New course helps transition to glass

A new course from ASA helps pilots transitioning from conventional “round dials” to the Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) glass cockpit environment.

asaglassThe Complete Avidyne Course is a four-hour, narrated, computer-based tutorial providing an orientation to the TAA glass cockpit environment, specifically the Avidyne-Entegra PFD, MFD, audio panel, GNS430 GPS, autopilot, and transponder.

Written by Mike Gaffney, factory-authorized flight instructor (Cessna, Diamond, Cirrus and Quest Kodiak), Avidyne flight test pilot, and FAA 2007 National Flight Instructor of the Year, this program provides an orientation to the screens, knobs, and buttons to help pilots understand how to properly operate the system, interpret malfunctions, and achieve an effective scan.

Applicable to both VFR and IFR operations, and all aircraft installations of the Avidyne Entegra, the course uses scenario-based training throughout. Each lesson concludes with a summary and quiz to ensure a thorough understanding of the material.

The course, which is PC and Mac compatible, is $49.95. A similar course on the Garmin G1000 also is available.

For more information: 800-ASA-2-FLY or

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