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Garmin G1000 PC Trainer for Cessna NAV III
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Garmin G1000 PC Trainer for Cessna NAV III

The G1000 Trainer simulates the behavior of the G1000 system interface and provides you with a safer environment to learn the basic operation of the system.

Features:

  • Improved interface with Intel integrated graphics controllers
  • Dual computer monitor support
  • Dual GDU display — able to display PFD and MFD simultaneously
  • Remote Controllers — additional controls such as GMC and GCU will interface with GDUs
  • Ability to resize the GDU display(s) and remote controllers
  • Garmin GFC 700 AFCS interface — flight modes controlled by Gamin autopilot
  • Garmin FliteCharts — allows users to view published approach charts
  • Garmin SafeTaxi — allows users to view detailed airport information on the moving map
  • Airway interface — allows users to view and insert airways into the flight plan
  • Improved interface with simulator flight controls — allows users to use flight controllers such as yoke and rudder peddles

NOTE: Due to the graphic memory intensive nature of the G1000 simulator, it must be the only application running on your PC. In some cases, even though your computer meets the minimum PC requirements, the simulator may not function properly. This is due to the unique configuration of each computer and the extra processes and procedures that are utilized by that computer.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Single Screen Mode:

  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7
  • 1.8 GHz Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 300mb of free hard disk space (1.4 GB free hard disk space required with FliteCharts option)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Screen resolution: 1280 pixels wide x 1024 pixels high
  • Four-axis joystick with throttle/power and rudder control (optional)
  • Microsoft DirectX 9.0c (included on this DVD-ROM)
  • Video Card: DirectX-capable card with a minimum of 128 MB of memory (256 MB recommended) and video card drivers that support DirectX 9.0c
  • Note: See User Guide for dual screen requirements. 

 


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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Manual Not Updated
by A Customer from Baltimore MD USA 

Pros: good practive
Cons: The version 12 that I got was not fully documented
Review: I was expecting what the manual said to occur. I tried to write batch scripts to get the center radio stack to show back up. I tried to get a side by side display to show up, but could not.
I had to settle for not being able to practice without the radio stack and had to figure out that I had to jerry rig a 2 screen viewing of the PFD and MFD. They just need to update the manual in order to make it rights
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
So far so good.
by Alex from Lincolnwood IL USA 

Review: So far it's working well especially both PFD and MFD displays. With previous G 1000 trainers the MFD display did not work . I called Garmin and they told me its some type of glitch !!
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Installs on Win 8
by A Customer from California 

Pros: Good way to practice using the G1000 without spending $100s of dollars at your local flight school
Cons: Hard to operate the dials and knobs by mouse
Review: To get the trainer to install on Win 8, don't run setup.exe in the root directory on the CD. Instead, go to the 'install' directory and run 'Cessna NAVIII Trainer V12.00.exe' instead. It will work fine.
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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
no value in the synthetic vision, just burns processor with little benefit
by Leonard from Dallas TX USA 

Pros: good training tool
Cons: won't install on Win 8, synthetic vision is not needed
Review: The sim is a good tool for practicing the "knobology" of the G1000 system. I see no value in the synthetic vision feature as it just seems to burn processor without any real value.

Although it runs on Windows XP, Vista, and 7, it will not install on Win 8. Is impossible to buy a new computer with XP or Vista, Win7 is really hard to find. Please do an update to allow it to install itself on Win8.

