Garmin has announced the expansion of its eLearning computer-based training program and will soon offer training through an online portal. Starting in late November, on flygarmin.com, customers for the first time will be able to access online training for the GPS MAP 396, 496 and 695/696 (VFR conditions), and the G1000 (IFR conditions). The online system will be updated periodically to reflect the most current software versions available.
With the online eLearning program, customers can view multi-media content, practice procedures on simulated devices, track progress and generate reports and completion certificates for each course. When logging on, the customer will be able to choose a topic of interest and watch a simulated demonstration of the task, such as creating a flight plan. Then onscreen prompts will help the user practice the task step by step. Later, the user can practice the task without the prompts.
A 90-day subscription to GPS MAP handheld series training is available for $49.95; a 90-day subscription to the G1000 training is $99.95. A CD-ROM-based course for the GPS MAP 695/696 is available for $99.95 from authorized dealers.
For more information, visit Garmin.
Garmin is also offering rebates on the purchase of certain aviation products including the GPSMAP 695/696 through December 31, 2009. For more information, visit Garmin Promotions.