Allow me to generalize — pilots love gizmos and gadgets. And that’s part of what makes the Garmin G1000 so popular.
Like most pilots, I opted to train on steam gauges. My reasoning was simple: when I started flying the G1000 didn’t exist, and when I restarted flying, I didn’t want to take any more time than I needed to get back to speed.
I also felt like it would be easier to transition from round gauges to glass than the other way around.
So, hypnotized by the allure of those big shiny screens, getting checked out in the G1000 was one of my first flying to-do’s after I earned my PPL. To minimize the amount of time I’d need in the plane (and thus need to pay for), I bought Sporty’s Garmin G1000 Checkout course on DVD. [Read more…]