I upgraded a laptop from XP to Win8 that runs an older version of the Sim (8.02, I think). It works fine on Win8, so I don't understand why the installer refuses to work on Win8.
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Thursday, August 08, 2013
Garmin G1000 PC Trainer for Cessna NAV III
by Ken from White Rock B.C. Canada 

Pros: Effective training aid at low cost.
Review: We have the Garmin G1000 trainer for Cessna NAV III at flying club which is part of upgrade training to our new Cessna 172 with G1000. I purchased the program for my home computer allowing me to work through G1000 manual and reference procedures on screen in comfort of my home and as and when I have time. I particularly like the dual screen mode.
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Thursday, June 06, 2013
Good, but doesn't match my aircraft with KAP 140 Autopilot
by Vic from Gilbert AZ USA 

Pros: Helps to practice many G1000 functions
Cons: Some functions are not like my aircraft, so at times it's confusing.
Review: I got this trainer mainly to practice approaches, but it's quite different than my plane which has a KAP 140 autopilot.  It's still helpful, but not like my plane in some ways. The older versions of the trainer have the correct autopilot, but are not up-to-date with the software updates, so I'm out of luck either way.
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Monday, April 29, 2013
I am buying this product again!
by Michael Scott from Durham, NC 

Pros: Accurate Sim
Cons: Poor documentation
Review: A good sim to learn G1000 'knobology'. I am working on my IFR Cert, there is never enough time in the cockpit to play or explore the functionality of the G1000, but I can at home with this product. I've learned a lot, even taught my instructor a thing or two that he didn't know the system could do.

First, you must expect the documentation that comes with the product is very, very poor. After 'Pwr On', hit the 'Menu' button twice...this exposes the 'Demo Mode' where you can start from anywhere you have the coords for. For whatever reason, when you prgm the joystick controls, it does activate them??? So, after you program the joystick, ...power down, then power again, then they're applied.

I purchased this some months ago, then lost the media, so I am re-purchasing it...its a great value compared to how many hours you have to spend in the cockpit learning this.
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Monday, March 25, 2013
Great product
by Jim Kress from Lakeland FL USA 

Pros: Excellent training device
Cons: Needs some printe instructions on how to set the airspeed and paramaters. Use the menu key for this.
Review: Was very easy to download and comes up quickly when the icon is clicked. Everything works very similuar to the real thing. Autopilot is great when flying the approaches.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Very useful
by Steve from Houston TX USA 

Review: Very useful for learning the functions and controls of the G1000
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Monday, March 11, 2013
by Stephen from Summerfield FL USA 
Review: Well worth the price and a great help to familiarizing you with the operation of the G1000 panel. One of my better purchases.
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Friday, January 18, 2013
Works better than Microsoft Flight Sim
by A Customer from Naples FL USA 

Pros: Works well.
Cons: Poor instructions and always Kansas
Review: Did not come with good instructions. It seems to only open up at a position in Kansas. I wish I could use it at my Florida home base. I study Max Trescott's training software then I practice with the simulator, then develop a mission of actual tasks from what I learned and execute the mission in the school's G-1000 C-172S. Saves $$$.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Doesn't Run and Just Crashes (on brand new Windows XP install)
by A Customer from Reston VA USA 

Pros: Zero Pros, software does not run, just crashes
Cons: Software Does Not Run, It Will Just Crash
Review: Product would not install and run on a modern windows OS, so I tried creating a Virtual Machine and installing an ancient Windows XP OS that the CD said it would run on. It still doesn't run nor work (just crashes). It was just wasted time and money and now I am out the cash that I could have used toward a working product.  Maybe others will have better luck than me, but my experience was disappointing.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tech Support Helpful Too
by Lon from Santa Monica, CA 

Pros: Helpful and persistent tech support
Review: When I first reviewed this software on September 5th, I said that the autopilot didn't work, and that Garmin's Tech Support folks weren't able to help me. Well, much to my surprise and delight, they had not given up on my problem. The Garmin Tech Support department followed up, by sending me emails after my first review, and they had me try a couple of things. I'm pleased to report that their recommendation worked, and the autopilot works fine now. For others who may be having problems with the autopilot, the recommendation that worked was this: uninstall the G1000 Trainer and reinstall it. That did the trick!
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Cessna Nav III simulation
by A Customer from  

Pros: Inexpensive
Cons: not realistic in all aspects
Review: I am a computer instructor at a technical college so I have good computer experience. I am also a flight instructor. I have about 75 hours teaching the G1000 in a Cessna 182T Nav III. I also have over 100 hours of experience with the G1000 in a Frasca Mentor trainer.

