Garmin unveiled interactive, web-based pilot training for the G5000 integrated flight deck today. The self-paced lessons help pilots streamline their initial flight training with the G5000 and offer a convenient online course for follow-on training.
According to Garmin, the G5000 “eLearning” program, available as a 180-day subscription, is interactive and helps customers take advantage of all the features of the integrated flight deck. The course has three learning modes: demonstration, guided interaction and solo.
When a customer logs in to the course, he can select which area of operation to explore and watch a multimedia demonstration of that task, such as loading a flight plan. The course then allows him to practice essential areas of operation using a guided simulation system with on-screen prompts. Finally, solo mode permits pilots to practice each highlighted area of operation, without the use of onscreen prompts.
To help flight departments better manage their pilots’ progress, the G5000 web-based course was developed within a “learning content management system,” allowing instructors to facilitate student learning. Features include a discussion board and the ability to create a journal and add documents for flight department access, such as a flight operation manual. At the conclusion of the course, a report and completion certificate are available for documentation purposes.