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Garmin broadens online training offering
Courses for Garmin's G1000H NXi flight deck, entitled G1000H NXi Fundamentals and G1000H NXi Advanced-IFR, use scenario-based training to highlight helicopter-specific ops. G1000 NXi training is available separately.
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Garmin is introducing two new eLearning training courses for the G1000 NXi, as well as two separate eLearning courses for the G1000H NXi integrated flight deck for helicopters.

The courses are available in a virtual eLearning format, allowing pilots to learn at their own pace, with the G1000 NXi Fundamentals eLearning course providing a foundational understanding of the system, while the G1000 NXi Essentials eLearning course is focused on systems installed in high-performance piston and turbine engine aircraft. The two courses for the G1000H NXi integrated flight deck, entitled G1000H NXi Fundamentals and G1000H NXi Advanced-IFR, use scenario-based training to highlight helicopter-specific operations and are tailored for pilots new to the G1000H NXi system, in addition to those with experience who seek a deeper understanding of the system.

All four training courses build on a common core of training topics. These topics are common to all G1000 NXi and G1000H NXi systems but are tailored to the audience for each course. The topics include: Primary flight display (PFD) and multifunction display (MFD) function; audio panel features; automatic flight control system; hazard avoidance features; safety features; abnormal operations; managing databases; and operational flight scenario.

For those that are new to Garmin avionics, transitioning to advanced avionics or perhaps want to refresh their understanding of the system, the G1000 NXi Fundamentals eLearning course provides comprehensive training on the system designed for piston engine equipped aircraft. This course describes features of the system in detail and use a scenario to demonstrate how particular features function in different phases of flight in order to see this advanced system in action. In order to practice what was learned during this course, the Garmin G1000 NXi PC Trainer software is available for purchase online.

For those operating high-performance piston or turbine-engine equipped aircraft, the G1000 NXi Essentials course presents best-practices for the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck by providing detailed training for pilots wanting to get the most out of the system. In addition to describing features in detail and showing how they can be used effectively in flight, scenario-based training demonstrates typical high-performance piston and turbine-engine aircraft operations, providing an opportunity to see the G1000 NXi system in full effect. For a pilot's specific or similar aircraft, the Garmin G1000 NXi PC Trainer software is available for purchase online, and provides the opportunity to take what was learned throughout the course and apply it. In addition to the core training topics, the G1000 NXi Essentials eLearning course includes additional instruction on vertical navigation, automatic flight control system, advanced features, user waypoints, managing databases and multiple operational flight scenarios with different performance profiles.

The G1000H NXi Fundamentals course is designed for VFR helicopter pilots who are new to Garmin avionics, transitioning to advanced avionics, or perhaps want a refresher on the G1000H NXi. This allows the pilot to be comfortable with the avionics and maximise learning during valuable flight time, learning how to take full advantage of the capabilities of the G1000H NXi system while gaining experience with operational use best practices. This virtual course allows pilots to learn at their own pace, details system features and provides a VFR flight scenario to show how these features are used in various phases of flight. Those that sign up for this course receive an additional scripted scenario for more practice through the Bell 407GXi G1000H NXi PC Trainer software, available for purchase online.

The G1000H Advanced-IFR course provides a detailed look at the G1000H NXi system and illustrates best practices for operational use of the flight deck, with a focus on Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The course uses phase of flight scenarios to demonstrate typical IFR helicopter operation and depicts common practices to maximise the benefits of system features and capabilities. For helicopter pilots who fly search-and-rescue missions, emphasis on user waypoints are included in the course scenarios. Pilots can further practice what they learned throughout the course with one of the additional scripted scenarios provided for use with the purchase of the Bell 407GXi G1000H NXi PC Trainer software.

Available immediately after purchase, using a computer or tablet device with internet access, pilots can navigate through the virtual course at their own pace. Assessments throughout the course validate knowledge obtained of critical items while documenting the learning process. With the ability to pause lessons as needed to return to the lesson later, this is a convenient option for any pilot. Pilots can also retake specific lessons or even the entire course during the subscription period.

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