Press release from Business Wire
Garmin® Offers G5000™ eLearning Training Course
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Garmin® Offers G5000™ eLearning Training Course07:00 EST Tuesday, November 12, 2013
OLATHE, Kan. (Business Wire) -- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced interactive, web-based pilot training for the G5000 integrated flight deck. Self-paced lessons help pilots streamline their initial flight training with the G5000 and offer a convenient, online course for future training purposes.
“Garmin continues to offer cutting-edge training solutions to an advancing avionics market,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin's vice president of marketing and sales. “As flight decks continue to become more sophisticated and offer additional features and capabilities, the desire for off-aircraft training outside of a traditional classroom setting is in high demand.”
The G5000 eLearning program is highly interactive and leverages the latest technology to help customers take advantage of all the features an integrated flight deck has to offer. The G5000 web-based course offers three learning modes: demonstration, guided interaction, and solo.
When a customer logs in to the online training course, they may select which area of operation they wish to explore and watch a multi-media demonstration of that task, such as loading a flight plan. The course then permits the practice of essential areas of operation using a guided simulation system with on-screen prompts. Solo mode allows pilots to practice each highlighted area of operation, without the use of on-screen prompts ensuring each task is fully comprehended. Pilots may easily apply the information discussed in a particular lesson and quickly relate it to any phase of flight.
To help flight departments better manage their pilots' progress, the G5000 web-based training course was developed within a learning content management system allowing instructors to facilitate student learning. Features include a discussion board, ability to journal, and add documents for flight department access, such as a flight operation manual. At the conclusion of the course, a report and completion certificate is available for documentation purposes.
G5000 eLearning is available for purchase as a 180-day subscription and is updated periodically to ensure the most current information is available. Online training may be conveniently accessed using a computer, tablet, or smartphone with Internet access. To purchase the G5000 web-based training course, visit the flyGarmin website and click on the Training tab for more details.
Garmin's aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin's portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, surveillance, and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information about Garmin's full line of avionics, go to www.garmin.com/aviation, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. G5000 is a trademark and Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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Garmin International Inc.
Jessica Koss, 913-397-8200