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

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:

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: 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 [email protected] or call 866.739.5687.