Garmin Aviation Webinars for Fall/Winter 2018

Garmin announced the addition of several aviation webinars through the end of the year. Ranging from Garmin Pilot tips and tricks, cost-effective autopilot upgrades to low-cost avionics solutions, these free webinars offer pilots and customers with a broad overview of the latest Garmin has to offer, while also providing a general operational overview of its vast product line. Continue reading "Garmin Aviation Webinars for Fall/Winter 2018"

Garmin announces new 2018 classroom pilot training classes

Garmin G600 TXi

Garmin announced expanded pilot training opportunities for 2018 to include additional classes throughout the United States. Instructor-led training classes are available for the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series, the G500/G600 glass flight display systems, and all Garmin Integrated Flight Decks. Supplemental eLearning opportunities are also available, and additional training for the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G3X Touch series will be added later in the year. These new training opportunities and locations provide pilots with varying levels of experience a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in a classroom environment taught by experienced certified flight instructors. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are hosted at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kan., and include a factory tour, lunch and a Kansas City BBQ dinner.           Continue reading "Garmin announces new 2018 classroom pilot training classes"

Ahhh...Weather

Putting it away--unused. Watched the weather all day, even taxied the airplane over to the fuel pumps, but never flew. See that blue sky above the hangar? It lasted only a few minutes, and of course, just after we called the flying off. But that's the way it works.

There are a few fundamentals when it comes to aviation weather that many pilots never really get taught. These have nothing to do whatsoever with dew points, adiabatic lapse rates, winds aloft, or convective activity. No, these fundamentals relate to what we do with the information we obtain--the decision-making process that determines how we manage risk. Decision-making when it comes to weather is one at in which we stay alive. Continue reading "Ahhh...Weather"

We Keep Killing People...

paul-dye-musingI guess it's a Monday Aviation Journalist thing - time to get grumpy and complain. Over on our sister publication, AVweb, Rick Durden is stomping out Old Wive's Tails and Bertorelli is complaining about what constitutes a "Game Changer" in aviation... I want to talk about this continued fascination with the "Impossible Turn" - turning back to your departure runway after an engine failure on take-off.  I see this discussion come up over and over on internet forums, despite the fundamental thing we teach flying students, which is DON'T DO IT! Continue reading "We Keep Killing People..."

Garmin Expands Pilot Training Classes To Include Integrated Flight Decks

Dates for 2015 GTN 650/750 and G500/G600 Pilot Training Classes Announced

Garmin announced expanded pilot training opportunities for 2015 which include additional live classes and eLearning courses.  Garmin is offering scheduled classes for the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series and G500/G600 glass flight display systems, in addition to on demand classes for the G1000, G3000, and G5000 Integrated Flight Decks. These live classes are held locally at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas and provide customers with a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in a classroom environment taught by experienced certified flight instructors.

Garmin Pilot Training Room
Garmin Pilot Training Room

 

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Dynon to Offer SkyView Training at SNF

Following a successful trial at Sebring, Dynon Avionics will be offering hands-on courses in the operation of its SkyView system at the Sun ’n Fun fly-in, March 27 through April 1, 2012. The classes will last 3.5 hours and will be held in the mornings and afternoons Thursday through Sunday. During the seminars, current and prospective owners of SkyView systems will be working with real units, configuring them for various ground and flight operations. Continue reading "Dynon to Offer SkyView Training at SNF"