Garmin G600 GPS Receiver User Manual

G600
Pilot’s
Guide
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LIMITED WARRANTY
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To obtain warranty service, contact your local Garmin Authorized Service Center. For assistance in
locating a Service Center near you, visit the Garmin web site at http://www.garmin.com or contact
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Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the unit or software, or to offer a full refund of the
purchase price, at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR
ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
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This Garmin product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for two years from
the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin will, at its sole option, repair or replace any components
that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no charge to the customer for parts
and labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for any transportation cost. This warranty does
not cover failures due to abuse, misuse, accident, or unauthorized alterations or repairs.
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WARNING: Navigation and terrain separation must NOT be predicated
upon the use of the terrain function. The GDU 620 Terrain Proximity feature
is NOT intended to be used as a primary reference for terrain avoidance
and does not relieve the pilot from the responsibility of being aware of
surroundings during flight. The Terrain Proximity feature is only to be used
as an aid for terrain avoidance and is not certified for use in applications
requiring a certified terrain awareness system. Terrain data is obtained
from third party sources. Garmin is not able to independently verify the
accuracy of the terrain data.
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WARNING: The displayed minimum safe altitudes (MSAs) are only advisory
in nature and should not be relied upon as the sole source of obstacle and
terrain avoidance information. Always refer to current aeronautical charts
for appropriate minimum clearance altitudes.
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WARNING: The Garmin GDU 620 has a very high degree of functional
integrity. However, the pilot must recognize that providing monitoring and/
or self-test capability for all conceivable system failures is not practical.
Although unlikely, it may be possible for erroneous operation to occur
without a fault indication shown by the GDU 620. It is thus the responsibility
of the pilot to detect such an occurrence by means of cross-checking with
all redundant or correlated information available in the cockpit.
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WARNING: The altitude calculated by GPS receivers is geometric height
above Mean Sea Level and could vary significantly from the altitude
displayed by pressure altimeters, such as the output from the GDC 74A Air
Data Computer, or other altimeters in aircraft. GPS altitude should never
be used for vertical navigation. Always use pressure altitude displayed by
the GDU 620 PFD or other pressure altimeters in aircraft.
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WARNING: Do not use outdated database information. Databases used
in the G600 system must be updated regularly in order to ensure that the
information remains current. Pilots using an outdated database do so
entirely at their own risk.
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WARNING: Do not use basemap (land and water data) information for
primary navigation. Basemap data is intended only to supplement other
approved navigation data sources and should be considered as an aid to
enhance situational awareness.
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understand all aspects of the G600 Pilot’s Guide. Thoroughly practice
basic operation prior to actual use. During flight operations, carefully
compare indications from the GDU 620 to all available navigation sources,
including the information from other NAVAIDs, visual sightings, charts, etc.
For safety purposes, always resolve any discrepancies before continuing
navigation.
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WARNING: For safety reasons, GDU 620 operational procedures must be
learned on the ground.
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purposes only. Due to inherent delays in data transmission and the relative
age of the data, NEXRAD weather data should not be used for short-range
weather avoidance.
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WARNING: NEXRAD weather data is to be used for long-range planning
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WARNING: XM Weather should not be used for hazardous weather
penetration. Weather information provided by the GDL 69/69A is approved
only for weather avoidance, not penetration.
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WARNING: Traffic information shown on the GDU 620 Multi Function
Display is provided as an aid in visually acquiring traffic. Pilots must
maneuver the aircraft based only upon ATC guidance or positive visual
acquisition of conflicting traffic.
Both the FAA Advisory Circular, Subject: Thunderstorms, and the Airman’s
Information Manual (AIM) recommend avoiding “by at least 20 miles any
thunderstorm identified as severe or giving an intense radar echo”.
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CAUTION: The United States government operates the Global Positioning
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WARNING: Never use the GDU 620 to attempt to penetrate a thunderstorm.
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System and is solely responsible for its accuracy and maintenance. The
GPS system is subject to changes which could affect the accuracy and
performance of all GPS equipment. Portions of the Garmin GDU 620 utilize
GPS as a precision electronic NAVigation AID (NAVAID). Therefore, as with
all NAVAIDs, information presented by the GDU 620 can be misused or
misinterpreted and, therefore, become unsafe.
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CAUTION: The Garmin GDU 620 does not contain any user-serviceable
parts. Repairs should only be made by an authorized Garmin service center.
Unauthorized repairs or modifications could void both the warranty and
the pilot’s authority to operate this device under FAA/FCC regulations.
NOTE: Interference from GPS repeaters operating inside nearby hangars
can cause an intermittent loss of attitude and heading displays while the
aircraft is on the ground. Moving the aircraft more than 100 feet away
from the source of the interference should alleviate the condition.
NOTE: All visual depictions contained within this document, including
screen images of the GDU 620 bezel and displays, are subject to change
and may not reflect the most current GDU 620 system. Depictions of
equipment may differ slightly from the actual equipment.
NOTE: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: This product, its packaging, and its components contain chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or
reproductive harm. This notice is being provided in accordance with
California’s Proposition 65. If you have any questions or would like
additional information, please refer to our web site at www.garmin.com/
prop65.
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CAUTION: The GDU 620 PFD and MFD displays use a lens coated with a
special anti-reflective coating that is very sensitive to skin oils, waxes, and
abrasive cleaners. CLEANERS CONTAINING AMMONIA WILL HARM THE
ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING. It is very important to clean the lens using a
clean, lint-free cloth and an eyeglass lens cleaner that is specified as safe
for anti-reflective coatings.
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2.1 PFD Soft Key Map.................................................................................. 2-2
2.2 Airspeed Indicator.................................................................................. 2-2
2.2.1
Markings................................................................................ 2-3
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Primary Flight Display (PFD).................................................................2-1
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1.1 System Description................................................................................. 1-1
1.1.1
Line Replaceable Units (LRU).................................................. 1-2
1.1.2
GDU 620............................................................................... 1-3
1.1.3
GDC 74A............................................................................... 1-3
1.1.4
GRS 77.................................................................................. 1-4
1.1.5
GMU 44................................................................................. 1-4
1.1.6
GTX 330/330D (Optional)....................................................... 1-5
1.1.7
GTP 59.................................................................................. 1-5
1.1.8
GDL 69/69A (Optional)........................................................... 1-6
1.1.9
Garmin Navigator Interface..................................................... 1-6
1.1.10 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS)............................. 1-7
1.1.11 Secure Data Cards.................................................................. 1-8
1.1.12 Pilot Controls......................................................................... 1-8
1.1.12.1 PFD Knob............................................................................... 1-8
1.1.12.2 PFD Bezel Keys....................................................................... 1-9
1.1.12.3 PFD Soft Keys....................................................................... 1-10
1.1.12.4 MFD Knobs.......................................................................... 1-11
1.1.12.5 MFD Bezel Keys.................................................................... 1-12
1.1.12.6 MFD Soft Keys...................................................................... 1-12
1.2 System Power Up................................................................................. 1-13
1.3 System Operation................................................................................. 1-14
1.3.1
Using the Page Menus.......................................................... 1-14
1.3.1.1 Navigating a Menu............................................................... 1-15
1.3.2
Using the Soft Key Controls.................................................. 1-15
1.3.3
System Settings.................................................................... 1-16
1.3.4
Display Backlighting............................................................. 1-19
1.3.5
Dual GDU 620 Installations.................................................. 1-19
1.3.5.1 Crossfill Information............................................................. 1-19
1.3.5.2 Crossfill Selection................................................................. 1-20
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2.2.2
Reference Speeds................................................................... 2-5
2.3 Attitude Indicator................................................................................... 2-5
2.3.1
Extreme Attitude.................................................................... 2-7
2.4 Altimeter............................................................................................... 2-8
2.4.1
Setting the Altitude Bug/Altitude Alerting................................ 2-9
2.4.2
Changing Barometric Setting................................................ 2-10
2.5 Vertical Speed (V/S) Indicator............................................................... 2-10
Setting the Vertical Speed Indicator Bug................................................. 2-11
2.6 Horizontal Situational Indicator............................................................ 2-12
2.6.1
Setting the Heading Bug....................................................... 2-13
2.6.2
Turn Rate Indicator............................................................... 2-14
2.7 Course Deviation Indicator................................................................... 2-14
2.7.1
Changing CDI Sources.......................................................... 2-15
2.7.2
Changing CDI Course........................................................... 2-16
2.7.3
Vertical Deviation Indicator (VDI).......................................... 2-16
2.7.4
Auto-Slewing....................................................................... 2-17
2.8 Supplemental Flight Data..................................................................... 2-19
2.8.1
Bearing Pointers................................................................... 2-19
2.8.2
Temperature Display............................................................. 2-21
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3.1 Functional Display Map.......................................................................... 3-2
3.2 MFD Soft Key Map................................................................................. 3-3
3.3 Navigation Map Pages........................................................................... 3-4
3.3.1
Default Navigation Page......................................................... 3-5
3.3.2
Editing Information................................................................. 3-5
3.3.3
Selecting Page Options........................................................... 3-5
3.3.4
Changing the Navigation Map Range..................................... 3-5
3.3.5
Decluttering Map Pages.......................................................... 3-6
3.3.7
Selecting Items on the Map.................................................... 3-9
3.3.8
Measuring Distances............................................................ 3-10
3.3.2
Customizing Navigation Map Pages...................................... 3-11
3.3.3
Map Setup........................................................................... 3-11
3.3.3.1 Map Feature Options............................................................ 3-13
3.3.3.2 Weather Feature Options (Optional)...................................... 3-28
3.3.3.3 Traffic Feature Options (Optional).......................................... 3-32
3.3.3.4 Aviation Feature Options...................................................... 3-33
3.4 Aux Mode Pages.................................................................................. 3-46
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4.1 Terrain................................................................................................... 4-1
4.1.1
Displaying Terrain................................................................... 4-2
4.1.1.1 Terrain Page 120° Arc or 360° Rings....................................... 4-3
4.1.1.2 Terrain Page Aviation Data...................................................... 4-4
4.1.2
Terrain Alerts.......................................................................... 4-6
4.1.3
Limitations............................................................................. 4-7
4.1.4
System Status......................................................................... 4-7
4.2 TAS Traffic (Optional).............................................................................. 4-8
4.2.1
Displaying and Operating Traffic (TAS Systems)........................ 4-8
4.2.1.1 Switching from Standby Mode to Operating Mode.................. 4-8
4.2.1.2 Range Ring............................................................................ 4-9
4.2.2
Altitude Display.................................................................... 4-10
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System Settings.................................................................... 3-46
3.4.1.1 Display Brightness................................................................ 3-47
3.4.1.2 Airspeed Reference Marks.................................................... 3-48
3.4.1.3 Synchronization (Dual Installations Only)............................... 3-49
3.4.1.4 Date and Time...................................................................... 3-50
3.4.1.5 MFD Display Units................................................................ 3-52
3.4.1.6 System Display Units............................................................ 3-52
3.4.2
XM Information (Optional).................................................... 3-54
3.4.3
XM Entertainment Radio (Optional)...................................... 3-55
3.4.4
System Status....................................................................... 3-56
3.5 Flight Plan Pages................................................................................. 3-57
3.5.1
Active Flight Plan Page......................................................... 3-57
3.5.1.1 Active Flight Plan Detail........................................................ 3-58
3.5.1.2 Active Flight Plan Options..................................................... 3-58
3.5.2
Waypoint Information Page.................................................. 3-60
3.5.2.1 Selecting a Waypoint............................................................ 3-60
3.5.2.2 Waypoint Weather Detail (Optional)...................................... 3-61
3.5.2.3 Waypoint Information Detail................................................. 3-62
3.5.2.2 Waypoint Weather Information (Optional)............................. 3-64
3.5.3
Charts Page (Optional)......................................................... 3-65
3.5.3.1 Viewing Charts..................................................................... 3-66
3.5.3.2 Selecting a New Chart by Airport.......................................... 3-67
3.5.3.3 Selecting a New Chart by FPL, NRST, or RECENT.................... 3-68
3.5.3.4 Change Day/Night View........................................................ 3-68
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4.2.2.1 Changing the altitude display mode:..................................... 4-10
4.2.3
TAS Symbology..................................................................... 4-11
4.2.4
Traffic System Status............................................................. 4-12
4.2.5
Traffic Pop-Up...................................................................... 4-14
4.3 TIS Traffic (Optional)............................................................................. 4-15
4.3.1
Traffic Map Page.................................................................. 4-15
4.3.1.1 Displaying traffic on the Traffic Map Page.............................. 4-16
4.3.2
TIS Symbology...................................................................... 4-17
4.3.3
TIS Limitations...................................................................... 4-18
4.3.4
TIS Alerts.............................................................................. 4-20
4.3.5
TIS System Status................................................................. 4-21
4.3.5.1 Switching Between TIS Operating Modes.............................. 4-22
4.4 XM Weather (Optional)........................................................................ 4-24
4.4.1
Using XM Satellite Weather Products.................................... 4-24
4.4.2
Customizing the XM Weather Map....................................... 4-24
4.4.3
XM Weather Symbols and Product Age................................. 4-27
4.4.4
Weather Legends................................................................. 4-29
4.4.5
NEXRAD.............................................................................. 4-30
4.4.5.1 Reflectivity........................................................................... 4-31
4.4.5.2 NEXRAD Limitations............................................................. 4-32
4.4.5.2 NEXRAD Data Viewing Range............................................... 4-33
4.4.6
Echo Tops............................................................................. 4-34
4.4.7
Cloud Tops........................................................................... 4-36
4.4.8
XM Lightning....................................................................... 4-38
4.4.9
Cell Movement..................................................................... 4-39
4.4.10 SIGMETs and AIRMETs......................................................... 4-41
4.4.11 METARs............................................................................... 4-43
4.4.12 Surface Analysis and City Forecast......................................... 4-45
4.4.13 Freezing Level...................................................................... 4-48
4.4.14 Winds Aloft.......................................................................... 4-50
4.4.15 County Warnings.................................................................. 4-53
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Additional Features (Optional).............................................................5-1
5.1 Viewing Charts...................................................................................... 5-2
5.1.1
Chart Panning........................................................................ 5-3
5.1.2
Choosing a Chart for the Current Airport................................. 5-4
5.1.3
Selecting a Chart by Identifier................................................. 5-5
5.1.4
Selecting a New Chart by FPL, NRST, or RECENT...................... 5-6
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Map Page Symbols................................................................................. 7-1
SafeTaxi Symbols.................................................................................... 7-2
Traffic Symbols....................................................................................... 7-2
Terrain Obstacle Symbols........................................................................ 7-3
Basemap Symbols.................................................................................. 7-4
Map Toolbar Symbols............................................................................. 7-4
XM Weather Toolbar Symbols................................................................. 7-5
Miscellaneous Symbols........................................................................... 7-6
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6.1 Alerts.................................................................................................... 6-1
6.2 System Status........................................................................................ 6-8
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Viewing Chart NOTAMs.......................................................... 5-7
5.1.6
Day/Night View...................................................................... 5-7
5.2 ChartView............................................................................................. 5-8
5.2.1
Cycle Number and Revision.................................................... 5-8
5.3 FliteCharts........................................................................................... 5-11
5.3.1
Cycle Number and Revision.................................................. 5-11
5.4 Safe Taxi.............................................................................................. 5-13
5.4.1
Using SafeTaxi...................................................................... 5-14
5.4.2
SafeTaxi Cycle Number and Revision..................................... 5-14
5.5 XM Radio Entertainment...................................................................... 5-16
5.5.1
Activating XM Satellite Radio Services................................... 5-16
5.5.2
XM Information.................................................................... 5-18
5.5.3
XM Entertainment Radio...................................................... 5-19
5.5.3.1 Channel Categories.............................................................. 5-20
5.5.3.2 Selecting an XM Radio Channel............................................ 5-21
5.5.3.3 XM Radio Volume................................................................. 5-22
5.5.3.4 XM Radio Channel Presets.................................................... 5-23
5.5.4
GDL 69/69A Data Link Receiver Troubleshooting................... 5-24
5.6 Autopilot Operation............................................................................. 5-25
5.6.1
Heading............................................................................... 5-25
5.6.2
Altitude Capture (Optional Interface).................................... 5-25
5.6.3
Autopilot Navigation............................................................ 5-26
5.6.3.1 Autopilot Operation with GPSS Enabled Autopilots................ 5-26
5.6.3.2 Autopilot Operation with the GDU 620 Emulating GPSS . ..... 5-27
SD Card Use and Databases...........................................................................A-1
Jeppesen Databases................................................................................A-1
Updating the Jeppesen navigation database............................................A-1
Garmin Databases...................................................................................A-2
Updating Garmin databases....................................................................A-3
Index............................................................................................................ B-1
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In normal operating mode, the Primary Flight Display (PFD) presents
graphical flight instrumentation (attitude, heading, airspeed, altitude, vertical
speed), replacing the traditional flight instrument cluster. The Multi-Function
Display (MFD) normally displays a full-color moving map with navigation
information.
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This section provides an overview of the G600 Avionics Display System.
The G600 system is an integrated display system that presents primary flight
instrumentation, navigation, and a moving map to the pilot through largeformat displays.
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Figure 1-1 G600 System (LRU Configuration)
• GDU 620 Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi Function Display
(MFD)
• GRS 77 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)
• GNS 480, CNX80, GNS 400W series, or GNS 500W series GPS
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The system consists of the following Line Replaceable Units (LRUs):
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• Temperature Probe (such as the GTP 59)
• GMU 44 Magnetometer
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• GTX 330/330D Mode S Transponder (optional)
• GDL 69A Satellite Data Link Receiver (optional)
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• SL30 NavCom (optional)
• Autopilot (optional)
• ADF (optional)
• Audio Panel (optional)
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Line Replaceable Units (LRU)
This guide covers the operation of the GDU 620 as integrated in the G600
system. The G600 Avionics Display System is an advanced technology avionics
suite designed to replace the traditional flight instrument cluster. The system
combines primary flight instrumentation, navigational information, and a moving
map all displayed on dual 6.5” color screens. The G600 system is composed of
sub-units or Line Replaceable Units (LRUs). LRUs have a modular design and
can be installed directly behind the instrument panel or in a separate avionics
bay if desired. This design greatly eases troubleshooting and maintenance of the
G600 system. A failure or problem can be isolated to a particular LRU, which
can be replaced quickly and easily. Each LRU has a particular function, or set of
functions, that contributes to the system’s operation.
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Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
• Traffic (optional: TAS and TIS)
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1.1.2
GDU 620
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The GDU 620 has dual VGA (640 x 480 pixels) 6.5-inch LCD displays. The
left side of the GDU is a PFD and the right side is the MFD. The MFD shows
a moving map, flight plan, weather, and more. The PFD shows primary flight
information, in place of traditional pitot-static and gyroscopic systems and also
provides an HSI for navigation. The GDU 620 PFD does not have a reversionary
mode.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 1-2 GDU 620 PFD and MFD
GDC 74A
Sec 7
Symbols
The GDC 74A air data computer compiles information from the pitot/static
system and an outside air temperature (OAT) sensor. The GDC 74A provides
pressure altitude, airspeed, vertical speed, and OAT information to the G600
system. The GDC 74A communicates with the GDU 620 and GRS 77 using an
ARINC 429 digital interface.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
1.1.3
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
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Appendix B
Index
Figure 1-3 GDC 74A Air Data Computer
1-3
GRS 77
The GRS 77 is an Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) unit that
provides aircraft attitude information to the G600 display. The unit contains
advanced tilt sensors, accelerometers, and rate sensors. In addition, the
GRS 77 interfaces with both the GDC 74A Air Data computer and the GMU 44
magnetometer. The GRS 77 also utilizes GPS data forwarded from the GDU 620.
Actual attitude and heading information is sent using an ARINC 429 digital
interface to the GDU 620.
Figure 1-4 GRS 77 AHRS
The IGRF (International Geomagnetic Reference Field) model is contained in
the GRS 77 and is only updated once every five years. The IGRF model is part
of the Navigation Database. At system power-up, the IGRF models in the GRS
77 and in the Navigation Database are compared, and if the IGRF model in the
GRS 77 is out of date, the user is prompted to update the IGRF model in the
GRS 77. The prompt will appear after the G600 splash screen is acknowledged
on the MFD.
1.1.5
GMU 44
The GMU 44 magnetometer senses the earth’s magnetic field. Data is sent to
the GRS 77 AHRS for processing to determine aircraft magnetic heading. This
unit receives power directly from the GRS 77 and communicates with the GRS
77 using a RS-485 digital interface.
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
1.1.4
Appendix B
Index
Figure 1-5 GMU 44 Magnetometer
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1.1.6
GTX 330/330D (Optional)
Foreword
Figure 1-6 GTX 330/330D Mode S Transponder
Sec 3
MFD
1.1.7
NOTE: GTX 33/33D can also be used to display traffic information on the
GDU 620. GTX 33/33D transponders must be interfaced to a GNS 480 for
mode control and squawk code entry.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
The GTX 330/330D is a solid-state transponder that provides Modes A, C,
and S functions. The transponder provides traffic information to the display
through an ARINC 429 digital interface.
GTP 59
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
A temperature probe provides Outside Air Temperature (OAT) data to the
on-side GDC 74A. The GTP 59 is an example of an appropriate temperature
probe.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 1-7 GTP 59 Temperature Probe
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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GDL 69/69A (Optional)
The GDL 69/69A is an XM Satellite Radio data link receiver that receives
broadcast weather data. The GDL 69A is the same as the GDL 69 with the
addition of an XM Satellite Radio audio entertainment receiver. Weather data
and control of audio channel and volume is displayed on the MFD, via a HighSpeed Data Bus (HSDB) Ethernet connection. The GDL 69A is also interfaced
to an audio panel for distribution of the audio signal. A subscription to the XM
Satellite Radio service is required to enable the GDL 69/69A capability.
Figure 1-8 GDL 69/69A XM Satellite Radio Data Link Receiver
1.1.9
Garmin Navigator Interface
The G600 system requires connection to at least one external Garmin WAAS
GPS navigator, such as the 400W/500W series or GNS 480.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
1.1.8
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1.1.10 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS)
NOTE: Aggressive maneuvering while AHRS is not operating in normal
mode may degrade AHRS accuracy.
unavailable
available
unavailable
available
available
unavailable
available
unavailable
available
AHRS
no-GPS
Mode
un
av
ail
ab
le
Sec 5
Additional
Features
AHRS no- AHRS no-Mag/
Mag Mode
no-Air Mode
Heading Invalid
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Airspeed Data
Sec 3
MFD
Magnetometer
AHRS Normal
Operation
Sec 2
PFD
GPS
Sec 1
System
Attitude and heading information is displayed on the PFD when the AHRS
receives appropriate combinations of information from the external sensor
inputs.
Foreword
Attitude/Heading Invalid
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure 1-9 AHRS Operation
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Index
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Appendix A
A maximum of two GPS inputs are provided to the AHRS. If GPS information
from one of the inputs fails, the AHRS uses the remaining GPS input and an
alert message is issued to inform the pilot. If both GPS inputs fail, the AHRS
will continue to provide attitude and heading information to the PFD as long as
magnetometer and airspeed data are available and valid.
Sec 8
Glossary
Loss of GPS, magnetometer, or air data inputs is communicated to the pilot by
message advisory alerts (refer to Section 6 for specific AHRS alert information).
Any failure of the internal AHRS inertial sensors results in loss of attitude and
heading information (indicated by red “X” flags over the corresponding flight
instruments).
Foreword
If the magnetometer input fails, the AHRS continues to output valid attitude
information; however, the heading output on the PFD is flagged as invalid with
a red “X.”
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix B
Index
NOTE: In this case the magnetic standby compass and GPS ground track
can be used to keep the aircraft on the desired heading.
Failure of the air data input has no effect on the AHRS output while AHRS is
receiving valid GPS information. Invalid or unavailable airspeed data in addition
to complete GPS failure results in loss of all attitude and heading information.
1.1.11 Secure Data Cards
The G600 System uses Secure Digital (SD) cards to load and store various types
of data. For basic flight operations, SD cards are required for Terrain, Obstacle,
FliteChart, and ChartView database storage as well as Jeppesen aviation and
ChartView database updates. The Navigation Database update card is generally
inserted in the upper SD card for database updates and then removed. Other
database cards are normally located in the lower SD card.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
NOTE: Ensure the GDU 620 is powered off before inserting or removing
an SD card.
NOTE: Refer to A-1 for instructions on updating the aviation database.
Inserting an SD card
1) Insert the SD card in the SD card slot (the front of the card should be flush with
the face of the display bezel).
2) To eject the card, gently press on the SD card to release the spring latch.
1.1.12 Pilot Controls
The GDU 620 controls have been designed to simplify operation of the
system and minimize workload and the time required to access sophisticated
functionality. Controls are located on the PFD and MFD bezels and are comprised
of a PFD knob, MFD dual concentric knobs, bezel keys, and soft keys.
1.1.12.1 PFD Knob
Turning the PFD knob adjusts the values for the mode selected by the PFD
bezel keys.
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1.1.12.2 PFD Bezel Keys
Selects Heading Select mode. Pressing the PFD knob in Heading mode will
center the Heading Bug on the current Heading.
Foreword
Heading (HDG)
This is the default mode for the PFD knob. After 15 seconds of inactivity in
another mode, the PFD knob will revert to Heading mode. If the Heading is
invalid, the PFD knob will revert to Course mode.
Sec 1
System
Course (CRS)
Sec 2
PFD
Selects Course Select mode. Pressing the PFD knob in Course mode will
center the needle for a VOR or OBS mode course.
Sec 3
MFD
Altimeter (ALT)
Altitude Select Window
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Selects Altitude Select mode. Pressing the PFD knob in Altimeter mode will
enter the current altitude in the Altitude Select window.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Current Altitude
Altitude Bug
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Barometric Setting
Figure 1-10 Pressing PFD Knob Sets Altitude Select to Current Altitude
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Appendix B
Index
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Selects Vertical Speed (V/S) mode. Pressing the PFD knob in V/S mode will
synchronize the bug to the current vertical speed.
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Vertical Speed (V/S)
Vertical Speed Bug
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Current Vertical Speed
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Vertical Speed Bug Setting
Figure 1-11 Pressing V/S Knob Sets Vertical Speed Bug to Current Vertical Speed
Barometer (BARO)
Selects Barometric Setting Select mode. Pressing the PFD knob in Baro mode
will enter the standard pressure (29.92 in) value.
1.1.12.3 PFD Soft Keys
The soft keys are located along the bottoms of the displays below the soft
key labels. The soft keys shown depend on the soft key level or page being
displayed. The soft keys can be used to select the appropriate soft key function.
