Garmin Smart Glide: Engine Failures Tamed

That's the idea behind Garmin's new aftermarket automation that suggests the best places to put down during an emergency.

When an engine quits at low altitude as one did for me, it’s easy to misjudge the glide needed to put the airplane where you think it should go. But thanks to technology that trickles down from Garmin’s emergency Autoland, Garmin’s latest retrofit navigators paired with the appropriate flight displays take the guesswork out of […]
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Editor in Chief Larry Anglisano has been a staple at Aviation Consumer since 1995. An active land, sea and glider pilot, Larry has over 30 years’ experience as an avionics repairman and flight test pilot. He’s the editorial director overseeing sister publications Aviation Safety magazine, IFR magazine and is a regular contributor to KITPLANES magazine with his Avionics Bootcamp column.