Course Description

Learn or review the Garmin G1000! You can master the system yourself with this online version of the popular CD-ROM course produced by Max Trescott, author of the popular G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook.

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, this course will help you master the basics or teach you the fine points of glass cockpit operation. Created and produced by a Master CFI who teaches daily in glass cockpit aircraft, this course not only explains the G1000 system, but teaches you how the features relate to everyday flying.

This course includes:
● More than four hours of videos
● Teaches what you need prior to a first flight

● Large, full screen views of displays
● Movie screen captures of operating knobs
● Tips from factory and Master CFI’s
● Narration by two CFI’s for easy listening
● Optional quizzes to reinforce key points

VFR course:

● For Garmin G1000 beginners and experts alike
● Skippable sections that let you get an overview or go into detail
● Organized in convenient 5 to 10 minute segments

2008 National CFI of the Year

Max Trescott

Hi folks, it's me Max Trescott. Nice to have you here! I've been flying for over 40 years, and for the last ten years have specialized in teaching people how to fly glass cockpit aircraft. Somehow, I ended up becoming the 2008 National CFI of the Year, representing the 96,000 CFIs in the U.S. Perhaps because nothing gives me more pleasure than teaching others to fly well! I hope your goal in flying is Mastery of your aircraft. It really pays to be an expert in things that can kill you! Here are some ways you can benefit from my over 40 years of experience. In addition to taking one of these courses, consider:Buying my G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook. Keep it in the cockpit, and use the index to quickly find any detail about the G1000.Listen to the podcast.Listen to my new podcast.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to Operate the Courses

    • Using the Video Player Controls

    • Your Account (Password, Billing)

    • Support

  • 2

    Terminology/Glass Cockpit Benefits

    • Terminology

    • G1000 Glossary

    • Glass Cockpit Benefits

    • Glass Cockpit Disadvantages & G1000 Unique Benefits

  • 3

    G1000 System Overview

    • G1000 System Overview GI63 & Air Data Instruments

    • G1000 System Overview Gyro Instruments & Displays

  • 4

    PFD Overview

    • PFD Overview

    • PFD Overview Transponder Scenarios, Tip, & Summary

  • 5


    • Intro to Radios and VOR

    • Radios COM, Audio Panel & Intercom

  • 6

    Engine Indication System (EIS)

    • EIS Overview

    • EIS Fuel Gauges & Electrical System

    • EIS Lean & System softkeys

    • EIS Fuel Reset Scenarios

    • EIS DA42 C400 Summary

  • 7

    MFD Overview

    • MFD Overview & FMS Knobs

    • MFD Electronic Checklists & Nav Map Features

    • MFD Map Setup Traffic, Wx, & Other Groups

  • 8

    MFD - Traffic, Stormscope, Weather, Terrain pages

    • MFD Traffic page

    • Stormscope, Weather & Terrain pages

  • 9

    MFD - WPT Group pages

    • MFD Airport Information page

    • MFD Other WPT Group pages

  • 10

    MFD - AUX Group pages

    • MFD Trip Planning Page

    • MFD Scheduler & GPS Status pages

    • MFD System Setup page part 1

    • MFD System Setup page part 2

    • MFD XM Information & System Status page

  • 11

    MFD - NRST Group pages

    • MFD Nearest Airport page

    • MFD Other NRST Group pages

    • MFD Summary

  • 12

    Flight Planning

    • Intro to using the GPS for Flight Planning

    • Using GPS for Direct-to Navigation

    • Using GPS for Flight Plan Navigation

    • Creating a Flight Plan

    • Scenario - Creating a Flight Plan

    • Working with Flight Plans

    • Working with Stored Flight Plans

    • GPS Programming Summary

  • 13

    KAP 140 Autopilot & Limitations

    • KAP 140 Autopilot

    • KAP 140 Autopilot Limitations

  • 14

    Garmin GFC 700 Autopilot

    • Garmin GFC 700 Overview

    • Garmin GFC 700 Vertical Navigation

    • Using the Garmin GFC 700

    • Garmin GFC 700 Limitations & Summary

  • 15

    Electrical System & Malfunctions

    • Electrical System

    • System Malfunctions

  • 16

    Flying a Trip in a Cessna 172

    • C172 Flight Preparation & Preflight

    • Starting Engine & Flying