Garmin announced it has added European VFR and IFR charts to its Aera 795/796 portable GPS receivers, using VFR data sourced from Deutsche Flugsicherung, the company in charge of ATC in Germany.
Earlier this year, Garmin introduced European VFR terminal Bottlang charts from Jeppesen for the Aera 795/796, which include colored visual approach, landing and area charts, as well as general and country-related text sections covering regulations, communications, meteorology, aerodrome directory and more for flights within Europe under VFR.
The new charts complement Garmin’s recently expanded SafeTaxi database, which now includes geo-referenced airport diagrams for more than 1,000 U.S. airports, nearly 500 European airports and more than 250 Canadian airports. The database also features an electronic Ac-u-kwik global airport directory that includes information about nearly 8,000 airports worldwide.
The European VFR and IFR charts for the Aera 795/796 are available as an annual subscription for $410 or customers can purchase just the IFR charts for $155. VFR charts are available as a one-time purchase of a single country ranging from $32 to $90, or as a one-time purchase for all of Europe for $205.