The aera 550: A Premium Choice Stepping up from the aera 500 model, the aera 550 brings added features, performance, and more advanced pilot/motorist capabilities to the overall product design. Terrain/obstacles graphics are shown in higher-resolution 9 arc-second detail on the aera 550 display (providing over 11 times more onscreen resolution than the standard 30 arc-second versions). As in all the aera models, the internal GPS updates at a rate of five times per second (5 Hz), which allows your moving map and flight data to display smoothly and continuously. In addition to detailed flight mapping, the aera 550 also comes fully preloaded with Garmin SafeTaxi® charts for many U.S., European or Canadian airports - while an included AOPA Airport Directory database gives you detailed listings, phone numbers, facilities and fuel location information on over 7,400 U.S. landing sites, as well as airports of entry for Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. A full year of prepaid database updates is included with your aera 550 purchase.
With higher-resolution 9 arc-second terrain graphics, the aera 550 offers detailed aviation and automotive mapping with preloaded SafeTaxi® charts and AOPA Airport Directory. Also includes built-in support for premium auto navigation and traffic featu