The G300 for Cessna SkyCatcher is an all-glass flight display system specifically designed to support the Cessna Model 162 SkyCatcher full day/night VFR mission capabilities. The versatile G300 suite replaces old-style mechanical gyro instruments with an all-in-one digital command center that promises significant advances in reliability, performance and pilot situational awareness.
A Complete Flight Package
The G300 Cessna package provides all primary flight, engine and moving map information in a single split-screen LCD with built-in high-sensitivity GPS navigation receiver. An optional second screen displays data in separate full-screen PFD and MFD formats on the SkyCatcher’s panel. Other standard equipment includes a SL40 Comm radio and a GTX327 Mode C transponder. Plus, the G300 also has the capability to interface with SkyCatcher’s optional TruTrak autopilot and optional third-party audio panel.
Capability Comes Standard
The new 162 SkyCatcher embodies all the fun-to-fly characteristics that generations of pilots have come to expect from Cessna’s single-engine lineup. And with our G300 avionics, the flight experience becomes even more state-of-the-art. In the panel, a 7-inch high-definition WVGA display combines an edge-to-edge attitude indicator with vertical tape displays for airspeed and altitude. Below that, there’s an easy-to-read electronic HSI. And on the surrounding bezel, a rotary joystick cursor control helps simplify data entry, while accompanying softkeys are used for mode and menu selection. There’s also a front-loading SD™ card slot for software and database updates. Plus, a built-in aviation basemap provides realistic chart-style visual navigation — showing cities, roads, rivers, lakes, airports, SUAs and other important guidepoints enroute. Familiar VFR or airway-style IFR map modes can be selected. To keep you aware of special airspace activity, more than 683 parachute drop zones are detailed in the Americas navigation database. And for added safety, a color-keyed Terrain page (driven by a built-in elevation database) offers both overhead and vertical profile views of potentially hazardous terrain along your route.
Chart Your Course Electronically
In addition to its aviation basemap imagery, the G300 also comes with initial Garmin FliteCharts® and SafeTaxi® pre-installed for U.S. buyers of the SkyCatcher. With SafeTaxi, pilots can access detailed airport diagrams and geo-referenced position information for more than 900 U.S. airports — a great feature to have when landing at unfamiliar airfields. The G300 also comes preloaded with AOPA Airport Directory data on more than 7,400 U.S. airports, as well as airports of entry for Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. When flying internationally, you may opt for global AC-U-KWIK airport directory data instead.
Fly with a Winning Attitude
The G300 system includes the latest in GPS-aided digital ADAHRS (Air Data and Attitude Heading and Reference Systems). Taking the place of outmoded gyromechanical inputs, this all-electronic, solid-state system uses technology adapted from our high-end G1000 integrated flight deck to provide highly accurate and reliable referencing of aircraft position, rate, vector and acceleration data for all flight instrumentation. The SkyCatcher’s complete remote sensor package — including ADAHRS and EIS engine monitoring capability, plus magnetometer and temperature probe — takes up just a fraction of the space and weight previously required by conventional gyro-based instrument systems.
Watch the Weather
When you opt for SkyCatcher’s available dual-screen configuration, the G300 offers XM WX Satellite Weather, including NEXRAD imagery, METARS, TAFs, TFRs, winds aloft, echo tops and lightning (subscriptions sold separately). Overlay graphical weather data, which covers the U.S. and parts of Canada, directly on the G300 MFD topographic map to avoid hazardous weather and safely maintain VFR visibility. You can also use the built-in XM receiver to enjoy SiriusXM Satellite Radio (subscription required).
We are pleased to partner with Cessna on the exciting new SkyCatcher program. For more information, check out the Cessna website.
Note: G300 software updates are to be loaded by Cessna service affiliates only. Affiliates can visit Cessna Support and log in to the Customer Access area for more information on downloading and installing G300 software.