Garmin G1000 Student Simulator Software
"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