Garmin G1000

In all 3 planes:

The G1000 puts a wealth of flight-critical data at your fingertips. Its glass flightdeck presents flight instrumentation, navigation, weather, terrain, traffic and engine data on large-format, high-resolution displays.

Our G1000 has the following options:

  • ADS-B Weather (NEXRAD, TAFs, METARS)
  • ADS-B Traffic
  • Stormscope
  • Terrain Proximity
  • WAAS Upgrade
  • Approach Plates
  • XM Radio

Garmin Home Page

G1000 product information (link to Garmin web site)

Our units software was updated to version 0563.35 in 2017. This added some new features such as LP approaches, and custom holds. The recommended manuals for this software version are:

Cockpit Reference Guide (version 190-00384-13 Rev B)

Pilot's Guide (version 190-00498-08 Rev A)

There was a PC trainer available for purchase from Garmin, but it is not compatible with Windows 10 and Garmin has pulled it from their website. They have promised to let us know when it is updated and available again.

There is required ground training to check out in the G1000 (according to the FITS syllabus), and there are 3 options to complete this. One option is to get a CFI to go through the FITS training checklist with you in person. Another option is to use the CAP course for the G1000. The third (and most commonly used) option is to purchase and complete the King Schools course on "Flying the Garmin G1000". Below is a link to that course:

Flying the Garmin G1000 - Online Course

All our planes have the Bendix/King KAP 140 two-axis autopilot (not the Garmin GFC700). Below is a link to the Pilot's Guide for this autopilot:

Bendix/King KAP 140 Pilot's Guide

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