Soft Key Labels
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Soft Keys
Figure 1-12 PFD Soft Key Layout
When a soft key is selected, its color changes to black text on gray background
and remains this way until it is turned off, at which time it reverts to white text
on black background. When a soft key function is disabled, the soft key label
is subdued (dimmed). Soft keys revert to the previous level after 45 seconds of
inactivity.
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CDI
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The CDI soft key toggles between selection of GPS or VOR/LOC as the active
navigation source. In a single GDU 620 system, the GDU CDI soft key will
change the source in the connected navigator and making a source change in
the navigator will be reflected in the GDU 620. In a dual GDU 620 system,
the CDI keys in the navigator will be disabled.
1-2
The BRG1 soft key cycles through the available bearing 1 indicator modes
(NAV1, GPS1, ADF, or None).
Back
Sec 8
Glossary
The BACK soft key returns to the pages default soft key options.
1.1.12.4 MFD Knobs
Small (Inner) MFD Knob
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Index
Selects a specific page within a page group. Pressing the small MFD knob
turns the selection cursor ON and OFF. When the cursor is ON, data may be
entered in the applicable window by turning the small and large MFD knobs.
Appendix A
The MFD knobs are generally used for navigating and selecting information
on the MFD pages. Other uses of the knobs will be detailed in the affected
functions.
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Symbols
The BRG2 soft key cycles through the available bearing 2 indicator modes
(NAV2, GPS2, ADF, or None). This soft key will only be present if the system
is configured for a second GPS or VOR/LOC.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
BRG2
Sec 5
Additional
Features
BRG1
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
The PFD soft key displays the BRG1, BRG2, and Back soft keys. The BRG2
soft key will only be present if the system is configured for a second GPS or
VOR/LOC receiver.
Sec 3
MFD
PFD
Sec 2
PFD
The 1-2 soft key toggles between the available receivers for selected navigation
source (i.e. GPS1 and GPS2 or VOR/LOC1 and VOR/LOC2). This soft key
will only be present if the system is configured for a second GPS or VOR/
LOC.
Foreword
Sec 1
System
In this case, the large MFD knob moves the cursor on the page and the small
MFD knob selects individual characters or values for the highlighted cursor
location.
Large (Outer) MFD Knob
Selects MFD page group. When the cursor is ON, the large MFD knob moves
the cursor to highlight available fields.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
1.1.12.5 MFD Bezel Keys
Range (RNG)
Pressing the Range arrow keys changes range on the Map pages. The Up
arrow zooms out. The Down arrow zooms in. The keys also aid in scrolling
up and down text pages.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Menu
Displays a context-sensitive list of options. This list allows the user to access
additional features or make setting changes that relate to particular pages.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Enter (ENT)
Validates or confirms a menu selection or data entry.
Clear (CLR)
Erases information, cancels entries, or removes page menus. Pressing and
holding the CLR key displays the Navigation Map 1 page.
Sec 7
Symbols
1.1.12.6 MFD Soft Keys
MFD soft keys vary depending on the page selected and appear at the bottom
of the MFD display. Press the soft key on the bezel below the soft key label.
Sec 8
Glossary
Selected Soft Key Unselected Soft Keys
Soft Key Labels
Appendix A
Soft Keys
Appendix B
Index
Figure 1-13 MFD Soft Key Layout
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1.2 System Power Up
NOTE: Refer to Section 6 for system-specific annunciations and alerts.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
When the MFD powers up, the splash screen displays the following
information:
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
On the PFD, the AHRS begins to initialize and displays “AHRS ALIGN:
Keep Wings Level.” The AHRS should display valid attitude and heading fields
typically within the first minute after power-up. The AHRS can align itself both
while taxiing and during level flight.
Sec 3
MFD
During system initialization, test annunciations are displayed. All system
annunciations should disappear typically within the first 30 seconds after
power-up. Upon power-up, key annunciator lights also become momentarily
illuminated on the GDU 620 display bezels.
Sec 2
PFD
The G600 System is integrated with the aircraft electrical system and receives
power directly from electrical busses. The GDU 620 and supporting sub-systems
include both power-on and continuous built-in test features that exercise the
processor, memory, external inputs, and outputs to ensure safe operation.
Sec 1
System
NOTE: See the Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) for specific procedures
concerning avionics power application and emergency power supply
operation.
Foreword
• System version
Sec 7
Symbols
• Copyright
• Land database name and version
Sec 8
Glossary
• Obstacle database name and version
• Terrain database name and version
The IGRF (International Geomagnetic Reference Field) model is contained in
the GRS 77 and is only updated once every five years. The IGRF model is part
of the Navigation Database. At system power-up, the IGRF models in the GRS
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Appendix B
Index
Current database information includes valid operating dates, cycle number,
and database type. When this information has been reviewed for currency (to
ensure that no databases have expired), the pilot is prompted to continue.
Appendix A
• Aviation database name, version, and effective dates
GRS MV DB UPDATE AVAILABLE.
UPDATE FROM yyyy TO yyyy (e.g. 2005 to 2010)
Foreword
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
77 and in the Navigation Database are compared, and if the IGRF model in the
GRS 77 is out of date, the user is prompted to update the IGRF model in the
GRS 77. The prompt will appear after the G600 splash screen is acknowledged
on the MFD.
Figure 1-14 System Startup Pages
Pressing the ENT key (or right-most soft key) acknowledges this information
and displays the Navigation Map Page. When the interfaced GPS unit has
acquired a sufficient number of satellites to determine a position, the aircraft’s
current position is shown on the Navigation Map Page.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
1.3 System Operation
1.3.1
NOTE: Refer to Section 6 for detailed descriptions of all alerts and
annunciations.
Using the Page Menus
The GDU 620 has a dedicated MENU key that when pressed displays a
context-sensitive list of options for functions in the MFD. This options list allows
the user to access additional features or make settings changes which specifically
relate to the currently displayed window/page. There is no all-encompassing
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System
1.3.1.1 Navigating a Menu
1) Press the MENU key to display the menu.
Foreword
menu. Some menus provide access to additional submenus that are used to view,
edit, select, and review options. Menus display “No Options” when there are no
options for the window/page selected. Soft key presses do not display menus or
submenus.
Sec 2
PFD
2) Turn the small or large MFD knob to scroll through a list of available options (a
scroll bar always appears to the right of the window/box when the option list
is longer than the window/box).
3) Press the ENT key to select the desired option.
Options for MAP Window
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
No Options
Sec 3
MFD
4) Press the CLR key or MFD knob to remove the menu and cancel the
operation.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 1-15 Page Menu Examples
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
1.3.2
Using the Soft Key Controls
Soft key
On
Soft Key Names
(Displayed)
Sec 8
Glossary
Bezel-Mounted
Soft Keys (Press)
Sec 7
Symbols
The soft keys are located along the bottoms of the displays. The soft keys
shown depend on the soft key level or page being displayed. The bezel keys
below the soft keys can be used to select the appropriate soft key.
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
Figure 1-16 Soft Keys (MFD MAP Page Group)
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Foreword
1.3.3
System Settings
G600 system settings are managed from the Aux Mode System Setup
Page. The following settings can be changed:
• Airspeed References (Glide, Vr, Vx, and Vy)
• Dual Unit Synchronization (CDI and Baro) - Dual installations only
• Date/Time (Date, Time, Time Format, and Time Offset)
• MFD Display Units (Distance/Speed and Altitude/Vertical Speed)
•System Display Units (Navigation Angle Reference, Pressure Units, and
Temperature Units)
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
• Display Brightness (Mode and Level)
Figure 1-17 System Setup Page
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2) Turn the small MFD knob to select “ON” or “OFF.”
Foreword
1) From the first AUX page, press the small MFD knob and turn the large MFD
knob to highlight the desired value.
3) Press ENTER to save the setting.
Settings
Level
Mode
Altimeter
Vertical Speed
Indicator
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Index
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Appendix A
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Glossary
Feet
Meters
Airspeed Indicator
True Airspeed
(PFD)
Wind speed
vector
Map range (Traffic
Page, Terrain
Proximity Page)
CDI scaling
Sec 7
Symbols
Altitude and
Vertical Speed
Crosstrack error (HSI)
Bearing distances
(information windows)
Distance (information
window)
Flight plan distances
Map ranges
DIS, GS, TAS, XTK fields
(Navigation Status Box)
All distances on MFD
All speeds on MFD
All elevations on MFD
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Distance and
Speed
Date
Time
Time Format
Time Offset
Metric
Nautical
Crossfill Nav information to
GDU 620
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Date/Time
Reference markers on PFD
airspeed tape
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Glide
VR
VX
VY
Synchronization CDI - On/Off
BARO - On/Off
Exceptions
Sec 3
MFD
Airspeeds
Affected Quantities
Brightness levels on the PFD
and MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Category
Display
Brightness
Sec 1
System
More detail on changing settings is in the Section 3 - MFD Aux pages System
Settings section.
1-17
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Settings
Magnetic (North)
True (North)
Affected Quantities
Heading
Course
Bearing
Track
Desired Track
Barometric
Setting
Inches (in)
Hectopascals
(hpa)
Barometric pressure on PFD
Temperature
Celsius
Fahrenheit
All temperatures on PFD
Exceptions
Table 1-1 Display Units Settings (System Setup Page)
More detail on changing settings is in the Section 3 - MFD Aux pages System
Settings section.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Category
Navigation
Angle
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1.3.4
Display Backlighting
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select the desired brightness Level and then press
ENTER.
Sec 1
System
Backlighting Adjustment
1) From the first AUX page, press the small MFD knob to highlight the “Display
Brightness” “Mode” box.
Foreword
The backlighting of the PFD and MFD displays and bezel keys can be
adjusted automatically or manually. The default setting (automatic backlighting
adjustment) uses photocell technology to automatically adjust for ambient
lighting conditions. Photocell calibration curves are pre-configured to optimize
display appearance through a broad range of cockpit lighting conditions. Manual
backlighting adjustment can be accomplished using the existing instrument
panel dimmer bus or the following procedures.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 1-18 Display Brightness Adjustment
1.3.5
Sec 7
Symbols
4) Press ENT.
Dual GDU 620 Installations
The following information is always synchronized between both GDU 620’s:
Appendix B
Index
• Selected Altitude
• Selected Heading
• Selected Course
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Appendix A
Crossfill Information
Sec 8
Glossary
Dual GDU 620 units when connected in the aircraft may be set up to
communicate and share information by “Crossfilling” or synchronizing
information between the two units.
1.3.5.1
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
3) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the mode field. Turn the small MFD knob
to select “AUTO” or “MANUAL.”
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Foreword
• Selected Vertical Speed
• Airspeed Bug Values
• Airspeed Color Band Values
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
• System Pressure Units
• System Temperature Units
The following information can be synchronized between GDU 620s, or
changed independently, depending on the Crossfill Synchronization Settings:
• Barometric Correction (default ON)
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
• Selected CDI (default OFF)
When Barometric Correction is synchronized, any changes to the Barometric
Setting on either GDU will change it on both GDUs.
When the CDI is synchronized, any changes to the selected CDI on either
GDU will change it on both GDUs. Either pilot can change the OBS course on
either GNS. If the pilot selects GPS1 on the CDI and GNS1 is in OBS mode, any
course changes will move the OBS on GNS1, GDU1, and GDU2 (if the copilot
has GPS1 displayed on the CDI). Similarly, if the pilot selects GPS2 on the CDI
and GNS2 is in OBS mode, any course changes will move the OBS on GNS2,
GDU1, and GDU2 (if the copilot has GPS2 displayed on the CDI).
AHRS 1 and ADC 1 will only be displayed on GDU 1. AHRS2 and ADC2 will
only be displayed on GDU 2.
The CDI soft key toggles between selection of GPS or VOR/LOC as the active
navigation source. In a single GDU 620 system, the GDU CDI soft key will
change the source in the connected navigator and making a source change in the
navigator will be reflected in the GDU 620. In a dual GDU 620 system, the CDI
keys in the navigator are disabled.
1.3.5.2
Crossfill Selection
Crossfill for CDI and Baro Corrections must be selected in Aux mode in both
units.
1) While viewing the first page of the AUX page group, press the small MFD
knob and turn the large MFD knob to highlight “CDI” or “BARO” in the
“Synchronization” box.
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Figure 1-19 Dual Unit Synchronization
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select “ON” or “OFF.”
Sec 2
PFD
3) Press ENT.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
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Features
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Avoidance
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MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
2
Primary Flight Display (PFD)
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The Primary Flight Display (PFD) provides aircraft information in the display
on the left side of the GDU 620. Functions on the PFD are accessed by using the
bezel keys to the left of the PFD and the soft keys below the PFD.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 2-1 PFD Description (Ground Pointer Mode)
Desired Track
Distance from Your
Present Position to
Current FPL Leg Wpt
Current Track
Sec 8
Glossary
Current Nav
Source
Sec 7
Symbols
Current FPL
Leg Wpt
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Appendix B
Index
NOTE: When navigating to a waypoint very far away the DTK, CRS, and TRK values
displayed on the GDU 620 may differ from those displayed on the navigator, however the
CDI is correct and is the primary means of navigation. This is because the GDU 620 applies
magnetic variation corrections for the current aircraft location, but some navigators apply
magnetic variation correction for the waypoint location.
Appendix A
Figure 2-2 PFD Nav Status Bar Description
Figure 2-3 PFD Soft Key Diagram
2.2Airspeed Indicator
The Airspeed Indicator displays airspeed on a rolling number gauge using
a moving tape. The true airspeed is displayed in knots below the Airspeed
Indicator. The numeric labels and major tick marks on the moving tape are
marked at intervals of 10 knots, while minor tick marks on the moving tape are
indicated at intervals of five knots. Speed indication starts at 20 knots.
The Airspeed Indicator provides Indicated Airspeed, True Airspeed, and
Groundspeed. The Airspeed Trend Indicator shows what the airspeed will be in
six seconds, if the current rate of acceleration is maintained. The actual airspeed
is displayed inside the black pointer.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
2.1 PFD Soft Key Map
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Ground Speed
Caution Range (yellow)
Airspeed Trend Vector (pink/magenta line)
Glide Speed Reference Marker
Sec 1
System
Vr Reference Marker
Vx Reference Marker
Sec 2
PFD
Landing Gear Extension Speed
Vy Reference Marker
Normal Operating Range (Green)
Flap Operating Range (White)
Sec 3
MFD
True Airspeed
Airspeed Units
Figure 2-4 Airspeed Tape
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Overspeed Range
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Overspeed Indication for
Current Airspeed
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Caution Operating Range
Figure 2-5 Overspeed Indication
Markings
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Index
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Appendix A
The Airspeed Trend Vector is a vertical, pink/magenta line, extending up or
down on the airspeed scale, shown to the right of the color-coded speed range
strip. The end of the trend vector corresponds to the predicted airspeed in 6
seconds if the current acceleration is maintained. If the trend vector crosses VNE,
the text of the actual airspeed readout changes to yellow. The trend vector is
absent if the speed remains constant or if any data needed to calculate airspeed
is not available due to a system failure.
Sec 8
Glossary
A color-coded (white, green, yellow, and red/white “barber pole”) speed range
strip is located on the moving tape. The colors denote flaps operating range,
normal operating range, caution range, and never-exceed speed (VNE).
Sec 7
Symbols
2.2.1
Foreword
VNE
Sec 1
System
VN0
VFE
VS1
Sec 2
PFD
VS0
Sec 3
MFD
Figure 2-6 Typical Airspeed Tape Markings
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
VLE
Sec 5
Additional
Features
VYSE
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
VMCA
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure 2-7 Additional Reference Markings
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Reference Speeds
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Vspeeds (Glide, Vr, VX, and VY) default values are set during the installation
process, but can be changed and turned on/off from the System Setup page
on the first page of the Aux page group. When active (on), the Vspeeds are
displayed at their respective locations to the right of the airspeed scale. The
values you set are retained when the unit is repowered.
Glide Reference Marker
Sec 2
PFD
Vr Reference Marker
Vx Reference Marker
Sec 3
MFD
Vy Reference Marker
Figure 2-8 Reference Speeds
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
2.3Attitude Indicator
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Attitude information is displayed over a virtual blue sky and brown ground
with a white horizon line. The Attitude Indicator displays pitch, roll, and slip/
skid information.
9
Roll Pointer
2
Roll Scale
3
Aircraft Symbol
8
4
Horizon Line
3
6
5
Land Representation
6
Pitch Scale
7
Slip/Skid Indicator
8
Sky Representation
9
Roll Scale Zero
Appendix A
5
Sec 8
Glossary
4
Sec 7
Symbols
1
7
2
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
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Index
Figure 2-9 Attitude Indicator
2-5
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Major tick marks at 30° and 60° and minor tick marks at 10°, 20°, and 45°
are shown to the left and right of the zero. Angle of bank is indicated by the
position of the pointer on the roll scale.
The Slip/Skid Indicator is the bar beneath the roll pointer. The indicator
moves with the roll pointer and moves laterally away from the pointer to
indicate lateral acceleration. Slip/skid is indicated by the location of the bar
relative to the pointer. One bar displacement (as shown below) is equal to one
ball displacement on a traditional Slip/Skid Indicator.
Roll Pointer
Roll Scale Zero
Slip/Skid Indicator
Figure 2-10 Slip/Skid Indication
The Slip/Skid Indicator / Roll Pointer combination and the Roll Scale Zero are
set by the installer to reflect either a Ground Pointer or a Sky Pointer. In Ground
Pointer mode, the Roll Scale and Roll Scale Zero Pointer remain stationary
relative to the artificial horizon while the aircraft is banking. In Sky Pointer
mode, the Roll Scale and Roll Scale Zero Pointer remain stationary relative to the
sides of the PFD while the aircraft is banking.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
The horizon line is part of the pitch scale. Above and below the horizon line,
major pitch marks and numeric labels are shown for every 10°, up to 80°. Minor
pitch marks are shown for intervening 5° increments, up to 25° below and 45°
above the horizon line. Between 20° below to 20° above the horizon line, minor
pitch marks occur every 2.5°.
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Figure 2-11 Ground Pointer
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Figure 2-12 Sky Pointer
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Extreme Attitude
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Extreme attitude is defined as a roll greater than 65° left or right, 30° pitch up,
or 20° pitch down. Red chevrons are displayed at greater than 50° pitch up and
30° pitch down. The PFD will “declutter” when the aircraft enters an extreme
attitude. Only the primary functions will be displayed in these situations. The
following information is removed from the PFD (and corresponding soft keys
are disabled) when the aircraft is in an unusual attitude:
• PFD Knob Mode Annunciations
• Ground Speed, True Airspeed, and Airspeed Units
• Selected Altitude, Barometer Settings, and Selected Vertical Speed
• Vertical Course Deviation Indicator
• Traffic and Terrain Annunciations
• Flight Director Command Bars
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 2-13 Extreme Pitch Indication
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
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Appendix B
Index
Figure 2-14 Extreme Pitch Indication
Figure 2-15 Extreme Pitch Indication
Nose Down
Nose Up
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
2.4Altimeter
The Altitude Trend Vector is a vertical, magenta line, extending up or down
on the left side of the Altitude scale. The end of the trend vector corresponds to
the predicted altitude in 6 seconds if the current vertical speed is maintained.
The altitude bug is displayed at the selected altitude bug setting. A portion of
the altitude bug will be displayed at the top or the bottom of the altitude tape if
the selected altitude bug is off of the tape.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
The altimeter displays the current altitude, altitude trend, altitude bug setting,
altitude bug, and the current BARO setting.
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 2-16 Extreme Roll Indication with Display Declutter
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Selected
Altitude
Foreword
Selected
Altitude
Bug
Sec 1
System
Altitude
Trend
Vector
Current
Altitude
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Barometric
Setting
Figure 2-17 Altimeter
Setting the Altitude Bug/Altitude Alerting
Within 200 ft
Deviation of ±200 ft
Appendix B
Index
Figure 2-18 Altitude Alerting Visual Annunciations
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Appendix A
Within 1000 ft
Sec 8
Glossary
• After reaching the Selected Altitude, if the pilot flies outside the deviation
band (beyond ±200 feet of the Selected Altitude), the Selected Altitude
changes to yellow text on a black background, flashes for 5 seconds, and an
aural tone is generated.
Sec 7
Symbols
• When the aircraft passes within 200 feet of the Selected Altitude, the Selected
Altitude changes to light blue text on a black background and flashes for 5
seconds and an aural tone is generated.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
• Upon passing through 1000 feet of the Selected Altitude, the Selected
Altitude (shown above the Altimeter) changes to black text on a light blue
background, flashes for 5 seconds.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
The Altitude Alerting function provides the pilot with visual and aural
alerts (if interfaced to an audio panel) when approaching the Selected Altitude.
Whenever the Selected Altitude is changed, the Altitude Alerter is reset. The
Altitude Alerter is independent of any autopilot installed in the aircraft. The
following occur when approaching the Selected Altitude:
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
2.4.1
2-9
Sec 1
System
Foreword
2.4.2
Changing Barometric Setting
The Barometric Setting affects the altitude values shown on the unit.
Barometric pressure units may be displayed as either inches (in) or hectopascals
(hpa). See System Display Units in Section 3 for more detail.
1) Press the BARO key to activate Baro mode.
2) Turn the PFD knob to increase or decrease the altimeter setting.
3) Press the PFD knob while in Baro mode to select Standard Pressure
(29.92 in).
2.5Vertical Speed (V/S) Indicator
Vertical speed data is presented on the bottom left of the PFD. A Vertical
Speed bug and a bug setting are also available.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Or
Current Vertical Speed
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Vertical Speed Bug
Vertical Speed Bug Setting
Figure 2-19 Vertical Speed (V/S) Tape
The Vertical Speed Indicator displays the aircraft vertical speed using a nonmoving tape. The tape can be scaled at ±2000, ±3000, or ±4000 fpm as set by
the installer. Major gradations are every 1000 fpm and minor gradations every
500 fpm. The current vertical speed is displayed in the pointer along the tape.
Digits appear in the pointer when the climb or descent rate is greater than 100
fpm. If the rate of ascent/descent exceeds the vertical speed displayed on the
tape, the pointer appears at the corresponding edge of the tape and the rate
appears inside the pointer. The Vertical Speed Indicator range determines the
airspseed tape range.
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Airspeed Tape Range
60 kts
70 kts
80 kts
Foreword
VSI (set by installer)
±2000 fpm
±3000 fpm
±4000 fpm
Sec 1
System
Table 2-1 Vertical Speed Settings
Sec 2
PFD
Setting the Vertical Speed Indicator Bug
1. Press the V/S key to activate Vertical Speed mode.
2. Turn the PFD knob to change the Vertical Speed Bug.
Sec 3
MFD
3. Press the center of the PFD knob to set the Vertical Speed value to the current
vertical speed.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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The Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) displays a rotating compass card in
a heading-up orientation. Letters indicate the cardinal points and numeric labels
occur every 30°. Major tick marks are at 10˚ intervals and minor tick marks at
5° intervals. A digital reading of the current heading appears on top of the HSI,
and the current ground track is represented on the HSI by a magenta diamond.
The HSI also presents turn rate, course deviation, bearing, and navigation
source information. The “MSG” annunciation will be shown in the HSI when
an unacknowledged message is present on the navigator. When the message is
acknowledged, the “MSG” annunciation will clear.
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Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
2.6Horizontal Situational Indicator
14
15
1
12
Sec 5
Additional
Features
2
3
11
4
10
5
9
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
6
7
8
Turn Rate Indicator
9
Lateral Deviation Scale
2
Course Pointer
10
GPS Level of Service
3
Heading Bug
11
To/From Indicator
4
Navigation Source
12
Current Track Indicator
Appendix A
5
Aircraft Symbol
6
7
Course Deviation Indicator
(CDI)
Rotating Compass Card
Turn Rate/Heading
Trend Vector
14 Current Heading
8
OBS Mode Active
Sec 8
Glossary
1
Appendix B
Index
Sec 7
Symbols
16
13
15
Lubber Line
16
MSG (Message) on Navigator
Figure 2-20 Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI)
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Current Heading
New Heading Bug Setting
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Heading Bug
Sec 3
MFD
The Selected Heading is shown to the upper left of the HSI for 3 seconds
after being adjusted. The light blue bug on the compass rose corresponds to the
Selected Heading.
Sec 2
PFD
Setting the Heading Bug
Sec 1
System
2.6.1
Foreword
The 360° HSI contains a Course Deviation Indicator (CDI), with a Course
Pointer, To/From Indicator, and a sliding deviation bar and scale. The course
pointer is a single line arrow (GPS1, VOR1, and LOC1) or a double line arrow
(GPS2, VOR2, and LOC2) which points in the direction of the set course. “LOC”
will automatically be displayed if a localizer frequency is tuned. The To/From
arrow rotates with the course pointer and is displayed when the active NAVAID
is received.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 2-21 Heading Bug Setting
1) Press the HDG key to activate HDG mode.
2) Turn the PFD knob to change the Heading Bug.
Sec 7
Symbols
3) Press the PFD knob in HDG mode to set the Heading Bug to the current
heading.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Or
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Additional
Features
Turn Rate indication.
Arrowhead shown for a
Turn Rate > 4 deg/sec
Standard Turn Rate
Heading Bug
Lubber Line
½ Standard
Turn Rate
Current Track Indicator
Figure 2-22 Turn Rate Indicator and Trend Vector
2.7 Course Deviation Indicator
The Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) moves left or right from the course
pointer along a lateral deviation scale to display aircraft position relative to the
course. If the course deviation data is not valid, the CDI is not displayed.
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Turn Rate Indicator
The Turn Rate Indicator is located directly above the rotating compass card.
Tick marks to the left and right of the lubber line denote half-standard and
standard turn rates. A magenta Turn Rate Trend Vector shows the current turn
rate. The end of the trend vector gives the heading predicted in 6 seconds,
based on the present turn rate. A standard-rate turn is shown on the indicator
by the trend vector stopping at the standard turn rate tick mark, corresponding
to a predicted heading of 18° from the current heading. At rates greater than 4
deg/sec, an arrowhead appears at the end of the magenta trend vector and the
prediction is no longer valid.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
2.6.2
Sec 8
Glossary
360º HSI
GPS Level
of Service
Appendix A
Navigation
Source
Scale
Appendix B
Index
Crosstrack
Error
CDI
Figure 2-23 Course Deviation Indicator
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PFD
Sec 3
MFD
The CDI can display two sources of navigation: GPS or NAV (VOR, and LOC).
