Garmin Aera 660

R 13,225.00 incl VAT


The aera 660 aviation portable puts the latest Garmin technology in the palm of your hand, and it carries on our tradition of creating innovative navigators that go way back to the beginning of handheld aviation GPS. While aera 660 is light, compact and fits in any flight bag, it’s also packed with capabilities. As a dedicated navigator, it quickly and reliably acquires GPS and GLONASS satellite constellations and combines advanced navigation tools with rich, interactive, dynamically drawn aviation maps. And it displays it all on a bright, sunlight-readable 5-inch diagonal capacitive touchscreen display.

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Awareness in Your Hand

The icons on the aera 660 are instantly familiar to anyone who’s used a Garmin GTN touchscreen GPS/NAV/COMM, G5000® integrated flight deck or even the Garmin Pilot app, and the intuitive interface allows you to quickly pan across the map screen, pinch to zoom and more. Meanwhile, the power button on the top accesses quick settings, including portrait or landscape orientation, volume and brightness.


Complete Flight Mapping

The aera 660 aviation portable comes preloaded with detailed flight mapping, terrain and obstacles alerting, U.S., European and Canadian SafeTaxi® charts and AOPA Airport Directory or optional AC-U-KWIK global airport directory to put a wealth of resources right at your fingertips — including local fuel prices (U.S. only). The graphical Terrain page offers both overhead and vertical profile views of the topography beneath you. Switch to IFR map mode to display and navigate on high or low enroute airways, and use your touchscreen map cursor to reference MEAs (Minimum Enroute Altitudes) and distances between intersections. The aera 660 even provides vertical navigation (VNAV) guidance to simplify en-route transitions.

You’ll stay aware of special airspace activity with more than 650 parachute drop zone details (U.S. only) and get 1-touch airspace information. Garmin Smart Airspace™ guidance conveniently highlights the airspace nearest your current altitude and de-emphasizes non-pertinent airspace so you can quickly identify your location relative to the airspace around you. And, of course, the aera 660 includes our signature direct-to and nearest-airport navigation.

Connect With Your Panel

With an optional power/data cable (sold separately), the aera 660 connects with your Garmin avionics to accept flight plans from your GTN 750/650 and GNS 530W/430W navigators, as well as upload frequencies to the standby position of your GTR 200 Comm radio, GTR 225 Comm radio or GNC 255 NAV/COMM radio. It also provides your Garmin NAV/COMM radios with the GPS position source required to look up nearest frequencies.


Weather and Traffic Without Wires

(Weather is not available in Southern-Africa)

Using Bluetooth® connectivity via Garmin Connext technology, the aera 660 easily interfaces with compatible devices to cut the clutter in your cockpit and improve your flying experience. With a Garmin GDL 52 portable ADS-B/SiriusXM receiver or GTX 345 all-in-one ADS-B transponder, you can access and display ADS-B subscription-free weather¹ and advanced traffic alerts, including TargetTrend relative motion tracking and TerminalTraffic, so you’re aware of potential conflicts in busy terminal airspace. It even allows wireless control of Garmin Virb action cameras to start and stop recording and capture photos.

Get 3D Perspective

Revolutionary 3D Vision technology gives you a virtual 3-D behind-the-aircraft perspective view of surrounding terrain derived from GPS/GLONASS and the onboard terrain database. Slide your finger across the touchscreen to rotate the view and show land and water features, obstacles, runways and airport signposts in relative proximity to the aircraft. And when you connect aera 660 to an attitude source through a Flight Stream 210 or Flight Stream 510, a GDL 52 series portable data link or a GTX 345 ADS-B transponder, Garmin SVX synthetic vision and attitude command bars are automatically added to your display.

Plus, with its forward-looking terrain avoidance capability, the aera 660 predicts in advance where towers or obstacles may exist and shades the landscape with amber or red overlays to indicate those areas. Also, get help flying clear of conflicts with Garmin WireAware™ wire-strike avoidance technology, which graphically overlays Hazardous Obstacle Transmission (HOT) lines that span rivers and canyons right on the moving map page, for the U.S. as well as in some locations in both Canada and Mexico. Touch the wire to display both MSL and AGL heights, and see color-coded obstacle alerting depending on your distance to the hazard. An optional full database that includes all powerlines is also available.

Stay Up to Date With Garmin

With the aera 660, you can cut the cord — and your database prices. You can update databases via Wi-Fi instead of connecting to a computer, and stay current throughout the year with a single, affordable annual subscription that includes all the databases you need, including the Garmin Navigation Database (U.S., Canada, Mexico-version only).

