King Schools was in the midst of transitioning many of its popular flight training courses to HD video a couple of years ago when it had the opportunity to partner with Garmin to fill an important niche. The avionics company had introduced its own GTN 650/750 course, “GTN Essentials,” and it wanted to reach a broader audience. King Schools had seen a lot of success with its G1000 and GNS 430/530 courses, and it wanted to continue offering training in that vein.
As it turns out, the Garmin course fit well into the King Schools learning management system, according to King Schools’ CEO Barry Knuttila, and at EAA AirVenture 2019 the two companies announced the addition of G5000 and weather radar courses to complement the series. In the meantime, King Schools has launched into the development of its own GTN 650/750 course, delving into the content in a way that fits into the King Schools training methodology.
King Schools now offers a free preview to its “Say Hello to the Garmin 650/750” to build on the series of courses intended to help pilots learn best practices on the popular Garmin avionics systems. The preview includes lessons on the Home Page, Start-Up Pages and Knobs, The Direct-To Key, and Nav/Com Tuning and Volume. The complete course will retail for $179 and launch in October 2019.