Garmin has introduced its online GTN Essential eLearning course. The self-paced course provides pilots with an overview of the GTN 650/750, whether they have an introductory, intermediate or advanced level of understanding and experience with the GTN touchscreen series.
The course guides pilots through a variety of scenarios that helps build proficiency and confidence with the GTN 650/750, according to Garmin officials.
The course follows a flight instructor and student as they perform ground training and in-flight exercises along a cross-country flight, highlighting the GTN’s capabilities throughout each phase of flight.
The course consists of six, 15-30 minute lessons, each concluding with a review of key points from each lesson. An assessment at the completion of the lesson allows pilots to practice and perform scenarios learned throughout each individual lesson.
Throughout the 180-day subscription period, pilots have the option to re-take the entire course or review individual lessons as often as they wish. At the completion of the course, an assessment highlights key points from the entire session and puts pilots to the test, allowing them to perform “solo” in-flight scenarios as part of the final evaluation.
As part of the GTN eLearning course, training topics include:
- Map display set-up and navigation;
- Managing communication and navigation radios, including optional transponder interface;
- Accessing flight-critical information, including the nearest and waypoint functions;
- Utilizing Direct-to navigation;
- Creating and editing flight plans;
- Loading and activating departure, arrival and approach procedures, including missed approaches;
- Viewing electronic terminal charts;
- Using various utility functions, including VCALC and trip/fuel planning.
The GTN Essential eLearning course is available for $99 for a 180-day subscription and is periodically updated to ensure that pilots have access to the latest information available. For additional information and to purchase this course, go to: Fly.Garmin.com
In addition to the GTN eLearning course, several open seats remain for three in-house training classes tailored to pilots flying with the G500/G600 and GTN 650/750 avionics suite. Set in a collaborative classroom environment, this two-day class is designed to help pilots transition from analog instruments to Garmin glass panel flight displays. Training classes begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. each day and include a factory tour, breakfast, lunch and beverages. Cost to attend the course is $625. The remaining class dates are: Sept. 17-18, Oct. 22-23, and Nov. 12-13.