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Garmin GNS 430/530 Pilot Course

Garmin GNS 430/530 Video Tutorial

Master Your Avionics on the Ground

The advanced avionics of the Garmin GNS 430 and the Garmin GNS 530 are an absolute dream to use. Turn your dream into a reality by learning to take command of all knobs, buttons and system logic before you get in the air!
4 hours

KING's Flying the Garmin 430/530 Course is much more than the simple courses that many others offer. This course harnesses the vivid visualization of video and the power of your computer or mobile device to prepare you so well that when you get in the airplane, your hands and eyes will automatically go to the right place.
  • Enjoy lifetime course access with free course updates
  • Use your course on any mobile device or computer
Learn How to Fully Utilize the Garmin 430 or the Garmin 530!
  • Know the best way to power up and get ready to fly
  • Learn how to best use WAAS
  • Navigate with moving maps, flight plans, and "Direct-To" ... with confidence
  • Utilize the facilities database including pages and page groups, nearest airport and navigation aids
  • Know how your Garmin can help you when you have an in-flight problem or emergency
  • Call up instrument procedures with ease including loading and activating approaches, departures and arrivals, course reversals, holding, and missed approaches
  • Utilize the terrain features to keep you out of trouble
  • Learn how to customize your system
  • Be prepared to handle possible 430/530 malfunctions
  • Learn how to stay way ahead of the 430/530 and fully utilize all of its amazing power
Be Prepared Before You Fly
You'll not only understand and be able to use the fabulous capabilities of the advanced Garmin technology, but you'll know the quickest and most efficient way to do things. You'll stay way ahead of the 430/530 and fully utilize all of its amazing power. And you'll say, "Wow, that was easy!"
430/530 Online Main Menu
430/530 Online Main Menu
WINGSAccepted for FAA WINGS Credit
Course Running Time:
Approximately 4 hours of video lessons

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  1. What are the system requirements for this course?
    Any device with an Internet browser and broadband Internet connection.
  2. Apple iPhone and iPad
    Your course is compatible with the web browser on your Apple device. In addition, the free King Schools Companion app allows you to view your online course(s) on an iPad or iPhone when not connected to the Internet. The free app is available through the iTunes App Store by searching for "King Schools Companion."
    Follow the steps below to access your online courses offline:
    • Login to your course by following the instructions in the email you'll receive after you complete your order.
    • Download the King Schools Companion app through the iTunes App Store.
    • After launching the Companion app, login using your existing iLearn account username and password.
    • While connected to the internet, download the online course(s) you have purchased.
    • Once your course(s) have finished loading, you can start studying offline!
  3. How long is the course?
    The course contains over 4 hours of video instruction.
  4. Does the course cover both VFR and IFR operations?
  5. How do I get my WINGS credit for taking the course?
    Just make sure the email address in your King Schools iLearn account matches your WINGS account. We will automatically grant WINGS credit when you complete the course. For more information, click here.
  6. How do I access my course completion certificate?
    For disc course, once you have completed all the lessons and answered all the questions in each lesson, you'll be able to print out your completion certificate. Click on the Course Complete icon when you are finished to print your certificate.
    For online course, once you have completed all the lessons, you'll be able to print out your completion certificate. Click on the Print Completion Certificate tab when you are finished to print your certificate.
  7. I already have the disc course, can I upgrade to the online version?
    It's easy to upgrade...Give us a call at 800-854-1001 or +1-858-541-2200 and we will be happy to assist you with updating your disc course to the online version. Just tell the friendly Pilot Advisor you want to upgrade the Flying the Garmin 430/530 disc course to the online version. They will provide you with the simple instructions for returning your disc course.
  8. Who do I call if I have questions?
    You can speak to one of our Pilot Advisors during business hours at 800-854-1001 or +1-858-541-2200. You can also email us at

Still the best refresher
It’s absolutely complete refresher training for these classic radios. A must for pilots like me that infrequently rent old airplanes.
Derek H. 06/08/2022
Garmin GNS 430/530 Pilot Course
Great Tutorial
Finally someone has put together a great course on the GNS430.  This is extremely helpful as I am working on my IFR rating in a plane which I recently got checked out in that has a 430.  I recommend this course for anyone using the GNS430
Ronald S. 06/03/2022
Garmin GNS 430/530 Pilot Course
Thorough and easy to follow
The course was very thorough and easy to follow. The presentations given by the Kings were very clear and easy to understand. The website was easy to navigate.
Timothy L. 05/29/2022
Garmin GNS 430/530 Pilot Course
Comprehensive, well presented,
Excellent presentation of the extensive capabilities of the Garmin 430/530. My first viewing produced mind overload and I will view the course again until the information sinks in. Well done!
Joseph 05/21/2022
Garmin GNS 430/530 Pilot Course
Easy to Follow
Great info, very to the point and helpful info
Kristina V. 05/20/2022
Garmin GNS 430/530 Pilot Course
Course Completion Review
easy to understand!
Amber W. 05/03/2022
Garmin GNS 430/530 Pilot Course
Great work
Max C. 04/23/2022
Garmin GNS 430/530 Pilot Course
First time through.
AWESOME! Very easy to follow and understand.  Information is cumulative and not intimidating.
EAA V. 04/17/2022
Garmin GNS 430/530 Pilot Course
Great Training
Very clear, very well explained.
Jaime V. 04/10/2022
Garmin GNS 430/530 Pilot Course
This course was nicely designed and did refresh my knowledge of the 430W I've been using for a decade or so. Very helpful!
William W. 04/08/2022
Garmin GNS 430/530 Pilot Course
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