Garmin Expands Pilot Training Classes To Include New Regional and International Locations

Announces Dates for 2016 GTN 650/750 and G500/G600 Pilot Training Classes

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 3:59 pm CST

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Olathe, KS

Garmin is pleased to announce expanded pilot training opportunities for 2016 to include live classes throughout the United States and Europe. In addition to scheduled classes for the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series and G500/G600 glass flight display systems, on-demand classes for the G1000, G3000, and G5000 Integrated Flight Decks and supplemental eLearning opportunities are also available. These new training opportunities and locations provide customers with a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in a classroom environment taught by experienced certified flight instructors

G500/G600 & GTN Pilot Training

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 several 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 flight instruments to Garmin glass panel flight displays. A presentation and practice format offers attendees the opportunity to practice real-world in-flight scenarios with Garmin avionics. Training classes begin at 8:00 AM and conclude at 5:00 PM each day and include a factory tour, breakfast, lunch and beverages. Cost to attend the course is $625. These classes are hosted at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas and are scheduled for the following dates in 2016:

  • March 3-4
  • March 10-11
  • June 11-12
  • October 20-21

GTN 650/750 Pilot Training

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-specific class dates are also hosted in Olathe, Kansas and are on the following dates in 2016:

  • March 17-18
  • April 9-10
  • September 15-16

Pilot Training Classes – Regional U.S. Locations

New classroom-based training opportunities will be hosted in four regional locations throughout the United States in 2016. These classes will provide the same in-depth instruction offered at Garmin Headquarters, covering the G500/G600 and GTN 650/750 avionics suite. Cost to attend any one of the regional classes is $795. Below are a list of dates and locations:

  • February 18-19: FlightSafety Academy, Vero Beach, Florida
  • June 1-2: Airtel Plaza Hotel, Van Nuys, California
  • June 21-22 & June 23-24: Northern Lights Avionics, Anchorage, Alaska
  • November 3-4: Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas

Pilot Training Classes - Europe

Garmin Aviation Training is thrilled to further expand and offer new classroom training tailored to the European flight operational environment. G500/G600 and GTN 650/750 pilot training will be hosted in Hanover, Germany. Cost to attend this class is €900 and will be hosted on the following dates:

  • May 2-3: Avionics Academy, (EDDV)
  • May 4-5: Avionics Academy, (EDDV)
  • May 7-8: Avionics Academy, (EDDV)

Register for any one of these three European classes by calling: +44(0) 370-850-1243.

Integrated Flight Decks

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

For customers interested in web-based online courses, Garmin is pleased to offer 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 proficiency with Garmin avionics systems. For additional information and to access these eLearning courses, visit: https://fly.garmin.com/fly-garmin/training/.

Garmin plans to expand training even further in 2016 to include the GFC 700 autopilot as well as other informational topics. To attend any of the live G500/G600 and/or GTN 650/750 courses at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas or throughout the United States, register online by visiting: www.flyGarmin.com. Customers may register for the GTN-only classes beginning November 13th, 2015. For additional information or to request training for any one of the G1000, G3000 or G5000 Integrated Flight Decks, contact aviation.training@garmin.com or call 866.739.5687. 

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