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Garmin's aera series of dual-duty GPS portables offer easy transition from flying to motoring - by combining the best in moving-map display features with intuitive, menu-driven touchscreen control. The aera lets you think in terms of door-to-door guidance, not just runway-to-runway.

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Garmin aeraTM 500 $799 + Tax, Shipping and Handling

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Why Buy From AvSpec?

AvSpec is a small, locally owned avionics shop in Loveland, Colorado. Pilots come to us for all of their avionics needs because of our high-quality customer support and service. We will answer your questions and help you get the most out of your avionics equipment.

Need help with software or database updates? Wondering how to get automotive map updates for the aera? We will gladly help you with these or any other concerns. For warranty issues, we will take care of managing the Garmin return process, including shipping charges. Our goal is complete customer satisfaction. If you want old-fashioned customer support from real people, welcome to AvSpec.

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Garmin aera(TM) 500 terrain display

In aviation mode, the aera 500's detailed chart-style shaded mapping and extensive terrain and aviation databases help you visualize your flight path in relation to nearby navaids, terrain, SUAs, obstructions, and so on. Plus, the addition of private airports and heliports to the database affords even more navigation and emergency 'nearest' options. A database-driven terrain advisory feature offers TAWS-like color coding and pop-up alerts when possible obstructions or ground proximity conflicts loom ahead. And with terrain/obstacle data shown at standard 30 arc-second resolution, you'll enjoy a surprising level of detail on the display. The unit's graphical Terrain page offers both overhead and vertical profile views of the topography you're flying over. What's more, there's an IFR map mode that lets you display and navigate on high or low enroute airways. You can also pull up MEAs (Minimum Enroute Altitudes) and distances between intersections by touching the airway on the map. As in all the aera models, GPS updating is provided at a super-fast 5 per second rate. And for added safety, an optional power/data cable (sold separately) makes it easy to interface your aera 500 with the Garmin GTX 330 Mode S transponder in your aircraft, so you can access and display TIS traffic alerts in busy terminal airspace. What's more, you can also use the aera to load communications frequencies into your Garmin SL 40 Comm or SL 30 Nav/Comm transceiver.

Once your aircraft returns to terra firma, the fun of aera navigation continues with full automotive GPS capability and preloaded City Navigator® NT street mapping. Operating much like Garmin's popular nüvi® line of touchscreen auto navigators, your aera 500 offers voice-guided turn-by-turn directions with text-to-speech audio technology that calls out streets by name. In addition, there's built-in Bluetooth® support for wireless hands-free calling with your compatible mobile phone. And the aera's built-in 'points of interest' database offers helpful guidance to millions of motels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and other local attractions. To further speed your transition from aircraft to automotive mode, a unique 'smart mount' for the aera offers instant clip-and-go car navigation.

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Garmin aeraTM 500 $799 + Tax, Shipping and Handling

Garmin aera 500 - Call Today 970.203.0505 - Easy ordering, Professional Service

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