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Garmin announces new pilot training opportunities through Spring 2022

Garmin announces new pilot training opportunities through Spring 2022

In-person pilot training returns to Garmin headquarters this August

Garmin® International, Inc.® is pleased to announce its pilot training opportunities through June 2022 including a return to in-person instructor led courses beginning in August 2021. Healthy workplace practices are in place for the health and well-being of Garmin customers and associates. A variety of pilot training opportunities are available ranging from self-study materials, webinars, eLearning courses and instructor-led training offered for the GTN™ Series, G500/G600, TXi™Series, G3X Touch™, and Garmin integrated flight decks.

Professional instructor-led training

Instructor-led classroom training returns to an in-person format at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. The dedicated and experienced team of Garmin flight instructors provide pilots a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in an in-person classroom environment designed for all levels of experience. To see the full calendar of Garmin training events and information on registering for in-person classes at Garmin headquarters, please visit www.fly.garmin.com/training.

  • GTN Series: Explore the capabilities that Garmin’s GTN and GTN Xi series of navigators provide in this two-day in-person classroom training. This class is intended for both novice and experienced aviators using scenario-based training that builds on knowledge obtained through the
    GTN 2.0 eLearning course. The cost to attend the in-person classroom training is $550; returning customers are eligible for a $50 discount.
  • GTN and Flight Display: This two-day in-person classroom training includes instruction on the GTN/GTN Xi navigators and TXi series, G3X Touch and the G500/G600 displays. The training focuses on flight planning and instrument procedures for those that are both new to the GTN or just looking for a refresher, building on knowledge obtained through the GTN 2.0 eLearning course. The cost for the in-person classroom training is $700; returning customers are eligible for a $50 discount.
  • G1000®/G1000 NXi: With an emphasis on flight planning, instrument procedures, vertical navigation, and the automatic flight control system, this one-day instructor-led virtual training class, or two-day in-person classroom training, explores the vast capabilities of the G1000 integrated flight deck, building on knowledge obtained through G1000 NXi eLearning course. The cost for the cost for in-person classroom training is $825; returning customers are eligible for a $50 discount.

Take full advantage of Garmin avionics features and capabilities with eLearning Courses

Pilots can receive in-depth instruction to better prepare for flights through eLearning courses that guide them through scenarios intended to build understanding and confidence with Garmin avionics. Using a computer, tablet or smartphone, pilots can access the courseware immediately through the eLearning platform. Garmin eLearning courses come with a two-year subscription and can be purchased at www.fly.garmin.com/training.

The following eLearning opportunities are available:

  • Garmin GTN Essentials 2.0: This course provides in-depth instruction on the fundamental operation of the highly capable GTN and GTN Xi touchscreen navigators, as well as helicopter features, for pilots that are new to the GTN or just want a refresher.
  • Garmin TXi Essentials 2.0: For pilots that are new to the system, this course will provide instruction on fundamental operation of the touchscreen flight display.
  • Garmin G1000 NXi: Pilots will have four comprehensive courses to choose from that will provide in-depth training on the G1000 NXi depending on the needs of the pilot to enable effective use of the system’s situational awareness and decision-making resources.
  • Garmin G3000® Essentials: This updated eLearning course introduces pilots to the operation and user interface of the G3000 integrated flight deck. An updated version,
    G3000 Essentials 2.0 is coming in Fall 2021.
  • Garmin G5000® Essentials 2.0 and 2.0 PLUS: Introduces pilots to the operation and user interface of the G5000 integrated flight deck, including the latest features. The G5000 Essentials 2.0 PLUS course includes a separate module that describes autothrottle usage.
  • Garmin Aviation Weather Radar 2.0: This course helps pilots understand the fundamentals of weather radar and the latest features to take full advantage of Garmin GWX™ systems.

One-hour webinars

These scenario-based webinars are offered for no charge and are intended to help pilots explore various avionics setups, flight planning, navigation and other features with Garmin pilot instructors. Webinars will be held monthly through the end of 2021 and will return on a quarterly basis beginning in 2022. To register for Aviation Webinars, please visit Garmin.com/AviationWebinars.

