Avionics Report

September 2016 Issue

Flight Stream 510: Wi-Fi Via Datacard

Garmin cleverly packs Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transceivers into the shell of an MMC card, simplifying database updates and eliminating a teardown installation.

We’ll be gentle. If you recently brought your aircraft in for a Garmin Flight Stream 110/210 wireless Bluetooth data hub installation, stop reading and close this page. For readers who are still here, rejoice. You won’t have to go to an avionics shop for a pricey teardown installation. That’s because unlike the older Flight Stream—which required a wired serial connection with one of Garmin’s navigators—you can install the new Flight Stream 510 wireless system yourself in just seconds.

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