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Garmin G1000 Simulator Pro
Garmin G1000 Simulator Pro


Incorporate our G1000 Simulator Pro Software into your G1000 cockpit hardware


This product includes all the features of our legacy G1000 Student Simulator software, with the additional ability to remove software bezels, custom resizing of the displays, plus built-in support for integration with the Simkits TRC1000Emuteq G1000, Brunner BEH1000, RealSimGear G1000 SuiteVirtualFly VF G1000, and the Flight1Tech F1T1000 (discontinued). It also includes a simulated electronic standby instrument system (ESIS).


This product is licensed for commercial use, but it is not licensed for commercial resale. If you are interested in integrating this product into commercial simulators that are offered for resale, or bundling it, please contact us.


All new purchases come with 6 months worth of support and updates. To renew your service plan, please click here.


If you’ve been shopping for a way to bring Garmin G1000 simulation into your flight school, classroom, or home, you’ve probably noticed that most full-fledged G1000 flight simulators are prohibitively expensive … and most inexpensive G1000 flight training tools lack many of the features you need the most as an instructor or pilot. The G1000 Simulator Pro software fills the gap. It works together with Lockheed Martin® Prepar3D™ version 4 to provide you with a uniquely immersive training experience. You can train just like you do in the air … without ever leaving the ground.


Because G1000 Simulator Pro is a stand-alone software application that interfaces with Prepar3D over a network (or on the same machine), we were unhampered by the limitations Lockheed’s platforms provide for avionics development. Thus, we were able to go deeper in our simulation of the G1000. The result is a highly realistic—and highly flexible—G1000 simulation that will save you time and money.


The following aircraft configurations and flight models are included:


  • Cessna 182T
  • Cessna T182T
  • Cessna C206
  • Cessna T206
  • Diamond DA-40
  • Diamond DA-42
  • Skyhawk 172R
  • Skyhawk 172S

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It's not all the features that make this such a valuable training tool. It’s what you can do with them.

The G1000 Simulator Pro software will allow you or your students to start mastering the G1000 while flying in the simulated environment generated by Prepar3D. Time spent using the simulation on the ground will decrease stress and workload (and increase safety) during real flights.


Using the G1000 Simulator Pro software you’ll be able to:

  • Become comfortable operating the G1000’s complex interface of buttons, knobs, softkeys, page groups, and pages while you are flying, navigating, and communicating within the simulated world.
  • Develop a good scan for flying Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) and maintain it (even if you’re grounded for weeks or months at a time).
  • Master using the G1000 during VFR and IFR flights between any airports, anywhere in the world, in any season, in any weather conditions, at any time of day or night.
  • Learn to use G1000 features you might never have the opportunity to explore during a real flight in a real airplane.
  • Maintain proficiency flying the departures, arrivals, and approaches you fly most frequently.
  • Build proficiency flying unfamiliar routes and procedures by “pre-flying” them using the simulator.
  • Master the G1000’s numerous autopilot modes (including modes like Flight Level Change that were only recently introduced to GA aircraft).
  • Practice using the G1000 to execute missed approaches and route modifications (without the stress of getting lost in a sea of buttons and menus while you’re actually flying in IMC).
  • Become proficient using one of the G1000’s most powerful new features: flying fully coupled WAAS/LPV approaches in both vertical and lateral modes.
  • Practice flying holding patterns and DME arcs.
  • Learn how to use Vertical Navigation (VNAV) to take the guesswork out of descending to specific altitudes at waypoints and airports.
  • Master using OBS mode and the SUSP button to suspend and resume waypoint sequencing during missed approaches, departure procedures, and holds.
  • Practice flying after failures of the displays, the radios, and the transponder.
  • Train in a G1000-equipped aircraft using scenarios that you could otherwise only complete in a real airplane (or via “chair flying” using your imagination).


Just how realistic is it? See for yourself.

We designed the G1000 Simulator Pro software 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.

Want ALL the details?

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 Simulator Pro Software. We revise this document whenever we make significant changes to the software. You can download the latest version from the Support Documents page).

Includes the features and functionality you’d expect any realistic G1000 simulation to have...

Flight Instruments

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 Simulator Pro 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.

Hazard Avoidance

Basic visual Obstacle Warnings are displayed on the Navigation and Inset Maps, and basic aural TAWS-B Alerts are provided.

See for yourself in this walkthrough video:


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.

Flight Management

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 Simulator Pro software 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).



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).


Advanced Features include ...


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. (not bold)

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 Simulator Pro 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 Simulator Pro’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 Simulator Pro software:


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 Simulator Pro software models this functionality.

Spontaneous, unexpected triggering of failures

The G1000 Simulator Pro software integrates with Virtual Instructor Station Pro (VISPRO) - our robust flight instructor station. 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).


System Requirements


  • Simulator: Lockheed Martin Prepar3D
  • Processor: I7 or better
  • Video Card: 2 GB (nVidia Recommended)
  • Hard Drive Space:  400 MB
  • System Memory: 8GB Minimum Recommended (for single computer use)
  • Computer Setup: Please note that a two computer configuration with both computers linked via a local network is HIGHLY recommended for optimum performance, compared to a single computer configuration.