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Flying Start competition with Garmin and FLYER

Want to give your dreams of flight in 2020 an amazing flying start? Garmin Aviation has teamed up with FLYER to offer one lucky reader the chance to win £1,500 towards their flight training, plus an aera 660 Portable Navigator, RRP £720

If you’re new to flying, and haven’t started learning yet, then £1,500 could get you flying solo. If you’re already a PPL and like the idea of training to fly tailwheel, aerobatics, or even for your Instrument Rating, then £1,500 could help you achieve that goal.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered GPS navigation in the cockpit and has teamed up with FLYER to giveaway an aera 660 to one lucky pilot.

The aera 660 Portable Navigator

The aera 660 aviation portable puts the latest Garmin technology in the palm of your hand, and it carries on Garmin’s tradition of creating innovative navigators that go way back to the beginning of handheld aviation GPS. While aera 660 is light, compact and fits in any flight bag, it’s also packed with capabilities. As a dedicated navigator, it quickly and reliably acquires GPS and GLONASS satellite constellations and combines advanced navigation tools with rich, interactive, dynamically drawn aviation maps. And it displays it all on a bright, sunlight-readable 5-inch diagonal capacitive touchscreen display.

The icons on the aera 660 are instantly familiar to anyone who’s used a Garmin GTN™ touchscreen GPS/NAV/COMM, G5000® integrated flight deck or even the Garmin Pilot™ app, and the intuitive interface allows you to quickly pan across the map screen, pinch to zoom and more. Meanwhile, the power button on the top accesses quick settings, including portrait or landscape orientation, volume and brightness.

Complete Flight Mapping

The aera 660 aviation portable comes preloaded with detailed flight mapping, terrain and obstacles alerting, U.S., European and Canadian SafeTaxi® charts and AOPA Airport Directory or optional AC-U-KWIK global airport directory to put a wealth of resources right at your fingertips. The graphical Terrain page offers both overhead and vertical profile views of the topography beneath you. Switch to IFR map mode to display and navigate on high or low enroute airways, and use your touchscreen map cursor to reference MEAs (Minimum Enroute Altitudes) and distances between intersections. The aera 660 even provides vertical navigation (VNAV) guidance to simplify en-route transitions.

You’ll stay aware of special airspace activity and get 1-touch airspace information. Garmin Smart Airspace™ guidance conveniently highlights the airspace nearest your current altitude and de-emphasises non-pertinent airspace so you can quickly identify your location relative to the airspace around you. And, of course, the aera 660 includes our signature direct-to and nearest-airport navigation.

Advanced Capabilities in a Portable Package

  • Rugged, purpose-built portable navigator with built-in GPS/GLONASS receiver and 5-inch sunlight-readable screen
  • Intuitive, simple touchscreen operation and single power button make getting around the display a cinch
  • 3D Vision perspective view shows terrain, obstacles, airport environment, optional traffic, nearest airport and more
  • Wireless cockpit connectivity via Connext® streams weather and traffic from compatible devices
  • Cut the cord and database prices with Wi-Fi® database downloads and the affordable Garmin Navigation Database

Learn more about the aera 660  by watching the video below or by checking the Garmin Aviation product page, plus check out FLYER‘s review.

How to enter the competition

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Terms & conditions

  • The promoter of this competition is Seager Publishing Ltd and the prize, £1,500 towards flight training at a UK flying school to be nominated by the winner and one aero 660 portable navigator supplied by Garmin.
  • The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom, except employees of Seager Publishing Ltd and their close relatives, and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary to enter this competition.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  • The closing date for entry will be 20 March 2020. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows: 1) Visit the competition page on www.flyer.co.uk. 2) Answer the question posed.3) Email your answer, with ‘Garmin Flying Start’ in the subject line, to [email protected] by the 20 March 2020. Alternatively, you can post your answer to Garmin Flying Start competition, Seager Publishing Ltd, Unit 9, Riverside Court, Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 3DZ, to arrive no later than 20 March 2020.
  • The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  • The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  • The prize is as stated above and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. £1,500 will be paid to a flight school nominated by the competition winner, where they wish to take their flight training. The prize is not transferable and is subject to availability.
  • One winning entry will be picked at random by Seager Publishing Ltd.
  • The winner will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  • The promoter will notify the winner when the prize will be delivered.
  • The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by UK law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the UK legal system.
  • The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Seager Publishing Ltd and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found here.
  • Your details, including your email address and/or your postal address, may be used to keep you informed about future FLYER and Garmin offers. If you do not want to receive such information please write “Opt out” clearly on your entry.
  • Seager Publishing Ltd shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
  • Seager Publishing Ltd also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.
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