I have found this software difficult and frustrating to work with. I can make it work to a certain degree but that is mostly due to the fact that I know how to configure my computer and I know how the G1000 works.

Most of my frustration with this software is with the autopilot. It "kicks" out all the time when you are flying approaches. Also it does not capture the vertical path when flying a GPS LPV approach. There are some other problems that don't come to mind right now.

For $26 dollars I don't know if I should expect more. You can achieve some basic functionallity from this software so it might be worth it but I wouldn't expect a "perfect" replication of the G1000 and GFC 700 functionallity.
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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Very helpful
by Lon from Santa Monica CA USA 

Pros: Provides an inexpensive method for practicing all the G1000's features.
Cons: Autopilot didn't work.
Review: I trained and took my Private Pilot checkride in a Cessna 172 with round dials. After getting my Certificate, I did some transition training so I could get checked out in a C172 with a G1000. The training was good: ground school, Redbird simulator time, and two flights. Still, the G1000 offers lots of features, and I found the G1000 PC Trainer to be very helpful in learning them. My only disappointment: the "autopilot" feature didn't work on my computer. I exchanged a couple of emails with Garmin's Tech Support folks, but they weren't able to help me get the autopilot going. I don't know whether the problem is with the software or with my 64-bit Windows 7 computer. All the other features of the Trainer work just fine, though.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
by Luis from Katy, TX 
Review: Great trainer. Helped inmensely in getting checked out in a G1000 airplane, and for Instrument ratings purposes as well.
Recommendable.
Could be improved by being "linkable" to a flight simulator (aka Microsoft FSX or XPlane). Also, could provide a means to create flight plans and export them for use in the real aircraft, which it currently cannot.
Overall a great product though.
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Monday, August 06, 2012
by David from San Antonio TX USA 
Review: It caused my computer to crash. I uninstalled it and the computer then worked fine. I re-installed and it crash again and I was unable to repair it. Had to get a new hard drive
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Outstanding Way to Learn Everything about the G1000
by Robert from Burke VA USA 

Pros: Super learning tool. Learn at your own pace and then apply in the cockpit later.
Cons: Took me a while to figure out how to get the airplane moved to my home airport.
Review: Well worth the money. When I started my instrument training, I also made the switch at the same time from steam gauges to the G1000 panel. With so much functionality in the G1000 this was the best and cheapest way to get familiar with all its features and capabilities on the ground and it has greatly helped my learning curve in the air. I stared using my old Microsoft Flight Sim X but it doesn't have all the buttons and capabilities for the G1000 that you need to learn. This has everything you have in the cockpit and you can drill down to every last page and feature.
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Wednesday, February 01, 2012
WONT WORK
by Dirtbikeskinman from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania  

Review: Can not get it to do anything just get the box. Will not work need another program.
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Monday, September 26, 2011
Nice Product
by Terry from Raleigh NC USA 

Review: Good product. Gives you a good overview of this complicated system.
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Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Excellent Trainer
by Joe T from Raleigh NC USA 

Pros: Intuitive, feature rich, Excellent documentation, Excellent graphics
Review: I am a student pilot learning in a Cessna 172 with a glass cockpit. This trainer has really helped me understand all of the features available on the G1000 and how to navigate to those features. I really like the dual PFD/MFD mode. Well worth the small investment.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Neat software
by Brent from Orlando FL USA 

Pros: Way cheaper to learn on your home PC than in the Plane
Cons: Controls aren't natural via keyboard/mouse vs with your fingers
Review: I bought this thinking that I could use it to learn more about the G1000 without having to pay to spin the prop, since I'm working on my private certificate right now. There are a lot of great features for the primary student to be able to use and be more comfortable with (overlay maps, terminal maps, using Direct, etc) that otherwise I feel that I'm fumbling through to learn while flying. Why then 4 stars? The radio and AP panel in the middle isn't included (or, at least I haven't found it), which makes it less valuable.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Great for orientation
by Bert Love from Murphy NC USA 

