Garmin G1000 Student Simulator Software

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"But how does it stack up to the competition?"

Before you purchase G1000 simulation software or a G1000 Flight Training Device, do your homework. Make a list of the features and scenarios you hope to simulate, and then compare that list against the features offered in a given solution. If something is unclear, ask for clarification.


To our knowledge, the Flight1 Tech G1000 Student Simulator is the only G1000 simulation for FSX or Prepar3D that includes the following features.


An updatable worldwide Navigraph navigation database

You can train using the same navaids and frequencies you use when you fly for real.



Updating the navigation database is easy. Watch this video to learn how to download and install the latest navigation, WAAS, and Obstacle data available from Navigraph and Flight1 Tech.



A map display that looks just like the real G1000



To minimize negative transfer, our map displays were coded from scratch to look just like the real G1000. All the colors, symbols, and fonts mirror what’s on the real G1000 maps as closely as possible. Our maps also include highways and roads, railroads, cities, state and province boundaries, water body names, and realistic de-cluttering (in both North Up and Track Up orientations).




Terrain and Obstacles

The Terrain Proximity page is simulated, as is the ability to display terrain on the Navigation Map.




Terrain alerts and annunciations mirror those on the real G1000.


Obstacle icons are included on map displays, and accurate obstacle alerts and annunciations let you know when you get too close.



See for yourself in this video walkthrough:




Airways and airway waypoints can be displayed on the map displays, and airways can be included in flight plans to save time entering your route.




Vertical Navigation (VNAV)

Vertical guidance based on specified altitudes at waypoints in the active flight plan, VNV Direct-to, and both manual and autopilot-coupled guidance (VPTH) are simulated. Altitude constraints associated with lateral waypoints can be manually entered, deleted, and followed using Vertical Path Tracking Mode (VPTH).




Departure and arrival procedures

The G1000 Student Simulator navigation database includes DPs and STARs, and they can be incorporated into flight plans.



Glidepath mode (GP) for LPV WAAS approaches

Almost 3,000 Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approach procedures have been published as of October, 2012. The G1000 Student Simulator’s GFC 700 Automated Flight Control System includes Glidepath mode. You can hand-fly these approaches using the Glidepath Indicator and flight director, or have the autopilot follow them. Without Glidepath mode, you can’t simulate flying LPV WAAS approaches at all.



Watch a demo of a simulated WAAS LPV approach using the G1000 Student Simulator:



Missed approach procedures

Missed approach functionality is realistically simulated, including Course to Altitude (CA) legs.



Coupled holds and procedure turns

The GFC 700 in the G1000 can fly course reversals (holds and procedure turns) that are part of an instrument approach. The G1000 Student Simulator models this functionality.



Spontaneous, unexpected triggering of failures

The G1000 Student Simulator integrates with Virtual Instructor Station Pro (VISPRO)—our robust flight instructor station for FSX, ESP and Prepar3D. VISPRO lets you control multiple aspects of a student’s experience while the student is flying. Changes occur nearly instantaneously, and you can initiate failures and make other changes without the student even knowing. With the addition of a G1000 Failures plug-in, individual G1000 component failures can be generated directly from VISPRO (including failing individual flight instruments, individual Line Replaceable Units, and more).



Next: See why the G1000 Student Simulator is also the most flexible G1000 training tool

What People Are Saying


Better than the Airplane


"There are so many things that we can’t do in the airplane that we can do a great job of in the simulator.”


Chuck Padgett, CFII
Lanier Flight Center


Read the complete case study



The Best Training, Transition, and "Stay Current" Product for Garmin G1000 Avionics


"I'm really impressed with your product and support. I purchased a 2011 Diamond DA40 with G1000 (WAAS) in May, 2015. I fly it IFR regularly and I am convinced that the G1000 Student Pro is the best training, transition, and 'stay current' product for Garmin G1000 avionics (including vs. "approved" flight simulators like Redbird).


"I fly my home simulator all the time because of the mental preparedness it provides for planned flights. I firmly believe that if more IFR, or IFR-in-training, pilots make the modest investment in your product, they'll find it much easier to master Technologically Advanced Aircraft avionics."


David O'Connell
Commercial Pilot



By Far the Best G1000 Simulation On the Market


"Garmin G1000 owners and users have suffered from the lack of a decent and affordable tool to learn how to use and to develop automation proficiency. Flight1 Aviation Technologies has now developed that tool.


"Unlike other G1000 learning tools, the G1000 Student Simulator provides high fidelity, high resolution, and fully functional emulation. It is noteworthy that the G1000 Student Simulator provides complete and accurate automation status as the Garmin G1000 does in the airplane, as well as fully programmable flight plan functionality including storage, retrieval, and editing. Microsoft’s basic G1000 and all third-party variations based on it lack both automation status and programmability.


"Especially when combined with the Flight1 Tech Virtual Instructor Station Pro (VISPRO) and Scenario Builder, the G1000 Student Simulator allows pilots to practice using both basic and advanced functions of the G1000 in a realistic setting which enhances learning and transferability to the real world of aviation. The G1000 Student Simulator is by far the best thing available on the market for learning and developing automation proficiency in the Garmin G1000 system."


Charles L. Robertson, PhD
Associate Professor of AviationUniversity of North Dakota


Learn More About the G1000


Garmin’s G1000 is an all-glass avionics suite designed for new aircraft or retrofits. It brings new levels of situational awareness, simplicity and safety to the cockpit, and puts critical data right at your fingertips. You can learn more on the Garmin web site.

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