Learning to fly a Garmin G1000 / Perspective cockpit


The first impression when flying an aircraft equipped with the Garmin G1000 / Perspective for the first time, is that you have to focus you whole capacity on screen, where you’re trying to find out what is what and what should I do when I want something. In this case pilot forgets to fly the airplane and to monitor the traffic. We strictly don’t recommend to learn how to use this system during the flight even is it looks easier, but is still more dangerous.


Our G1000/Perspective the course, we will explain the basic philosophy of this system and will teach you how to intuitively and effectively use all options this system offers. 

What will you learn how the course works?

We will make a detail introduction of Garmin 1000 (Cessna) or Garmin Perspective (Cirrus) systems. You will try how to control and set the system on the simulator. We will show you procedures for effective cockpit management and some examples during the flight.


Synthetic Vision, Terrain Awareness and Warning System

how to react to ground proximity warning. When is the warning activated? How to use this system for safe flight.


Traffic Avoidance System

Meaning of specific indications of conflict traffic and what is correct reaction. What’s the difference between TCAS a TAS.


Primary flight display

We will try how to do standard flight operations , using of autopilot and some trick in settings.



How is downloading of radar screen-shots working, using of D-ATIS, online Metars. Possibilities of phone calls and SMS sending SMS during the flight via satellite telephone.


Using of Autopilot

Effective usage in all available modes. How is VNAV, FLC, Approach regimes working.


SafeTaxi and aerodrome charts

Try how is Safe Taxi on big airport working and how to use aerodrome and approach charts



How is this system working and how much can I relay on it. What is it actually showing?



We will explain you this system with some interesting facts and how to use it during the flight and approach

Garmin 1000 / Perspective Course syllabus

Course for Garmin 1000 are made in individual dates, according to your wish. Instructor will be there only for you. You can choose between VFR and IFR lessons.

VFR course syllabus (4 hours)

1Explanation of specific avionic systems and how to use them

2Work with primary flight display. Setting of NAV, COM, radionavigation.

3Navigational display, work with the flight plan.

4Work with autopilot. Try how to use all the systems.

5Emergency procedures

6Practical training on simulator.

Extension for IFR flights (3 hours)

1Work with navigation maps

2Approach procedures, ILS, DME, NDB

3Practical preparation of examples during the flight .

4Effective management in cockpit during IFR

5Practical training on simulator


The G1000 Transition Course can be customized to the pilots level of experience. If the pilot has Garmin 430/530 experience his/her transition will be shorter.

VFR Transition Course

3 hrs Ground + 2 hrs flight (no glass experience)

Benefits and Disadvantages of Glass Cockpits

G1000 System (behind the scenes)

Primary Flight Display Operation(PFD)

Operating NAV & COM radios

Operation Engine Indication System

Operation the Multifunction Display for Traffic

Basic Flight Planning

KAP 140 Autopilot (Basics)

Scenario Based Training (actual cross country)

IFR Transition Course

4 hrs Ground + 5-6 hrs flight (no glass experience)

Loading/Activating approaches

Missed Approach Procedures

IFR Flight Plan loading/amending

IFR Cross Country Operation

PFD/MFD Failures (reversion)

VFR Transition (included)

Presenting the revolutionary Garmin G1000 NAV III glass cockpit – the most intelligent flight deck package ever to fly on this class of aircraft. The G1000 integrates all primary flight, engine and sensor data to provide intuitive, at-a-glance situational awareness. Real-time, flight-critical information is presented on two big, colorful 10.4-inch active-matrix LCD displays – bringing new levels of safety and confidence to the Cessna Skyhawk. The G1000 creates the irresistible combination of the future of flight with the world’s most-embraced, most-flown aircraft ever.

The G1000 is a completely integrated avionics system designed to fit a broad range of aircraft models. It‘s an all-glass flight deck that presents flight instrumentation, location, navigation, communication, and identification data on large-format, high-resolution displays. The digital data presentation on the G1000 puts all flight-critical information literally at the pilot’s fingertips.


•A flightdeck that boasts a 10-inch Primary Flight Display (PFD) and 10- or 15-inch Multi-Function Display (MFD) with XGA (1024 x 768) resolution, wide viewing angles, and clear sunlight readability

•Dual integrated radio modules that provide IFR oceanic-approved GPS; VHF navigation with ILS; and VHF communication with 16-watt transceivers and 8.33-kHz channel spacing — built on the proven platform of the Garmin 400/500 avionics series

•Digital audio control panels

•Integrated Mode S Transponders with Traffic Information Service (TIS) and optional diversity (Mode-C transponder also available)

•Integrated solid-state Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS)

•Integrated digital air data computers (optional RVSM compatibility)

•Optional four-color digital weather radar

•Optional integrated Class-B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) with worldwide terrain and obstacle database