Garmin Offers Training Programs for Glass Avionics

Systems-specific courses are offered at Garmin’s headquarters, remotely and online.

Garmin Glass Panel Training
Garmin will offer in-classroom training programs for its latest panel-mounted equipment at its headquarters and several locations around the country.Garmin

If you, like many pilots, have one of Garmin’s latest glass avionics products installed in your panel or are considering an upgrade, you may want to consider a training course to learn the ins and outs of operating the systems.

Garmin recently announced dates for in-classroom training programs for its latest panel-mounted equipment at its headquarters and several locations around the country. The company will offer several training sessions for panel-mounted navigators, flight display systems and integrated flight decks.

Most of the courses are offered at Garmin’s headquarters in Olathe, Kansas, from March through October. A two-day training course for the GTN 650/750 and G500/600 costs $625 and includes lunch, dinner and a factory tour. The course focuses on the transition from analog gauges to glass. In addition to classroom instruction, attendees will have a chance to practice on the equipment.

A separate course is offered for the GTN-series touchscreen navigators. The GTN course runs a day and a half for $495. This course is focused on operations in the IFR environment.

The G500/600 and GTN 650/750 course is also offered at remote locations: Vero Beach, Florida, in February; Salem, Oregon, in June; Frederick, Maryland, in September; and Chandler, Arizona, in November. The remote course curriculum is identical to the one offered at the Garmin headquarters. However, the cost is $795.

Garmin also offers training courses for the G1000, G3000 and G5000 integrated flight decks. These courses are provided on demand and are specific to the aircraft the pilots are flying.

In addition to the classroom-based courses, Garmin offers several eLearning programs online that operators can take advantage of at their own pace. These courses include avionics training as well as other courses such as weather radar operations.

More information, specific dates and registration information for Garmin’s courses can be found at fly.garmin.com.