Pros: Authentic G1000 functionality.
Cons: Not a simulator.
Review: Although not a simulator, it's close enough to the real thing to provide a thorough orientation to the G1000/NAV III glass cockpit. It may be the only show in town.
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Monday, June 20, 2011
Garmin 1000 Review
by Robert from Marina del Rey CA USA 

Pros: The ideal is great
Cons: It did not work on Windows 7, 64 bit operating system after spending time on the telephone with Garmin
Review: I have a Windows 7, 64 bit oepating system.

It does not show the map on the MFD.

This inlcudes after talking with Garmin.

I have found the system useless.

Max Trescott's outline is better even though one does not get the hands on feel and touch feeling.
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Monday, June 06, 2011
just an emulator :(
by Luis from racine WI USA 

Pros: price,
Cons: not what i expected
Review: I thought this would include spoken course how to use the garmin 1000, but is just an emulator, I rather use microsoft fight simulator instead.
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Monday, May 16, 2011
Great Product
by Erik from La Jolla CA USA 

Review: This course is excellent for getting familiar with the G1000. The lessons take you through all of the functions, PFD and MFD, with interactive sessions after each lesson. I would recommend that you also get the G1000 simulator from Garmin, it's about $30 and allows you to practice what you learn in this course
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Just like the real thing
by A Customer from Washington D.C. 

Pros: A great tool to learn the G1000. You basically get checked out before you actually get checked out
Cons: The 'windows' part of the software is a little finicky but that could be because I only have a 1.6GHz processor
Review: The G1000 trainer works just like the real thing. You can basically do everything on the ground from the safety of your laptop before going up in the air. I worked through the student training manual that was provided on the CD and after 2 weeks of practice, met with my instructor. He was impressed at the amount of knowledge I had gained from this trainer. I knew more of the intricate details about the G1000 than he did.
The only issue that I had was that I got the sim stuck in Reversionary Mode and couldn't figure out how to get it out. I did fix it eventually but don't know exactly what I did to fix it. Also, if you have a joystick, you can fly the sim! (However the physics aren't too accurate)
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Friday, March 11, 2011
G1000 NAV III Trainer - worth every penny
by A Customer from San Jose CA USA 

Pros: Accelerates training in aircraft, excellent, excellent, specicic to the C172S
Cons: None really
Review: Excellent trainer for going through learning the G1000 as well practicing approaches. Will save you hours of grief trying to learn this in the airplane and will save you hundred's of dollars.

It has some software quirks but that's to be expected - and it's nothing major.
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Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Good training tool
by Scott from Katy TX USA 

Pros: Allows simulation of flight prior to actual
Cons: Should provide more help to install
Review: Read where some were having trouble installing. I did have trouble at first, but I was able to install on Windows 7 after setting up admin account. Program has worked as advertised and is a very good training tool to get familiar with the capability of the G1000.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Great learning tool
by Bill from Oakland CA USA 

Pros: Simple and realistic
Cons: Simulation settings in g1000 menu instead of app menu
Review: Worked well for me on a mac running Windows under parallels. Works best with either a large monitor or two monitors. I could not get it to work without a joystick though. Documentation is weak. Setting for demo mode is buried in menu pages of g1000 interface.
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Thursday, December 09, 2010
Not very happy!!
by FRANK from TORONTO ON Canada 

Review: I purchased this CD because the original one I received when I bought the plane kept "crashing". The new one I bought from you is no better. In the middle of a flight it will suddenly crash.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
A Must Have for G1000 Intro
by Dean from CA USA 

Pros: Saved many of $$$ avoiding inflight learning
Cons: Glitches and Lockups could confuse realtime working
Review: This product paid for itself within the first couple uses. The "initial location" setup instructions could use some help, and occationally while working with flight plans, approaches, and the autopilot, it would lockup. Otherwise a must for introduction to the Glass Cockpit. Mind you, I didn't find this to be a full blown sim product, but its use in learning "buttonology" was invaluable.
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Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Don't waste your money...you get what you pay for!!
by Frank from Wylie TX USA 

