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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (November 1, 2020) — Statement from Jack J. Pelton, Experimental Aircraft Association CEO and Chairman of the Board, on the death of Audrey Poberezny, wife of the EAA’s late founder Paul Poberezny. Audrey died in Oshkosh on Sunday, November 1, at age 95:

“The quiet power behind the leader in EAA’s formation and development was certainly Audrey Poberezny. She supported Paul from the very earliest days of EAA, from being the sounding board for ideas and balancing the books, to answering the phone and typing out membership cards. Audrey did whatever needed to be done, but never sought the spotlight for herself. Her understanding of people was also a gift that helped EAA grow and thrive into its unique place in aviation, and her warmth will be remembered by all who knew her. She was indeed EAA’s First Lady.

“Our deepest condolences to her children, Tom and Bonnie, and to the entire Poberezny family. Our best remembrance is to live up to the high standards and inviting culture that Paul and Audrey began with EAA nearly 70 years ago.”

Any further information and details will be announced as they are finalized.

About EAA

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 240,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAA.



Garmin® is pleased to announce its pilot training opportunities through June 2021 will be transitioning to an entirely virtual learning format. This new format will allow customers to receive valuable product knowledge without concerns over travel and social distancing. A variety of pilot training opportunities are available ranging from Garmin pilot’s guides, PC trainers, eLearning courses, and monthly customer webinars that provide foundational knowledge about the equipment. Using scenario-based training, new instructor-led virtual courses build on that knowledge to best integrate the capabilities of Garmin avionics into the flight experience with the comfort and safety of this new completely virtual learning environment.

Professional instructor-led virtual training

Experienced instructors focus on scenario-based training through scheduled and on-demand sessions intended for all levels of experience. To see the full calendar of Garmin training events and information on purchasing these classes, please visit www.fly.garmin.com/training.

• GTN™ Only

Explore the capabilities that Garmin’s GTN and GTN Xi series of navigators provides in this 1-day virtual training session intended for both novice and experienced aviators using scenario-based training. The cost to attend the virtual GTN training class is $495.

• GTN and Flight Display

This 1-day virtual training session includes instruction on the GTN 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. The cost for this class is $625.

• G1000®/G1000 NXi®

With an emphasis on flight planning, instrument procedures, vertical navigation, and the automatic flight control system, this instructor-led virtual training session explores the vast capabilities of the G1000 Integrated Flight Deck, building on knowledge obtained through G1000 NXi eLearning course. The cost for this virtual course is $700.

• Aviation Weather Radar

This optional two-hour weather radar webinar is available for an additional cost with the purchase of a virtual instructor-led course. Successful operation of weather radar requires an understanding of radar principles, as well as operational consideration and techniques. This webinar starts with fundamentals of ground-based and airborne weather radar systems and

covers best practices for using the Garmin GWX™ 70, GWX 75 and GWX 80. The virtual session concludes with a scenario-based module on weather threat management to assist with risk mitigation and is tailored to pilots with little weather radar experience, those that want to refresh weather radar skills, or those transitioning from other radar systems.

• Custom Training Requests

Garmin understands that some training needs may require special attention. The Aviation Training team can support on-demand training requests based upon instructor availability and training resource considerations on a first-come, first serve basis.

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 proficiency 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: 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 situational awareness and decision-making resources the system provides. All four courses will be available by December 2020.

• Garmin G3000® Essentials: This eLearning course introduces pilots to the operation and user interface of Garmin’s most advanced flight decks.

• Garmin G5000® Essentials 2.0 and 2.0 PLUS: Introduces pilots to the operation and user interface of Garmin’s most advanced flight decks and latest features. The G5000 Essentials 2.0 PLUS course includes a separate module that describes autothrottle usage.

• Garmin Aviation Weather Radar 2.0: Diving deeper than the weather radar section in the Pilot’s Guide, this course helps pilots understand the fundamentals of weather radar and take full advantage of Garmin GWX systems.

