Commander Garmin GNS-430/530

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Lone Star Aviation's Docking Station for Garmin's GNS 430/530 Flight Management System. The Commander is a portable Docking Station designed to let you explore the Garmin GNS 430/530 features in a non-flying environment.
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  • Simulate your route of flight and published approaches.
  • Access sids and stars.
  • Program and store flight plans.
  • Simulate approaches.
  • Enter and store waypoints.
  • Reduce your learning curve.
  • Operating your GNS430/530 in flight will become automatic.
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Daniel C Verified Purchase


February 2, 2022

I am using the docking station as I reply to you. It works very well. If you have one for a Garimin GNC 300XL, I would be interested in it. John

December 8, 2020

Works great and saves time and expense adding flight time to the aircraft when you can be in the office getting familiar with the 430, approach set up or programming your individual routes. Good investment !

Arkansas F
March 13, 2020

It works at turning the 430 on, but a couple things I just don’t get? - There’s a tab on the bottom of the 430 that locks it into the airplane with an Allen key. The Commander doesn’t accommodate that tab, so the tab scrapes the Commander underneath the 430 and prevents the unit from sitting flat in the bay. Also the 430 has its own internal cooling fan underneath with air channels on each side. The Commander blocks these channels, keeping air from getting in, and causing a noticeable pitch change in the cooling fan as it struggles to get air.

Steven V Verified Purchase


July 8, 2023


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Q: Is the Commander GNS 430 docking station compatible with the Garmin 400w GPS?

Per the manufacturer: Yes, the Commander for the GNS 430 is compatible with the Garmin 400W.

Q: I have a GARMIN 420 (not 30) in my Maule. Will this work with it? I get my updates from Jeppeson for the 420/430.

Per the manufacturer: Yes, the commander 430 version will work with the GNS 420.

Q: Is the GNS 430 unit included with the docking station?

No, this is he docking station only. GNS430 or GNS530 not included.

Q: What is the INT behind the 430 or 530 models mean?

It is references the International models. The models without INT are meant for use in the USA with 110v power supply. The INT models have a 220v power supply.

Q: Does the Docking Station (430W and 530W) have internal power supply for the Avionics? What is the use of the accessory cable?

Per the manufacturer, it is to interface between the GPS receiver and the Docking Station. It will also have the power supply included.

Q: Will these work with the 28v 530A models?

Per the manufacturer, yes, this will work with the 530A models

Q: Do you need the cable for the GNS 430 to work with the docking station? I thought it was just an external power supply. What is the purpose of the cable?

Per the manufacturer, it is to interface between the GPS receiver and the Docking Station. It will also have the power supply included.

Q: Is the power interface cable included with the docking station?

Yes, the power interface cable is included with the docking station.

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