View Full Version : Quick Garmin 430 question
03-13-2005, 07:18 AM
First of all, I haven't read the manual completely (too busy flying!), so I apologize if this is mentioned in it. Anyways does the Garmin 430 have all airports in it, or only those of a certain size and up, or only those that have IFR approaches? So far I've noticed that I can't use the direct to function for many of the airports around Washington and Southern BC that I fly to, they don't come up in the list - such as JC's, Barkley, and Large which are all just south of KAWO. All larger airports are there though.
The good thing is that Dreamfleet was thoughtful enough to still fully implement the default GPS, which has them all! :>
03-14-2005, 08:54 AM
If you could give the Airport designators, I can check. Obviously a search for "Large Airport" gets too many hits !
Found in the GNS430 database:
KPAH Barkley Regional, Paducah, Kentucky
1M9 Lake Barkley State Park, Cadiz, Kentucky
AIRNAV does not list either "JC's" or Large, or a Barkley in Washington State.
I do know that the GNS430 does include at least some airports without ILS or standard Approaches.
03-14-2005, 05:39 PM
I think I'm correct when saying that you can adjust which airports are displayed...mmm....my skills are rusty...if you click on the MNU (or whatever the menu button is, whil you are on a map page), you can use the right inner and outer knobs to scroll down to airports and decide which ones you want to display.
03-14-2005, 05:42 PM
Actually looking at the Seattle Sectional, they are not even on it, yet they are on my Vancouver VNC. They are private fields, so perhaps they became delisted? They are present as 1 runway dirt strips though. Anyways they aren't places that Bonanza A36's visit often anyways I think.
03-15-2005, 09:44 AM
I have a couple of custom add-on airstrips which are not listed in the Garmin database. I discovered the Garmin's User Waypoint facility which, after going to each location and creating one for each, makes these new locations available for Directs or flightplans. They are saved by the Garmin 430 for future use, too, but there is probably a limit to how many can be saved -- probably documented somewhere.
Lots to explore in this superb addition to FS, and flying is fun, too.
03-15-2005, 06:24 PM
You can store up to 1000 User-created waypoints.
03-15-2005, 07:59 PM
Cool! I've found that at least two of the Georenders (Diamond Point and Flying M) aren't in the 430 database. Flying M is on the Seattle Sectional, but is a very small private field. It isn't in the FAA Airport Facility Directory. Diamond Point isn't there at all. Good to know I can add them since I spend a lot of time flying between them. The A-36 is a tight fit in some and I haven't gotten to several of them yet (I have all but Bryce Canyon). I'm guessing anything smaller than Sky Harbor won't work.
03-18-2005, 09:13 AM
Having fired up the sim I was able to find "Large" (Ed Large Field) but it isn't listed in the GNS430 database.
However, as you can see from this FSNavigator screenshot, there is nothing remotely like Barkley or JC's in the vicinity of KAWO, and FSNavigator only lists the two Barkleys listed above in Kentuckey.
Exactly how far south of KAWO are they ?
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