Attend monthly one-hour webinars

These no-cost one-hour scenario-based webinars are held monthly for the purpose of exploring various avionics setups, flight planning, navigation and other features with our pilot trainers. Webinar options are updated monthly, so please be sure to check back frequently for the latest offerings. To register for Aviation Webinars, please visit Garmin.com/AviationWebinars.

• Garmin G3X Touch Scenario-based Pilot Training

• Garmin GPS Navigator Scenario-based Training

• Garmin GTN & TXi Scenario-based Training

• Garmin GNS™ Scenario-based Pilot Training – Part I

• Garmin GNS Scenario-based Pilot Training – Part II

• Garmin Accident Mitigation Pilot Training

• Garmin Presents: Cirrus Perspective + Scenario-based Pilot Training

• Garmin GTN Mini-scenarios – Pilot Training

Build a solid foundation with self-study opportunities

Detailed pilot’s 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’s 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.

PC and iPad® Trainers

In order to provide a convenient way to learn the basic operation of a system, Garmin offers a limited number of computer (PC) and iPad trainers that simulate the behavior of an avionics system interface. Current PC trainers can be found at www.Garmin.com, and the GTN, GTN Xi, and TXi series trainer apps are available for download from the Apple App Store.

For all of your aviation training needs, including making a reservation for one of these training events, please visit www.fly.garmin.com/training.

For additional information, please contact




Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced an update for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument has been granted supplemental type certificate (STC) approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is available immediately through select authorized Garmin dealers. The GI 275 can now be used with the GFC™ 500 autopilot to deliver superior in-flight performance and added redundancy when multiple GI 275 units are installed in an aircraft. In addition to GFC 500 compatibility, the GI 275 can serve as a replacement attitude indicator and/or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) to legacy Century II/III autopilots. Additional features of the latest GI 275 upgrade include the display of outside air temperature, groundspeed, true airspeed and wind on the attitude indicator, as well as data field enhancements on the multi-function display (MFD) page.

GFC 500 autopilot compatibility with the GI 275

A single GI 2751 electronic flight instrument can now be used as the attitude source to drive the GFC 500 autopilot, while also displaying mode annunciations and flight director indications. Its bright, high-resolution touchscreen display and wide viewing angle offer superior readability in the cockpit. For added redundancy in aircraft equipped with dual GI 275’s, the secondary GI 2751 is capable of coupling to the GFC 500 autopilot, as well. In the unlikely event of a primary GI 275 failure, the autopilot remains fully functional when paired with the secondary GI 275. Additional redundancy is extended to include the G500 TXi & G600 TXi flight displays, which also allow the GI 275 to couple to the GFC 500 autopilot if needed when serving as a secondary instrument. Unique to the GI 275 and TXi, pilots will receive a mis-compare notification if the AHRS sources between the two do not align.

Century II/III autopilot compatibility

The GI 275’s autopilot interface compatibility continues to grow with the addition of the Century II/III autopilots, which can now be paired with the GI 2752 to replace the antiquated attitude indicator3. When replacing the old attitude indicator, pilots receive a reliable electronic flight instrument with additional capabilities beyond the traditional display of attitude information. Furthermore, unlike legacy attitude indicators paired with the Century II/III autopilots, the GI 275 is capable of disconnecting the autopilot in the unlikely event of an attitude upset or in the event of a mis-compare of attitude data between two GI 275’s.

Additional GI 275 display enhancements

The GI 275 electronic flight instrument can display outside air temperature (OAT) and true airspeed (TAS) when using a temperature probe. OAT and TAS are displayed along the bottom of the display, while wind speed and direction are displayed above the heading and autopilot annunciations on the

attitude indicator. Additionally, MFD data field enhancements allow pilots to easily edit and change data fields on the MFD page. Pricing for various configurations of the GI 275 can be found on the website.

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