Color indicates the current navigation source: magenta (for GPS) or green (for
VOR and LOC). The full scale limits for the CDI are defined by a GPS-derived
distance when coupled to GPS. When coupled to a VOR or localizer (LOC), the
CDI has the same angular limits as a mechanical CDI. If the CDI exceeds the
maximum deviation on the scale (two dots) while coupled to GPS, the crosstrack
error (XTK) is displayed below the white aircraft symbol.
Sec 1
System
Changing CDI Sources
Foreword
2.7.1
NOTE: The ILS Localizer and Glideslope deviation indicators will indicate
full scale deflection for the GNS 480 navigator at the second dot. The GNS
400W/500W series navigators will indicate full scale deflection at the edge
of the display.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure 2-24 Navigation Sources
3) Verify the navigation source by the indication on the HSI and in the upper left
corner of the PFD.
NOTE: The selected navigator is the active navigator for all PFD and MFD
operations, except for the supplemental bearing pointers.
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Index
Appendix A
2) Press 1-2 key to toggle the 1 and 2 navigators of the GPS or VOR/LOC
sources.
Sec 8
Glossary
1) Press the CDI soft key to toggle between GPS and VOR/LOC source type.
Changing CDI Course
The Selected Course is shown to the upper right of the HSI for 3 seconds
after being adjusted.
New Course Setting
Sec 1
System
Foreword
2.7.2
1) Press the CRS key to activate Course mode.
2) Turn the PFD knob to change the Course values.
Or
3) Press the PFD knob to set a Course that will center the CDI to the VOR station
or waypoint if in GPS OBS mode.
2.7.3
Vertical Deviation Indicator (VDI)
The Vertical Deviation (Glideslope) Indicator (VDI) appears to the left of
the VSI whenever an ILS frequency is tuned in the active NAV field. A green
diamond acts as the VDI Indicator, like a glideslope needle on a conventional
indicator. If a localizer frequency is tuned and there is no glideslope signal, “NO
GS” is annunciated. The glideslope on an ILS approach is only shown if the
current heading is within 90° of the selected course. This prevents the glideslope
from being displayed during localizer backcourse approaches.
Vertical Deviation Source
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Figure 2-25 Course Setting
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Vertical Deviation Indicator
Figure 2-26 Vertical Deviation Indicator (ILS Source)
The vertical deviation is similar to the glideslope for GPS approaches
supporting WAAS vertical guidance (LNAV+V, L/VNAV, LPV) and is generated
by the system to reduce pilot workload during approach. When an approach of
this type is loaded into the flight plan and GPS is the selected navigation source,
the Vertical Deviation Indicator appears as a magenta diamond. If the approach
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Sec 1
System
Vertical Deviation Indicator
Foreword
type downgrades to LNAV past the final approach fix (FAF), or the approach
only supports LNAV service, “NO GP” is annunciated.
Sec 2
PFD
Figure 2-27 Vertical Deviation Indicator (GPS Source)
Auto-Slewing
Sec 3
MFD
2.7.4
Sec 7
Symbols
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
For example, if NAV1 is currently selected, the pilot must:
press the CDI soft key twice: NAV1>GPS1>NAV1
or
press the 1-2 soft key twice: NAV1>NAV2>NAV1
Sec 8
Glossary
NOTE: If the NAV course pointer is displayed for the active navigator
when the approach is activated and the localizer frequency is placed in
the active window, the pilot will need to switch to another CDI source
and then back to NAV for the course pointer to Auto-Slew.
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Annun.
& Alerts
3) The CDI selection on the GDU 620 is changed to NAV course pointer for the
active navigator.
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Additional
Features
2) The appropriate frequency is in the active window in the navigator.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
The G600 system is designed to interface with GNS navigator units and also
manage up to four different CDI course pointers (GPS1, NAV1, GPS2, NAV2)
independently. The G600 will automatically slew the NAV course pointer to the
correct final approach course when a ILS, LOC, LOC BC, LDA or SDF approach
is active in the GNS navigator and the appropriate frequency is in the active
window in the navigator. The G600 will Auto-Slew the HSI course pointer for an
ILS, LOC, LOC BC, LDA or SDF approach when the steps below are completed
in the following order:
1) The desired approach is selected and activated in the navigator (this can be
verified by the approach waypoints appearing on the GDU620 MFD Nav Map
Page or FPL Page).
2-17
NOTE: For LOC BC approaches, the course pointer will slew 180 degrees
from the inbound course.
Example of activating Auto-Slewing in the G600:
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Course Pointer slewed
to 218° for the ILS
Figure 2-28 Auto-Slewing HSI with ILS Loaded and Shown with the Corresonding
Approach Plate
1) The aircraft is flying vectors to final on an active ILS approach, with the
appropriate approach in the GNS navigator.
2) The appropriate ILS frequency must be activate in the navigator.
3) Verify that the waypoints for the approach are displayed on the Nav Map Page
or the FPL Page of the MFD.
4) Upon approaching the final course, select NAV on the HSI.
NOTE: If auto CDI switching is active on the GNS unit, the GNS will force
the GNS/GDU 620 to NAV when the aircraft is close to the LOC course.
5) The CDI and course pointer will change from magenta to green and the pointer
will move, or slew, to the final approach course (or 180° from the final approach
course for LOC BC approaches).
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Sec 1
System
Course Pointer slewed to
313° for the Backcourse
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
2.8.1
Sec 5
Additional
Features
2.8 Supplemental Flight Data
Bearing Pointers
Appendix A
• Bearing source (NAV, GPS)
• Pointer icon (BRG1 = single line, BRG2 = double line)
Appendix B
Index
The bearing pointer is removed from the HSI if:
• The NAV radio is not receiving the tuned VOR station
• The NAV radio is tuned to a Localizer frequency
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Glossary
The Bearing Information windows are displayed to the lower sides of the HSI
and show:
Sec 7
Symbols
When a bearing pointer is displayed, its associated information window is
also displayed.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Two bearing pointers can be displayed on the HSI for NAV and GPS sources.
The pointers are light blue and are single- (BRG1) or double-lined (BRG2); an
icon is shown in the respective information window to indicate the pointer
type. The system must be configured for a second navigation source to show the
BRG2 selection.
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Hazard
Avoidance
Figure 2-29 Auto-Slewing HSI with Localizer Backcourse Loaded and Shown with the
Corresponding Approach Plate
2-19
Sec 1
System
Foreword
• GPS is the bearing source and an active waypoint is not selected
• ADF is selected and a signal is not received (if you have an ADF that supports
a valid flag then the bearing pointer will be removed. If your ADF system
does not include a valid flag then the bearing pointer will still be displayed,
regardless of ADF signal validity.)
Sec 2
PFD
Bearing 2 Pointer
GPS Level
of Service
Bearing 1 Pointer
Current Navigation Source
Sec 3
MFD
CDI
Bearing 1 Source
Bearing 2 Source
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Bearing 2
Bearing 1
Pointer Icon
Pointer Icon
Figure 2-30 HSI with Bearing Information
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
GPS1
GPS2
VOR1
VOR2
LOC1
LOC2
GPS Mode
GPS Advisory
Suspend
OBS
SUSP
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
MSG
LOI
CDI Source
OCN
ENR
TERM
APR
LNAV
LNAV+
LPV
LNAV/VNAV
Figure 2-31 PFD HSI Annunciations
1) Press the PFD soft key to display the navigation source keys.
2) Press the BRG 1 or BRG 2 soft keys to toggle between the available Nav
receivers of the selected source (such as: GPS, VLOC, or ADF).
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NOTE: The Bearing Line for navigation source 1 (BRG1) will be a single line.
The Bearing Line for navigation source 2 (BRG2) will be a double line.
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2.8.2
Temperature Display
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The Outside Air Temperature (OAT) is displayed in the lower left of the PFD.
The OAT can be displayed in °F or °C, which is configured in the Aux System
Setup Page. The temperature is derived from the GTP 59 Temperature Probe on
the aircraft. The displayed temperature is the Static Air Temperature reported by
the Air Data Computer. This temperature value is corrected for ram air heating
effects.
Sec 2
PFD
Figure 2-32 HSI Outside Air Temperature
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
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Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3Multi-Function Display (MFD)
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Wind Vector
Map Orientation
Foreword
The MFD displays a full-color moving map with navigation information.
Moving map information is shown on the two Navigation Map pages and the
optional three Weather (WX) pages (requires GDL 69/69A and XM weather
subscription). The Navigation Map displays aviation data (e.g., airports,
VORs, airways, airspaces), geographic data (e.g., cities, lake, highways,
borders), topographic data (map shading indicating elevation), and hazard
data (e.g., traffic, terrain, weather). The map options set for Navigation Map
page 1 are used as the default settings for the optional Weather (WX) pages.
The amount of displayed data can be reduced by selecting the DCLTR
soft key. The Navigation Map can be oriented four different ways: North
Up (NORTH UP), Track Up (TRACK UP), Desired Track Up (DTK UP), or
Heading Up (HDG UP).
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Map Scale
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Range Select
Page Group Position
Page Group
Page Label
Sec 7
Symbols
Menu
Clear
Enter
Small MFD Knob
(Select Page)
Soft Key Labels
Soft Keys
Large MFD Knob
(Select Page Group)
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Appendix A
Figure 3-1 MFD Description
The nose of the aircraft icon is placed on the Navigation Map at the location
corresponding to the calculated present position. The aircraft position and
the flight plan legs are based on information received from the currently
selected GPS navigator. The leg of the active flight plan currently being
flown is shown as a magenta line on the navigation map. The other legs are
shown in white.
Sec 8
Glossary
SD Card Slots
3.1 Functional Display Map
Turn Large MFD knob to change page groups
Map Group
Wx Group (opt)
Aux Group
FPL Group
Nav Map 1
Wx Data Link Map 1
System Setup
Active FPL
Nav Map 2
Wx Data Link Map 2
XM Info (opt)
Wpt Info
Traffic (opt)
Wx Data Link Map 3
XM Radio (opt)
Charts (opt)
Foreword
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Turn small MFD knob to select pages within a group
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
There are 28 different map ranges available, from 500 feet to 2000 NM.
The current range is indicated in the lower right corner of the map and
represents the top-to-bottom distance covered by the map. To change the
map range on any map, press the RNG keys on the right side of the bezel.
Terrain
System Status
Figure 3-2 MFD Page Groups
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3.2MFD Soft Key Map
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The soft keys available depend on the page displayed and the features
available. The soft key “Alerts” is present on the far right position in all MFD
displays.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Figure 3-3 MFD Soft Keys
Appendix B
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Map displays are used extensively in the GDU 620 to provide situational
awareness in flight. The two Navigation map pages can display the following
information:
• Airports, NAVAIDs, airspace,
• Aircraft icon (representing present
airways, land data (highways,
position)
cities, lakes, rivers, borders, etc.)
• Nav range ring
with names
• Flight plan legs
• Map Pointer information (distance
• Track vector
and bearing to pointer, location of
• Topography scale
pointer, name, and other pertinent
information)
• Topography data
• Map range
• XM NEXRAD Weather
• Wind direction and speed
• XM Lightning
• Map orientation
• XM Storm Cells
• Icons for enabled map features
Symbols used on the MFD are detailed in Section 7.
Wind Vector and Speed
Map Orientation
TFR Data Window
Procedure Turn in
Flight Plan
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3.3Navigation Map Pages
Elevation Window
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Topo Scale
Active Flight
Plan Leg
Traffic Icons
with Relative
Altitude and Trend
Indicator
Aircraft Symbol
(Present Position)
Terrain Symbol
Indicates Terrain is
Displayed
Page Name
Terrain Data Scale
Map Scale
Page Location
Figure 3-4 MFD Map Description
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3.3.1
Default Navigation Page
While on any page of the MFD, you may easily return to the first Navigation
Map page of the Map group by pressing and holding the CLR key to return
to the first page of the Map group.
Foreword
3.3.2
Sec 1
System
Editing Information
1) Press the small MFD knob to activate editing.
Sec 2
PFD
2) Turn the large MFD knob to select desired item.
3) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
4) Press ENT to accept the displayed value.
Sec 3
MFD
5) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing.
Page
Turn Small MFD knob
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Page Group
Turn Large MFD knob
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Note: Page Group and Page are shown at the bottom of the MFD.
Figure 3-5 Page Group and Page Locator
Selecting Page Options
1) Change the fields or the setup of a page by pressing the MENU key and make
the necessary adjustments with the MFD knobs.
Changing the Navigation Map Range
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Appendix A
The Range (RNG) keys on the right side of the bezel are used to change the
map display range. Pressing the
RNG key will zoom out (increasing the
displayed map range) and pressing the
RNG key will zoom in (decreasing
the displayed map range). The Map Range is shown in the lower right corner of
the MFD and represents the top-to-bottom distance covered by the map. The
map ranges available are from 500 feet to 2000 NM. When the map range is
decreased to a point that exceeds the capability of the GDU 620 to accurately
represent the map, a magnifying glass icon is shown to the left of the map
range.
Sec 8
Glossary
3.3.4
Sec 7
Symbols
2) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. Press the small MFD knob to cancel
selection or to end editing.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
3.3.3
Map Range
Figure 3-6 Map Range
3.3.5
Decluttering Map Pages
The Map Declutter feature allows the pilot to progressively step through
four levels of decluttering to remove map information. The declutter level is
displayed in the DCLTR soft key.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Map Range Overzoom Icon
Sec 3
MFD
2) While viewing Navigation Map 1 or 2, press the DCLTR soft key. Each successive
press of the DCLTR soft key will toggle through the declutter levels. Features
marked with a • are shown at the indicated Declutter Level.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
1) There are four levels of decluttering. DCLTR (0) shows the most detail. DCLTR-3
removes the most detail.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Figure 3-7 Map Declutter Soft Key
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0
Airways
1
2
3
0
1
2
•
Class D Airspace
•
•
River/Lake Names
•
Tower
•
•
Land/Country Text
•
TRSA
•
•
Large City
•
ADIZ
•
•
Medium City
•
Alert Areas
•
•
Small City
•
Caution Areas
•
•
Small Town
•
Danger Areas
•
•
Freeways
•
Warning Areas
•
•
Highways
•
Large Airports
•
•
•
Roads
•
Medium Airports
•
•
•
Railroads
•
Prohibited Areas
•
•
•
Political Boundaries
•
MOAs
•
•
•
User Waypoints
•
•
Runway Labels
•
•
•
Lat/Lon Grids
•
•
Lightning Strike Data
•
•
•
3
Sec 1
System
Feature
Foreword
Feature
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
•
•
NEXRAD Data
•
•
•
•
•
Traffic Symbols
•
•
•
Intersections
•
•
Traffic Labels
•
•
•
Class B Airspace
•
•
Water Detail
•
•
•
•
Class C Airspace
•
•
Active FPL Legs
•
•
•
•
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
VORs
NDBs
Table 3-1 Features Shown at Each Decluttering Level
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
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The Panning Map Page function allows you to move the map beyond its
current limits without adjusting the map scale and to examine information at
the pointer location. When you select the panning function — by pressing the
small MFD knob — a target pointer flashes on the map display. A window also
appears at the top of the map display showing the latitude/longitude position of
the pointer, the ETE from your present position to the pointer, elevation at the
pointer, and bearing and distance to the pointer from your present position.
ETE from present position
to tip of pointer
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3.3.6 Panning
Elevation at Pointer
Lat/Lon at Pointer
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Information is related
to the tip of the pointer
Appendix B
Index
Present Position
Figure 3-8 Navigation Map Pointer Location Information
1) While viewing a Map or Chart page, press the small MFD knob. A flashing
pointer will appear in the center of the map page. The measured information is
referenced to the tip of the arrow.
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Map Pointer
Figure 3-9 Navigation Map Initial Pointer Location
2) Turn the large MFD knob to move the cursor horizontally. Turn the small MFD
knob to move the cursor vertically.
3) Press the small MFD knob again to cancel panning. The map view will return to
the normal view with your present position centered on the map.
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3.3.7
Selecting Items on the Map
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
When the target pointer is placed on an object, the name of that object is
highlighted (even if the name wasn’t originally displayed on the map). This
feature applies to airports, NAVAIDs, user-created waypoints, roads, lakes,
rivers — just about everything displayed on the map except route lines. When
an airport, NAVAID, or user waypoint is selected on the map display, you can
review information about the item.
1) While viewing the Navigation Map pages of the Map page group, press the
small MFD knob to activate panning.
2) Move the cursor with the small and large MFD knobs to highlight a feature.
4) Press the WX soft key (if available) to view TAF and METAR information.
5) Press the small MFD knob again to return to panning.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
3) Press the INFO soft key (if available) to view more information about the
highlighted feature.
Sec 3
MFD
2) Press ENT to display information about the highlighted feature.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
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Appendix B
Index
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Measuring Distances
The “Measure Bearing/Distance” function provides a quick and easy method
to determine the bearing and distance between any two points on the Navigation
Map.
1) While viewing Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press MENU.
2) Turn the large or small MFD knobs to highlight “Measure Bearing/
Distance “and then press ENT.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3.3.8
3) Your present position will be marked as the starting reference point. To choose a
different starting reference point, turn the large or small MFD knobs to desired
point and press ENT.
Figure 3-11 Measure Distance Starting Reference Point
4) Turn the large or small MFD knobs to move the cursor to a reference point. The
distance and bearing is displayed at the top of the display.
Distance and Bearing Between Start and End Points
Ending Reference
Point position
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Figure 3-10 Navigation Map Measure Distance Function
Appendix A
Ending Reference Point
Appendix B
Index
Starting Reference Point
Figure 3-12 Bearing/Distance Measurement
5) Press the small MFD knob to stop measuring.
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3.3.2
Customizing Navigation Map Pages
Sec 2
PFD
Map Setup
Sec 1
System
3.3.3
Foreword
The Navigation Map pages are customized by selecting options from the Page
Menu. The Page Menu options include choices for Map Setup and Measure
Bearing/Distance. The Map Setup choice covers selections for Map, Weather,
Traffic, and Aviation depending on the installed equipment of a given aircraft.
The Measure Bearing/Distance selection allows you to determine the Bearing,
Distance, and Lat/Lon position for points selected on the Navigation Map page.
Sec 3
MFD
The Map Setup selection from the Page Menu allows you to customize the
displayed items.
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 pages of the Map page group, press
the MENU key to display the Navigation Map Page Menu.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 3-13 Navigation Map Page Menu
Sec 7
Symbols
3) Use the large and small MFD knobs to select the Group and press ENT to
allow editing of the selected group. The groups shown depend on the features
available for equipment installed in your aircraft.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
2) With the cursor flashing on the “Map Setup” option. Press the ENT key to
display Map Setup Menu.
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Figure 3-14 Navigation Map Page Menu Map Group Selection
4) Press the small MFD knob to return to the Navigation Map Page.
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Menu
Item
Adjustment
Menu
Item
Adjustment
Orientation
Direction
NEXRD
Viewing
Range
Off/Range
Off/Modes
Safe Taxi
Viewing
Range
Off/Range
North Up
At
Off/Range
NEXRD
Cell Mov
Off/Range
Rwy
Extension
Range
Off/Range
Auto Zoom
On/Off
XM Ltng
Off/Range
INT/NDB
Viewing
Range *
Off/Range
Land Data
On/Off
VOR
Viewing
Range*
Off/Range
Track Vector
Length
Off/Time
Class B/
TMA *
Off/Range
Wind
Vector
On/Off
Class C/
TCA *
Off/Range
Nav Range
Ring
On/Off
Class D *
Off/Range
Topo Data
On/Off
Restricted*
Off/Range
Topo Scale
On/Off
MOA
(Military)*
Off/Range
Terrain
Data
On/Off
Other/
ADIZ *
Off/Range
Obstacle
Viewing
Range
Off/Range
TFR *
Off/Range
Lat/Lon
Viewing
Range
Off/Range
Airways
Off/Modes
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Adjustment
Adjustment Menu
Item
Aviation Group
Sec 3
MFD
Menu
Item
Traffic Group
(optional)
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Weather Group
(optional)
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Foreword
Map Group
Traffic
Appendix A
* - shown if the Aviation database is current.
Appendix B
Index
Table 3-2 Navigation Map Page Menu Selections
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3.3.3.1
Map Feature Options
Foreword
Choose the options to determine the values for display on each Navigation
Map. The options you save will be retained until changed.
Map Orientation
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
The Orientation option sets the orientation of the Navigation Map.
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press the
MENU key. With “Map Setup” highlighted, press ENT. With the Map Group
active, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Orientation” option.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 3-15 Navigation Map Orientation
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Sec 1
System
Foreword
North Up At
The North Up At option allows you to select the map range where the Map
Orientation will automatically change to North Up.
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press the
MENU key. With “Map Setup” highlighted, press ENT. With the Map Group
active, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “North Up At” option.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
Figure 3-16 Navigation Map “North Up At” Orientation Range Selection
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
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Auto Zoom
Foreword
Sec 1
System
With a valid flight plan, the Auto Zoom feature will automatically change
the Navigation Map range depending on the distance to the next waypoint in
the flight plan. If enabled, it will also automatically zoom to the SafeTaxi zoom
range when the aircraft transitions from “in air” to “on ground.” Auto Zoom can
be overridden at any time by manually zooming with the RNG keys or enabling
OBS mode. Auto Zoom is re-enabled once one of the following conditions is
met:
Sec 2
PFD
1) a waypoint is sequenced,
2) the aircraft transitions from “on ground” to “in air,”
Or
5) OBS mode is turned off.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select On or Off.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press the
MENU key. With “Map Setup” highlighted, press ENT. With the Map Group
active, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Auto Zoom” option.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
4) Auto Zoom is toggled of and back on in the Navigation Map Setup page,
Sec 3
MFD
3) a point is reached where the Auto Zoom range matches the manual
override range (known as auto-sync),
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
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3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Appendix A
Figure 3-17 Navigation Map Auto Zoom
The Land Data option selects whether detailed land features, such as rivers,
roads, cities, are displayed. Topo features, traffic, terrain, and obstacles will still
be displayed, even with Land Data turned off.
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press the
MENU key. With “Map Setup” highlighted, press ENT. With the Map Group
active, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Land Data” option.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select On or Off.
Figure 3-18 Navigation Map Land Data
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Land Data
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Track Vector Length
Foreword
When turned on, the Track Vector Length option will show a dashed line
and arrow extending from the aircraft icon illustrating the current Track and the
distance the aircraft will travel in the selected time.
Sec 1
System
Track Vector
Sec 2
PFD
Aircraft Present Position
Figure 3-19 Navigation Map Track Vector
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select the Track Vector Length time value or Off.
Sec 3
MFD
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press the
MENU key. With “Map Setup” highlighted, press ENT. With the Map Group
active, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Track Vector Length”
option.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
3) Press ENT to accept the highlighted value. The next option will be highlighted.
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Index
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix A
Figure 3-20 Navigation Map Track Vector Length Selection
Foreword
Wind Vector
The Wind Vector option when turned on will show a box in the top right
corner of the MFD showing the wind direction and speed.
Wind Speed
Figure 3-21 Navigation Map Wind Vector Display
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press the
MENU key. With “Map Setup” highlighted, press ENT. With the Map Group
active, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Wind Vector” option.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select the On or Off.
Figure 3-22 Navigation Map Wind Vector Selection
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Wind Direction
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Nav Range Ring
Foreword
When turned on, the Nav Range Ring option will show a ring with a compass
rose around your present position on the Navigation Map. The relative size
shown on the map will remain the same (25% of the map range).
Sec 1
System
Range Ring Radius
Sec 2
PFD
Range Ring with Compass Rose
Sec 3
MFD
Figure 3-23 Navigation Map Range Ring
Sec 5
Additional
Features
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select On or Off.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press the
MENU key. With “Map Setup” highlighted, press ENT. With the Map Group
active, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Nav Range Ring” option.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
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Index
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix A
Figure 3-24 Navigation Map Range Ring Selection
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Topo Data
The Topo Data option selects whether the colored topographical features is
displayed. Traffic, Land Data, Terrain, and Obstacles will still be displayed even
with Topo Data turned off. Topo data and NEXRAD may not be displayed at the
same time. Turning on either Topo data or NEXRAD will automatically turn off
the other one. Turning off either Topo data or NEXRAD will not automatically
turn the other one back on.
Topo Data On
Figure 3-25 Navigation Map Topo Data
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press the
MENU key. With “Map Setup” highlighted, press ENT. With the Map Group
active, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Topo Data” option.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select On or Off.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Topo Data Off
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Figure 3-26 Navigation Map Topo Data Selection
Sec 5
Additional
Features
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Minimum/Maximum
Range of Topography
Displayed on the Map
Sky Indication
Range of Topography
Displayed on the Map
Current Aircraft Altitude
Current Ground Level Indication
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Topo Scale
The Topo Scale option selects whether the elevation scale for topographical
features on the Navigation Map is displayed. The scale will be located on the
right side of the display.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select On or Off.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press the
MENU key. With “Map Setup” highlighted, press ENT. With the Map Group
active, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Topo Scale” option.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 3-27 Navigation Map Topo Scale
Figure 3-28 Navigation Map Topo Scale Selection
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3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Terrain Data Off
Sec 2
PFD
The Terrain Data option selects whether Terrain Data and the Terrain Elevation
Scale is shown on the Navigation Map. The Terrain Data scale will be located
on the right side of the display. The Terrain Data Icon
will be shown when
Terrain has been selected.
Sec 1
System
Terrain Data
Foreword
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Terrain Data On
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Terrain Data
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select On or Off.
Sec 7
Symbols
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press the
MENU key. With “Map Setup” highlighted, press ENT. With the Map Group
active, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Terrain Data” option.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 3-29 Navigation Map Terrain Data
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Terrain Elevation Scale
Terrain Data Icon
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 3-30 Navigation Map Topo Data Selection
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Obstacle Data Viewing Range
Unlighted Obstacle
(Height is greater
than 1000 ft AGL)
Lighted Obstacle
(Height is greater than
1000 ft AGL)
Sec 3
MFD
Figure 3-31 Navigation Map Obstacle Icons
Sec 2
PFD
Lighted Obstacle
(Height is less
than 1000 ft AGL)
Sec 1
System
Unlighted Obstacle
(Height is less than
1000 ft AGL)
Foreword
The Obstacle Data Viewing Range option selects whether the Obstacle Data
is shown on the Navigation Map and the map range where below that value
obstacles will be shown. Map ranges above this value will not show the Obstacle
Data.
