Garmin is expanding its pilot training opportunities for 2021, including virtual training options through June 2021 and plans for the resumption of in-person training starting in August. A variety of pilot training opportunities are available ranging from self-study materials, webinars, eLearning courses and instructor-led training offered for the GTN series, G500/G600, G500/600/G700 TXi G3X Touch and Garmin integrated flight decks. Instructor-led training opportunities provide pilots with a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in a virtual or in-person classroom environment taught by a team of dedicated and experienced flight instructors.
In the autumn of 2021, Garmin intends to resume classroom training, which will be offered for all levels of experience at its headquarters in Olathe, Kansas, assuming COVID-19 protocols can be safely followed. The health and safety of its customers and associates remains paramount to Garmin. It will continue to monitor the situation and communicate options to all registered attendees in advance if the current situation continues into the autumn.
For the GTN series, attendees can explore the capabilities that Garmin's GTN and GTN Xi series of navigators provide in this one-day virtual training class, or two-day in-person classroom training. This class is intended for both novice and experienced aviators using scenario-based training that builds on knowledge obtained through the GTN 2.0 eLearning course.
A one-day GTN and Flight Display virtual training class or two-day in-person classroom training includes instruction on the GTN/GTN Xi navigators and TXi series, G3X Touch and the G500/G600 displays. The training focuses on flight planning and instrument procedures for those that are both new to the GTN or just looking for a refresher, building on knowledge obtained through the GTN 2.0 eLearning course.
With an emphasis on flight planning, instrument procedures, vertical navigation and the automatic flight control system, a one-day instructor-led G1000/G1000 NXi virtual training class or two-day in-person classroom training explores the vast capabilities of the G1000 integrated flight deck, building on knowledge obtained through the G1000 NXi eLearning course.
Pilots can also receive in-depth instruction to better prepare for flights through eLearning courses that guide them through scenarios intended to build understanding and confidence with Garmin avionics. Using a computer, tablet or smartphone, pilots can access the courseware immediately through the eLearning platform. Garmin eLearning courses come with a two-year subscription and can be purchased at the Garmin website.