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PBN simulator on PC

PostPosted:Wed May 15, 2019 6:27 pm
by bilko2
Can anyone recommend a PC simulator that incorporates the newer fancy PBN GPS?

I expect I will have to replace my venerable 430 soon and I would like to be able to practice.

Re: PBN simulator on PC

PostPosted:Wed May 15, 2019 6:37 pm
by mmcp42
you can do PBN with a 430
even the simulator works (very old, but functional

Re: PBN simulator on PC

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 8:03 am
by Melanie Moxon
X-Plane 11 might support it (there are all sorts of addons out there for it).

Re: PBN simulator on PC

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 8:29 am
by PaulisHome
I've used X-Plane 11. There's a Mooney Ovation model with a GTN750 and a Mooney 201 with a GNS430 (I think). Other types of aircraft exist - I wanted a Mooney since that's what I fly.

It was a very good way of learning to fly PBN. However there are still some differences between the sim and the actual thing - in my case because the coupling with the HSI and autopilot was different. But the GTN750 was a pretty good representation.

Paul

Re: PBN simulator on PC

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 10:35 am
by kanga
Showing my age (again): when I saw the thread title I immediately thought 'Pilatus Britten Norman' :roll:

[oh, and some USN Catalinas were designated 'PBN' rather than 'PBY', IIRC]

Re: PBN simulator on PC

PostPosted:Sun May 19, 2019 10:36 pm
by pete2052
Garmin have a gtn650/750 simulator for pc free on their website which allows you to practice the button pressing... which is what most of it is about.

Re: PBN simulator on PC

PostPosted:Mon May 20, 2019 9:14 am
by CloudHound
Wycombe have a simulator that is fully compliant and is being used as part of their RNP IAP validation process.
http://bookeraviation.aero/commercial-training/new-da42-simulator

Re: PBN simulator on PC

PostPosted:Mon May 20, 2019 12:24 pm
by bilko2
Am I right in thinking that if one is getting a PBN type GPS the Garmin 650 or 750 is the default setting?

Re: PBN simulator on PC

PostPosted:Mon May 20, 2019 4:42 pm
by Lefty
No, the Avidyne 740 & 750 are direct competitors.
If you have an exec jet - (or exec jet pockets), you might choose Rockwell Collins.

Re: PBN simulator on PC

PostPosted:Mon May 20, 2019 6:45 pm
by GrahamB
bilko2 wrote:Can anyone recommend a PC simulator that incorporates the newer fancy PBN GPS?

I expect I will have to replace my venerable 430 soon and I would like to be able to practice.

Which 430 do you have?

Both non-W and W variants are capable of meeting PBN requirements, although the non-W can only meet the most basic RNAV requirements. The W can do RNP-1 and RNP-APR with the relatively inexpensive STC from GAMA. Squeezing a few more years of life from what you have may be a less expensive route than a full replacement.

Re: PBN simulator on PC

PostPosted:Wed May 22, 2019 6:55 pm
by bilko2
I have 430 non-W. I'm aware that it does (very) basic PBN.
I'm also aware of Avidyne 740 & 750 but I noted that no one mentioned it.