Potential Impact Point
Projected Flight Path
Unlighted Obstacle
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
100 ft Threshold
Terrain above or
within 100 ft
below the aircraft
altitude (Red)
1000 ft
Terrain more than 1000 ft below the aircraft altitude (Black)
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 3-32 TERRAIN Altitude/Color Correlation
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Terrain between 100 ft and 1000 ft below the
aircraft altitude (Yellow)
Sec 7
Symbols
Obstacles Within
1000 feet of Aircraft
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Obstacles Within 100 feet
of Aircraft or Above
Appendix B
Index
Figure 3-33 Navigation Map Obstacle Data
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2) Turn the small MFD knob to select the viewing range or Off.
Figure 3-34 Navigation Map Obstacle Data Selection
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press the
MENU key. With “Map Setup” highlighted, press ENT. With the Map Group
active, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Obstacle Data” option.
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Lat/Lon Viewing Range
The Lat/Lon Viewing Range option allows you to select the map range where
below that value Lat/Lon lines will be shown on the MFD. Map ranges above
the selected value will not show the Lat/Lon lines. When Off is selected, Lat/Lon
lines will not be shown.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 3-35 Navigation Map Lat/Lon Selection
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Lat/Lon Reference Information
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
Figure 3-36 Navigation Map Lat/Lon Information
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
3.3.3.2
Weather Feature Options (Optional)
The Weather group selection from the Map Setup Page Menu allows you to
customize the NEXRAD Viewing Range, NEXRAD Cell Movement, and Lightning
Viewing range. Weather is an optional feature that requires a GDL 69/69A and
an XM Weather subscription.
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 page of the Map page group, press
the MENU key to display the Navigation Map Page Menu.
Figure 3-37 Navigation Map Page Menu
2) With the cursor flashing on the “Map Setup” option, press the ENT key to
display Map Setup Menu.
3) Use the large and small MFD knobs to select the Weather Group and press
ENT to allow editing of the selected group. The groups shown depend on the
features available for equipment installed in your aircraft.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
1) While viewing the Navigation Map 1 or 2 of the Map page group, press the
MENU key. With “Map Setup” highlighted, press ENT. With the Map Group
active, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Lat/Lon” option.
Figure 3-38 Navigation Map Page Menu Weather Group Selection
4) Press the small MFD knob to return to the Navigation Map Page.
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NEXRAD Viewing Range
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
The NEXRAD Viewing Range option allows you to select the map range
where below that value NEXRAD weather products will be shown on the MFD.
When Off is selected, NEXRAD weather will not be shown. Map ranges above
the selected value will not show the NEXRAD weather products.
Topo data and NEXRAD may not be displayed at the same time. Turning on
either Topo data or NEXRAD will automatically turn off the other one. Turning
off either Topo data or NEXRAD will not automatically turn the other one back
on.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Weather Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “NEXRAD Viewing Range” option.
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 8
Glossary
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 7
Symbols
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 3-39 NEXRAD Viewing Range Selection
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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The NEXRAD Cell Movement option allows you to select the map range
where below that value NEXRAD Cell Movement will appear on the MFD. Map
ranges above the selected value will not show NEXRAD Cell Movement. When
Off is selected, NEXRAD Cell Movement will not be shown.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
NEXRAD Cell Movement
Figure 3-40 NEXRAD Cell Movement Selection
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Weather Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “NEXRAD Cell Movement” option.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to turn the function on or off.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
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Lightning Viewing Range
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The Lightning Viewing Range option allows you to select the map range
where below that value Lightning weather products will be shown on the MFD.
Map ranges above the selected value will not show Lightning weather products.
When Off is selected, Lightning weather will not be shown.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 3-41 Lightning Viewing Range Selection
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 7
Symbols
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Weather Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Lightning Viewing Range” option.
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Traffic Feature Options (Optional)
The Traffic group selection from the Map Setup Page Menu allows you to
customize the display of traffic on the Navigation Map. The Traffic function
requires the installation of the appropriate traffic device. TIS and TAS cannot be
displayed at the same time. If the aircraft has a TAS unit installed, the GDU 620
will be configured for TAS. If no TAS unit is installed and a GTX transponder is
installed then the GDU 620 will be configured for TAS. A pilot can tell which
data is being displayed by the label in the top left corner (TAS OPERATING vs
TIS OPERATING). TIS data comes from a GTX transponder. Coverage is limited
to specific areas as shown in the AIM. TAS data comes from a TAS unit such as a
Skywatch 497, KTA 810, or other unit. Coverage follows the airplane.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3.3.3.3
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Traffic Selection
Off
All Traffic
TA/PA
TA Only
Display Result
No traffic displayed
All types of traffic displayed
Traffic Alerts and Proximity Alerts displayed
Traffic Alerts Only displayed
Figure 3-42 Navigation Map Page Menu Traffic Group Selection
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Traffic Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Traffic” options.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Table 3-3 Navigation Map Traffic Display Options
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Figure 3-43 Navigation Map Page Menu Traffic Options
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
Sec 3
MFD
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
3.3.3.4 Aviation Feature Options
The Aviation group selection from the Map Setup Page Menu allows you to
customize the display of SafeTaxi information, Runway Extensions, Intersection/
NDB locations, VOR locations, and TFR icons on the Navigation Map.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure 3-44 Navigation Map Page Menu Aviation Group Selection
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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The SafeTaxi viewing range option allows you to select the map range where
below that value SafeTaxi information will be shown on the MFD. Map ranges
above the selected value will not show SafeTaxi. When Off is selected, SafeTaxi
information will not be shown.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
SafeTaxi
Figure 3-45 Navigation Map Safe Taxi Range Selection
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Aviation Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “SafeTaxi Range” option.
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
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Runway Extension Range
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The Runway Extension Range option allows you to select the range at and
below that Runway Extensions will be shown from the destination airport
runway. Map ranges above the selected value will not show Runway Extensions.
When Off is selected, Runway Extensions will be shown.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Aviation Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Runway Extension” option.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 3-46 Navigation Map Runway Extension Selection
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 7
Symbols
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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The INT/NDB viewing range option allows you to select the map range
where below that value Intersection and NDB information will be shown on the
MFD. Map ranges above the selected value will not show Intersection and NDB
information. When Off is selected, the information will not be shown.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
INT/NDB Viewing Range
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Aviation Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “INT/NDB” option.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 3-47 Navigation Map INT/NDB Viewing Range Selection
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VOR Viewing Range
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The VOR viewing range option allows you to select the map range and below
where VOR information will appear on the MFD. Map ranges above the selected
value will not show VOR information. When Off is selected, the information will
not be shown.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 7
Symbols
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Aviation Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “VOR Viewing Range” option.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 3-48 Navigation Map VOR Viewing Range Selection
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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The Class B/TMA airspace viewing range option allows you to select the map
range and below where Class B/TMA airspace information will appear on the
MFD. Map ranges above the selected value will not show Class B/TMA airspace
information. When Off is selected, the information will not be shown.
Figure 3-49 Navigation Map Class B/TMA Viewing Range Selection
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Aviation Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Class B/TMA Viewing Range”
option.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Class B/TMA Airspace Viewing Range
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Class C/TCA Airspace Viewing Range
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The Class C/TCA airspace viewing range option allows you to select the map
range and below where Class C/TCA airspace information will appear on the
MFD. Map ranges above the selected value will not show Class C/TCA airspace
information. When Off is selected, the information will not be shown.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 3-50 Navigation Map Class C/TCA Viewing Range Selection
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Aviation Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Class C/TCA Viewing Range”
option.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
Sec 7
Symbols
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 8
Glossary
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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The Class D airspace viewing range option allows you to select the map range
and below where Class D airspace information will appear on the MFD. Map
ranges above the selected value will not show Class D airspace information.
When Off is selected, the information will not be shown.
Figure 3-51 Navigation Map Class D Viewing Range Selection
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Aviation Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Class D Viewing Range” option.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Class D Airspace Viewing Range
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Restricted Airspace Viewing Range
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The Restricted airspace viewing range option allows you to select the map
range and below where Restricted airspace information will appear on the
MFD. Map ranges above the selected value will not show Restricted airspace
information. When Off is selected, the information will not be shown.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 3-52 Navigation Map Restricted Airspace Viewing Range Selection
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 8
Glossary
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 7
Symbols
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Aviation Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Restricted Viewing Range” option.
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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The MOA (Military) viewing range option allows you to select the map range
and below where MOA (Military) information will appear on the MFD. Map
ranges above the selected value will not show MOA airspace information. When
Off is selected, the information will not be shown.
Figure 3-53 Navigation Map MOA (Military) Viewing Range Selection
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Aviation Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “MOA (Military) Viewing Range”
option.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
MOA (Military) Viewing Range
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Other/ADIZ Airspace Viewing Range
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The Other/ADIZ airspace viewing range option allows you to select the map
range and below where Other/ADIZ airspace information will appear on the
MFD. Map ranges above the selected value will not show Other/ADIZ airspace
information. When Off is selected, the information will not be shown.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 3-54 Navigation Map Other/ADIZ Viewing Range Selection
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Appendix A
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 8
Glossary
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
Sec 7
Symbols
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Aviation Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Other/ADIZ Viewing Range” option.
Appendix B
Index
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3-43
The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) viewing range option allows you to
select the map range where below that value TFR information will be shown on
the MFD. Map ranges above the selected value will not show TFR information.
When Off is selected, the information will not be shown.
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
TFR Viewing Range
Figure 3-55 Navigation Map TFR Viewing Range Selection
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Aviation Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “TFR” option.
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to another option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
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Airways
Foreword
The Airways option allows you to select the airways that will appear on the
MFD. Map ranges above the selected value will not show Airways. When Off is
selected, airways will not be shown.
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 3-56 Airways Selection
2) Turn the small MFD knob to change the highlighted value.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 8
Glossary
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 7
Symbols
1) While viewing the Navigation Map Setup page and the Aviation Group active,
turn the large MFD knob to highlight the “Airways” option.
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3.4Aux Mode Pages
The Aux mode provides pages for System Setup, XM Information (if installed),
and system Status.
3.4.1
System Settings
G600 system settings are managed from the Aux Mode System Setup Page.
The following settings can be changed:
• Display Brightness (Mode and Level)
• Airspeeds (Glide, VR, VX, and VY)
Sec 3
MFD
• Dual Unit Synchronization (CDI and Baro)
• Date/Time (Date, Time, Time Format, and Time Offset)
•System Display Units (Navigation Angle Reference, Pressure Units, and
Temperature Units)
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
• MFD Display Units (Distance/Speed and Altitude/Vertical Speed)
Figure 3-57 Aux Mode System Setup Page
The default values set by the installer during installation are restored by using
the Page Menu options. The “Restore Unit Defaults” selection restores all default
settings. Pressing the DFLT UNIT soft key will also restore the Default Unit
settings. The “Restore Airspeed Defaults” selection restores only the Airspeed
Reference default settings.
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1) While viewing the Aux mode System Setup page, press the MENU key.
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Figure 3-58 Aux Mode System Setup Page Menu
3.4.1.1
Sec 2
PFD
2) Turn the large or small MFD knobs to highlight the desired selection and then
press ENT.
Display Brightness
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
2) The Level will be highlighted. Turn the small MFD knob to select the Display
Brightness Level and then press ENT.
Sec 3
MFD
Display brightness mode may be set to manual or automatic. The automatic
mode will set the display brightness based on the ambient light. The manual
mode allows the setting of display brightness between 0 and 100%.
1) Turn the large MFD knob to reach the AUX page group. Press the small MFD
knob to activate the cursor.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
3) If the Level was changed, Manual will be selected. Press the cursor to save the
settings. If you press ENT the Mode setting will be highlighted.
Sec 8
Glossary
4) With the Mode value highlighted, turn the small MFD knob to select Auto or
Manual and then press ENT.
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure 3-59 Aux Mode Display Brightness Level Selection
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
Figure 3-60 Aux Mode Display Brightness Mode Selection
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
3.4.1.2 Airspeed Reference Marks
The Best Glide, Vr, Vx, and Vy airspeed reference marks for the PFD are
adjusted with this function. A marker will appear on the PFD Airspeed tape at
the selected speed when the value is set to “On.” Default reference airspeeds
are set during installation. When power is recycled, the values you set will be
retained.
1) While viewing the System Setup page of the AUX page group, press the small
MFD knob to activate the cursor. Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the
desired Airspeeds value.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select the value and press ENT.
3) The On/Off setting will now be highlighted. Turn the small MFD knob to select
On or Off and press ENT. The next value will be highlighted.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure 3-61 Airspeed References shown on PFD when activated
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PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Crossfill synchronization for CDI and Baro Corrections are selected in Aux
mode.
1) While viewing the first page of the AUX page group, press the small MFD
knob and turn the large MFD knob to highlight “CDI” or “BARO” in the
“Synchronization” box in both units.
Sec 1
System
When Barometric Correction is synchronized, any changes to the Barometric
Setting on either GDU will change it on both GDUs.
Foreword
3.4.1.3 Synchronization (Dual Installations Only)
Dual GDU 620 units when connected in the aircraft may be set up to
communicate and share information by “Crossfilling” or synchronizing
information between the two units.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 3-62 Dual Unit Synchronization
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select “ON” or “OFF.”
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
3) Press ENT.
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
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Date and Time
The Date and Time options allow you to select the time to change UTC time
to local time with a time offset.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3.4.1.4
Sec 3
MFD
Figure 3-63 Time Format and Offset
Time Zone
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Atlantic
Eastern
Central
Mountain
Pacific
Alaskan
Hawaiian
Local Standard Time
Offset
-4 hours
-5 hours
-6 hours
-7 hours
-8 hours
-9 hours
-10 hours
Local Daylight Savings
Time Offset
-3 hours
-4 hours
-5 hours
-6 hours
-7 hours
-8 hours
-9 hours
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select Local 12hr, Local 24hr, or UTC and then
press ENT. When Local 12 or 24 hr mode is selected, the Time Offset value will
then be highlighted.
3) Turn the small MFD knob to select the desired offset and then press ENT.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 7
Symbols
1) While viewing the System Setup page of the AUX page group, press the small
MFD knob to activate the cursor. Turn the large MFD knob to highlight “Time
Format.”
Sec 8
Glossary
Table 3-4 U.S. Time Zone Offsets
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Figure 3-64 Date and Time Values
Sec 3
MFD
5) Press the small MFD knob to exit adjustments.
Sec 2
PFD
4) A Time Offset may be entered by using the large and small MFD knobs to
change the values. Press ENT after completing any changes.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
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MFD Display Units
The MFD Display Units options allow you to select the units of measurement
conventions displayed on the MFD. Distance and Speed selections are Imperial,
Metric, or Nautical. Altitude and Vertical speed selections are Feet or Meters.
1) While viewing the System Setup page of the AUX page group, press the small
MFD knob to activate the cursor. Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the
Distance and Speed (DIS, SPD) units of measurement.
Figure 3-65 Distance and Speed MFD Display Units
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select Imperial, Metric, or Nautical and then press
ENT. The Altitude and Vertical Speed units selection will now be highlighted.
3) Turn the small MFD knob to select Feet or Meters and then press ENT.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3.4.1.5
Figure 3-66 Altitude and Vertical Speed MFD Display Units
3.4.1.6
System Display Units
The System Display Units options allows the selection of units to display
values for Navigation Angle (Magnetic or True), Barometric Setting (inches or
Hectopascals), and Temperature (Fahrenheit or Celsius). Pressing the DFLT
UNIT soft key will restore the Default Unit settings.
1) While viewing the System Setup page of the AUX page group, press the small
MFD knob to activate the cursor. Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the
System Display Units selection titled “Nav Angle.”
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Foreword
CAUTION: The Nav Angle display units (Magnetic or True) should be set
to the same type in both the GDU 620 and GNS navigators.
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Figure 3-67 Nav Angle System Display Units
Sec 3
MFD
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select Magnetic or True and then press ENT. The
Barometric Pressure Setting value will now be highlighted.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 3-68 Barometric Setting System Display Units
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
3) Turn the small MFD knob to select the Barometric Setting units and then press
ENT. The Temperature value will now be highlighted.
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
4) Turn the small MFD knob to select the Temperature units and then press ENT.
Appendix A
Figure 3-69 Temperature System Display Units
Appendix B
Index
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XM Information (Optional)
The Aux mode XM Information page displays information about the XM
radios, service, and products when the GDL 69/69A is installed and the XM
Radio service is activated.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3.4.2
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure 3-70 XM Information
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3.4.3
XM Entertainment Radio (Optional)
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
2) Turn the small MFD knob to the XM Radio page.
Sec 1
System
The information on the XM Satellite Radio display is composed of four areas:
the Active Channel, Available Channels, Category of the highlighted Channel,
and the Volume setting. The Active Channel window shows the Channel Name
and Number, Artist, Song Title, and Category.
1) Turn the large MFD knob to the AUX page group.
Foreword
Audio entertainment is available through the XM Satellite Radio Service when
activated in the optional installation of the GDL 69A. The GDU 620 serves as
the display and control head for your remotely mounted GDL 69A. XM Satellite
Radio allows you to enjoy a variety of radio programming over long distances
without having to constantly search for new stations. Based on signal from
satellites, coverage far exceeds land-based transmissions. When enabled, the XM
Satellite Radio audio entertainment is accessible in Aux Mode.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
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Appendix B
Index
A description of XM Entertainment Radio is provided in Section 5 - Additional
Features.
Appendix A
Figure 3-71 XM Entertainment Radio
System Status
The System Status Page displays the statuses, serial numbers, and software
version numbers for all detected system LRUs. Pertinent information on all
system databases is also displayed. Active LRUs are indicated by green check
marks; failed LRUs by red “X’s.” Failed LRUs should be noted and a service
center or Garmin-authorized dealer informed.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3.4.4
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
LRU Info Window
Database Window
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Scroll Bar
LRU Soft Key
Database Soft Key
Figure 3-72 LRU and Database Information
1) Turn the large MFD knob to the AUX page group.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to the System Status page.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
3) Press the LRU soft key to highlight the first item in the LRU Info window.
4) Turn the small MFD knob to scroll through the items in the LRU Info window
in case more items are available than are displayed. If more items are available
than can be displayed in the window, a scroll bar will show on the right side of
the window.
5) Press the DBASE soft key to highlight the first item in the Database window.
6) Turn the small or large MFD knobs to scroll through the items in the Database
window in case more items are available than are displayed. If more items are
available than can be displayed in the window, a scroll bar will show on the
right side of the window.
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3.5 Flight Plan Pages
Active Flight Plan Page
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Chart
Availability
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Current Leg
Flight Plan Legs
Sec 3
MFD
DTK, Distance, and ETA
from the Previous Leg
Sec 2
PFD
The Active Flight Plan box shows all of the legs of your flight plan with the
current leg indicated in magenta. Listed are each leg with the Desired Track
(DTK), Distance (DIS), and Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) for the legs. METARs
are shown for waypoints in the flight plan. In the Active Leg Info box in the
lower part of the display, the Course with beginning and ending waypoints,
Active Leg En Route Safe Altitude (ESA), and Route ESA are shown.
Sec 1
System
3.5.1
Foreword
Use the Flight Plan page group to view details about your flight plan route.
The Flight Plan Function shows the Current Flight Plan that is active in the
navigation source displayed on the CDI.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Active Leg
Window
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Appendix B
Index
Figure 3-73 Flight Page 1 (Active Flight Plan)
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Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
3.5.1.1 Active Flight Plan Detail
The active flight plan is shown on the first page of the Flight Plan page group.
Further information may be available for each waypoint as shown by the INFO
or WX soft keys. The WX key will only appear if a GDL 69/69A is installed and
there is an XM Weather subscription.
1) Press the MFD knob and then use the large and small MFD knobs to highlight
waypoints in the flight plan.
2) Press the INFO soft key, if available, to view information about the highlighted
waypoint.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
3) Press the WX soft key, if available, to view XM weather information about the
highlighted waypoint.
4) Press the small MFD knob to return to the Active Flight Plan page.
3.5.1.2 Active Flight Plan Options
The Active Flight Plan page provides information for the flight plan currently
in use for navigation.
To change data fields on the Active Flight Plan Page:
1)
Figure 3-74 Active Flight Plan Page Menu Option Selection
3)
Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the field you wish to change.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
2.
While viewing the Active Flight Plan Page of the FPL page group, press
MENU to display the Active Flight Plan Page Options window.
Turn the large MFD knob to highlight “Change Fields?” and then press
ENT.
Figure 3-75 Active Flight Plan Page Menu Change Fields Option Selection
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Turn the small MFD knob to select the desired data item and press
ENT.
5)
Press the small MFD knob to remove the cursor.
1)
Sec 2
PFD
2)
While viewing the Active Flight Plan Page of the FPL page group, press
MENU to display the Active Flight Plan Page Options window.
Turn the large MFD knob to highlight “Restore Defaults?” and then
press ENT.
Sec 1
System
To restore factory default settings for data fields on the Active Flight Plan
Page:
Foreword
4)
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Figure 3-76 Active Flight Plan Page Menu Option Selection to Restore Defaults
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
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Appendix B
Index
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Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3.5.2
Waypoint Information Page
The Waypoint Information page provides information about a particular
waypoint. You can show a waypoint by selecting it by Ident, Facility Name, or
by City. The Map window shows the selected waypoint in the center of the map.
The Range keys zoom in and out on the map. The Info window at the bottom
of the display shows the Bearing and Distance from your present position to
the selected waypoint as well as its region and Lat/Lon coordinates. The map
window is set up with the same parameters as were selected for Navigation Map
Page 1.
Facility Identifier
Facility Name
Facility Location
Facility Type
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Map Scale
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Map Window
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Map Orientation
Bearing & Distance
to Wpt from
Present Position
Map Region
Lat/Lon
Wpt Info Soft Key
Wpt Weather Info Soft Key
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Figure 3-77 Flight Plan Waypoint Information Page
NOTE: Waypoint information is shown on the second page of the Flight
Plan page group.
3.5.2.1 Selecting a Waypoint
1) While viewing the Waypoint Information page of the FPL page group, press the
MFD knob and use the large and small MFD knobs to select the identifier for
the waypoint.
2) Press the ENT key to select the waypoint.
3) Use the RNG (Range)
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Waypoint Weather Detail (Optional)
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
TAF (Terminal Aerodrome Forecast) is the standard format for 24-hour weather
forecasts. A TAF typically forecasts significant weather changes, temporary
changes, probable changes, and expected changes in weather conditions.
Foreword
METAR and TAF text are displayed on the Waypoint Weather Information
Page if the GDL 69/69A is installed and an XM weather subscription is current.
Pressing the WX soft key will show the weather information page. METAR data
is displayed first in a decoded fashion, then as raw text. TAF information is
displayed only in its raw form.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure 3-78 Textual METARs and TAFs
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
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Waypoint Information Detail
More detailed information about a selected waypoint is available by pressing
the INFO soft key on the Waypoint Information page. The current destination
waypoint is the default item shown. You may select a different Ident, Facility, or
Location. In the Runway window, you may view information about the runways
available if a highlighted arrow is shown. In the Frequency window, a scroll bar
is shown on the right side of the window when more frequencies are available.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3.5.2.3
Sec 3
MFD
Facility
Information
Window
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Runway
Information
Window
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Airport
Frequency
Window
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure 3-79 Flight Plan Waypoint Info Detail
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Ident/Facility/City Selection
Sec 2
PFD
Figure 3-80 Flight Plan Ident/Facility/City Detail
4) Press the ENT key to save the selected value or press the small MFD knob to
cancel editing.
Sec 7
Symbols
Arrow Indicates
More Runways
Runway Surface
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Runway Information Selection
Information is provided for each runway showing the following detail: runway
number, runway length, surface type, and the frequency for Pilot-Controlled
Lighting (PCL).
Sec 5
Additional
Features
3) Use the large MFD knob to highlight the field you wish to change and use the
small MFD knob to change the value.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
2) The current destination Ident, Facility, and City is shown, but may be changed
to find information about other choices. Press the small MFD knob to activate
the cursor.
Sec 3
MFD
1) While viewing the Waypoint Information page of the FPL page group, press the
INFO soft key to view information about the waypoint.
Sec 8
Glossary
Runway Number
Runway Length
& Width
Pilot-Controlled
Lighting Frequency
Sec 1
System
Access (Public/
Private and
Symbol)
Identifier
Facility Name
City
Foreword
The current destination Identifier, Facility Type with icon, Facility Name, and
City (location) are shown in the top window of the Flight Plan mode Waypoint
Information page. The default is the Nearest airport if there is no active flight plan.
Figure 3-81 Waypoint Runway Information
1) While viewing the Waypoint Information page of the FPL page group, press
the INFO soft key to view information about the waypoint and press the small
MFD knob to activate the cursor.
Appendix A
2) Use the large MFD knob to highlight the Runway and use the small MFD knob
to display the available runways.
Appendix B
Index
3) Press the small MFD knob to cancel editing.
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The Frequency window at the bottom of the Waypoint Information page
shows the frequencies available for the selected waypoint. A scroll bar is shown
on the right side of the Frequency window if more frequencies are available.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Facility Frequency Selection
1) While viewing the Waypoint Information page of the FPL page group, press the
INFO soft key to view information about the waypoint and then press the small
MFD knob to activate the cursor.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to scroll through the available frequencies.
3) Press the small MFD knob to exit.
3.5.2.2
Waypoint Weather Information (Optional)
The Weather information function is available if a GDL 69/69A is installed
and weather information is available for the selected waypoint.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Figure 3-82 Waypoint Frequency Information
Figure 3-83 Waypoint Weather Information
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2) Use the small MFD knob or the large MFD knob to scroll through the available
information.
3.5.3
Sec 1
System
3) Press the small MFD knob to return to the main Flight Plan page.
Foreword
1) While viewing the Waypoint Information page of the FPL page group, press the
WX soft key to view weather information for the waypoint.
Charts Page (Optional)
Sec 2
PFD
Charts, when installed, are available in the Flight Plan page group.
1) Turn the large MFD knob to the Flight Plan page group.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to the Charts page.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
NOTE: There are two options for chart services: FliteCharts or ChartView.
FliteCharts displays charts published by the National Aeronautical
Charting Office (NACO). ChartView displays charts published by Jeppesen.
ChartView charts are geo-referenced, which allows a pink ownship icon
to be overlayed on the chart indicating the aircraft location.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
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Index
Figure 3-84 Flight Page 3 (Charts)
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Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
3.5.3.1
The chart for the selected destination airport or approach is automatically
loaded.
1) While viewing the Charts page of the FPL page group, press the RNG (Range)
keys to zoom in and out.
2) After zooming in, you may only see part of the chart. Press the Small MFD
knob to enter Pan mode and activate scroll bars on the edges of the chart. Turn
the large and small MFD knobs to move around the chart.
