aera 550, with Americas Database
Enjoy High-resolution Navigation
- 4.3" touchscreen display
- Fast 5 Hz GPS refresh rate
- High-resolution map display
- Terrain and obstacle warnings
- Advanced street navigation
Aera® 550 is the touchscreen aviation GPS portable that takes fingertip navigation to a whole new level. Enjoy easy transition from flying to motoring with this versatile, multi-modal navigator. Combining the best in moving-map display features with intuitive, menu-driven control, aera 550 has a crisp 4.3-inch QVGA wide-format touchscreen. Forget fiddly knobs and buttons, this flexible, feature-rich navigator provides streamlined operation for door-to-door guidance, not just runway-to-runway.
Fly aera, anywhere
In aviation mode, aera 550’s detailed chart-style shaded mapping and extensive terrain and aviation databases help you visualise your flight path in relation to nearby navaids, terrain, SUAs, obstructions, and so on. Plus, the inclusion of private airports and heliports in the database affords even more navigation and emergency “nearest” options. A database-driven terrain advisory feature offers TAWS-like colour coding and pop-up alerts when possible obstructions or ground proximity conflicts loom ahead. And with terrain/obstacle data shown in higher-resolution 9 arc-second detail, you’ll enjoy an enhanced level of information on the display. The unit’s graphical Terrain page offers both overhead and vertical profile views of the topography you’re flying over. What’s more, a Smart Airspace function highlights airspace at, and immediately surrounding, your current altitude. Terrain warning alarms alerts you to your surroundings and in addition to detailed flight mapping, aera 550 includes free aviation database updates for one year. GPS updating is provided at a rapid 5 Hz rate for clued-up, confident navigation.
Can be used to navigate to the airfield as a sat-nav.
|PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS||5.3"W x 3.3"H x .9"D (13.5 x 8.4 x 2.3 cm)|
|DISPLAY SIZE||3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)|
|DISPLAY RESOLUTION||480 x 272 pixels|
|DISPLAY TYPE||touchscreen WQVGA colour TFT with white backlight|
|WEIGHT||9.5 ounces (270 g)|
|BATTERY TYPE||removable, rechargeable lithium-ion|
|BATTERY LIFE||up to 5 hours (less with full backlight and options)|
|MEMORY/HISTORY||internal solid state|
|IFR OR VFR||VFR|