Garmin avionics training classes are hands-on with actual units for each student. (Photo: Garmin)

For Your Pilot: Garmin Unveils 2019 Training Schedule

Garmin has published its avionics training schedule for next year, which includes hands-on classroom training at its Olathe, Kansas headquarters, regional training events, and online courses.

G1000 training will also include instruction regarding the NXi update, which adds several features, including visual approaches and HSI overlays. Subjects covered include flight planning, instrument procedures, vertical navigation, and the automatic flight-control system. Training dates for the hands-on, two-day course in Olathe are available in March, June, and September. Price is $749.

Two types of GTN 650/750 training are available, for those units paired to a Garmin flight display and for pilots who are flying with the GTN as standalone GPS navcom. Two-day classes for the first variety are available in January, March, and August for $625. The GTN-specified class costs $495 and also lasts two days, with dates available in March and October.

Regional classes are offered for training on the G500 TXi/G600 TXi, G500/G600, G3X Touch, and GTN 650/750 avionics suites. Priced at $795, these two-day classes will be held in February (Chandler, Arizona), April (Cary, North Carolina), June (Seattle), September (Englewood, Colorado), October (Chanhassen, Minnesota), and November (Fort Lauderdale, Florida).

Garmin’s integrated flight-deck training is available by request, depending on instructor availability. Customers can also learn these systems via online courses, which are available for the G3000 and G5000 systems. Courses are additionally available for Link 2000+, GTN 650/750 Essentials, and Weather Radar Operations, covering the GXW 70, GWX 75, and GWX 80 radars. Garmin has added content to the weather-radar class, for pilots new to using radar as well as those who want to refine their skills or who are transitioning from other radar systems.