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Getting to know the Avidyne IFD540/440


The IFD540 & IFD440 represent the next generation in FMS/GPS/ NAV/COM systems. They are plug-and play replacements for Garmin 530/430 systems. We will cover the new features including

  1. Function of keys and knobs
  2. Power On / Self-Test / Updating Databases
  3. Com/Nav/Source Tuning / Chapters and Pages
  4. Custom Waypoints / Flight Planning / IFR Procedures
  5. Hybrid Touch: Knobs & Buttons or Touch-Screen 
  6. Wireless Keyboard Flight Plan Entry 
  7. AnchorGeoFill™ Reduces Data Entry Time 
  8. “Next Leg” Depiction

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I have and always will be a huge fan of Garmin GPS units. I teach Garmin training classes and do 1-2-1 training all over the U.S. The 430/530 series in many ways brought ease of use in an affordable unit to general aviation. I think that the 430/530 series will be in service for many years. There are also five big reasons I am upgrading to the Avidyne IFD440.

Hybrid touch allows the user to combine the familiar buttons/knobs with the new touchscreen technology if they want to. The best parts of using an iPad, like dragging flight plan lines and pinch/zoom are built in. Unlike other touchscreen units though, you can use the screen or the knobs for every function without going through multiple menus to quickly access what you need.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are built in. The Avidyne IFD440 & 540 has both built in to every unit. This allows easy connectivity to popular iPad programs and at the same time lets you use a wireless keyboard! Yes, you read that right. Forget turning the knobs 100 times to enter a flight plan. Pull out the wireless keyboard and enter even complex flight plans much faster and easier.



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Avidyne IFD540/440 Master Training
  • >6 hours with Real In-Flight Video
  • Step by step instructions to make anyone a pro!
  • Detailed information on every chapter/page and when to use
  • Detailed explanation of functions
  • Shortcuts & Pro tips
  • Correcting common mistakes
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
     Only $149 for over 5 hours of training
      Choose DVD or USB Stick
    Choose DVD or USB

    1 on 1 Training

    If you own or are buying an Avidyne system.  You can train with Master CFI, Gary Reeves.  He travels all over the US and into Canada to work with individual pilots...
    Become a master in your airplane
    At your airport
    *Training in SoCal available
    2-3 Day programs include:
    -Flight Review
    -IPC / IFR Boot Camp
    -iPad use (Avidyne 100, FlyQ, ForeFlight)
    -Emergency Training.

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    Need more info on any of the above?  Or do you have a question on using the Avidyne? Let us know and we'll respond within 24 Hours
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