Garmin GTN Trainer 4+

Garmin DCI

    • 3.5 • 90 Ratings
    • Free

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The Garmin GTN 650 / 750 Trainer allows you to experience the pilot interface and provides an on-the-ground environment to learn the basic operation of the avionics. Train like it's the real thing!

The GTN 650 / 750 Trainer includes:

• Simulated multi-touch and drag interface – allows you to interact with the system, graphically edit flight plans and much more
• Garmin SafeTaxi – allows you to view detailed airport information on the moving map
• Garmin FliteCharts – allows you to view published approach charts
• High resolution worldwide terrain maps and aviation databases
• High resolution obstacle databases including powerline alerting
• Simulated interfaces and data including:
Garmin GDL 88 ADS-B and TCAS Traffic with TargetTrend™ Relative Motion
Garmin GDL 88 FIS-B Weather
Garmin GDL 69 with SiriusXM Weather
Garmin GWX 70 Weather Radar
L-3 Avionics WX-500 Stormscope Lightning Detection
Garmin GMA Series Audio Panel Control
Garmin GTX Series Mode S Transponder Simulation

* Notes: The GTN 650 / 750 Trainer runs on Apple iPad 2 and newer. Supports 32 and 64-Bit Devices.
* This app contains simulated data and does not receive data from or interact with real Garmin avionics. This app should not be used for actual navigation purposes.

What’s New

Version 6.72.0

Updated to align with v6.72 airborne software. Minor simulation bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

You should like it! ,

Excellent for RNAV I can’t fly ILS

I can make the simulator fly RNAV all day but when I try to fly an ILS even after I tunes the correct frequency in the navigation side and have it fly on auto pilot it will not descend. VLOC is being displayed and I’ve loaded and activated the approach It will not to descend on auto pilot it will if you change the altitude while flying in manual mode but this doesn’t make any sense because you should be able to fly in auto pilot and change your altitude and have it follow. Overall a great app I just wish it would fly the ILS and hopefully I’m not doing something wrong.

Snerbal ,

Excellent except for two BIG problems

Thank you Garmin for providing this ‘free’ trainer (although it’s not really free since we pay through the nose for your hardware and databases (even though those are provided by the government)). This is excellent for training, although using the simulator is almost useless if you want to practice on actual routes you might use or local area stuff, because you can’t change where the simulator starts. It always starts somewhere in Kansas, I assume where the Garmin offices are. The only way to get the simulator anywhere is to ‘fly’ it there, in real time (at up to 999 knots, and that still takes a while). That leads to the second problem: if you leave the simulator to do something else, it doesn’t keep running in the background. It closes down and starts up again when you come back. That wouldn’t be so bad if you could actually start it on the map where you want. How hard is that to add a start-up field that says “Starting Location”? I’ll answer - it’s NOT.
It also seems to have some other obscure problems, like “Graphically Edit Flight Plan Mode” which does not seem to operate correctly according to the manual. I have to get back in my airplane and see how the real thing works though to be sure now. But that’s a problem - if you are providing a product that is supposed to TRAIN users on the real thing, you had better make sure you got everything right to avoid negative training!

Matt-C182 ,

X-Plane Integration NEEDED!

As an emulation of a GTN navigator, this app is great. But as an actual training tool, it is extremely limited because the flight simulation is incomplete to the point of being basically useless. What this app needs is an interface to a flight simulator like X-Plane so that you can fly a simulated aircraft and learn how to use the GTN at the same time.

What’s especially frustrating about this missing feature is that Garmin definitely knows how to do this. The Garmin Pilot app has this exact mode and it is an indispensable tool for learning how the app responds when you’re in a real cockpit. It simply and easily interfaces over wifi with X-Plane and receives position updates from X-Plane. The same implementation here would improve this app dramatically.

If this is an issue about pricing, I’m sure most pilots would be glad to pay for an in-app purchase to add this capability. I certainly would be.

Come on, Garmin. You’ve got the know-how and you clearly see the benefit of using flight simulators with your apps to improve the training experience. I’m sure you’ll even sell a few more GTN units if pilots have the ability to try them out on their home simulators first.

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