NOTE: When Panning mode is active, scroll bars will be shown on the
right side and bottom of the display.
3) Press the small MFD knob to cancel the scroll bars and exit panning.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Viewing Charts
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3.5.3.2
Selecting a New Chart by Airport
Foreword
A chart for a different airport may be chosen by selecting the identifier for
the desired airport.
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
1) While viewing the Charts page of the FPL page group, press the SELECT soft
key to change the airport.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 3-85 Airport Identifier Selection
Sec 7
Symbols
2) Use the large MFD knob to move the cursor to highlight a character.
3) Use the small MFD knob to change the character.
Sec 8
Glossary
4) Press ENT to accept the selected airport.
5) Use the large and small MFD knobs to select the desired chart.
Appendix A
6) Press ENT to display the desired chart.
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Index
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Foreword
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
3.5.3.3 Selecting a New Chart by FPL, NRST, or RECENT
You may select other charts to display based on your flight plan (FPL), charts of
the nearest airport (NRST), or your most recently selected airport (RECENT).
Figure 3-86 Chart Category Selection
Sec 3
MFD
1) While viewing the Charts page of the FPL page group, press the SELECT soft key.
2) Turn the small MFD knob counterclockwise.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
3) Turn the small MFD knob to show FPL, NRST, or RECENT.
4) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the desired airport, and then press ENT.
3.5.3.4 Change Day/Night View
The Chart pages can be displayed on a white or black background for day or
night viewing. The Day View offers a better presentation in a bright environment.
The Night View gives a better presentation for viewing in a dark environment.
The “auto” setting allows the user to set a percentage. This percentage is the
backlight value where the charts page will automatically switch between day and
night mode. If you set the unit to AUTO 10%, then if the backlight is below 10%
it will be in night mode, if above 10% it will be in day mode.
1) While viewing the Charts page of the FPL page group, turn the small MFD
knob to reach the Charts page.
2) Press MENU to display the Options menu.
3) Press ENT to display the Chart Setup menu. The Color Scheme option will be
highlighted.
4) Turn the small MFD knob to select Day - Auto - Night.
5) Press the small MFD knob or the ENT key to save the selected setting and
return to the Charts page.
6) If “Auto” is selected, turn the large MFD knob to highlight the Display Level
Brightness value. Turn the small MFD knob to change the value and then the
ENT key to save the selected value.
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4Hazard Avoidance
Sec 1
System
This section is divided into the following groups:
Foreword
The G600 hazard avoidance features are designed to provide advisory
information of potential hazards to flight safety associated with weather, terrain,
and air traffic.
Terrain Avoidance
Sec 2
PFD
• Terrain
Traffic Avoidance
• Traffic Information Service (TIS) (Optional - GTX 33/330 Transponder
required)
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Weather
Sec 3
MFD
• Traffic Advisory System (Optional)
• GDL 69/69A XM® Satellite Weather
Sec 8
Glossary
TERRAIN requires the following to operate properly:
Sec 7
Symbols
Garmin TERRAIN is a non-TSO-C151b-certified terrain awareness system
provided as a standard feature of GDU 620 to increase situational awareness and
help reduce controlled flight into terrain (CFIT). Terrain may be displayed on
the Map page group Navigation Map and Terrain pages.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
During power-up of the GDU 620, the terrain/obstacle database versions are
displayed along with a disclaimer. At the same time, the Terrain system self-test
begins. A failure message is issued if the terrain test fails.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
4.1Terrain
• The system must have a valid 3-D GPS position solution.
Appendix A
• The system must have a valid terrain/obstacle/airport terrain database.
Appendix B
Index
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Sec 1
System
Foreword
4.1.1
Displaying Terrain
The Terrain page is in the Map page group. Terrain is also selectable on the
Navigation Map pages.
1) Turn the Large MFD knob to the MAP page group.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to the Terrain page.
Map Orientation
Altitude
Information
Sec 2
PFD
North Indication
Sec 3
MFD
Range Rings
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Ownship Symbol
at Present Position
Terrain
Altitude
Legend
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Page Name
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
120°
360°
Arc
Range Ring
Selection
Selection
Figure 4-1 Terrain Page with Aviation Data Displayed and 360° View
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Terrain Overlay
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Terrain Data Icon
4.1.1.1
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 4-2 Terrain on Navigation Map Page
Terrain Page 120° Arc or 360° Rings
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Select the 120° Arc or 360° rings overlay for the Terrain page with either the
360/Arc soft keys or from the Page Menu.
Press the 360 or Arc soft key.
Or
Press MENU and the with the View Arc or View 360° selection highlighted
press ENT.
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Figure 4-3 Terrain Page Menu Viewing Selections
Appendix B
Index
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 4-4 Terrain Page with 120° Arc
4.1.1.2 Terrain Page Aviation Data
Select the display of Aviation data on the Terrain page. The Page Menu
selections allow you to hide or show aviation data overlay on the Terrain or the
Map Setup options for the Navigation Map pages.
1) While viewing the Terrain page of the MAP page group, press MENU for Map
selections to hide or show aviation data overlay on the Terrain or the Map
Setup options for the Navigation Map pages.
Figure 4-5 Show/Hide Aviation Data on the Terrain Page
2) Press ENT to save the highlighted value.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 4-3 Terrain Page with 360° Rings
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Figure 4-6 Terrain Page with Aviation Data Displayed and 120° Arc View
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
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Appendix B
Index
Figure 4-7 Navigation Map Page with Terrain Data Displayed
4-5
Terrain Alerts
TERRAIN uses information provided from the GPS receiver to provide
a horizontal position and altitude. GPS altitude is derived from satellite
measurements. GPS altitude is converted to a mean sea level (MSL)-based
altitude (GPS-MSL altitude) and is used to determine TERRAIN alerts. GPS-MSL
altitude accuracy is affected by factors such as satellite geometry, but it is not
subject to variations in pressure and temperature that normally affect pressure
altitude devices. GPS-MSL altitude does not require local altimeter settings to
determine MSL altitude. Therefore, GPS altitude provides a highly accurate and
reliable MSL altitude source to calculate terrain and obstacle alerts.
TERRAIN utilizes terrain and obstacle databases that are referenced to mean
sea level (MSL). Using the GPS position and GPS-MSL altitude, TERRAIN
displays a 2-D picture of the surrounding terrain and obstacles relative to the
position and altitude of the aircraft. Furthermore, the GPS position and GPS-MSL
altitude are used to calculate and “predict” the aircraft’s flight path in relation
to the surrounding terrain and obstacles. In this manner, TERRAIN can provide
advanced alerts of predicted dangerous terrain conditions. Detailed alert modes
are described in Section 6.
A TAWS warning received from the GNS 500W Series TAWS units will be
displayed above the Altitude Tape. A new warning will flash for approximately
five seconds.
TAWS Annunciation
Description
TERRAIN has been inhibited by flight crew
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
4.1.2
TAWS not available
Sec 8
Glossary
Excessive Descent Rate Caution
Excessive Descent Rate Warning
Appendix A
Forward Looking Terrain Avoidance
Caution for Terrain
Forward Looking Terrain Avoidance
Warning for Terrain
Appendix B
Index
Forward Looking Terrain Avoidance
Caution for Obstacle
Forward Looking Terrain Avoidance
Warning for Obstacle
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TAWS Annunciation
Description
Foreword
Premature Descent Alert Caution
Negative Climb Rate Caution
4.1.3
NOTE: TAWS Caution Alerts are displayed as black text on a yellow background; TAWS
Warning Alerts are displayed as white text on a red background.
Limitations
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
The TERRAIN system continually monitors several system-critical items,
such as database validity, hardware status, and GPS status. Should the system
detect a failure, a message is annunciated “TERRAIN has failed.”
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
System Status
Sec 5
Additional
Features
4.1.4
NOTE: The data contained in the TERRAIN databases comes from
government agencies. Garmin accurately processes and cross-validates the
data but cannot guarantee the accuracy and completeness of the data.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
TERRAIN uses terrain and obstacle information supplied by government
sources. The displayed information should never be understood as being allinclusive.
Sec 3
MFD
Terrain information is based on terrain elevation information in a database
that may contain inaccuracies. Terrain information should be used as an aid
to situational awareness. Never use it for navigation or to maneuver to avoid
terrain.
Sec 2
PFD
TERRAIN displays terrain and obstructions relative to the altitude of the
aircraft. The displayed alerts are advisory in nature only. Individual obstructions
may be shown if available in the database. However, all obstructions may not be
available in the database and data may be inaccurate. Never use this information
for navigation or to maneuver to avoid obstacles.
Sec 1
System
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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The type of traffic systems that is installed is determined by the Traffic Page
soft keys.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
NOTE: Aircraft without an operating transponder are invisible to both
Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS) and TIS. Aircraft without altitude reporting
capability are shown without altitude separation data or climb descent
indication.
• If Traffic Information Service (TIS) is configured, a STANDBY, OPERATE,
and TNA MUTE soft key will be displayed.
• If a Traffic Advisory System (TAS) is configured, a STANDBY, OPERATE,
TEST, and ALT MODE soft key will be displayed.
4.2.1
Displaying and Operating Traffic
(TAS Systems)
4.2.1.1 Switching from Standby Mode to Operating Mode
1) While viewing the Traffic Page of the MAP page group, select the OPERATE soft
key or press the MENU key and turn the small MFD knob to select Operating
Mode.
2) To switch to Standby Mode from the Traffic Page, select the STANDBY soft
key.
3) Select the ALT MODE soft key to change the altitude volume.
4) Select the STANDBY soft key to place the system in the Standby mode.
STANDBY is displayed in the Traffic mode field.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 7
Symbols
The unit must be in operating mode for traffic to be displayed. The ability
to switch from standby to operating mode on the ground is especially useful for
scanning the airspace around the airport before takeoff.
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
NOTE: TIS is disabled when Traffic Advisory System (TAS) is installed.
Refer to the appropriate Traffic Advisory System’s Pilot’s Guides for a detailed
discussion of the respective traffic advisory system.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
4.2TAS Traffic (Optional)
4-8
NOTE: Not all TAS systems can be set to “Standby” mode while in the
air.
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System
Operating
Mode
Foreword
The Traffic Map Page shows surrounding TAS traffic data in relation to
the aircraft’s current position and altitude without basemap clutter. Aircraft
orientation is always heading up unless no valid heading is received. The traffic
mode and altitude display mode are annunciated in the upper left corner.
Range Ring Diameter
Range Ring
Pressing the RNG keys will zoom in and out in preset steps depending on the
installed equipment as shown in the following table.
Sec 8
Glossary
Map Ranges
2 NM, 6 NM, 12 NM
2 NM, 6 NM, 12 NM, 24 NM, 40 NM
Appendix A
Traffic Device
Skywatch (SKY497/SKY889)
Honeywell KTA 810, KTA 910,
KMH 820, and KMH 920
Sec 7
Symbols
4.2.1.2
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Non-Bearing Traffic (System is Unable to
Determine Bearing), Aircraft Distance is
8.0 NM, 1100 ft Above and Descending
Figure 4-8 Traffic Map Page - TAS
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Traffic Advisory,
Off Scale Aircraft
is Out of Range,
1200 ft Above and
Climbing
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Proximity Advisory,
1200 ft Above and
Climbing
Sec 3
MFD
Non-Threat
Traffic
Sec 2
PFD
Traffic Advisory,
Aircraft is 1200 ft
Above and Climbing
Ownship
Symbol
Table 4-1 Available Traffic Range Ring Steps
Appendix B
Index
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Altitude Display
4.2.2.1 Changing the altitude display mode:
1) While viewing the Traffic page of the MAP page group, press the OPERATE
soft key to begin displaying traffic. “TAS OPERATING” is displayed in the Traffic
mode field.
2) Press the ALT MODE soft key to change the altitude volume. Select the desired
altitude volume by pressing the BELOW, NORMAL, ABOVE, or UNREST
(unrestricted) soft keys. The selection is displayed in the Altitude mode field.
Altitude Mode
Below
Normal
Above
Unrestricted
Displayed Traffic Range
-9700 ft to 2700 ft
-2700 ft to 2700 ft
-2700 ft to 9700 ft
All Traffic Shown
Table 4-2 Displayed Traffic Range
3) Press the STANDBY soft key to place the system in the Standby mode.
Or
1) Press the MENU key.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select one of the following:
• BELOW
• NORMAL
• ABOVE
• UNREST (unrestricted)
3) Select the ENT key.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
4.2.2
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4.2.3
TAS Symbology
Description
Sec 2
PFD
Non-Threat Traffic
(intruder is beyond 5 NM and greater than 1200 ft vertical
separation)
Proximity Advisory (PA)
(intruder is within 5 NM and less than 1200 ft vertical separation)
Traffic Advisory (TA)
(closing rate, distance, and vertical separation meet TA criteria)
Sec 1
System
TAS Symbol
Foreword
Traffic Advisory System (TAS) is designed to help in detection and avoidance
of other aircraft. TAS uses an on-board interrogator-processor to detect traffic.
Only aircraft with operating transponders will be detected. Traffic is displayed
according to TCAS symbology using four different symbols.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Traffic Advisory Off Scale
Sec 8
Glossary
A Traffic Advisory (TA) alerts the crew to a potentially hazardous intruding
aircraft. Closing rate, distance, and vertical separation meet TA criteria. A Traffic
Advisory that is beyond the selected display range is indicated by a half TA
symbol at the edge of the screen at the relative bearing of the intruder.
Sec 7
Symbols
A Proximity Advisory indicates that the intruding aircraft is within ±1200 feet
and is within 5 NM range, but is still not considered a threat.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
A Non-Threat Advisory, shown as an open white diamond, indicates that an
intruding aircraft is at greater than ±1200 feet relative altitude or the distance is
beyond 5 NM.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Table 4-3 Traffic Symbol Description
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Sec 3
MFD
Traffic System Status
NOTE: Refer to the equipment documentation for information on the
self-test and operating modes.
The traffic mode is indicated in the upper left corner of the Traffic Map
Page.
Mode
Traffic Mode Annunciation
(Traffic Map Page)
TAS Self-test Initiated
TEST
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
4.2.4
OPERATING
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
TAS Operating
TAS Standby
STANDBY
(also shown in white in center of page)
TAS Failed*
FAIL
Table 4-4 TAS Modes
If the unit fails, an annunciation as to the cause of the failure is shown in the
center of the Traffic Map Page.
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Traffic Display
Enabled Icon
(Other Maps)
Sec 8
Glossary
Traffic Map Page
Annunciation
NO DATA
DATA FAILED
Appendix A
FAILED
Description
Data is not being received from the TAS unit
Data is being received from the TAS unit, but the
unit is self-reporting a failure
Incorrect data format received from the TAS unit
Appendix B
Index
Table 4-5 TAS Failure Annunciations
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Traffic Status Banner
Annunciation
*Shown as symbol on Traffic Map Page
**Shown in center of Traffic Map Page
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Table 4-6 TAS Traffic Status Annunciations
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
NO TRFC DATA
Sec 3
MFD
TRFC FAIL
Sec 2
PFD
TA X.X ± XX ↕**
A Traffic Advisory is outside the selected display range
Annunciation is removed when traffic comes within the
selected display range
System cannot determine bearing of Traffic Advisory
Annunciation indicates distance in NM, altitude
separation in hundreds of feet, and altitude trend arrow
(climbing/descending)
TAS unit has failed (unit is self-reporting a failure or
sending incorrectly formatted data)
Data is not being received from the TAS unit
Sec 1
System
TA OFF SCALE*
Description
Foreword
The annunciations to indicate the status of traffic information appear in a
banner at the lower left corner of maps on which traffic can be displayed.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Sec 1
System
Foreword
4.2.5
Traffic Pop-Up
When the GDU 620 MFD is displaying any page (other than the NAV
Traffic page) and a traffic threat is imminent, the Traffic Warning page will be
displayed.
Press ENT to go directly to the Traffic page.
Or
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Press CLR to return to the previously viewed page.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Figure 4-9 Traffic Pop-Up
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4.3TIS Traffic (Optional)
NOTE: TIS is disabled when a Traffic Advisory System (TAS) is installed.
Traffic Map Page
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Index
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Appendix A
Refer to the System Status section in the Aux page group for more
information.
Sec 8
Glossary
The traffic mode is annunciated in the upper left corner of the Traffic Map
Page. When the aircraft is on the ground, TIS automatically enters Standby
Mode. Once the aircraft is airborne, TIS switches from Standby to Operating
Mode and the GDU 620 begins to display traffic information.
Sec 7
Symbols
The Traffic Map Page is configured to show surrounding TIS traffic data in
relation to the aircraft’s current position and altitude, without clutter from the
basemap. Aircraft orientation on this map is always heading up unless there is
no valid heading.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
4.3.1
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Traffic Information Service (TIS) is designed to help in detection and
avoidance of other aircraft. TIS uses the Mode S transponder for the traffic data
link. TIS receives traffic information from ground stations, and is updated every
five seconds. The GDU 620 displays up to eight traffic targets within a 7.5-NM
radius, from 3000 feet below to 3500 feet above the requesting aircraft. Traffic is
displayed according to TCAS symbology using three different symbols.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
The type of traffic systems that is installed is determined by the traffic page
soft keys.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
NOTE: TIS is available only when the aircraft is within the service volume of
a TIS-capable terminal radar site. Aircraft without an operating transponder
are invisible to both Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS) and TIS. Aircraft without
altitude reporting capability are shown without altitude separation data
or climb descent indication.
Sec 1
System
Foreword
WARNING: The Traffic Information Service (TIS) is intended for advisory
use only. TIS is intended to help the pilot locate traffic visually. It is the
responsibility of the pilot to see and maneuver to avoid traffic.
Foreword
4.3.1.1 Displaying traffic on the Traffic Map Page
1) Turn the large MFD knob to select the Map Page Group.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select the Traffic Map Page.
Sec 1
System
3) Confirm TIS is in Operating Mode:
Select the OPERATE soft key to begin displaying traffic.
Sec 2
PFD
Or
1) Press the MENU Key.
Operating
Mode
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
2) Select Operate Mode (shown if TIS is in Standby Mode) and then press the ENT
key.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Traffic Advisory, Aircraft is
800 feet above, climbing,
and moving away
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Traffic Advisory, Aircraft
is 1000 feet below and
moving away
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Figure 4-10 Traffic Map Page - TIS
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4.3.2
TIS Symbology
Foreword
TIS Symbol
Description
Sec 1
System
Non-Threat Traffic
Traffic Advisory (TA)
Sec 2
PFD
Traffic Advisory Off Scale
Sec 3
MFD
Table 4-7 TIS Traffic Symbols
Appendix B
Index
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Glossary
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Sec 7
Symbols
The altitude difference between the requesting aircraft and other intruder
aircraft is displayed above/below the traffic symbol in hundreds of feet. If the
other aircraft is above the requesting aircraft, the altitude separation appears
above the traffic symbol; if below, the altitude separation appears below. Altitude
trend is displayed as an up/down arrow (for speeds greater than 500 fpm in
either direction) to the right of the target symbol. Traffic symbols for aircraft
without altitude reporting capability appear without altitude separation or
climb/descent information.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
TIS also provides a vector line showing the direction in which the traffic
is moving, to the nearest 45°. Traffic information for which TIS is unable to
determine the bearing (non-bearing traffic) is displayed in the center of the
Traffic Map Page or in a banner at the lower left corner of maps other than the
Traffic Map Page on which traffic can be displayed.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
A Traffic Advisory (TA) alerts the crew to a potentially hazardous intruding
aircraft. Closing rate, distance, and vertical separation meet TA criteria. A Traffic
Advisory that is beyond the selected display range is indicated by a half TA
symbol at the edge of the screen at the relative bearing of the intruder.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
A Non-threat Advisory, shown as an open white diamond, indicates that an
intruding aircraft is at greater than ±1200 feet relative altitude or the distance is
beyond 5 NM.
TIS Limitations
NOTE: This section on TIS Limitations is not comprehensive. Garmin
recommends the user review the TIS Limitations section of the Aeronautical
Information Manual, Section 1-3-5.
TIS is NOT intended to be used as a collision avoidance system and does not
relieve the pilot of responsibility to “see and avoid” other aircraft. TIS should not
be used for avoidance maneuvers during IMC or other times when there is no
visual contact with the intruder aircraft. TIS is intended only to assist in visual
acquisition of other aircraft in VMC. No recommended avoidance maneuvers
are provided for, nor authorized, as a direct result of a TIS intruder display or
TIS advisory.
While TIS is a useful aid to visual traffic avoidance, it has some system
limitations that must be fully understood to ensure proper use. Many of these
limitations are inherent in secondary radar surveillance. In other words, the
information provided by TIS will be no better than that provided to ATC. TIS
will only display aircraft with operating transponders installed.
TIS relies on surveillance of the Mode S radar, which is a “secondary
surveillance” radar similar to the ATCRBS. TIS operation may be intermittent
during turns or other maneuvering. TIS is dependent on two-way, “line-ofsight” communication between the aircraft and the Mode S radar. Whenever the
structure of the client aircraft comes between the transponder antenna (usually
located on the underside of the aircraft) and the ground-based radar antenna,
the signal may be temporarily interrupted. Other limitations and anomalies
associated with TIS are described in the AIM, Section 1-3-5.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
4.3.3
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Index
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Glossary
These are relatively rare occurrences and will be corrected in a few
radar scans once the course has stabilized.
Sec 7
Symbols
• When a rapidly closing intruder is on a course that crosses the client aircraft
course at a shallow angle (either overtaking or head on) and either aircraft
abruptly changes course within ¼ NM, TIS may display the intruder on the
opposite side of the client than it actually is.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
• When client or intruder aircraft maneuvers excessively or abruptly, the
tracking algorithm may report incorrect horizontal position until the
maneuvering aircraft stabilizes.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
TIS information is collected one radar scan prior to the scan during which
the uplink occurs. Therefore, the surveillance information is approximately
five seconds old. In order to present the intruders in a “real time” position,
the TIS ground station uses a “predictive algorithm” in its tracking software.
This algorithm uses track history data to extrapolate intruders to their expected
positions consistent with the time of display in the cockpit. Occasionally, aircraft
maneuvering will cause this algorithm to induce errors in the display. These
errors primarily affect relative bearing information and traffic target track vector
(it will lag); intruder distance and altitude will remain relatively accurate and
may be used to assist in “see and avoid.” Some of the more common examples
of these errors follow:
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
NOTE: TIS will be unavailable at low altitudes in many areas of the U.S.,
particularly in mountainous regions. Also, when flying near the “floor” of
radar coverage in a particular area, intruders below the client aircraft may
not be detected by TIS.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Garmin is not responsible for Mode S
geographical coverage. Operation of the
ground stations is the responsibility of the
FAA. Refer to the Aeronautical Information
Manual for a Terminal Mode S Radar Site Map
covering the U.S.
Foreword
4.3.4
TIS Alerts
When the number of Traffic Advisories (TAs) on the Traffic Map Page increases
from one scan to the next, the following occur:
• A TRAFFIC Annunciation appears to the top left of the Attitude Indicator
on the PFD, flashing for 5 seconds and remaining displayed until no TAs are
detected in the area.
To reduce the number of nuisance alerts due to proximate aircraft,
the “Traffic” voice alert is generated only when the number of TAs
increases. For example, when the first TA is displayed, a voice and visual
annunciation are generated. As long as a single TA remains on the display,
no additional voice alerts are generated. If a second TA appears on the
display or if the number of TAs initially decreases and then subsequently
increases, another voice alert is generated.
A “Traffic Not Available” (TNA) voice alert is generated when the TIS service
becomes unavailable or is out of range. TIS may be unavailable in the radar
coverage area due to the following:
• Radar site TIS Mode S sensor is not operational or is out of service
• Traffic or requesting aircraft is beyond the maximum range of the TIScapable Mode S radar site.
• Traffic or requesting aircraft is above the radar site in the cone of silence and
out of range of an adjacent site.
• Traffic or requesting aircraft is below radar coverage. In flat terrain, the
coverage extends from about 3000 feet upward at 55 miles. Terrain and
obstacles around the radar site can further decrease radar coverage in all
directions.
• Traffic does not have an operating transponder.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
• A single “Traffic” voice alert is generated.
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TIS System Status
The transponder has failed
TIS is unavailable or out of range
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
UNAVAILABLE
Data is not being received from the transponder
Data is being received from the transponder, but
a failure is detected in the data stream
Sec 3
MFD
FAILED*
Description
Sec 2
PFD
DATA FAILED*
Sec 1
System
Traffic Map Page
Annunciation
NO DATA*
Foreword
The GDU 620 performs an automatic test of TIS during power-up. If
TIS passes the test, TIS enters Standby Mode on the ground or Operating
Mode in the air. If TIS fails the power up test, an annunciation is shown
in the center of the Traffic Map Page.
* Contact a service center or Garmin dealer for corrective action
Table 4-8 TIS Failure Annunciations
OPERATING
FAIL
Appendix B
Index
TIS Failed*
Appendix A
TIS Standby
STANDBY
(Also shown in white in center of
page)
Table 4-9 TIS Modes
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Glossary
TIS Operating
Traffic Display Enabled Icon
(Other Maps)
Sec 7
Symbols
Traffic Mode Annunciation
(Traffic Map Page)
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Mode
Sec 5
Additional
Features
The traffic mode is annunciated in the upper left corner of the Traffic Map
Page. When the aircraft is on the ground, TIS automatically enters Standby
Mode. If traffic is selected for display on another map while Standby Mode is
selected, the traffic display enabled icon is crossed out (also the case when TIS
has failed). Once the aircraft is airborne, TIS switches to Operating Mode and
traffic information is displayed. The mode can be changed manually using soft
keys or the page menu.
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Sec 1
System
4.3.5.1 Switching Between TIS Operating Modes
1) Turn the large MFD knob to the MAP page group and then turn the small MFD
knob to the Traffic Map Page.
2) Select the STANDBY or OPERATE soft key to switch between modes. The mode
is displayed in the upper left corner of the Traffic Map Page.
Or
Sec 2
PFD
1) Press the MENU key.
2) Select Operate mode or Standby mode whether airborne or on the ground.
The annunciations indicate the status of traffic information appear in a banner
at the lower left corner of maps on which traffic can be displayed.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
3) Press the ENT key.