Build a solid foundation with self-study opportunities

Detailed pilot guides provide extensive information on features, functions, and capabilities related to Garmin avionics that the pilot must know in order to operate the aircraft. Free pilot guides are available for download for all retrofit installations including the GTN series, GTN Xi series, G500/G600, G500/G600/G700 TXi, and G3X Touch. For integrated flight decks such as the G1000, G3000 and G5000, the pilot’s guides are available from the aircraft manufacturer. Training videos and pilot training webinar recordings can be found on the Garmin Aviation YouTube channel.

PC and iPad® Trainers

Garmin also offers a limited number of computer (PC) and iPad trainers that simulate the behavior of an avionics system interface for pilots interested in learning the basic operation of a system. Current PC trainers can be found at support.garmin.com, and the GTN, GTN Xi, and TXi series trainer apps are available for download from the Apple® App Store®.

Custom Training Requests

The Garmin Aviation Training team can support on-demand training requests based upon instructor availability and training resource considerations on a first-come, first serve basis.

For all Garmin aviation training needs, including reservations for one of these training events, please visit www.fly.garmin.com/training. For additional information, please contact 

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at , or follow us at facebook.com/garminaviationtwitter.com/garminaviationinstagram.com/garminaviation or youtube.com/garminaviation.

Ryan Latham Appointed President of AWI-AMI Within Hartzell Family of Companies

Ryan Latham Appointed President of AWI-AMI Within Hartzell Family of Companies

Ryan Latham has been named president of Aerospace Welding Incorporated and Aerospace Manufacturing Incorporated (AWI-AMI) aviation companies within the Hartzell family of companies. He brings more than 25 years of manufacturing experience and a proven track record in aerospace leadership to the operation located in Eagan, Minn.
“We are pleased that Ryan has assumed the AWI-AMI business unit leadership responsibilities,” said Joe Brown, COO of Tailwind Technologies, the holding company of the Hartzell family of companies. “His direct industry expertise and battle tested leadership as a U.S. Army officer in Operation Iraqi Freedom have prepared him for this responsible senior position in our family of companies.”
AWI specializes in welding, bending and fabricating sheet metal and tubing, and it manufactures, repairs and overhauls piston aircraft exhaust and engine mounts. AMI specializes in machining and welding, with a focus on bending and welding tube assemblies for jet engines and airframes, in addition to metal details for AWI’s exhaust and engine mount business. For more information go to https://awi-ami.com.
During his aerospace and manufacturing career, Latham served as a plant manager for Howmet Aerospace and as a manager of a Pratt and Whitney manufacturing business unit. At Pratt and Whitney he led a team of jet engine specialists and was operations supervisor for numerous production processes. Latham also served as a contracting and logistics officer, deputy fire support officer and a field artillery officer in the army. 
He holds a degree in economics from Elon University and has a master’s in management and leadership from Webster University. Latham has also done post graduate work at Villanova University, including obtaining a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate. 
Hartzell Propeller Inc., Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, Quality Aircraft Accessories, and AWI-AMI form the general aviation business units of Tailwind Technologies, Inc. For more information, go to https://hartzellprop.com/family-of-companies/
Kelly Aero, LLC Introduces New Line of General Aviation Magnetos

Kelly Aero, LLC Introduces New Line of General Aviation Magnetos

Kelly Aero, LLC is proud to introduce an All New - FAA/PMA approved direct replacement line of four and six cylinder magnetos. With a foundation of over 35 years of manufacturing FAA/PMA replacement magneto parts as well as overhauling magnetos, the new magneto design incorporates component improvements that revitalizes quality and value for general aviation magnetos.

“We have manufactured millions of magneto parts and we have overhauled well over 100,000 magnetos over our history,” stated Kelly Aero President/CEO Jeffrey Kelly, “introducing a new direct replacement Kelly Magneto further cements our commitment to piston engines in general aviation. It has been 30 years since a new direct replacement magneto line this robust has hit the market, so it is quite an accomplishment by our team”

The new Kelly Magneto will be manufactured at their facility in Montgomery, Alabama and inventory will begin shipping to their distribution network in September, 2021.

For more information about the new Kelly Magneto or to learn more about Kelly Aero LLC please visit: www.KellyAero.com.


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