockpit featuring Garmin Autoland
Garmin Autoland-equipped Piper M600/SLS.

In the event of an emergency such as pilot incapacitation, the pilot or even a passenger on board can activate Autoland to land the aircraft with a simple press of a dedicated button. Autoland can also activate automatically if the system determines it’s necessary. Once activated, the system immediately calculates a flight path to the most suitable airport and runway, while avoiding terrain and adverse weather, initiates an approach and automatically lands the aircraft.

This year’s recipients of FLYING’s Editors’ Choice Awards will compete for the FLYING 2021 Innovation Award, an honor presented in conjunction with EAA AirVenture, July 26 through August 1, recognizing the most innovative product to have reached the business and general aviation market the previous year.

The first Autoland system for general aviation aircraft, Garmin Autoland has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification in the Piper M600, the Daher TBM 940, and the Cirrus Vision Jet as part of the G3000® integrated flight deck. European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval was also granted to Daher with the TBM 940.

For additional information about Autoland and the Garmin AutonomiTM family of automated flight technologies, visit

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