Many of you might be thinking that the Garmin G1000 is just too complicated or expensive to learn. Honestly, it can be expensive if you don’t know where to start or who to ask for help.

Cessna 172 SP G1000 Cockpit

We have been teaching on the Garmin G1000 since 2006 and with over 1000 students under our belt, we are one of the nations leading glass cockpit training facilities. There are many told we have found over the years to help our students save money and to maximize their time spent in the aircraft and with our instructors. Here are a few great ways to do a little self-education and save some money.

  1. Garmin G1000 Training Module for PC – The price ranges from $29-$45 online and it’s a great tool to learn the functions and pages in the G1000. We have this trainer available at our school for clients to use anytime at no charge.
  2. King Schools G1000 Course – This is a very structured step-by-step walk through that covers the basics and some IFR functions as well. King Schools always do a fantastic job with their courses, this is highly recommended as a first step. The price is right around $200 but again we offer this a a free service to our clients.
  3. Actual G1000 Hangar Flying Experience – Whenever we have a plane available you are welcome to hope in and explore the G1000 first hand. We will set one of our 5 G1000 172’s up in the hangar and you are free to explore at your own pace.

See, there are plenty of ways to cut the cost and mystery out of learning the G1000!