Garmin released its expanded pilot training opportunities for 2019 to include additional classes throughout the United States and more instructor-led courses. These training classes are available for the G3X Touch, GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight display systems, Garmin Integrated Flight Decks, and the GWX aviation weather radar. These training opportunities provide pilots with a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in a classroom environment taught by experienced certified flight instructors.
G3X Touch Installation and Pilot Training
New for 2019, Garmin is hosting a two-day course that reviews fundamentals associated with installation considerations and maintenance of the G3X Touch flight display. Pilot training includes how to effectively navigate and use the PFD/MFD, communication, navigation and surveillance equipment within the system. The two-day course is $495 and will take place in Olathe, Kansas on the following dates:
- April 15-16, 2019
- October 17-18, 2019
G1000®/G1000 NXi Pilot Training
Intended to serve both novice and experienced aviators, this two-day course will explore the capabilities of the G1000 or G1000 NXi Integrated Flight Decks by providing hands-on, scenario-based training in a classroom environment. The course will focus on flight planning, instrument procedures, vertical navigation, the automatic flight control system and more. The cost to attend the G1000/G1000 NXi training class is $749 and the class will be held in Olathe, Kansas on the following dates:
- March 7-8, 2019
- June 10-11. 2019
- September 26-27, 2019
GTN 650/750 & Flight Displays
For pilots who are considering an avionics upgrade or those who already have an existing GTN 650/750 paired with a Garmin flight display, Garmin is hosting several classes tailored specifically to flying with these avionics. This two-day class provides a collaborative environment designed to help pilots transition from analog flight instrumentation to Garmin flight displays. A presentation and practice format offers attendees the opportunity to practice real-world in-flight scenarios with Garmin avionics. The cost to attend this pilot training class is $625 and is scheduled in Olathe, Kansas for the following dates:
January 14-15, 2019
March 2-3, 2019
August 22-23, 2019
November 4-5, 2019
GTN 650/750 Pilot Training
Pilots may also take advantage of training classes tailored specifically to the GTN touchscreen series. This two-day class is available for $495 and highlights loading and activating departures, visual approaches, and instrument approach procedures, flying holds, flight plan modifications and more. GTN-specific class dates are also hosted in Olathe, Kansas, and are scheduled for the following dates:
- March 25-26, 2019
- October 26-27, 2019
Pilot Training Classes – Regional U.S. Locations
Classroom-based training opportunities will be hosted throughout several new locations within the United States in 2019. These classes will provide the same in-depth instruction offered at Garmin Headquarters, covering the G500 TXi/G600 TXi, G500/G600, G3X Touch and GTN 650/750 avionics suites. Cost to attend any one of the regional classes is $795.
- February 21-22, Garmin Chandler Office; Chandler, AZ
- April 4-5, Garmin Cary Office; Cary, NC
- June 20-21, Ace Aviation; Seattle, WA
- September 5-6, Ramada by Wyndham Englewood Hotel & Suites; Englewood, CO
- October 10-11, Garmin Chanhassen Office; Chanhassen, MN
- November 20-21, Broward College; Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Integrated Flight Decks
Integrated Flight Deck training is tailored specifically to aircraft type and flight operations performed by pilots attending the class. These on-demand courses are dependent upon instructor availability, training aids and other resource considerations. These classes provide a hands-on learning opportunity in a structured environment for pilots flying with the G1000/G1000H, G3000 or G5000/G5000H Integrated Flight Decks.
Aviation Weather Radar Class
Successful operation of the weather radar requires an understanding of radar principles, as well as operational considerations and techniques. This class starts with the fundamentals of ground-based and airborne weather radar systems and covers best practices for using the Garmin GWX 70, GWX 75 and GWX 80. The class concludes with a scenario-based module on weather threat management. New for 2019, this class is suitable for pilots with little weather radar experience, pilots looking to refine their weather radar skills and those transitioning from other radar systems.
For customers interested in web-based online courses, Garmin offers several 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 confidence with Garmin avionics systems.
Garmin will also be hosting various training classes at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (July 22-28, 2019) and at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV (October 22-24, 2019). To attend any of the courses at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas or throughout the United States, register online by selecting the Training Tab on www.flyGarmin.com. For additional information or to request training for any one of the G1000/G1000H, G3000 or G5000/G5000H Integrated Flight Deck courses, contact [email protected].