Garmin Virtual AirVenture Oshkosh Experience
For the first time in over 50 years, Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI won’t be playing host to thousands of aircraft and hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts for EAA’s “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” — EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. But like EAA and so many of our industry partners, it won’t stop us from connecting with our loyal customers and fans to share the passion for aviation. Beginning Monday, July 20 through Saturday, July 25, our aviation team will host a comprehensive line-up of virtual AirVenture Oshkosh events, including a series of free educational webinars and product demonstrations, and feature unique opportunities that will bring the Garmin exhibit experience direct to our customers. We have also partnered with Mike Patey, FlightChops, Trent Palmer and many more, creating special features to round out the virtual experience. Customers can view a detailed list of events, dates and times by visiting: www.garmin.com/OSH2020.
“EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has long developed into a globally recognized, marquee aviation event over the past five decades (add a couple more decades to include Milwaukee and Rockford!) While we are very disappointed AirVenture Oshkosh will not physically take place as expected this year, we are thrilled to bring eager attendees, loyal customers and friends as much of the Garmin experience to you virtually, and in the best way possible given the times,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “Our team has put together a terrific agenda of events for the week, so please join us for as much of it as you can. We look forward to seeing you again in person in 2021!”
Garmin aviation product overview and training webinars
One of the more popular AirVenture experiences at the Garmin exhibit include attending a series of educational Garmin aviation seminars. Ranging from an overview of our latest products, such as the GI 275 and GTN Xi series, to cost-effective autopilot upgrades, these free webinars offer pilots and customers a broad overview of the latest Garmin has to offer.
Training webinars will also be available throughout the week and are led by Garmin’s aviation training department. These webinars will feature a general operational overview of our latest products.
Customers can attend any of the following webinar or training topics throughout the week:
- Latest avionics: GTN Xi series, GI 275 and more
- Latest portables: aera series, inReach and more
- Cost effective autopilot upgrades
- Garmin Pilot: Getting started & Pro Tips
- Cost effective avionics upgrades: G3X Touch for certified aircraft, G5, GPS 175 series
- Solutions for experimental aircraft
- Boldmethod and Garmin present: GTN Xi Vertical Navigation (VNAV)
- Sporty’s and Garmin Present: Preflight weather with Garmin Pilot
- Garmin Pilot: Cross-country planning
- Garmin Pilot: Flying and flight deck connectivity
- GTN Xi IFR approaches, missed and visual approaches, virtual flight
- G3X Pilot academy: Introduction
- G3X Pilot Academy: Autopilot
Aircraft tours and product demonstrations
Just as they would have seen in the Garmin exhibit, customers will have the opportunity to check out aircraft equipped with our latest avionics and view video demonstrations by Garmin experts.
Aircraft tours will include the following Garmin-equipped aircraft:
- Cessna 182
- A36 Bonanza
Product demonstrations will feature a Garmin expert showing the latest features of Garmin avionics and will include the following products:
- TXi, GTN Xi and GFC 600
- GI 275
- G3X Touch for certified aircraft
- G3X Touch for experimental aircraft
- GFC 500 & GFC 600 autopilots
- G1000 NXi
Exclusive Garmin events
Additionally, we have partnered with some of aviation’s biggest names in the industry to create feature-stories to complement the virtual AirVenture experience. Some of those include Mike Patey, who will unveil the completed panel of his G3X Touch-equipped “Scrappy” aircraft. Mike Patey will also be available for an exclusive Live Q&A session.
Schedule a one-on-one discussion with a Garmin expert
Similar to meeting with a Garmin expert one-on-one at the exhibit, customers can schedule individual discussions with a Garmin expert throughout the week of our virtual AirVenture. These sessions will be held online via Microsoft Teams and allow customers to ask operational questions or receive support updating databases or software. During these individual meetings, customers can also receive an individualized consultation on upgrating the avionics in their aircraft, ask troubleshooting questions regarding their experimental avionics installations, and receive help with Garmin Pilot. To schedule a one-on-one meeting with a Garmin expert, visit www.garmin.com/OSH2020.
To view the full schedule and register for specific events, visit: www.garmin.com/OSH2020 For additional information, visit: www.garmin.com/aviation.