Garmin has released its training schedule through June 2021, and all classes and training delivery will be done in “an entirely virtual learning format,” according to the Olathe, Kansas-based avionics manufacturer. “This new format will allow customers to receive valuable product knowledge without concerns over travel and social distancing,” the company said.
Customers can opt for new instructor-led courses that feature scenario-based training, as well as self-study e-learning, iPad and PC training software, and monthly webinars. Garmin products available for training in iPad simulator versions include the GTN/GTN Xi series and GNX 375, GNC 355/355A, and GPS 175 navigators. PC trainers are available for some integrated avionics systems.
The instructor-led courses are available for the GTN series, GTN plus TXi displays, G3X Touch, and G500/G600 flight displays, G1000/G1000 NXi systems, and GWX aviation weather radar. Pilots can self-study with e-learning courses on the GTNs, TXi, G1000 NXi, G3000/G5000, and GWX weather radars. A special “Plus” course is available to add G5000 autothrottle operations.
The monthly webinars are free and cover scenario-based training for various products, including one on accident mitigation pilot training. Garmin’s pilot guides for retrofit avionics are also free.