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Traffic Status
Banner
Annunciation
Description
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
A Traffic Advisory is outside the selected display range
TA OFF SCALE* Annunciation is removed when traffic comes within the selected
display range
System cannot determine bearing of Traffic Advisory
TA X.X ± XX Annunciation indicates distance in NM, altitude separation
↕**
in hundreds of feet, and altitude trend arrow (climbing/
descending)
Appears if traffic data is not refreshed within 6 seconds
If after another 6 seconds data is not received, traffic is removed
AGE MM:SS
from the display
The quality of displayed traffic information is reduced as the age
increases
The displayed data is not current (6 to 12 seconds since last
message)
TRFC COAST
The quality of displayed traffic information is reduced when this
message is displayed
Traffic is removed because it is too old for coasting (12 to 60
seconds since last message)
TRFC RMVD
Traffic may exist within the selected display range, but it is not
displayed
TRFC FAIL
Traffic data has failed
NO TRFC DATA Traffic has not been detected
TRFC UNAVAIL The traffic service is unavailable or out of range
Sec 8
Glossary
*Shown as symbol on Traffic Map Page
**Shown in center of Traffic Map Page
Appendix A
Table 4-10 TIS Traffic Status Annunciations
Appendix B
Index
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Sec 1
System
Foreword
4.4 XM Weather (Optional)
The primary map for viewing XM Weather data are the Weather Data Link
Pages in the Map Page Group. These are the only GDU 620 map displays capable
of all available XM weather products. The Wx Weather pages are always oriented
with North Up.
Using XM Satellite Weather Products
When a weather product is active on the Weather Data Link Page or the
Navigation Map Page, the age of the data is displayed on the screen. The age of
the product is based on the time difference between when the data was assembled
on the ground and the current GPS time. Weather products are refreshed at
specific intervals (defined in the Refresh Rate column.
If for any reason, a weather product is not refreshed within the 30-, 60-,
or 90-minute Expiration Time intervals, the data is considered expired and is
removed from the display. This ensures that the displayed data is consistent with
what is currently being broadcast by XM Satellite Radio services. If more than
half of the expiration time has elapsed from the time the data is received, the
color of the product age displayed changes to yellow.
4.4.2
Customizing the XM Weather Map
Each Wx Data Link Map page may be customized individually. The Wx
Data Link Map pages are customized by selecting options from the Page Menu.
The Page Menu options include choices for Weather Setup and displaying the
Weather Legends. The Weather Setup choice covers selections for adjusting the
viewing ranges of the weather products.
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
4.4.1
Figure 4-11 Weather Page Menu Options
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2) With the Data Link Setup Menu displayed, turn the Large MFD knob to select
the desired item and press ENT.
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 4-12 Weather Data Link Setup Menu Options
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
3) Turn the small MFD knob to select the desired weather feature option.
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
Figure 4-13 Weather Data Link Setup Menu Option Selection
4) Press ENT to save a selection.
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Menu Item
NEXRAD Data
Echo Top Data
Cloud Top Data
Ltng Data
Cell Mov Data
SIG/Air
METAR Data
SFC Data
SFC Time
Frz Lvl Data
Wnd Alf Data
Wnd Alf Alt
County Data
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
5) Turn the large MFD knob to the next desired option or press the small MFD
knob to cancel and return to the XM Weather Data Link Map Page.
WX Page Menu - Weather Setup
Adjustment
Off, 50 NM to 2000 NM
Off, 50 NM to 2000 NM
Off, 50 NM to 2000 NM
Off, 50 NM to 2000 NM
Off, 50 NM to 2000 NM
Off, 50 NM to 2000 NM
Off, 50 NM to 2000 NM
Off, 50 NM to 2000 NM
Current, 12 Hr, 24 Hr, 36 Hr, and 48 Hr
Off, 50 NM to 2000 NM
Off, 50 NM to 2000 NM
Surface, 3000 feet to 42000 feet
Off, 50 NM to 2000 NM
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Table 4-11 Weather Page Menu Setup Options
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4.4.3
XM Weather Symbols and Product Age
Refresh Rate
(Minutes)
NEXRAD (NEXRAD and Echo Top
Mutually Exclusive)
Echo Top (Cloud Top and Echo Top
Mutually Exclusive) (NEXRAD and
Echo Top Mutually Exclusive)
Cloud Top (Cloud Top and Echo Top
Mutually Exclusive)
XM Lightning
30
5
30
7.5
60
15
30
5
Cell movement
30
1.25
SIGMETs / AIRMETs
60
12
METARs
90
12
City Forecast
90
12
Surface Analysis
60
12
Freezing Levels
120
12
Winds Aloft
90
12
County Warnings
60
5
Cyclone Warnings
60
12
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
Garmin G600 Pilot’s Guide
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MFD
Expiration
Time
(Minutes)
Sec 2
PFD
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Weather Product
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Symbol
Foreword
This table shows the weather product symbols, the expiration time and
the refresh rate. The refresh rate represents the interval at which XM Satellite
Radio broadcasts new signals that may or may not contain new weather data. It
does not represent the rate at which weather data is updated or new content is
received by the Data Link Receiver. Weather data is refreshed at intervals that are
defined and controlled by XM Satellite Radio and its data vendors.
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Symbol
Weather Product
Expiration
Time
(Minutes)
Refresh Rate
(Minutes)
Sec 1
System
Flood
Severe Thunderstorm
Sec 2
PFD
Tornado
Sunny
Sec 3
MFD
Part Sun
Cloudy
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
T-Storm
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Windy
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Rainy
Haze
Snow
Foggy
Sec 7
Symbols
High/Low Temp
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Table 4-12 Weather Symbols and Aging Times
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4.4.4
Weather Legends
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The Legend soft key displays a pop-up legend of the currently used weather
products. Pressing the LEGEND soft key again, the MFD knob, the ENT, or
CLR keys will remove the legend.
1) A mini-legend is always displayed on a WX Data Link Map page for the
applicable weather products.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
Figure 4-14 Weather Legends
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
4.4.5
NEXRAD
WSR-88D, or NEXRAD (NEXt-generation RADar), is a network of 158 highresolution Doppler radar systems that are operated by the National Weather
Service (NWS). NEXRAD data provides centralized meteorological information
for the continental United States and selected overseas locations. The maximum
range of a single NEXRAD radar site is 250 NM. The NEXRAD network provides
important information about severe weather for air traffic safety.
NEXRAD data is not real-time. The lapsed time between collection, processing,
and dissemination of NEXRAD images can be significant and may not reflect
the current radar synopsis. Due to the inherent delays and the relative age of
the data, it should be used for long-range planning purposes only. Never use
NEXRAD data or any radar data to penetrate hazardous weather. Instead, use it
in an early-warning capacity of pre-departure and en route evaluation.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
2) A full page legend can be selected by selecting the Weather Legend option in
the XM Weather Map Menu or pressing the LEGEND soft key on the Weather
Map Page. The legend displayed will match the selected weather products. Turn
the large or small MFD knobs to scroll through the legend, if necessary.
Figure 4-15 XM Weather - NEXRAD
Composite data from all the NEXRAD radar sites in the United States is shown.
This data is composed of the maximum reflectivity from the individual radar
sweeps. The display of the information is color-coded to indicate the weather
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severity level. All weather product legends can be viewed on the Weather Data
Link Page. For the NEXRAD legend, select the LEGEND soft key when NEXRAD
is selected for display.
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Reflectivity
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Appendix B
Index
The different NEXRAD echo intensities are measured in decibels (dB) relative
to reflectivity (Z). NEXRAD measures the radar reflectivity ratio, or the energy
reflected back to the radar receiver (designated by the letter Z). The value of Z
increases as the returned signal strength increases.
Appendix A
The role of radar is essentially to detect moisture in the atmosphere. Simply
put, certain types of weather reflect radar better than others. The intensity of a
radar reflection is not necessarily an indication of the weather hazard level. For
instance, wet hail returns a strong radar reflection, while dry hail does not. Both
wet and dry hail can be extremely hazardous.
Sec 8
Glossary
Reflectivity is the amount of transmitted power returned to the radar receiver.
Colors on the NEXRAD display directly correlate to the level of detected
reflectivity. Reflectivity as it relates to hazardous weather can be very complex.
Sec 7
Symbols
4.4.5.1
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
The display of radar coverage is always active when either NEXRAD or
ECHO TOPS is selected. Areas where NEXRAD radar coverage and Echo Tops
information is not currently available or is not being collected are indicated in
grayish-purple. Radar capability exists in these areas, but it is not active or is
off-line.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 4-16 NEXRAD Weather Legend
• NEXRAD base reflectivity does not provide sufficient information to
determine cloud layers or precipitation characteristics. For example, it is
not possible to distinguish between wet snow, wet hail, and rain.
Sec 2
PFD
• NEXRAD base reflectivity is sampled at the minimum antenna elevation
angle. An individual NEXRAD site cannot depict high altitude storms at
close ranges. It has no information about storms directly over the site.
Sec 3
MFD
• When zoomed in to a range of 30 NM, each square block on the display
represents an area of four square kilometers. The intensity level reflected
by each square represents the highest level of NEXRAD data sampled
within the area.
The following may cause abnormalities in displayed NEXRAD radar images:
• Ground clutter
• Strobes and spurious radar data
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
NEXRAD Limitations
NEXRAD radar images may have certain limitations:
Sec 1
System
Foreword
4.4.5.2
• Sun strobes (when the radar antenna points directly at the sun)
• Interference from buildings or mountains, which may cause shadows
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
• Metallic dust from military aircraft, which can cause alterations in radar
scans
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Sec 1
System
4.4.5.2 NEXRAD Data Viewing Range
The NEXRAD Viewing Range option allows you to select the map range where
below that value NEXRAD weather products will be shown on the selected MFD
Wx Data Link Map page (1, 2, or 3). When Off is selected, NEXRAD weather
will not be shown.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
2) The NEXRAD Data Viewing Range value will be highlighted. Turn the small
MFD knob to highlight the desired value.
Sec 7
Symbols
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
3) Press ENT to accept the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Figure 4-17 NEXRAD Viewing Range Selection
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Echo Tops
NOTE: Due to similarities in color schemes, the display of Echo Tops is
mutually exclusive with Cloud Tops and NEXRAD.
Echo Tops data shows the location, elevation, and direction of the highest
radar echo. The highest radar echo does not indicate the top of a storm or
clouds; rather it indicates the highest altitude at which precipitation is detected.
Information is derived from NEXRAD data.
Figure 4-18 XM Weather - Echo Tops
The display of radar coverage is always active when either NEXRAD or
ECHO TOPS is selected. Areas where NEXRAD radar coverage and Echo Tops
information is not currently available or is not being collected are indicated in
grayish-purple. Radar capability exists in these areas, but it is not active or is
off-line.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
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Echo Top Data Viewing Range
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The Echo Top Data Viewing Range option allows you to select the map range
where below that value Echo Top weather products will be shown on the selected
MFD Wx Data Link Map page (1, 2, or 3). When Off is selected, Echo Tops will
not be shown.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Figure 4-19 Echo Top Viewing Range Selection
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 7
Symbols
3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired value. Press ENT to accept
the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the Echo Top Data Viewing Range
value.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Cloud Tops
NOTE: Due to similarities in color schemes, the display of Cloud Tops is
mutually exclusive with Echo Tops and NEXRAD.
Cloud Tops data depicts cloud top altitudes as determined from satellite
imagery.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
4.4.7
To display the Cloud Tops legend, select the LEGEND soft key when Cloud
Tops is selected for display. Since Cloud Tops and Echo Tops use the same color
scaling to represent altitude, display of these weather products is mutually
exclusive. When Cloud Tops is activated, Echo Tops or NEXRAD data is not
shown.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Figure 4-20 XM Weather - Cloud Tops
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Cloud Top Data Viewing Range
Foreword
Sec 1
System
The Cloud Top Data Viewing Range option allows you to select the map
range where below that value Cloud Top weather products will be shown on the
selected MFD Wx Data Link Map page (1, 2, or 3). When Off is selected, Cloud
Tops will not be shown.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Figure 4-21 Cloud Top Viewing Range Selection
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 7
Symbols
3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired value. Press ENT to accept
the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the Cloud Top Data Viewing Range
value.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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XM Lightning
Lightning data shows the approximate location of cloud-to-ground lightning
strikes. A strike icon represents a strike that has occurred within a two-kilometer
region. The exact location of the lightning strike is not displayed.
Figure 4-22 XM Weather - Lightning
Lightning Data Viewing Range
The Lightning Data Viewing Range option allows you to select the map range
where below that value Lightning weather products will be shown on the selected
MFD Wx Data Link Map page (1, 2, or 3). When Off is selected, Lightning will
not be shown.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
4.4.8
Figure 4-23 Lightning Viewing Range Selection
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3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired value. Press ENT to accept
the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Cell Movement
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Cell Movement data shows the location and movement of storm cells as
identified by a ground-based system. Cells are represented by yellow squares,
with direction of movement indicated with short, orange arrows.
Sec 3
MFD
4.4.9
Sec 2
PFD
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Sec 1
System
2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the Lightning Data Viewing Range
value.
Foreword
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Figure 4-24 XM Weather - Cell Movement
Appendix A
On most applicable maps, Cell Movement data is selected for display along
with NEXRAD. On the Weather Data Link Page, Cell Movement data can be
selected independently.
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Index
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The Cell Movement Data Viewing Range option allows you to select the map
range and below where Cell Movement weather products will appear on the
selected MFD Wx Data Link Map page (1, 2, or 3). When Off is selected, Cell
Movement will not be shown.
Figure 4-25 Cell Movement Viewing Range Selection
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the Cell Movement Data Viewing Range
value.
3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired value. Press ENT to accept
the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Cell Movement Data Viewing Range
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4.4.10 SIGMETs and AIRMETs
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
When enabled, SIGMET/AIRMETs advise the pilot of potentially hazardous
weather, other than convective activity, to all aircraft. The advisory covers an
area of at least 3,000 square miles at any one time. SIGMET/AIRMET data
covers icing, turbulence, dust, and volcanic ash as issued by the National
Weather Service. The update rate is every 12 minutes.
Foreword
SIGMETs
(SIGnificant METeorological Information) and AIRMETs
(AIRmen’s METeorological Information) are broadcast for potentially hazardous
weather considered of importance to aircraft. A Convective SIGMET is issued
for hazardous convective weather. A localized SIGMET is a significant weather
condition occurring at a localized geographical position.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Figure 4-26 XM Weather - AIRMETs
When enabled, the following AIRMETs are available for display:
Appendix A
• Icing
• Turbulence
• IFR conditions
Appendix B
Index
• Mountain obscuration
• Surface winds
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The SIGMET/AIRMET Viewing Range option allows you to select the map
range where below that value SIGMET/AIRMET products will be shown on
the selected MFD Wx Data Link Map page (1, 2, or 3). When Off is selected,
SIGMET/AIRMET will not be shown.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
SIGMET/AIRMET Viewing Range
Figure 4-27 SIGMET/AIRMET Viewing Range Selection
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired value. Press ENT to accept
the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
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Sec 7
Symbols
2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the SIG/AIR Viewing Range value.
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4.4.11 METARs
NOTE: Atmospheric pressure reported for METARs is given in hectopascals
(hPa), except in the United States, where it is reported in inches of mercury
(in Hg). Temperatures are reported in Celsius.
Foreword
NOTE: METAR information is only displayed within the installed aviation
database service area.
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Avoidance
METAR (METeorological Aerodrome Report), known as an Aviation Routine
Weather Report, is the standard format for current weather observations.
METARs are updated hourly and are considered current. METARs typically
contain information about the temperature, dew point, wind, precipitation,
cloud cover, cloud heights, visibility, and barometric pressure. They can also
contain information on precipitation amounts, lightning, and other critical data.
METARs are shown as colored flags at airports that provide them.
Sec 5
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Features
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Figure 4-28 XM Weather - Graphic METARs
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The METAR Viewing Range option allows you to select the map range where
below that value METAR weather products will be shown on the selected MFD
Wx Data Link Map page (1, 2, or 3). When Off is selected, METARs will not be
shown.
Figure 4-29 METAR Viewing Range Selection
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the METAR Data Viewing Range value.
3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired value. Press ENT to accept
the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
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& Alerts
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Features
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4.4.12 Surface Analysis and City Forecast
NOTE: Surface Analysis and City Forecast data are displayed only within
the installed Aviation Database service area.
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Surface Analysis and City Forecast information is available for current and
forecast weather conditions. Forecasts are available for intervals of 12, 24, 36,
and 48 hours by pressing the SRFC TIME soft key or in the Page Menu Weather
Setup options.
When enabled, the Surface Analysis forecast shows frontal lines indicating weather fronts and the direction they are moving. High and Low pressure
centers are noted with a large H or L. The Forecast Time menu item will step
through the intervals manually.
Foreword
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Features
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Figure 4-30 XM Weather - Surface Analysis and City Forecast
Appendix A
Figure 4-31 XM Weather - Cold Front
Appendix B
Index
A Warm Front is where warm air replaces cold air. An orange line with
orange half moons that point in the direction of the warm air flow.
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A Cold Front is a front where cold air replaces warm air. A blue line with
blue triangles that point in the direction of the cold air flow.
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Figure 4-33 XM Weather - Stationary Front
An Occluded Front is where a cold front has overtaken and merged with
a warm front. The line alternates with the blue triangle and orange half moon
symbols on the same side of the line pointing in the direction the front is
moving.
Figure 4-34 XM Weather - Occluded Front
Surface Data Viewing Range
The Surface Data Viewing Range option allows you to select the map range
where below that value Surface Data weather products will be shown on the
selected MFD Wx Data Link Map page (1, 2, or 3). When Off is selected, Surface
Data will not be shown.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
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Sec 7
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& Alerts
Sec 5
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Features
A Stationary Front is a front with very little horizontal movement. The line
alternates with orange and blue sections which point in opposite directions to
symbolize little movement.
Figure 4-35 Surface data Viewing Range Selection
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
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2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the Surface Data Viewing Range value.
Surface Data Time
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The Surface Data Time option allows you to select the forecast time when the
Surface and City Forecast weather products will appear on the selected MFD Wx
Data Link Map page (1, 2, or 3). Forecasts are available for intervals of current,
12, 24, 36, and 48 hours. You may also select an interval by pressing the SRFC
TIME soft key on the Wx Data Link Map page.
Sec 1
System
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Foreword
3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired value. Press ENT to accept
the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 4
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Avoidance
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Features
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Figure 4-36 Surface Data Time Selection
3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired value. Press ENT to accept
the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
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Index
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix A
2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the Surface Data Time value.
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1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
Freezing Level data shows the color-coded contour lines for the altitude and
location at which the Freezing Level is found. When no data is displayed for a
given altitude, the data for that altitude has not been received, or is out of date
and has been removed from the display. New data appears at the next update.
Sec 5
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Features
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Avoidance
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Foreword
4.4.13 Freezing Level
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
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Sec 7
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Sec 6
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& Alerts
Figure 4-37 XM Weather - Freezing Levels
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Freezing Level Viewing Range
Foreword
Sec 1
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The Freezing Level Viewing Range option allows you to select the map range
where below that value Freezing Level weather products will be shown on the
selected MFD Wx Data Link Map page (1, 2, or 3). When Off is selected, Freezing
Level Data will not be shown.
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Features
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& Alerts
Figure 4-38 Freezing Level Viewing Range Selection
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix A
3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired value. Press ENT to accept
the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
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2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the Frz Lvl Viewing Range value.
Sec 7
Symbols
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
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Winds Aloft data shows the forecast wind speed and direction at the surface
and at selected altitudes. Altitudes can be selected in 3000 foot increments from
the surface up to 42,000 feet MSL. Pressing the WIND DOWN or WIND UP
soft keys steps down or up in 3,000 foot increments.
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Features
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Avoidance
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Foreword
4.4.14 Winds Aloft
Sec 7
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& Alerts
Figure 4-39 XM Weather - Winds Aloft
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
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Figure 4-40 XM Weather - Winds Aloft Legend
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Winds Aloft Data Viewing Range
Foreword
Sec 1
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The Winds Aloft Data Viewing Range option allows you to select the map
range where below that value Winds Aloft weather products will appear on the
selected MFD Wx Data Link Map page (1, 2, or 3). When Off is selected, Winds
Aloft will not be shown.
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Features
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Figure 4-41 Winds Aloft Data Viewing Range Selection
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Index
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix A
3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired value. Press ENT to accept
the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
Sec 8
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2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the Winds Aloft Data Viewing Range
value.
Sec 7
Symbols
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
The Winds Aloft Altitude option allows you to select the altitude where below
that value Winds Aloft weather products will be shown on the selected MFD
Wx Data Link Map page (1, 2, or 3). Altitude can be selected in 3000 foot
increments from the surface up to 42,000 feet MSL.
Pressing the WIND DOWN or WIND UP soft keys steps down or up in the
3,000 foot increments.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
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& Alerts
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Features
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Avoidance
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Foreword
Winds Aloft Altitude
Figure 4-42 Winds Aloft Altitude Selection
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the Winds Aloft Altitude value.
3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired value. Press ENT to accept
the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
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4.4.15 County Warnings
Foreword
Sec 1
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County data provides specific public awareness and protection weather
warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS). This can include information
on fires, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flood conditions, and other natural
disasters.
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Avoidance
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Features
Figure 4-43 XM Weather - County Warnings
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The County Data Viewing Range option allows you to select the map range
where below that value County weather products will be shown on the selected
MFD Wx Data Link Map pages (1, 2, or 3). When Off is selected, County Data
will not be shown.
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Features
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Avoidance
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Foreword
County Data Viewing Range
Figure 4-44 County Data Viewing Range Selection
1) While viewing a WX Data Link Map page of the WX page group, press the
MENU key to display the Page Menu Options. The cursor flashes on the
“Weather Setup” option. Press ENT.
2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the County Data Viewing Range value.
3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired value. Press ENT to accept
the displayed value. The next option will be highlighted.
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing and return to
the Navigation Map page or turn the large MFD knob to the next option.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
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5Additional Features (Optional)
Additional features of the GDU 620 include the following:
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NOTE: The availability of SafeTaxi, ChartView, or FliteCharts in electronic
form may not preclude the requirement to carry paper charts aboard the
aircraft. See AC 120-76A for more information.
Foreword
• ChartView and FliteCharts™ electronic charts
Sec 2
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• SafeTaxi™ diagrams
• XM Radio entertainment
Sec 3
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• XM Weather (covered in Section 4.4)
• Traffic (covered in Sections 4.2 and 4.3)
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& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
The optional XM Radio entertainment audio feature of the GDL 69A Data
Link Receiver handles more than 170 channels of music, news, and sports.
XM Radio offers more entertainment choices and longer range coverage than
commercial broadcast stations.
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Additional
Features
The optional ChartView and FliteCharts provide on-board electronic terminal
procedures charts. Electronic charts offer the convenience of rapid access to
essential information. Either ChartView or FliteCharts may be configured in the
system, but not both.
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Avoidance
SafeTaxi diagrams provide detailed taxiway, runway, and ramp information at
more than 700 airports in the United States. By decreasing range on an airport
that has a SafeTaxi diagram available, a close up view of the airport layout can
be seen.
Sec 8
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5-1
When the Chart function is available, charts will be shown on the third page
of the Flight Plan page group. The chart page will default to the nearest airport
if no flight plan or destination airport is present.
Sec 1
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Foreword
5.1Viewing Charts
NOTE: The chart for the destination airport or loaded approach will
automatically be selected.
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Features
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Avoidance
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Sec 2
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& Alerts
Figure 5-1 ChartView Chart Page
Figure 5-2 FliteChart Chart Page
2) Turn the small MFD knob to the Charts page.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
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Sec 7
Symbols
1) Turn the large MFD knob to the Flight Plan (FPL) page group.
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5.1.1
Chart Panning
Foreword
More detail on the displayed chart can be viewed by zooming in with the
Range keys and moving the chart around with pan mode.
NOTE: Panning mode is indicated by the presence of scroll bars.
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Vertical Scroll Bar
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Horizontal Scroll Bar
Figure 5-3 Zooming and Scrolling Around a Chart
1) While viewing the Charts page of the FPL page group, press the RNG (Range)
keys to zoom in and out.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
2) After zooming in, you may only see part of the chart. Press the small MFD knob
to enter Pan mode and activate scroll bars on the edges of the chart. Turn the
large and small MFD knobs to move around the chart.
Sec 7
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3) Press the small MFD knob to cancel the scroll bars and exit panning.
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Appendix B
Index
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Choosing a Chart for the Current Airport
NOTE: The chart for the destination airport or loaded approach will
automatically be selected.
1) While viewing the Charts page of the FPL page group, press the SELECT soft
key to activate chart selection.
2) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight the field to the right of the airport
identifier.
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
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Foreword
5.1.2
3) Turn the small MFD knob to highlight the desired chart.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
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Figure 5-4 Activate Chart Selection for the Current Airport
Figure 5-5 Choose Chart for the Current Airport
4) Press ENT to accept and view the selected chart.
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5.1.3
Selecting a Chart by Identifier
Foreword
A chart for a different airport may be chosen by selecting the identifier for
the desired airport.
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Avoidance
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Additional
Features
1) While viewing the Charts page of the FPL page group, press the SELECT soft
key to change the airport.
Sec 6
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& Alerts
Figure 5-6 Airport Identifier Selection
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2) Use the large MFD knob to move the cursor to highlight a character.
3) Use the small MFD knob to change the character.
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4) Press ENT to accept the selected airport.
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Appendix B
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5-5
Selecting a New Chart by FPL, NRST, or
RECENT
You may select other charts to display based on your flight plan (FPL),
charts of the nearest airport (NRST), or your most recently selected airports
(RECENT).
Figure 5-7 Chart Category Selection
1) While viewing the Charts page of the FPL page group, press the SELECT soft
key.
2) Turn the small MFD knob counterclockwise.
3) Turn the small MFD knob counterclockwise to show FPL, NRST, or RECENT.
4) Turn the large MFD knob to select the desired identifier and then press ENT.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
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& Alerts
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Features
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Viewing Chart NOTAMs
Foreword
If an active NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) exists for the selected chart, the
NOTAM soft key will be available. Press the NOTAM soft key to view the
NOTAM.
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Avoidance
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Features
Sec 6
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& Alerts
Figure 5-8 Chart NOTAM
Day/Night View
3) Press ENT to go to Chart Setup. The Color Scheme option will be highlighted.
5) Press the small MFD knob or the ENT key to save the selected value and return
to the Charts page.
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Index
4) Turn the small MFD knob to select Day - Auto - Night.
Appendix A
2) Press MENU to display the Options menu.
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Glossary
The Chart pages can be displayed on a white or black background for day or
night viewing. The Day View offers a better presentation in a bright environment.
The Night View gives a better presentation for viewing in a dark environment.
When the CHART SETUP Box is selected the GDU 620 soft keys are blank.
