December 2, 2014
Today, Garmin announces the availability of the Flight Stream 110/210 Bluetooth wireless gateway. Flight Stream enables connectivity and communication between select Garmin avionics and Garmin Pilot on certain iPad/iPhone and Android devices. Flight Stream is Garmin’s latest addition to an expanded Connext portfolio of products and features, offering a true connected cockpit so pilots have easier access to information in flight.
The Flight Stream 210 is compatible with the GTN 650/750 and GNS 430/530 WAAS series navigators, as well as theGDL 88 ADS-B datalink and GDL 69/69A SiriusXM datalink receivers. Flight planning is simplified with the Flight Stream 210, which offers wireless flight plan transfer capabilities. The flight plan transfer between Garmin Pilot and corresponding GTN 650/750 or GNS 430W/530W occurs with a couple of taps once the avionics are powered on. Flight planning is simplified even further for customers incorporating Flight Stream 210 with an existing GNS WAAS navigator. Customers who have a GNS 430W/530W now have the ability to incorporate Victor airway navigation into flight plans using the Flight Stream 210 and Garmin Pilot. With a few simple taps within Garmin Pilot, routes, waypoints and airway intersections are quickly transferred to a 430W/530W navigator. Customers with the GTN touchscreen series also have the option of wirelessly uploading Victor airways via Flight Stream and Garmin Pilot. Flight Stream 210 offers pilots enhanced accessibility to the information they need in the cockpit and streamlined flight plan entry throughout the entire flight planning process.
Customers who have a GDL 88 ADS-B datalink or GDL 69/69A SiriusXM datalink may also take advantage of the benefits of wireless connectivity with Flight Stream 110. When Flight Stream is paired with the GDL 88, ADS-B traffic and weather is wirelessly displayed within Garmin Pilot. Expanded functionality of the GDL 69/69A is available when incorporating a Flight Stream, which displays SiriusXM Aviation weather on a tablet or phone utilizing Garmin Pilot. Remote control of SiriusXM satellite radio is also available with a free version of Garmin Pilot, including the ability to make channel selections, adjust volume controls, as well as the option to save favorite audio channels.
Adding to the wireless versatility of the Flight Stream 110/210, GPS location information from the GTN and GNS WAAS navigators or GDL 88 with an internal WAAS receiver, can be shared to display precise position information for use within Garmin Pilot. Flight Stream 210 also contains an internal attitude sensor, which provides back-up attitude information for display within Garmin Pilot. With a future software update, high-integrity attitude information from a G500/G600 flight display can take priority to display back-up attitude and heading information.
Flight Stream 210 is available immediately for a list price of $999 and the Flight Stream 110 is available for a list price of $549. Corresponding software for the GTN and GNS WAAS series is also available as a free upgrade from Garmin Authorized Dealers (installation charges may apply). Visit www.garmin.com/connext for additional information.