Garmin Expands Pilot Training Classes To Include Integrated Flight Decks


Dates for 2015 GTN 650/750 and G500/G600 Pilot Training Classes Announced

Garmin announced expanded pilot training opportunities for 2015 which include additional live classes and eLearning courses.  Garmin is offering scheduled classes for the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series and G500/G600 glass flight display systems, in addition to on demand classes for the G1000, G3000, and G5000 Integrated Flight Decks. These live classes are held locally at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas and provide customers with a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in a classroom environment taught by experienced certified flight instructors.

Garmin Pilot Training Room
Garmin Pilot Training Room


Integrated Flight Deck training is tailored specifically to aircraft type and the pilots attending the class. These on demand courses are dependent upon instructor availability, training aids and other resource considerations, but provide pilots with a hands-on learning opportunity in a structured environment for pilots flying with the G1000, G3000 or G5000 Integrated Flight Decks.

For pilots who are considering an avionics upgrade or those who already have an existing GTN 650/750 and/or G500/G600 installed in the panel of their aircraft, Garmin is hosting seven classes tailored specifically to flying with this avionics suite. This two-day class provides a collaborative classroom environment designed to help pilots transition from analog instruments to Garmin glass panel flight displays. Using a presentation and practice format provides attendees the opportunity to practice common, everyday real-world in-flight scenarios with Garmin avionics. Training classes begin at 8:00 AM and conclude at 4:00 PM each day and include a factory tour, breakfast, lunch and beverages. Cost to attend the course is $625. The 2015 class dates are as follows:

  • March 19-20
  • April 23-24
  • May 16-17*
  • June 18-19
  • September 17-18
  • October 22-23
  • November 12-13

Pilots may also take advantage of training classes tailored specifically to the GTN touchscreen series. Several one-and-a-half day classes are available for $495 and highlight loading and activating departures, arrivals and instrument approach procedures, flying holds, flight plan modifications and more. GTN-only 2015 class dates are as follows:

  • April 9-10
  • June 6-7*

For customers interested in web-based online courses, Garmin is pleased to offer eLearning courses for the G3000 and G5000 Integrated Flight Decks and Link 2000+. These eLearning courses walk pilots through the departure, enroute and arrival phases of flight and are self-paced. Garmin also plans to introduce eLearning courses for the GTN and airborne weather radar later in 2015. For additional information and to access these eLearning courses, visit:

To attend any of the live G500/G600 and/or GTN 650/750 courses at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas, register online by visiting: For additional information or to request training for any one of the G1000, G3000 or G5000 Integrated Flight Decks, contact [email protected] or call866.739.5687.


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