1) In the FPL page group, turn the small MFD knob to reach the Charts page.
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5.1.6
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Foreword
NOTE: Once an adjustment is made to the percentage field in Auto mode,
the chart must be redrawn (zoomed in or out, or another chart selected)
before the switch from Day to Night is seen.
5.2 ChartView
ChartView resembles the paper version of Jeppesen terminal procedures
charts. The charts are displayed in full color with high-resolution. The MFD
depiction shows the aircraft position on the moving map in the plan view of
approach charts and on airport diagrams.
The ChartView database subscription is available from Jeppesen, Inc.
Available data includes:
• Arrivals (STAR)
• Approaches
• Airport Diagrams
• Chart NOTAMs
5.2.1
Cycle Number and Revision
The ChartView database is revised every 14 days. Charts are still viewable
during a period that extends from the cycle expiration date to the disables date.
ChartView is disabled 70 days after the expiration date and is no longer available
for viewing upon reaching the disable date. When turning on the GDU 620, the
Power-up Page indicates any of nine different possible criteria for ChartView
availability. See the table below for the various ChartView Power-up Page
displays and the definition of each.
Sec 8
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& Alerts
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Features
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Hazard
Avoidance
• Departure Procedures (DP)
Definition
Blank Line. GDU 620 system is
not configured for ChartView.
Contact a Garmin-authorized
service center for configuration.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Power-up Page Display
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Table 5-1 Power-up Page Annunciations and Definitions
Foreword
System is configured for
ChartView but no chart
database is installed. Contact
Jeppesen for a ChartView
database.
Normal operation. ChartView
database is valid and within
current cycle.
ChartView database is within
1 week after expiration date. A
new cycle is available for update.
ChartView database is beyond 1
week after expiration date, but
still within the 70 day viewing
period.
ChartView database has timed
out. Database is beyond 70 days
after expiration date. ChartView
database is no longer available
for viewing.
System time is not available.
GPS satellite data is unknown
or the GPS navigator has not
yet locked onto satellites. Check
database cycle number for
effectivity.
System is verifying chart
database when new cycle is
installed for the first time.
After verifying, chart database is
found to be corrupt. ChartView
will not be available.
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Foreword
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Select the DBASE soft key for scrolling through the database information.
Scroll through the database with the MFD knob or ENT key.
The ChartView database is provided directly from Jeppesen. Refer to Jeppesen
Databases in Appendix A for instructions on revising the ChartView database.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
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& Alerts
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Features
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The ChartView time critical information can also be found on the AUX - System
Status page. The database CYCLE number, EXPIRES, and DISABLES dates of the
ChartView database appear in either blue or yellow text. When the ChartView
EXPIRES date is reached, ChartView becomes inoperative 70 days later. This is
shown as the DISABLES date. When the DISABLES date is reached, charts are
no longer available for viewing.
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5.3 FliteCharts
FliteCharts™ resemble the paper version of National Aeronautical Charting
Office (NACO) terminal procedures charts. The charts are displayed with highresolution and in color for applicable charts.
Foreword
FliteCharts database subscription is available from Garmin. Available data
includes:
Sec 1
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• Arrivals (STAR)
Sec 2
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• Departure Procedures (DP)
• Approaches
5.3.1
Sec 3
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• Airport Diagrams
Cycle Number and Revision
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Index
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Definition
Blank Line. G600 system
is not configured for
FliteCharts. Contact
a Garmin-authorized
service center for
configuration.
System is configured for
FliteCharts but no chart
database is installed.
Refer to Updating
Garmin Databases in
Appendix A for the
FliteCharts database.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Power-up Page Display
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
FliteCharts data is revised every 28 days. Charts are still viewable during a
period that extends from the cycle expiration date to the disables date. FliteCharts
is disabled 180 days after the expiration date and are no longer available for
viewing upon reaching the disables date. When turning on the GDU 620, the
Power-up page indicates any of five different possible criteria for chart availability.
These indications are whether the databases are not configured, not available,
current, out of date, or disabled. See the table below for the various FliteCharts
Power-up page displays and the definition of each.
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Foreword
Normal operation.
FliteCharts database is
valid and within current
cycle.
FliteCharts database is
beyond the expiration
date, but still within the
180 day viewing period.
FliteCharts database
has timed out. Database
is beyond 180 days
after expiration date.
FliteCharts database is
no longer available for
viewing.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
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& Alerts
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Features
Table 5-2 FliteCharts Power-up Page Annunciations and Definitions
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Taxiway
Identification
Foreword
SafeTaxi™ is an enhanced feature that gives greater map detail when zooming
in on airports at close range. The airport display on the map reveals runways
with numbers, taxiways with identifying letters/numbers, and airport landmarks
including ramps, buildings, control towers, and other prominent features.
Resolution is greater at lower map ranges. When the aircraft location is within
the screen boundary, including within SafeTaxi ranges, an airplane symbol is
shown on any of the navigation map views for enhanced position awareness.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Aircraft
position
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
DCLTR Soft Key
Removes Taxiway
Markings
Figure 5-9 SafeTaxi Depiction on the Navigation Map Page
Sec 8
Glossary
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Index
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Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
5.4.1
Any map page that displays the navigation view can also show the SafeTaxi
airport layout within the maximum configured range. The following is a list of
pages where the SafeTaxi feature can be seen:
• Navigation Map Page
• NDB Information Page
• Weather Datalink Page
• VOR Information Page
• Airport Information Page
• User Waypoint Information Page
• Intersection Information Page
During ground operations the aircraft’s position is displayed in reference to
taxiways, runways, and airport features. When panning over the airport, features
such as runway holding lines and taxiways are shown.
The DCLTR soft key (declutter) label advances to DCLTR-1, DCLTR -2, and
DCLTR-3 each time the soft key is selected for easy recognition of decluttering
level. Selecting the DCLTR soft key removes the taxiway markings and airport
feature labels. Selecting the DCLTR-1 soft key removes VOR station ID, the
VOR symbol, and intersection names if within the airport plan view. Selecting
the DCLTR-2 soft key removes the airport runway layout, unless the airport in
view is part of an active route structure. Pressing the DCLTR-3 soft key cycles
back to the original map detail. Refer to Map Declutter Levels in the Navigation
Map Section.
Sec 7
Symbols
5.4.2
SafeTaxi Cycle Number and Revision
The SafeTaxi database is revised every 56 days. SafeTaxi is always available
for use after the expiration date. When turning on the GDU 620, the Power-up
Page indicates whether the databases are current, out of date, or not available.
The Power-up Page shows the SafeTaxi database is current when the “SafeTaxi
Expires” date is shown in white. When the SafeTaxi cycle has expired, the
“SafeTaxi Expires” date appears in yellow. The message “SafeTaxi: N/A” appears
in white if no SafeTaxi data is available on the database card.
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Index
Appendix A
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Glossary
Using SafeTaxi
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Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
SafeTaxi Database has Expired
Sec 3
MFD
SafeTaxi Database is Current
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
SafeTaxi Database Not Available
Figure 5-10 Power-up Page, SafeTaxi Database
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Glossary
The SafeTaxi Region, Version, Cycle, Effective date and Expires date of the
database cycle can also be found on the AUX - System Status page. SafeTaxi
information appears in white and yellow text. The EFFECTIVE date appears in
white when data is current and in yellow when the current date is before the
effective date. The EXPIRES date appears in white when data is current and in
yellow when expired. SafeTaxi REGION NOT AVAILABLE appears in white if
SafeTaxi data is not available on the database card. Expired SafeTaxi data is never
disabled.
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
5.5 XM Radio Entertainment
NOTE: Refer to the Hazard Avoidance Section for information about XM
Weather products.
The optional XM Radio entertainment feature of the GDL 69A Data Link
Receiver is available for the pilot’s and passengers’ enjoyment. The GDL 69A can
receive XM Satellite Radio® entertainment services at any altitude throughout
the Continental U.S. Entertainment audio is not available on the GDL 69 Data
Link Receiver.
XM Satellite Radio offers a variety of radio programming over long distances
without having to constantly search for new stations. Based on signals from
satellites, coverage far exceeds land-based transmissions. XM Satellite Radio services
are subscription-based. For more information on specific service packages, visit
www.xmradio.com.
5.5.1
Activating XM Satellite Radio Services
The service is activated by providing XM Satellite Radio with either one
or two coded IDs, depending on the equipment. Either the Audio Radio
ID or the Data Radio ID, or both, must be provided to XM Satellite Radio to
activate the entertainment subscription. The XM Satellite Radio Activation
Instructions are included with the unit (also available at www.garmin.com, P/N
190-00355-04).
It is not required to activate both the entertainment and weather service
subscriptions with the GDL 69A. Either or both services can be activated. XM
Satellite Radio uses one or both of the coded IDs to send an activation signal that,
when received by the GDL 69A, allows it to play entertainment programming.
These IDs are located:
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Index
Appendix A
• On the label on the back of the Data Link Receiver
• On the XM Information Page on the MFD
Contact the installer if the Data Radio ID and the Audio Radio ID cannot be
located.
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PFD
Sec 3
MFD
2) Turn the large MFD knob to the AUX page group.
Sec 1
System
1) Contact XM WX Satellite Radio through the e-mail address listed on their web
site (www.xmradio.com) or by the customer service phone number listed on the
web site (1-800-985-9200). Follow the instructions provided by XM Satellite
Radio services.
Foreword
NOTE: The LOCK Soft Key on the XM Information Page (Auxiliary Page
Group) is used to save GDL 69A activation data when the XM services are
initially set up. It is not used during normal XM Radio operation, but there
should be no adverse effects if inadvertently selected during flight. Refer to
the GDL 69/69A XM Satellite Radio Activation Instructions (190-00355-04,
Rev G, or later) for further information.
3) Turn the small MFD knob to the XM Information Page.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
4) Verify that the desired services are activated.
5) Select the LOCK soft key.
6) Turn the large MFD knob to highlight “YES.”
Sec 5
Additional
Features
7) To complete activation, press the ENT key.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
If XM weather services have not been activated, all the weather product
boxes are cleared on the XM Information Page and a yellow Activation Required
message is displayed in the center of the Weather Data Link Page (Map Page
Group). The Service Class refers to the groupings of weather products available
for subscription.
Sec 8
Glossary
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Index
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XM Information
The Aux mode XM Information page displays information about the XM
radios, service class, and products when the GDL 69/69A is installed and
the XM Radio service is activated. The Data and Audio radios have separate
Identification Numbers. The Service Class determines the features that are
available. The Weather Products window shows the products with a solid box to
the left of the product active with your subscription. The boxes for products not
in your subscription will be hollow.
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
5.5.2
Figure 5-11 XM Information
2) The LOCK soft key is used to “lock” your XM subscription activation. This is
only used for the initial subscription or to make a change.
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Index
Appendix A
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Glossary
1) In the AUX page group, turn the small MFD knob to display XM Information.
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5.5.3
XM Entertainment Radio
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
2) Turn the small MFD knob to the XM Radio page.
Sec 1
System
The information on the XM Satellite Radio display is composed of four areas:
the Active Channel, Available Channels, Category of the highlighted channel,
and the Volume setting. The Active Channel window shows the Channel Name
and Number, Artist, Song Title, and Category.
1) Turn the large MFD knob to Aux Mode.
Foreword
Audio entertainment is available through the XM Satellite Radio Service when
activated in the optional installation of the GDL 69A. The GDU 620 serves as
the display and control head for your remotely mounted GDL 69A. XM Satellite
Radio allows you to enjoy a variety of radio programming over long distances
without having to constantly search for new stations. Based on signal from
satellites, coverage far exceeds land-based transmissions. When enabled, the XM
Satellite Radio audio entertainment is accessible in Aux page group.
Active Channel
Window
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Available Channel
Window
Selected Channel
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Channel Scroll Bar
Sec 7
Symbols
Category Window
Volume Bar Graph
Sec 8
Glossary
Page Name
Soft Keys
Figure 5-12 XM Radio
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Sec 1
System
1) While viewing the XM Radio page of the AUX page group, press the CATGRY
soft key to activate Category selection.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select the desired category. When the MFD knob
is turned to select a category, the soft keys will not be shown.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
5.5.3.1 Channel Categories
The Category window displays the currently selected category of audio.
Categories of channels, such as Jazz, Rock, or News, can be selected to list the
available channels for a type of music or other contents.
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure 5-13 XM Category List
Figure 5-14 XM Category Soft Keys
3) Press ENT to display the list of channels for the highlighted category in the
Channels window.
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Index
Appendix A
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Glossary
4) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing.
Or
1) Press CATGRY and then the CAT + or CAT – soft keys to increment up or
down one category at a time.
2) Press ALL to show the channels for all categories. Use the large and small MFD
knobs to select desired channel.
3) Press ENT to save the selection or press the small MFD knob to cancel
selection.
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5.5.3.2
Selecting an XM Radio Channel
Foreword
The Channel feature is used to navigate through the channels in the selected
category.
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
2) Press ENT to make the highlighted channel the Active Channel.
NOTE: A delay of several seconds may occur when selecting a channel.
The listed title may end before the radio begins playing the current Active
Channel material.
6) Press ENT to save the selection or press the small MFD knob to cancel
selection.
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Index
5) Press CHNL and then the DIR CH soft key to directly select a channel in the
active category. Use the large and small MFD knobs to select desired channel.
Appendix A
Or
4) Press CHNL and then the CH + or CH – soft keys to increment up or down one
channel at a time in the active category.
Or
Sec 8
Glossary
3) Press the small MFD knob to cancel selection or to end editing.
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
1) While viewing the XM Radio page of the AUX page group, press the small MFD
knob and then turn the small MFD knob to select the desired channel.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 5-15 XM Channel Selection
XM Radio Volume
The Volume control allows you to set the audio volume level, as well as mute
the audio.
Figure 5-16 XM Radio Setting Volume
1. While viewing the XM Radio page of the AUX page group, press the VOL soft
key.
2. Press the VOL + or VOL – soft keys, or turn the small MFD knob, to adjust the
radio volume.
Figure 5-17 XM Radio Volume Controls
3) Press MUTE to mute the radio volume.
4) Press MUTE again or the VOL + or VOL – soft keys to unmute the radio
volume.
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Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
5.5.3.3
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5.5.3.4
XM Radio Channel Presets
Foreword
The PRESET soft key allows you to store the Active Channel into a selected
preset position for easy later recall. A delay of several seconds can occur when
setting or recalling a preset.
Sec 1
System
Active Channel
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Active Channel
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Feature Tip
Preset Soft Keys
Figure 5-18 XM Radio Presets
2) Press and hold a preset soft key, such as PS1.
Sec 7
Symbols
1) While viewing the XM Radio page of the AUX page group, you may set a preset
for the Active Channel. Press the PRESETS soft key.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Setting a Preset
3) Press the MORE soft key to display the next series of presets.
2) Press the preset soft key for the desired stored channel, such as PS1.
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Index
3) Press the MORE soft key to display the next series of presets.
Appendix A
1) While viewing the XM Radio page of the AUX page group, press the PRESETS
soft key.
Sec 8
Glossary
Recalling a Preset
5-23
Sec 1
System
Foreword
5.5.4
GDL 69/69A Data Link Receiver
Troubleshooting
Some quick troubleshooting steps listed below can be performed to find the
possible cause of a failure.
• Ensure the owner/operator of the aircraft in which the Data Link Receiver is
installed has subscribed to XM
• Perform a quick check of the circuit breakers to ensure that power is applied
to the Data Link Receiver
For troubleshooting purposes, check the LRU Information Box on the AUX System Status Page for Data Link Receiver (GDL 69/69A) status, serial number,
and software version number. If a failure has been detected in the GDL 69/69A
the status will be marked with a red “X.”
1) Turn the large MFD knob to select the AUX Page Group.
2) Turn the small MFD knob to select the System Status Page (the last page in the
AUX Page Group).
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
• Ensure the XM subscription has been activated
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
GDL 69 Status OK
Figure 5-19 LRU Status Window
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Sec 1
System
5.6.1
Foreword
The G600 is able to interface to certain autopilot systems to provide heading,
course, and navigation information in much the same was as a typical HSI.
Please refer to your particular autopilot manual for specific information and
operation instructions.
Heading
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
3) Continue to control your selected autopilot heading by adjusting the heading
bug.
Sec 3
MFD
2) Engage your autopilot in heading hold mode.
Sec 2
PFD
You are able to control your selected autopilot heading with the GDU 620 by
using the heading bug.
1) Press the HDG key on the PFD and turn the PFD knob to set the desired
heading. When the knob is turned, the Selected Heading box will appear and
remain for three seconds after the knob stops moving.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Selected Heading Box
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
5.6.2
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure 5-20 Adjusting the Heading Bug
Altitude Capture (Optional Interface)
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2) Engage the autopilot in altitude capture mode and select the desired vertical
speed (if able) on the autopilot controller.
Sec 8
Glossary
The altitude selector function is a separately purchased option which works
with the autopilot. At the set altitude, the autopilot will go from a Vertical Speed
Mode (a climb or descent) to an Altitude Capture mode where it will hold the
selected altitude.
1) Select the desired altitude on the GDU 620 by pressing the ALT key and rotating
the PFD knob so the Altitude bug is at the desired altitude.
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
3) The autopilot will command a climb or descent at the selected vertical speed
(on the autopilot controller) and capture the selected altitude.
NOTE: The selected Vertical Speed bug on the GDU 620 will not control
the autopilot vertical speed. The autopilot vertical speed must be selected
directly on the autopilot controller.
5.6.3
Autopilot Navigation
1) Set your navigation source and HSI to the desired course.
2) Engage your autopilot in navigation mode.
5.6.3.1
Autopilot Operation with GPSS Enabled Autopilots
The GDU 620 processes GPSS information and sends it to the autopilot to
allow the aircraft to anticipate turns and make smooth transitions when passing
waypoints.
1) Set your navigation source and HSI to the desired GPS course.
2) Engage your autopilot in GPSS navigation mode.
3) Control your autopilot navigation through the navigation source and HSI.
Wpt 2
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
3) Control your autopilot navigation through the navigation source and the HSI.
Flight Plan Leg 2
Flight Plan Leg 1
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Turn
Anticipation
Curve
Wpt 1
Wpt 3
Aircraft
Present
Position
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Index
Appendix A
Figure 5-21 GPSS Turn Anticipation
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5.6.3.2
NOTE: The GDU 620 has the ability to emulate GPSS roll steering for
autopilots that do not support GPSS. The GDU 620 emulates GPSS by
sending headings to the autopilot that guide turn anticipation.
Foreword
Autopilot Operation with the GDU 620 Emulating GPSS
Sec 1
System
GPSS emulation functionality in the GDU 620 is controlled by an optional
external Autopilot Heading Datum switch. When GPSS emulation is active on
the GDU 620, the HSI heading bug does not control the autopilot. Instead, the
GDU 620 processes heading information and sends it to the autopilot to emulate
what GPSS would normally do. The GPSS/Heading bug inactive annunciation
in the lower left corner of the PFD reminds the pilot that the heading bug is not
controlling the autopilot.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
1) Select GPS navigation on the HSI.
Sec 2
PFD
Many autopilots do not have a GPSS mode. GPSS utilizes roll command
signals calculated by the GPS navigator and sent to the autopilot in order to
allow the aircraft to anticipate turns, make smooth transitions when passing
waypoints, and fly leg types, such as Procedure Turns and Course Reversals.
In order for GPSS to function correctly, the autopilot must have the capability
of interpreting the roll commands. In order to provide GPSS functionality for
autopilots that do not support roll commands, the GDU 620 has the capability
to emulate GPSS commands by continually changing the selected heading data
sent to the autopilot.
2) Set the HSI to the desired course (if in OBS mode).
Sec 7
Symbols
3) Set the optionally installed Autopilot Heading Datum switch to GPSS.
Heading Bug Inactive Indication
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Figure 5-22 GPSS Emulation Indication
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4) Engage your autopilot in Heading mode.
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NOTE: With GPSS engaged and in Heading mode, the Heading bug will
not control your autopilot heading. This is annunciated next to the HSI by
the GPSS annunciation. The Heading bug may still be used for reference,
but the autopilot will not control the aircraft via the heading bug.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
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Foreword
6.1Alerts
AHRS1 TAS
• AHRS1 not receiving • Check ADC cable.
true airspeed.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
• Displayed heading
service.
and attitude data is
still valid.
• Additional loss of
GPS data will cause
loss of heading and
attitude data.
• AHRS1
• Check AFMS for limitations.
magnetometer fault • Use Compass or other course
has occurred.
information.
• Heading data is
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
unreliable.
service.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
• Use alternate means of
navigation.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
• AHRS1 too far
North/South, no
magnetic compass.
Sec 3
MFD
GEO LIMITS
Action
Sec 2
PFD
HDG FAULT
Description
Sec 1
System
Alert Message
Sec 7
Symbols
• Check AFMS for limitations.
Sec 8
Glossary
• Operating in
extreme north
latitudes has
rendered heading
data unreliable.
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Index
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AHRS1 GPS
AHRS1 GPS
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Alert Message
• AHRS1 not
receiving any GPS
information.
• Verify navigator is on and has a
GPS signal and is not in self-test
mode.
• Heading and
attitude data, if
displayed, is still
valid.
• Check AFMS for limitations.
• Loss of ADC will
cause altitude
failure.
• AHRS1 operating
exclusively in
no-GPS mode.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
• Check AFMS for limitations.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
• Additional loss of
airspeed data from
ADC will cause loss
of heading and
attitude data.
AHRS1 SRVC
AHRS1 GPS
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Action
• Displayed heading
and attitude data is
still valid.
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Description
6-2
• Verify navigator
is receiving GPS
signal.
• AHRS1 magneticfield model needs
update.
• AHRS1 not
receiving backup
GPS information.
• G600 requires service to update
the magnetic field model.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
• Verify second GPS unit operation.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
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Alert Message
Description
Action
GPS2 FAIL
• GPS2 is inoperative. • Use an alternate navigation
source.
• <LRU> config error. • Contact your Garmin dealer for
Config service req’d.
service.
<LRU> CONFIG
Sec 1
System
• GPS1 is inoperative. • Use an alternate navigation
source.
Foreword
GPS1 FAIL
Sec 2
PFD
• <LRU> is not
configured correctly.
• G600 pilot configurable items have
been returned to default settings.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
• Error present in <specific
database>.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
• <LRU> database
error exists.
• Reset your settings.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
<LRU> DB ERR
• Simulator mode is active.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
DATA LOST
Sec 3
MFD
SIMULATOR
• <LRU> may not
function properly.
• Sim mode is active.
Do not use for
navigation.
• Pilot stored data
was lost. Recheck
settings.
Sec 7
Symbols
• Data from <specific database>
should be considered suspect.
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
<LRU> SERVICE • <LRU> needs
service. Return unit
for repair.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
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<LRU>
COOLING
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Alert Message
LTNG SENSOR
FAIL
TRAFFIC FAIL
ADC1 AS EC
GPS2 FPL USED
Action
• <LRU> has poor
cooling. Reducing
power usage.
• Extended operation at high
temperatures is not recommended
as damage to the GDU may occur.
• GDU backlighting
has been reduced.
• GDU configuration
module is
inoperative.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
• Unit will need to be re-configured
when service is complete.
• Aircraft
configuration
items have been
maintained unless
this message
occurred during
configuration.
• Lightning sensor
has failed.
• Traffic device has
failed.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
• Traffic data will no
longer be displayed.
• ADC1 altitude
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
error correction is
service.
unavailable.
• ADC1 airspeed
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
error correction is
service.
unavailable.
• GPS2 flight plan in • Contact your Garmin dealer for
use.
service.
• The GPS1 has
failed and GPS2
is configured and
operating.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 7
Symbols
ADC1 ALT EC
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
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Description
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Alert Message
NAV2 FAIL
• NAV1 is inoperative. • Switch to alternate navigation
(GPS or otherwise) if available.
• NAV2 is inoperative. • Switch to alternate navigation
(GPS or otherwise) if available.
• Calibration Data
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
Lost.
service.
Sec 1
System
CAL LOST
Action
Foreword
NAV1 FAIL
Description
• PFD/MFD coloration
may be incorrect.
• Unit may operate
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
at extreme
service.
temperatures
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Cooling fan 1 has
failed.
Sec 3
MFD
FAN 1 FAIL
Sec 2
PFD
• Navigation,
Autopilot, and
Flight Director
functionality is
unreliable.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
• Extended
operation at high
temperatures is not
recommended as
that damage to the
GDU may occur.
Sec 7
Symbols
• PFD/MFD coloration
may be incorrect.
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
• Backlight may dim
to reduce power
and heat.
Appendix B
Index
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FAN 2 FAIL
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
• PFD/MFD coloration
may be incorrect.
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
• Cooling fan 2 has
failed.
Action
• Extended
operation at high
temperatures is not
recommended as
that damage to the
GDU may occur.
SW MISMATCH
CNFG
MISMATCH
GPS(1/2) PPS
FAIL
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Description
• Unit may operate
at extreme
temperatures
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Alert Message
• Backlight may dim
to reduce power
and heat.
• GDU software
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
version mismatch.
service.
Xtalk is off.
• GDU 1-2 airframe • Contact your Garmin dealer for
configuration
service.
settings disagree.
• PPS has failed from • Contact your Garmin dealer for
GPS 1/2.
service.
Appendix A
• The PPS signal has
not been received
in more than 5
seconds.
Appendix B
Index
• Could be caused by
a navigator failure
or a wiring failure.
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Alert Message
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
• <LRU> software
mismatch,
communication
halted.
<LRU> VOLTAGE • <LRU> has low
voltage. Reducing
power usage.
• If the system has dual GPS
navigators, the primary GPS
navigation information is not being
forwarded to the AHRS. The AHRS
is using GPS position information
from the secondary navigator.
• Contact your Garmin dealer for
service.
Sec 1
System
MANIFEST
• AHRS1 using
backup GPS.
Action
Foreword
AHRS1 GPS
Description
Table 6-1 Alert Messages
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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The System Status page of Aux mode shows the status, serial number, and
software version of LRUs and the date of databases. There are no menu pages.
In the LRU Status column, a green check means the unit is present and operating properly, while a red “X” indicates an absence or failure.
LRU Info Window
Failed LRU
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
6.2 System Status
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Passed LRU
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Database Window
Database Name
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Database Effectivity Date
Database Soft Keys
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure 6-1 System Status
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Symbols
Symbol
Sec 1
System
7.1Map Page Symbols
Foreword
The following tables describe the symbols that are found on the MFD Map
displays.