All-in-one Functionality

The aera 660 fulfills the role of either a Class I or Class II electronic flight bag, greatly reducing the need to rely on paper charts in the cockpit. U.S. geo-referenced VFR sectional and IFR enroute charts come preloaded to show your aircraft’s position overlaid directly on the relevant chart, and optional European and Canadian VFR and IFR charts and airport diagrams are also available.

When in IFR map mode, the aera 660 can display victor airways, jet routes, leg distance and more, similar to traditional enroute charts. Plus, pilots who prefer Jeppesen charts and diagrams can use built-in ChartView capability, which uses Jeppesen’s extensive library to provide global geo-referenced charting capabilities. European users receive European VFR Map enhancements to see even more visual reference points, including borders, lakes, roads, grasslands, parks and more.

aera 660 Home Dock

Designed to securely hold your aera 660 for desktop use in your home, office or FBO pilot lounge, this sturdy metal mounting stand works with the USB and power adapter cables provided with your portable navigator – allowing you to to keep your unit charged, while positioning the aera’s touchscreen so you can use it to set up flight plans, review airport information, and perform other key preflight planning tasks, comfortably and conveniently.

In a Class by Itself

With its long list of features, the aera 660 combines many of the capabilities of panel-mounted avionics with a value-packed, purpose-built package. It’s a dedicated partner that’s ready to fly, right out of the box.


Physical & Performance

  • Physical dimensions: 5.5”W x 3.4”H x .8”D (14.1 x 8.7x 2.1 cm)
  • Display size, WxH: 4.35″W x 2.61″H (11.1 x 6.6 cm); 5.08″ diag (12.9cm)
  • Display resolution, WxH: 480 x 800; portrait and landscape orientation
  • Display type: touchscreen WVGA color TFT with white backlight
  • Weight: 8.64 ounces (245 g) with battery; 7.23 ounces (205 g) without battery
  • Battery: removable, rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Battery life: Up to 4 hours during most daytime conditions, (80% backlight) and wireless connectivity in the cockpit, e.g. GTX 345; up to 6 hours during typical nighttime conditions, (5% backlight) and without wireless connectivity.
  • SBAS/WAAS/GLONASS receiver: high-sensitivity with WAAS position accuracy
  • Voltage range: 10-35
  • IFR or VFR: VFR
  • Traffic Information Services (TIS) alerts compatible: yes
  • Accepts data cards: yes (microSD™ cards)

In the Box

  • aera 660
  • Yoke mount with power cable
  • Battery
  • AC adapter
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual and related documentation


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Database Updates

Aviation database updates are managed through the flyGarmin website. The link to the flyGarmin website can be found at the bottom of the Garmin website homepage –

A single user account is used to manage all of your aviation equipment.

On the right side of the flyGarmin homepage, ‘Sign In’ to your existing account (or ‘Create One’).

Database updates are managed by aviation device.

Once logged into the account, select the Devices tab

Database updates are purchased using a device/system profile.

1.  If you have previously created a device profile, select/click the device name.
2.  If you have not previously created a device profile, select/click the “Add Device” button located on the top right side of the Devices Page, and click on the picture of the device you would like to be added to flygarmin.
3.  Determine the correct Unit ID/System ID of your device for the device profile. DO NOT USE THE SERIAL NUMBER/BARCODE. Use the steps below determine the Unit ID/System ID of your device. Enter this Unit ID/System ID in the flyGarmin device profile.
4.  Complete the device profile using the Unit ID from your device.


(Aera 660: Main Menu – Tools – Database Information – Unit ID (near the bottom of the list))

Available databases are listed for each product profile and Coverage Area.

1. Select/click the “Buy Databases” button located to the right of the device name to bring up the coverage map.

2. Click the areas of the map where you will be flying

3. Click on the type of subscription you would like (i.e. Annual coverage, Single updates, or Bundles if offered), whether you want to include FliteCharts or not, and a Navigation data preference.

4. Click the “Add to Cart” button located to the right of the databases you would like to purchase

Databases are then loaded directly to the unit – using either the built-in Wi-Fi interface or a USB cable connection.

Once the required billing information is entered and the purchase is finished, click the “Install Updates” button for the device to install the databases.  If a bundle was purchased, you will first need to click the “Complete Bundle Purchase” to start the bundle before clicking the “Install Updates” button.

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