Master the G1000


Pilots don’t have to struggle to transition from “steam gauges” to glass cockpits thanks to Sporty’s latest release, the Garmin G1000 Checkout Course. This detailed course covers everything from basic button-pushing to emergencies.

g1000_checkoutThe video emphasizes scenario-based training and takes the viewer along on real-world flights. The G1000 Checkout includes two VFR flights, a local and a cross-country, as well as an IFR cross-country that focuses on cockpit resource management with the G1000. The course covers the integrated GFC-700 digital autopilot, use of XM weather, stormscope and new features such as electronic checklists, charts and synthetic vision technology (SVT). The viewer will also learn more about the aircraft electrical system and how to handle both abnormal events and emergencies.

Each G1000 Checkout Course comes with a flight training syllabus for students, a lesson guide for instructors, Garmin’s interactive G1000 PC simulator, and a G1000 cockpit poster.

Price: $89.95.

For more information: 800-SPORTYS or

Century CRM develops human factors program

Century CRM has developed its first human factors program for Training Port, a Canadian-based company providing on-line training for professional pilots in Canada.

The first program in the series explores conflict resolution in the cockpit. The short on-line interactive series provides an introduction to the more advanced aspects of human factors training offered by Century CRM. The first course was made available to Training Port clients on May 1, with future courses planned for release later in the year.

Located in Peachtree City, Ga., Century CRM specializes in aircrew training in the field of human factors and crew resource management (CRM). Century CRM’s training programs, developed by pilots, are targeted towards charter and corporate flight crews as well as single pilots.

For more information: 770-486-8810 or

Cessna slates Flight Instructor Safety Stand Down

Cessna Aircraft Co. has received FAA approval for its flight instructor safety stand down, a first for any aircraft original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

The safety stand down is a training seminar designed for flight instructors, flight instructor candidates and commercial pilots who may have an interest in becoming flight instructors. The course serves as an all-inclusive training event for several mandated recurrent courses with an emphasis on using new technology to enhance aviation safety. The course will also serve as a flight instructor refresher clinic.

The first-ever Cessna Flight Instructor Safety Stand Down is scheduled for June 13-14 in San Diego.

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Tools to practice risk management


asaThe new FAA Risk Management Handbook is a tool chest of information and resources on the methods pilots use to assess risk.

This handbook presents methods pilots can use to manage the workloads associated with each phase of flight, resulting in a safer, more enjoyable and less stressful experience for both themselves and their passengers.

The manual covers subjects such as human behavior, identifying and mitigating risk, aeronautical decision-making, single-pilot resource management, automation, and risk management training. Appendices contain a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) checklist and sample risk management scenarios to aid in setting personal minimums.

Price: $16.95.

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