Garmin GNS 430W subscriptions

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GypsyRahz
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Garmin GNS 430W subscriptions

Postby GypsyRahz » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:16 pm

My son and I are considering upgrading our VFR Cherokee 140/160 with a Garmin 430W. Would we have to go with Jeppesen for charts? How much is a subscription?

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Re: Garmin GNS 430W subscriptions

Postby Jeb » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:29 am

Yeah, you have to go through Jeppesen.

You'll need:

-- An annual subscription. 48 states is $410. Americas (50 states, Canada, Central/South America, Bahamas) is $515.
-- Jepp's Skybound USB adapter (to format and load data on memory cards) $59.95 (one-time).
-- May want to consider at least one additional memory card. They're $195 each from Jepp.

You may be able to find the hardware locally or on eBay.

Wish I had a monopoly on something...

Jeb

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Re: Garmin GNS 430W subscriptions

Postby subcooling » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:28 pm

Given the convenience and affordability of ipads and other tablets and the apps that go with them, would it be worth it for a VFR only pilot to invest in a 430/530 or to even buy a plane with one at all?

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Re: Garmin GNS 430W subscriptions

Postby GypsyRahz » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:58 pm

The idea is to eventually get my IFR ticket.

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Re: Garmin GNS 430W subscriptions

Postby subcooling » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:06 pm

GypsyRahz wrote:The idea is to eventually get my IFR ticket.


Sorry, I wasn't trying to be a wise guy. I asked for my own benefit. Seriously, is there any legitimate way a VHF pilot could justify the cost for a 430/530?


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