Pros: CHEAP
Cons: Zero Value
Review: I got exactly what I paid for...nothing. This "simulator" does nothing, and the instructions are useless. I am an IT Project Manager, and a certified hardware technician, but that experience was usless when using this product. I never did get it to work the way it supposedly was designed to.
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Monday, May 24, 2010
I would buy this product again
by Jerry from Trenton NJ USA 

Pros: Does what it says
Cons: none
Review: Good for a in cockpit reference guide.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I would buy this product again
by Jacky SNEESSENS from BOIS-COLOMBES France 

Review: It met expectations.
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Friday, December 18, 2009
Great G1000 Training
by Gerry from Redmond WA USA 

Pros: Dual mode, synthetic vision simulation, audio, variety of Cessna models
Cons: Would like to see the audio panel added at some point.
Review: This is one of the best simulators for G1000 training I have seen or used. Of course, it comes from the source, Garmin, but it is still well done. The dual mode allows you to simulate a cockpit with synchronized PFD and MFD. Pair this simulator with Max Trescott's Glass Cockpit Handbook and you are ready for some serious G1000 learning without burning fuel or relying on a GPU. Of course the Cessna manuals are a great read too.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Excellent product
by Philip from Cosham Portsmouth United Kingdom 

Pros: A cheap way to learn the G1000
Cons: none
Review: Latest version (9.03). Covers all Cessna Nav III aircraft.  Dosn't need the latest PC (XP is fine). Works with 2 monitors (PFD / MFD) but even a 3.3GHz processor has problems refreshing both screens (autopilot drops out). Essential product if you really want to explore the Garmin G1000 safely.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
unusable on any modern day computer
by William R from Oviedo FL USA 

Pros: none
Cons: unusable
Review: Could not use it! It is only useable on an old high end computer that uses windows 2000 or XP. Then that computer must have a lot of ram and a fast processor. Generally, someone who has a high end computer has up to date operating systems. It also was not useable on a mac/PC clone, no matter if all the parameters are met; the program determined something was amiss. Either the sellers of this program (Garmin) are living in the past and don't know how to upgrade their program, or they are so afraid it will be shared somehow that they make it unusable, therefore it is!
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Monday, July 27, 2009
The easiest way to get used to the switchology needed to operate the G1000, short of actually running up the system on the airplane!
by Randy from Kiefer OK USA 

Pros: Requires the student to operate the switches like the real system.
Cons: Sometimes the switches are not easy to select. They can be a little bit finnicky.
Review: It works well on a computer with dual monitors. I understand that it can work well on a single-monitor system, but haven't had time to experiment with that feature.
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On Saturday, April 12, 2014 a customer asked:
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There's a downloadable version?
A: Sorry, there is not a downloadable version.  Just the CD version.

On Friday, July 13, 2012 a customer asked:
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Will this work on Windows 7 64bit?
A: Yes, the Garmin G1000 PC Trainer for Cessna NAV III will work on a PC with both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows 7.

On Monday, June 13, 2011 a customer asked:
Q:
Will this CD work on a computer that runs on Windows 7 os?
A: Yes, this is compatible with Windows 7.

On Friday, December 10, 2010 a customer asked:
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Is there a version of Garmin G1000 PC trainer for Cessna Nav III that will work with my MAC? Thank you
A: No, this will only run on Windows computers.

On Saturday, May 16, 2009 a customer asked:
Q:
I bought a G1000 PC Trainer. I'd like to use it with joystick thing. The descriprion is indicating that it needs "Four-axis joystick with throttle/power and rudder control (optional)". What would you recommand for this pupose?
A: We would recommend either the X-52 or the X-52 Pro from Saitek. Both include a stand-alone throttle quadrant and the flight stick itself has a z axis which can be rotated for rudder control.


 

 

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