KHDC Hammond Landing with Garmin Visual GS

Garmin’s Visual Approach option in the GTN provides great situational awareness for unfamiliar airports. Cleared for a straight in to Runway 31 at Hammond Northshore Regional, I was able to track my glide path even while approaching offcenter from the southeast which allowed a smooth transition from descent clean to landing configuration with the gear down and then flaps. The same horizontal and vertical CDI information is displayed on the Garmin G5’s in both HSI and PFD but not as easy to see in this video. The visual approaches don’t provide terrain clearance — so aren’t a substitute for instrument approaches in bad visibility.

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