Garmin has expanded pilot training opportunities for 2016 to include live classes throughout the United States and Europe.
In addition to scheduled classes for the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series and G500/G600 glass flight display systems, on-demand classes for the G1000, G3000, and G5000 Integrated Flight Decks and supplemental eLearning opportunities are also available.
These new training opportunities provide customers with a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in a classroom environment taught by experienced CFIs, Garmin officials noted.
G500/G600 Pilot Training
For pilots who are considering an avionics upgrade or those who already have an existing
GTN 650/750 or G500/G600, Garmin is hosting several classes tailored specifically to this avionics suite.
The two-day class provides a collaborative classroom environment designed to help pilots transition from analog flight instruments to Garmin glass panel flight displays. A presentation and practice format offers attendees the opportunity to practice real-world in-flight scenarios with Garmin avionics.
Training classes begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. each day and include a factory tour, breakfast, lunch and beverages. Cost to attend the course is $625.
These classes are hosted at Garmin headquarters in Olathe, Kansas and are scheduled for the following dates in 2016:
- March 3-4;
- March 10-11;
- June 11-12;
- Oct. 20-21.
GTN 650/750 Pilot Training
Several one-and-a-half day classes tailored specifically to the GTN touchscreen series are available for $495. They highlight loading and activating departures, arrivals and instrument approach procedures, flying holds, flight plan modifications and more.
GTN-specific class dates are also hosted in Olathe and are on the following dates in 2016:
- March 17-18;
- April 9-10;
- Sept. 15-16.
Pilot Training Classes – Regional U.S. Locations
New classroom-based training opportunities will be hosted in four regional locations throughout the United States in 2016. These classes will provide the same in-depth instruction offered at Garmin Headquarters, covering the G500/G600 and GTN 650/750 avionics suite. Cost to attend any one of the regional classes is $795.
Dates and locations include:
- Feb. 18-19: FlightSafety Academy, Vero Beach, Florida;
- June 1-2: Airtel Plaza Hotel, Van Nuys, California;
- June 21-22 and June 23-24: Northern Lights Avionics, Anchorage, Alaska;
- Nov. 3-4: Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas.
Pilot Training Classes – Europe
G500/G600 and GTN 650/750 pilot training will be hosted in Hanover, Germany. Cost to attend this class is €900 and will be hosted on the following dates:
- May 2-3: Avionics Academy, (EDDV)
- May 4-5: Avionics Academy, (EDDV)
- May 7-8: Avionics Academy, (EDDV)
Register for any one of these three European classes by calling: +44(0) 370-850-1243.
Integrated Flight Decks
Integrated Flight Deck training is tailored specifically to aircraft type and pilots attending the class. These on-demand courses are dependent upon instructor availability, training aids and other resource considerations, and provide a hands-on learning opportunity in a structured environment for pilots flying with the G1000, G3000 or G5000 Integrated Flight Decks.
For customers interested in web-based online courses, Garmin offers eLearning courses for the G3000 and G5000 Integrated Flight Decks, Link 2000+, GTN 650/750 Essentials and Weather Radar Operations. These eLearning courses are self-paced and guide customers through scenarios, which help build proficiency with Garmin avionics systems.￼￼￼￼