Description
Sec 2
PFD
Unknown Airport
Non-towered, Non-serviced Airport
Sec 3
MFD
Towered, Non-serviced Airport
Non-towered, Serviced Airport
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Towered, Serviced Airport
Soft Surface, Serviced Airport
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Soft Surface, Non-serviced Airport
Private Airport
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Heliport
Intersection
Sec 7
Symbols
LOM (compass locator at outer marker)
NDB (Non-directional Radio Beacon)
Sec 8
Glossary
VOR
VOR/DME
ILS/DME or DME-only
VORTAC
TACAN
Appendix A
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Appendix B
Index
Table 7-1 Map Page Symbols
7-1
Foreword
7.2 SafeTaxi Symbols
Symbol
Description
Sec 1
System
Helipad
Airport Beacon
Sec 2
PFD
Under Construction Zones
Sec 3
MFD
Unpaved Parking Areas
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
7.3Traffic Symbols
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Table 7-2 SafeTaxi Symbols
Symbol
Description
(Highest to Lowest Priority)
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Traffic Advisory (TA), In Range
Traffic Advisory (TA), Out of Range
Sec 7
Symbols
Proximate Advisory (PA)
Sec 8
Glossary
Other Traffic
On-Ground Aircraft
Appendix A
Ground Non-Aircraft Vehicle
Appendix B
Index
Table 7-3 Traffic Symbols
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7.4Terrain Obstacle Symbols
Lighted Obstacle
(Height is less
than 1000 ft AGL)
Unlighted Obstacle
(Height is greater
than 1000 ft AGL)
Lighted Obstacle
(Height is greater than
1000 ft AGL)
Foreword
Unlighted Obstacle
(Height is less than
1000 ft AGL)
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Figure 7-1 Obstacle Altitude/Color Correlation
Potential Impact Point
Projected Flight Path
Unlighted Obstacle
Terrain above or
within 100 ft
below the aircraft
altitude (Red)
Sec 3
MFD
100 ft Threshold
1000 ft
Terrain more than 1000 ft below the aircraft altitude (Black)
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Figure 7-2 TERRAIN Altitude/Color Correlation
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Terrain between 100 ft and 1000 ft below the
aircraft altitude (Yellow)
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Foreword
7.5Basemap Symbols
Symbol
Description
Sec 1
System
Interstate Highway
State Highway
Sec 2
PFD
US Highway
Sec 3
MFD
National Highway - 2-digit drawn inside
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Small City or Town
Medium City
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Large City
Table 7-4 Basemap Symbols
7.6Map Toolbar Symbols
Sec 7
Symbols
Description
Overzoom Indicator
Sec 8
Glossary
Symbol
Terrain Proximity Enabled and Not Available
Indicator
Traffic Enabled and Available Indicator
Appendix A
Terrain Proximity Enabled and Available Indicator
Traffic Enabled and Not Available Indicator
Appendix B
Index
Table 7-5 Map Toolbar Symbols
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7.7 XM Weather Toolbar Symbols
Foreword
Symbol
Description
NEXRAD
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Cloud Top (Cloud Top and Echo Top
Mutually Exclusive)
Echo Top (Cloud Top and Echo Top
Mutually Exclusive)
XM Lightning
Sec 3
MFD
Cell Movement
SIGMETs / AIRMETs
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
METARs
Sec 5
Additional
Features
City Forecast
Surface Analysis
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Freezing Levels
Winds Aloft
Sec 7
Symbols
County Warnings
Cyclone Warnings
Sec 8
Glossary
Table 7-6 XM Weather Toolbar Symbols
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Foreword
7.8Miscellaneous Symbols
Symbol
Description
Sec 1
System
Default Aircraft (ownship)
High Wing Aircraft
Sec 2
PFD
Jet Aircraft
Sec 3
MFD
Default Map Cursor
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Measuring Cursor
Wind Vector (w/ valid GPS solution)
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Parallel Track Waypoint
Restricted/Prohibited/Warning/Alert
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions)
MOA
Sec 7
Symbols
Class B Airspace
Class C Airspace
Sec 8
Glossary
Class D Airspace
User Waypoint
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Table 7-7 Miscellaneous Symbols
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Foreword
active, activate
Air Data Computer
Automatic Direction Finder
Attitude Direction Indicator
Airplane Flight Manual
Airplane Flight Manual Supplement
Above Ground Level
Attitude and Heading Reference System
Airman’s Information Manual
Airman’s Meteorological Information
altitude
autopilot
approach
airport, aerodrome
Aeronautical Radio Incorporated
airspace
Air Route Traffic Control Center
airspeed
Automated Surface Observing System
Air Traffic Control
ATC Radar Beacon System
Automatic Terminal Information Service
auxiliary
Automated Weather Observing System
BARO
BC
Bearing
barometric setting
backcourse
The compass direction from the present position to a
destination waypoint
bearing
center runway
degrees Celsius
Course Deviation Indicator
channel
cloud
clear
configuration
The line between two points to be followed by the
aircraft
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
8-1
Sec 7
Symbols
Garmin G600 Pilot’s Guide
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MFD
190-00601-02 Rev. B
Sec 2
PFD
BRG
C
ºC
CDI
CHNL
CLD
CLR
CONFIG
Course
Sec 1
System
ACT, ACTV
ADC
ADF
ADI
AFM
AFMS
AGL
AHRS
AIM
AIRMET
ALT
AP
APR
APT
ARINC
ARSPC
ARTCC
AS
ASOS
ATC
ATCRBS
ATIS
AUX
AWOS
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Crosstrack Error
CRS
CRSR
CTA
CTRL
CUM
D ALT
DB, DBASE
DCLTR, DECLTR
deg
DEP
Desired Track (DTK)
DEST
DFLT
DIS
Distance
DME
DP
DPRT
DSBL
DTK
ELEV
EMI
ENR
En route Safe Altitude
The distance the aircraft is off a desired course in either
direction, left or right
course
cursor
Control Area
control
The total of all legs in a flight plan.
density altitude
database
declutter
degree
departure
The desired course between the active “from” and
“to” waypoints
destination
default
distance
The ‘great circle’ distance from the present position to
a destination waypoint
Distance Measuring Equipment
Departure Procedure
departure
disabled
Desired Track
ENT
ERR
ESA
ETA
ETE
elevation
Electromagnetic Interference
en route
The recommended minimum altitude within ten miles
left or right of the desired course on an active flight
plan or direct-to
enter
error
En route Safe Altitude
Estimated Time of Arrival
Estimated Time Enroute
ºF
FAA
degrees Fahrenheit
Federal Aviation Administration
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Federal Communication Commission
forecast
flight director
Flight Information Services-Broadcast
Flight Information Service Data Link
flight plan
frequency
freezing
Flight Service Station
foot/feet
G/S, GS
GDC
GDL
GDU
GEO
GLS
GMA
GMT
GMU
GPS
GPSS
Groundspeed
glideslope
Garmin Air Data Computer
Garmin Satellite Data Link
Garmin Display Unit
geographic
Global Navigation Satellite Landing System
Garmin Audio Panel System
Greenwich Mean Time
Garmin Magnetometer Unit
Global Positioning System
GPS Roll Steering
The velocity that the aircraft is travelling relative to a
ground position
see Track
Garmin Reference System
Ground speed
Garmin Transponder
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
8-3
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Garmin G600 Pilot’s Guide
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Hazard
Avoidance
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heading
The direction an aircraft is pointed, based upon
indications from a magnetic compass or a properly set
directional gyro
Horizontal Figure of Merit
mercury
hectopascal
Horizontal Protection Level
High-Speed Data Bus
Horizontal Situation Indicator
Hertz
Sec 3
MFD
HFOM
Hg
hPa
HPL
HSDB
HSI
Hz
Sec 2
PFD
HDG
Heading
Sec 1
System
Ground Track
GRS
GS
GTX
Foreword
FCC
FCST
FD
FIS-B
FISDL
FPL
FREQ
FRZ
FSS
ft
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix B
Index
IAF
ICAO
IFR
IGRF
ILS
IMC
INFO
in HG
INT
INTEG
Initial Approach Fix
International Civil Aviation Organization
Instrument Flight Rules
International Geomagnetic Reference Field
Instrument Landing System
Instrument Meteorological Conditions
information
inches of mercury
intersection(s)
integrity (RAIM unavailable)
L
LAT
LCD
LCL
LED
Leg
LIFR
LNAV
LOC
LOI
LON
LPV
LRU
LT
LTNG
left, left runway
latitude
Liquid Crystal Display
local
Light Emitting Diode
The portion of a flight plan between two waypoints
Low Instrument Flight Rules
Lateral Navigation
localizer
loss of integrity (GPS)
longitude
Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance
Line Replacement Unit
left
lightning
MAG
MAG VAR
MapMX
Magnetic
Magnetic Variation
A proprietary data format used to forward navigation
information from the GNS units to the GDU 620
maximum
maximum speed (overspeed)
barometric minimum descent altitude
Aviation Routine Weather Report
Multi Function Display
minimum
Uses Grid MORAs to determine a safe altitude within
ten miles of the aircraft present position
MAX
MAXSPD
MDA
METAR
MFD
MIN
Minimum Safe Altitude
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right, right runway
Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
random access memory
reference
required
reverse, revision, revise
Radio Magnetic Indicator
range
runway
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Index
R
RAIM
RAM
REF
REQ
REV
RMI
RNG
RNWY
Appendix A
quantity
Sec 8
Glossary
QTY
Sec 7
Symbols
Proximity Advisory
personal computer
Primary Flight Display
Present Position
parallel track
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
PA
PC
PFD
P. POS
PTK
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Outside Air Temperature
Omni Bearing Selector
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
OAT
OBS
Sec 3
MFD
navigation
NAVigation AID
Non-Directional Beacon
Next Generation Radar
Sec 2
PFD
NAV
NAVAID
NDB
NEXRAD
Sec 1
System
marker beacon
Military Operations Area
movement
meters per minute
Minimum Safe Altitude
message
Mean Sea Level
meter
millivolt(s)
Marginal Visual Flight Rules
Foreword
MKR
MOA
MOV
mpm
MSA
MSG
MSL
MT
mV
MVFR
8-5
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix B
Index
RT
right
SBAS
SCIT
SD
SFC
SIAP
SID
SIGMET
SLP/SKD
SMBL
SPD
SRVC, SVC
STAR
STATS
STBY
STD
SUA
SUSP
SW
SYS
Satellite-Based Augmentation System
Storm Cell Identification and Tracking
Secure Digital
surface
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures
Standard Instrument Departure
Significant Meteorological Information
slip/skid
symbol
speed
service
Standard Terminal Arrival Route
statistics
standby
standard
Special Use Airspace
suspend
software
system
T
TA
TACAN
TAF
TAS
TAS
TAT
TAWS
TCA
TCAS
TEMP
TERM
TFR
T HDG
TIS
TMA
Topo
true
Traffic Advisory
Tactical Air Navigation System
Terminal Aerodrome Forecast
True Airspeed
Traffic Advisory System
Total Air Temperature
Terrain Awareness and Warning System
Terminal Control Area
Traffic Collision Avoidance System
temperature
terminal
Temporary Flight Restriction
True Heading
Traffic Information System
Terminal Maneuvering Area
topographic
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Track
XPDR
XTK
transponder
cross-track
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Wide Area Augmentation System
World Geodetic System - 1984
waypoint(s)
weather
Sec 5
Additional
Features
WAAS
WGS-84
WPT
WX
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
VS
VSI
velocity (airspeed)
variation
Visual Flight Rules
Very High Frequency
VOR/Localizer Receiver
Visual Meteorological Conditions
vertical navigation
VHF Omni-directional Range
very high frequency omnidirectional range station and
tactical air navigation
Vertical speed
Vertical Speed Indicator
Sec 3
MFD
V, Vspeed
VAR
VFR
VHF
VLOC
VMC
VNAV, VNV
VOR
VORTAC
Sec 2
PFD
unavailable
user
Coordinated Universal Time
Universal Transverse Mercator/ Universal Polar
Stereographic Grid
Sec 1
System
UNAVAIL
USR
UTC
UTM/UPS
Foreword
TRK
TRSA
Direction of aircraft movement relative to a ground
position; also ‘Ground Track’
track
Terminal Radar Service Area
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
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Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Appendix A
Foreword
SD Card Use and Databases
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
2) Turn the G600 System ON.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Updating the Jeppesen navigation database
1) With the G600 System OFF, insert the SD card containing the navigation
database update into the upper card slot of the GDU 620 to be updated (label
of SD card should face up).
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
The optional ChartView database is updated on a 14 day cycle. The ChartView
database is provided directly from Jeppesen. Contact Jeppesen (www.jeppesen.
com) for ChartView subscription and update information.
Sec 3
MFD
The navigation database is updated on a 28 day cycle. Navigation database
updates are provided by Garmin and may be downloaded from the Garmin
website “fly.garmin.com” onto a Garmin provided Supplemental Datacard.
Contact Garmin at fly.garmin.com for navigation database updates and update
kits. The Navigation database is stored internally and the Datacard is only used
to transfer the database into the unit.
Sec 2
PFD
Jeppesen Databases
Sec 1
System
The G600 System uses Secure Digital (SD) cards to load and store various
types of data. For basic flight operations, SD cards are required for database
storage as well as database updates.
3) Verify the correct update cycle is loaded during power-up.
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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A-1
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
Garmin Databases
NOTE: The data contained in the terrain and obstacle databases comes from
government agencies. Garmin accurately processes and cross-validates the
data, but cannot guarantee the accuracy and completeness of the data.
The following GDU 620 databases are stored on Supplemental Data Cards
provided by Garmin:
• Terrain – The terrain database contains terrain mapping data. It is updated
periodically and has no expiration date.
• Airport terrain – The airport terrain database contains detailed airport
terrain data. It is updated periodically and has no expiration date.
• Obstacle – The obstacle database contains data for obstacles, such as towers,
that pose a potential hazard to aircraft. Obstacles 200 feet and higher are
included in the obstacle database. It is very important to note that not all
obstacles are necessarily charted and therefore may not be contained in the
obstacle database. This database is updated on a 56-day cycle. Obstacles
will still be shown after the database has expired.
• SafeTaxi – The SafeTaxi database contains detailed airport diagrams for
selected airports. These diagrams aid in following ground control instructions
by accurately displaying the aircraft position on the map in relation to
taxiways, ramps, runways, terminals, and services. This database is updated
on a 56-day cycle. SafeTaxi will still be shown after it has expired.
• FliteCharts – The FliteCharts database contains procedure charts for the
United States only. This database is updated on a 28-day cycle. If not updated
within 180 days of the expiration date, FliteCharts no longer functions.
Since these databases are not stored internally in the GDU 620, a Supplemental
Data Card containing identical database versions must be kept in each display
unit for dual installations. After subscribing to the desired database product,
the database product will need to be downloaded to a Supplemental Data Card.
Insert the Supplemental Data Card into the card slot shown in Figure A-1. The
upper slot is typically used for updating the navigation database and is then
normally left open. The card may be inserted in either slot. The Supplemental
Data Card should not be removed except to update the databases stored on the
card.
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Terrain, Obstacles, Airports, Charts (FliteChart
or ChartView) Database SD Card
Foreword
Navigation Database SD Update Card
Sec 1
System
Figure A-1 SD Card Database Location
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
The Garmin databases can be updated by following the instructions detailed
in the “Navigation Databases” section of the Garmin web site (fly.garmin.com).
Once the updated files have been downloaded from the web site, a PC equipped
with an appropriate SD card reader is used to unpack and program the new
databases onto the existing Supplemental Data Cards. The following equipment
is required to perform the update:
• Windows-compatible PC computer (Windows 2000 or XP recommended)
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
• SanDisk SD Card Reader, P/Ns SDDR-93 or SDDR-99 or equivalent card
reader
• Updated database obtained from the Garmin web site
Updating Garmin databases
1) Download the data to the data cards from the appropriate web site.
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
3) Apply power to the G600 System. View the MFD power-up splash screen. Check
that the databases are initialized and displayed on the splash screen. When
updating the terrain and FliteCharts databases, an “in progress” message may
be seen. If this message is present, wait for the system to finish loading before
proceeding. Some databases can take up to 15 minutes to update.
Sec 7
Symbols
2) Insert Navigation Database SD card in an empty card slot of the GDU 620. The
SD card containing the ChartView, FliteCharts, SafeTaxi, or any other database
(except for the Jeppesen Navigation Database) is typically inserted into the
lower slot on the GDU 620.
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
It may be necessary to have the system configured by a Garmin authorized
service facility in order to use certain database features.
Sec 5
Additional
Features
• Existing Supplemental Database SD Card (P/N 010-00769-42)
Appendix B
Index
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Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
4) Acknowledge the Power-up Page agreement by pressing the ENT key or the
right most soft key.
5) Use the large MFD knob to select the AUX page group and then small MFD
knob to reach the System Status Page.
6) Press the DBASE soft key to place the cursor in the “Database” window.
7) Turn the small MFD knob to scroll through the list and check that all databases
are current and there are no errors. If a database is highlighted in yellow, it is
either expired or the G600 can not determine the date.
8) Power down the GDU 620.
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Figure A-2 Database Information on the Splash Screen
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Index
Aviation map data 3-33
Symbols
Backcourse 2-18
Backlighting 1-19
Barometric pressure 1-10, 1-16, 2-10,
3-49, 3-52
Basemap symbols 7-4
Beacon 7-2
Bearing information 2-19–2-20
Bearing line 2-20
Best glide 2-5, 3-48
Bezel keys 1-9
BRG 1 1-11
BRG 2 1-11
Brightness 3-47
1-2 key 1-11
Sec 3
MFD
C
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Cautions iii
CDI 1-11
Cell movement 3-30, 4-39, 7-5
Chart category 3-68
Charts 3-65, 5-2
Chart setup box 5-7
Chartview 3-65, 5-1
ChartView 1-8, 5-2, 5-8
ChartView database 5-8
ChartView subscription 5-10
City 3-63
City forecast 4-45, 7-5
Class B airspace 3-38
Class C airspace 3-39
Class D airspace 3-40
Cloud tops 4-36, 7-5
Cold front 4-45
County warnings 4-53, 7-5
Course Deviation Indicator (CDI)
2-14–2-15
Course select 1-9
Crossfill 1-19
Cross track error 2-15
Cursor 7-6
Cycle number 5-8, 5-11
Cyclone 7-5
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
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Additional
Features
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PFD
Activating XM 5-16
Active flight plan 3-57
Additional features 5-1
ADIZ 3-43
Age 4-27
AHRS 1-7
Aircraft symbol 7-6
Air Data Computer 1-1
AIRMETs 4-41, 7-5
Airport beacon 7-2
Airport diagram 5-11
Airspeed Indicator 2-2–2-3
Airspeed reference 3-48
Airspeed tape 3-48
Air temperature 2-21
Airways 3-45
Alerts 6-1
Altimeter 1-9, 2-8
Altitude 4-6
Altitude alerter 2-9
Altitude alerting 2-9
Altitude capture 5-25
Altitude Display Mode 4-10
Altitude trend vector 2-8
Annunciations 6-1
Approaches 5-11
Arrivals 5-11
Attitude 1-1
Attitude and Heading Reference System
(AHRS) 1-4, 1-7, 1-13, 6-1
Attitude Indicator 2-5–2-6
Autopilot 5-25
Auto-slewing 2-17
Auto zoom 3-15
Aux mode 3-46
AUX - System Status page 5-10
AUX - System Status Page 5-15
Sec 1
System
A
Foreword
B
B-1
Appendix B
Index
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Sec 7
Symbols
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 1
System
Foreword
D
Database 4-1, A-1, A-2
Databases 1-8, 1-13
Data fields 3-58
Data link 1-2
Data Link Receiver troubleshooting 5-24
Date 1-16, 3-50
Day view 3-68, 5-7
DCLTR soft key 3-6
Declutter 2-7, 3-6, 5-14
Departures 5-11
Display brightness 3-47
Display map 3-2
Display units 1-16
Distance 1-16
Distance measuring 3-10
DME 7-1
DP 5-11
Dual installation 1-16, 1-19, 3-49
Ground pointer 2-6
GRS 77 1-1, 1-4
GTP 59 1-5, 2-21
GTX 33 1-2
GTX 330/330D 1-5
H
Hazard avoidance 4-1
Heading select 1-9
Helipad 7-2
Heliport 7-1
Home page 3-5
Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) 1-3,
2-12–2-21
I
Echo tops 4-34, 7-5
Extreme attitude 2-7
Icing 4-41
Identifier 3-63
IFR 4-41
IGRF model 1-4, 1-13
ILS 7-1
INFO soft key 3-58, 3-62
Intersection 3-36, 7-1
F
J
Facility 3-63
Flight plan 3-57
FliteCharts 3-65, 5-1, 5-2, 5-11, A-2
FliteCharts database 5-11
Freezing level 4-48, 7-5
Frequency 3-64
L
E
G
GDC 74A 1-1, 1-3
GDL 69/69A 1-2, 1-6, 3-54, 3-55, 3-58,
5-1, 5-19
GDL 69 troubleshooting 5-24
GDU 620 1-3
GDU 1040 1-1
Glideslope 2-16
Glossary 8-1
GMU 44 1-4
GPS altitude 4-6
GPSS 5-26
B-2
Jeppesen 1-8, 5-8
Jeppesen database A-1
Land data 3-16
Lat/Lon 3-27
Legend 4-29
Level 3-47
Lightning 3-31, 4-38, 7-5
Limitations 4-7, 4-18, 4-32
LRU 1-2, 3-56
Lubber line 2-14
M
Magnetometer 1-4, 1-7
Map 3-4
Map orientation 3-13
Map panning 3-8
Map pointer 3-8
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Page menus 1-14, 1-15
Panning 5-3
Parallel track 7-6
Parking area 7-2
PFD 1-3, 1-8, 2-1
Pitch indication 2-5
Power-up page 1-13
Preset 5-23
Product age 4-27
Proximate advisory 7-2
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
SafeTaxi 3-34, 5-1, 5-14, A-2
SafeTaxi symbols 7-2
SafeTaxi™ 5-13
Secure Digital (SD) card 1-8, A-1
Selected Altitude 2-9
Selected Course 2-16
Selected Heading 2-13
Serial numbers 3-56
Service Class 5-17, 5-18
SIGMET 7-5
SIGMETs 4-41
Sky pointer 2-6
Slewing 2-17
Slip/Skid Indicator 2-5, 2-6
Soft keys 1-10
Software version 3-56
Speed 1-16
STAR 5-11
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index
Garmin G600 Pilot’s Guide
Sec 7
Symbols
OAT 2-21
Obstacle data 3-25
Obstacles 4-1, 7-3, A-2
Occluded front 4-46
On ground aircraft 7-2
Other airspace 3-43
Outside air temperature 1-3, 2-21
Overspeed 2-3
Overview 1-1
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
S
O
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PFD
Range keys 1-12, 3-5
RECENT 5-6
Record of Revisions v
Reference speed 2-5
Reflectivity 4-31
Restore defaults 3-46
Restricted airspace 3-41
Roll pointer 2-6
Roll scale pointer 2-6
Route 3-57
Runway extension 3-35
Runway information 3-63
NACO 3-65, 5-11
National Weather Service 4-53
Nav angle 1-16, 3-53
Navigation database 1-8
Navigation map 3-4
Navigation source 2-15–2-17
Nav range ring 3-19
NDB 3-36, 7-1
NEXRAD 3-28, 4-30, 7-5
Night view 3-68, 5-7
Normal display operation 1-1
North up 3-14
NOTAM 5-7
Notes iv
NRST 5-6
Page group 3-5
Sec 1
System
R
N
P
Foreword
Map range 3-5
Map setup 3-11
Map symbols 7-1
Map toolbar symbols 7-4
Measuring distance 3-10
Menus 1-14
METARs 7-5
MFD 1-3, 1-11, 3-1
MFD display units 3-52
Military 3-42
MOA 3-42
MSL 4-6
Mute 5-22
B-3
Foreword
Sec 1
System
Sec 2
PFD
Sec 3
MFD
Sec 4
Hazard
Avoidance
Sec 5
Additional
Features
Sec 6
Annun.
& Alerts
Sec 7
Symbols
Appendix A
Sec 8
Glossary
Appendix B
Index
Stationary front 4-46
Surface analysis 4-45, 7-5
Surface data 4-46
Surface data time 4-47
Surface winds 4-41
Symbols 7-1
Synchronization 3-49
System description 1-1
System display units 3-52
System power 1-13
System settings 1-16, 3-46
System status 3-56, 4-7, 4-12, 4-21, 6-8
V
T
W
TACAN 7-1
TAFs 4-43
TAWS 4-6
TCA 3-39
Temperature 1-16, 3-52
Terrain 4-1
Terrain alerts 4-6
Terrain data 3-23
Terrain obstacle symbols 7-3
TFR 3-44
Time 1-16, 3-50
Time zone 3-50
TIS 4-15
TIS limitations 4-18
TMA 3-38
Topo data 3-20
Topo scale 3-22
Track vector 3-17
Traffic Advisory Systems 3-32, 4-8, 4-15,
7-2
Traffic symbols 4-11, 4-17, 7-2
Transponder 1-5
Trend Vector
Turn Rate 2-14
True Airspeed 2-2
Turbulence 4-41
Turn anticipation 5-26
Turn Rate Indicator 2-14
U
Under construction 7-2
B-4
VDI 2-16
Version 3-56
Vertical deviation 2-16
Vertical speed 1-10, 1-16
Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI) 2-10
VNV 8-7
Voice alerts, TIS Traffic 4-20
Volume 3-55, 5-19, 5-22
VOR 3-37, 7-1
VORTAC 7-1
Vspeeds 2-5, 3-48
WAAS 2-16
Warm front 4-45
Warnings ii
Warranty i
Waypoint information 3-60
Waypoint weather 3-64
Weather 3-28, 3-64, 4-24
Weather legend 4-29
Weather symbols 4-27, 7-5
Wind 3-4
Winds aloft 4-50, 7-5
Winds aloft altitude 4-52
Wind Up or Down soft keys 4-50, 4-52
Wind vector 3-18, 7-6
WX soft key 3-9, 3-58
X
XM 3-54, 3-55, 4-24
radio 5-16
Receiver troubleshooting 5-24
XM channel categories 5-20
XM entertainment radio 5-16
XM radio activation 5-16
XM radio channel presets 5-23
XM radio channels 5-21
XM radio volume 5-22
XM Satellite Radio 1-6, 5-16
XM weather/radio 1-6
XM weather toolbar symbols 7-5
XTK 2-15
Garmin G600 Pilot’s Guide
190-00601-02 Rev. B
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