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Garmin G1000 Pilot Course

Online Video Course, Master Your G1000 on the Ground

Save time & money—become an expert before you fly

The advanced technology of the Garmin G1000 is an absolute dream when you know how to use it. Now you can turn that dream into your reality.

Now includes interactive questions!
7 hours

KING's Flying the Garmin G1000 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
  • NEW FAA-style questions after each lesson reinforce your learning
  • Use your course on any mobile device or computer
Legendary instructors John and Martha King give you clear, simple and fun explanations with interactive video instruction.
You'll learn the systems and how to interpret and use the flight instruments, engine instruments, radios, transponder, maps, and aviation databases ... all on two big display screens—before long you'll be eager to demonstrate your proficiency in the air.
  • Understand and use your Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi Function Display (MFD)
  • Learn how to best use WAAS
  • Learn how to use the Garmin GFC700 autopilot for both VFR and IFR flying
  • Navigate with moving maps, flight plans, and "Direct—To" ... with confidence
  • Manage systems including engine leaning and monitoring
  • Utilize the facilities database including pages and page groups, nearest airport, navigation aids
  • Learn how to use XM Weather
  • Know how to customize your system
Best G1000 Trainer
Be Prepared Before You Fly
You'll not only understand and be able to use the fabulous capabilities of advanced Garmin avionics, but you'll know the quickest and most efficient way to do things. You'll stay way ahead of the G1000 and fully utilize all of its amazing power. And you'll say, "Wow, that was easy!"
G1000 Online Main Menu
G1000 Online Main Menu
Transitioning to a Glass Cockpit?
You'll easily transition from round dials to glass with this engaging and thorough course. The complex G1000 systems will become intuitive. Soon you'll have command of its 125 knobs and buttons.
Get All the Benefits
The G1000 system is a leap forward in both user-interface design and capability. The new features are powerful and will reward the time spent learning how to make them work for you.
  • Familiarize yourself with the great improvements made to the Flight Plan and "Direct—To" windows, PFD status bar, and the way navigation modes are displayed on the HSI
  • Take the guesswork out of determining when to descend by knowing how to use the new Vertical Navigation (VNAV) functions for both VFR and IFR flight
  • Save time and get better in-flight information by learning how to load airways into your flight plans
  • Understand the new and improved way the G1000 guides you through a missed approach
  • Learn about many other exciting features including Checklists, FliteCharts and ChartView, SafeTaxi, and XM radio
You'll value your course so much that you'll use it again and again to maintain the currency you need to fly the G1000 with safety and utility.
Fully Utilize the G1000
Put it all together from pre-flight and startup to managing the glass-cockpit transition and risk in the air!
  • Learn to use Garmin's hazard avoidance systems including the optional Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), and the Traffic Information System (TIS)
  • Call up instrument procedures with ease including loading and activating approaches, departures and arrivals, course reversals, holding, and missed approaches
  • Know what to do when things go wrong, including electrical and display problems—even in IMC
  • Learn how to stay way ahead of the G1000 and fully utilize all of its amazing power
WINGSAccepted for FAA WINGS Credit
*** Trade-in your old KING G1000 CD-ROM course ***
It's Easy To Upgrade...If your discs are v. 5.7 or earlier, you may want to update your course to include WAAS, GFC 700 Autopilot lessons and more!
Just order this current online course, and we'll buy back your old Cleared for Flying the Garmin G1000 CD-ROM course for half the original price course.
Call 800-854-1001 and let the friendly Pilot Advisor know you want to upgrade your old course.
Course Running Time:
Approximately 7 hours of video lessons

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We pledge to ...
  • ... place you on a pedestal. John and Martha may be the Kings—but to us, the real "kings" are our customers. Customer satisfaction has driven KING for over 50 years.
  • ... maximize your training. King Schools' teaching techniques help you remember facts you'll need—in every training product we create.
  • ... provide free, lifetime tech support. For as long as you own your course, you get this on all KING software and video products—Monday-Friday 8 A.M.-5 P.M. (PT). Contact Information
  • ... make learning enjoyable. Humor is a major component that distinguishes KING materials—and makes the learning process more memorable.
  • ... treat you with integrity. No loopholes, no surprises—we'll never abuse your trust. There's no fine print, no tricks. Never!
King Schools has provided training to more than half the pilots in the United States!

  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 7 hours of video instruction.
  4. What Garmin software version does the course cover?
  5. Does the course cover both VFR and IFR operations?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. I purchased a Cleared for Flying the Garmin G1000 course a few years ago, is my version the most current?
    The current setup disc is v. 5.8. If you have any version prior to that, you may want to update your old course.
  9. What content was added in v. 5.8?
    New lessons on...
    • Using the Transponder
    • Checklist feature
    • VNAV (vertical navigation) for VFR and IFR
    • SafeTaxi and XM radio entertainment features
    • Airways
    • FliteCharts and CharView Feature
  10. I have an older G1000 course, how can I upgrade to the latest version?
    It's easy to upgrade...Just order the new Cleared for Flying the Garmin (Version 8.0 ) G1000 course, and we'll buy back your old Cleared for Flying the Garmin G1000 CD-ROM course for half the original price course. Give us a call at 800-854-1001 or +1-858-541-2200 and tell the friendly Pilot Advisor that you want to upgrade the Cleared for Flying the Garmin G1000 course. They will provide you with instructions to return your course.
  11. 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 Cleared for Flying the Garmin G1000 disc course to the online version. They will provide you with the simple instructions for returning your disc course.
  12. 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

Unedited Customer Reviews
Comprehensive Review
This is a very thorough and detailed course on the G1000.  It goes from the point of zero user knowledge to advanced techniques and avoiding "gotchas" when using the system.
Loyd W. 04/11/2024
Garmin G1000 Pilot Course
Garmin G1000 Course
I love King Schools.  I have been using King Schools since my student pilot days back in the early 90s.  As technology advances, so does Kings Schools.  You absolutely cannot go wrong with any of their courses.
Bart G. 04/09/2024
Garmin G1000 Pilot Course
Great course
Informative, clear and concise. Well done!
Joel W. 04/08/2024
Garmin G1000 Pilot Course
Confidence Builder
Feeling prepared to start learning the G1000.
Karl F. 04/02/2024
Garmin G1000 Pilot Course
I found this course rich in content and well paced. It makes optimal use of time and the lesson lengths are perfect. Some parts are more dense than other but this makes for an interesting variation and is easily coped with by simply looping the relevant parts of the video a few times till things are understood.
Peter J. 03/07/2024
Garmin G1000 Pilot Course
Covers all the bases
Good for intro and review of G1000
Tom H. 02/21/2024
Garmin G1000 Pilot Course
Course Completion Review
The only way that this course would be better would be if it was updated to incorporate the nxi version of the G1000. John and Martha are excellent instructors.
William W. 02/18/2024
Garmin G1000 Pilot Course
Excellent, but a little dated
I am learning to fly a Cirrus Perspective Plus aircraft and felt like other courses I tried were not much help.  This course is dated and does not cover the Cirrus, but I still feel like it was worth my money and time.  I like how the Kings help you with the big picture and cover common mistakes.  I feel far more prepared to fly the Cirrus after taking the course.
Andrew W. 02/11/2024
Garmin G1000 Pilot Course
Really like the Kings and their presentation.  They do a great job without making it a dry presentation.
Jeffrey S. 01/27/2024
Garmin G1000 Pilot Course
Great Course
Excellent overview of the G1000.
Brandon B. 01/02/2024
Garmin G1000 Pilot Course
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