Garmin G1000 Student Simulator Software
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We designed the G1000 Student Simulator to accurately simulate as many features of the real G1000 as possible. The software already models the features VFR and IFR pilots use most frequently (and then some), and we’ll be adding new features in the future.
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In an effort to be as transparent with our customers as possible, we’ve published a comprehensive description of all the simulated features and functionality in the G1000 Student Simulator. We revise this document whenever we make significant changes to the software. You can download the latest version from the Support Documents page).
The G1000 Student Simulator software includes the features and functionality you’d expect any realistic G1000 simulation to have ...
The simulated flight instrumentation includes a large horizon, and airspeed, attitude, altitude, vertical speed, and course deviation information. Navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, and weather information is also presented on the PFD. Everything looks and acts like the real thing, including trend vectors, Vspeeds, a Vertical Deviation Indicator, a Glidepath Indicator, bearing pointers, flight phase annunciation and OBS scaling, OBS mode, GPSS anticipated steering and prompts, wind data, traffic annunciation, altitude alerting, and unusual attitude warnings.
Engine Indication System (EIS)
Just like on the real G1000, the Engine Indication System (EIS) displays critical engine, electrical, fuel, and system parameters on the left side of the MFD. Aircraft-specific engine data is displayed according to the aircraft configuration selected in the G1000 Student Simulator interface. EIS features modeled include a Lean Display. In reversionary mode, EIS data is displayed on the left side of the PFD so that the flight can be completed using only one screen.
Audio Panel and CNS
The G1000 Student Simulator Audio Panel is displayed in its own window, and works in conjunction with the other components of the Communication/Navigation/Surveillance (CNS) system found on the PFD and MFD—just like the real G1000 audio panel. Manual and automatic frequency tuning are available for both Communications and both Navigation radios, and realistic transponder controls and functionality are located on the PFD.
Basic visual Obstacle Warnings are displayed on the Navigation and Inset Maps, and basic aural TAWS-B Alerts are provided.
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Basic Traffic Information Service (TIS) functionality is also simulated, to help you detect and avoid aircraft generated by the flight simulation. Flight simulation-generated traffic is displayed on the Navigation Map, Inset Map, and Traffic Map according to TCAS symbology, and altitude differences and altitude trends are also displayed. Voice alerts and annunciations alert you to intruding aircraft.
All of the most frequently used flight management features found on the real G1000 PFD and MFD are modeled, including highly realistic MFD Navigation and PFD Inset Maps. The MFD includes Navigation, Waypoint, Auxiliary, and Nearest page groups, as well as Direct To, Flight Plan, and Procedure functionality (including Departures, Arrivals, and Approaches). Flight plans can be created, saved, and loaded.
Automatic Flight Control System
The G1000 Student Simulator includes an integrated Garmin GFC 700 digital Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) that realistically models the Flight Director and Autopilot. Flight Director annunciations and Autopilot status are displayed on the PFD.
- Vertical modes modeled include Pitch Hold Mode (PIT), Selected Altitude Capture Mode (ALTS), Altitude Hold Mode (ALT), Vertical Speed Mode (VS), Flight Level Change Mode (FLC), Vertical Navigation Modes (VPTH, ALTV), Glidepath Mode (GP) (WAAS Only), Glideslope Mode (GS), and Go Around Mode (GA).
- Lateral modes modeled include Roll Hold Mode (ROL), Heading Select Mode (HDG), Navigation Modes (GPS, VOR, LOC), Approach Modes (GPS, VAPP, LOC), and Backcourse Mode (BC).
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