Sporty’s new G1000 training course

Garmin G1000 Checkout Course (DVD)In case you are still flying a traditional aircraft and our planning to make the transition to a glass cockpit, Sporty’s has just released the new Garmin G1000 Checkout for a retail price of US$89.95. The package includes a two disc DVD training video that runs for 107 minutes (hosted by air show announcer Rob Reider who has narrated other videos for Sporty’s), G1000 PC Software Simulator, syllabus and cockpit poster and according to the company website, the course is ideal for both VFR and IFR pilots or as a refresher course for current G1000 users.

Todd Macrock has already posted a short review of the Garmin G1000 Checkout on and he states that he preferred this product over another one by Sporty’s that he recently reviewed (Sporty’s Air Facts: Flying Glass Cockpits). He also points out that the Garmin G1000 Checkout contains some great scenario-based training.

So if you are already a fan of some of Sporty’s other training products, then the Garmin G1000 Checkout might be worth checking out.


2 Responses to Sporty’s new G1000 training course

  1. Stelios June 18, 2009 at 19:38 #

    Probably a good start. Just starting an Instrument Rating Course with a G1000 aircraft and there are 10 disks in the course. Quite initimidating even though I'm reasonably familiar with the G1000.

    • Matthew Stibbe June 19, 2009 at 06:54 #

      Good luck with the course. I remember starting my IR and getting the King DVDs – there were 7 or 8 of them I think. It can be quite daunting to begin with but I think its better to spend time on the ground learning stuff than time in the air trying to figure it out! 🙂

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