Glass Cockpit Conversion

Glass Cockpit Conversion

Fly in to the future with a Garmin G1000 Glass Cockpit!

Making flight information easier to scan on the large high resolution LCD displays, the Garmin G1000’s revolutionary design brings new levels of situational awareness, simplicity and safety to the cockpit.

Traditional mechanical gyroscopic flight instruments are replaced with a super reliable Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS). AHRS provides accurate, digital output and referencing of your position, rate, vector and acceleration data. These new systems are reliable in operation for 10 times the length of traditional instruments on average.

Redundancy is provided through the two identical display units and three power sources (including a dedicated backup battery). Combined with the reliable AHRS digital instrumentation, the G1000 provides you with unparalleled reliability in flight.


Most aircraft manufacturers no longer provide the option of traditional instrumentation.

Embrace the future – step up to the enhanced safety and reliability of an aircraft featuring a G1000 glass cockpit.

Course Outline

This course starts with about an hour of discussion and demonstration using an aircraft on the ground.

  • Layout of the Primary Flight Display (PFD)
  • Layout of the Multi-Function Display (MFD)
  • Operation of the Audio Control Panel (ACP)
  • Operation of VHF COM/NAV
  • Operation of Transponder
  • Working with Flight Plans
  • PFD Display Options
  • MFD Display Options/Pages
  • Auto-Pilot and Flight Director Operation
  • Instrument Flying
  • Pre-flight System Checks
  • Advanced Features (Discussion on non-fitted items – ie. WX radar)
  • Electrical System Overview – DC Buses and Backups
  • Display Failure Contingencies
  • Backup Instruments

Over approximately two hours in flight all systems and features of the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit are explored.

Computer workstations are made available to customers which feature a G1000 simulator that can be utilised during training and for recency/refreshers.

At the completion of the course you are authorised to private hire our G1000 equipped aircraft on the basis that you have had a company type check in C172/C182. New customers completing this course who hold a PPL or higher wishing to private hire our aircraft will require additional flight checks outlined in the estimate.

Glass Cockpit (Garmin G1000) Course Estimate

Below is an estimate based on pricing current at 1st May 2018 and includes all the training a typical trainee requires to meet the required standard.

Courses typically run on a one-to-one basis and are designed to fit in to both your schedule and budget constraints.

Glass Cockpit Conversion

Flight Training ———->> Price: $760
  • 2.0 Hours Dual (CT4E-G1000)
  • 1.0 Hour Ground Briefing
Landing / Movement Fees ———>> Price: $73
  • Landing Fees (2)
  • Movement Fees (2)
Estimated Total: ———->> Price: $833
  • Price is exclusive of GST.
  • Hours quoted are the typical hours achieved by most trainees. If you
    are not up to the required standard at the completion of the course additional training will be required.
Option 1: Company Type Check CT4E ———–>> add $485

This type check will authorise you to fly our current generation Cessna 172’s with or without glass cockpits.

  • 1 Hour Dual (CT4E-G1000)
  • Landing Fee (1)
  • Movement Fee (1)
Option 2: Company Type Check CT4E ———->> add $485

This estimate assumes you are an average pilot and will authorise you to fly our current generation Cessna’s with or without glass cockpits.

  • 1 Hour Dual (CT4E-G1000)
  • Landing Fee (1)
  • Movement Fee (1) add $485