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Garmin GTN Essentials - Online Course

Online course created by Garmin

Garmin GTN Essentials

The Garmin produced GTN Essential eLearning course provides in-depth instruction on the fundamental operation of this highly capable touchscreen system. Completing this course enables a pilot who is new to the system or in need of a refresher to complete standard tasks encountered during a flight with a high level of competency and confidence. You can access the courseware immediately using a computer, tablet or smartphone with Internet access. NOTE: Not compatible with the KING Companion App. Looking for John & Martha?
This Garmin produced course does not include video of John & Martha King instructing. If you are looking for John & Martha to teach you, you will want to take a look at the King Schools course - Flying the Garmin GTN 650/750 Series
2 hours

The Garmin GTN 600 series and GTN 700 series combine GPS, Comm and NAV functions with powerful multifunction display capabilities and the ease of touch screen display,
The Garmin GTN Essentials Course, produced by the folks at Garmin, will provide you with all the instruction you need to get you proficient in no time—Whether you fly with a Garmin 650, Garmin GTN 750 or any model in the Garmin GTN series, you will learn how to manage the Garmin’s state-of-the-art avionics systems including:
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  • How to use the menu-driven graphical interface touchscreen display
  • GTN system setup and power up sequence
  • Creating and editing flight plans and message scheduling
  • Trip and fuel planning
  • Loading ATC clearances
  • Diversion planning and course reversals
  • Loading arrival procedures
  • How to load and activate approach procedures
  • How to handle missed approaches
  • Programming VCALC
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 Garmin GTN and fully utilize all of its amazing power. And you'll say, "Wow, that was easy!"
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<li>Enjoy lifetime course access and updates</li>
<li>This course is mobile friendly and designed to go anywhere you need to study</li>
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  1. What are the operating requirements for the online course?
    Online course media requires a broadband internet connection. The course will run on your iPad, tablet, iPhone or smartphone.
  2. What devices will the course work on?
    Access your course from any device...all you need is an Internet connection and a web browser
    • Tablets
    • Computers
    • Mobile Devices

    Note: Not compatible with the KING Companion App
  3. How do I access my course completion certificate?
    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.
  4. 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
good course
good course
Opas P. 04/30/2023
Garmin GTN Essentials - Online Course
GTN Essentials
Really well done. I review the entire course every spring. Seem to pick up some new tidbit each time.
Roswell J. 04/03/2022
Garmin GTN Essentials - Online Course
Very good
Complete coverage of all the major functions
James M. 06/03/2020
Garmin GTN Essentials - Online Course
awesome and helpfull
it realy helps me in the helicopter
Petr L. 01/29/2020
Garmin GTN Essentials - Online Course
Great course
The Garmin GTN 750 course is excellent.
James D. 10/29/2019
Garmin GTN Essentials - Online Course
Simple words I LOVE IT, very easy training to follow, good job People.
William T. 09/29/2019
Garmin GTN Essentials - Online Course
Good Introduction
The course does a good job highlighting the features of the GTN 650.  Now I need to get hands on experience in our airplane that is about to be delivered back to us from the avionics shop with its new GTN 650 installed.  I will probably find myself referring back to the various parts of this course as I start flying with the actual unit.
Arnold Q. 05/22/2019
Garmin GTN Essentials - Online Course
Very good. Could use a little more time with the explanations but greatly increased my understanding of the systems.
Daniel S. 02/20/2019
Garmin GTN Essentials - Online Course
Very informative each lesson. An eye opener for Avionics like GARMIN.
DENNIS A. 01/19/2019
Garmin GTN Essentials - Online Course
Great Introduction
Make sure you have the GTN trainer by your side while going through the course.
James D. 01/13/2019
Garmin GTN Essentials - Online Course
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