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The Complete Avidyne Course

Version 1.0    by Mike Gaffney

This 4-hour, narrated, PC and Mac-compatible computer-based tutorial provides an orientation to the Avidyne Entegra Glass Cockpit System.

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The Complete Avidyne Course helps you transition from conventional "round dials" to the Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) glass cockpit environment. This 4-hour, narrated, computer-based tutorial provides an orientation to the Avidyne-Entegra PFD, MFD, audio panel, GNS430, autopilot, and transponder — from the safety and privacy of your home or office computer. The course was built around the Entegra Release 7, updated for 8.

Written by Mike Gaffney, Factory-Authorized Flight Instructor (Cessna, Diamond, Cirrus and Quest Kodiak), Avidyne Flight Test Pilot, and FAA 2007 National Flight Instructor of the Year, this program is an orientation to the screens, knobs, and buttons that helps you understand how to properly operate the system, interpret malfunctions, and achieve an effective scan.

Using scenario-based training throughout, each lesson concludes with a summary and a quiz to ensure you understand the material. A student record tracks your progress and when you complete the tutorial you will receive a frameable "Certificate of Completion" as proof of your accomplishment.

Applicable to both VFR and IFR operations, and all aircraft installations of the Avidyne Entegra. PC and Mac compatible, search function and glossary included. The Complete Avidyne Course will help you master the glass cockpit from your desktop and incorporate these lessons into your everyday flying procedures.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to TAA and FITS
  • System Overview
  • Knob, Button, and Control Functions
  • Primary Flight Display (PFD)
  • Multi-Function Display (MFD)
  • Engine Management and Monitoring System
  • Transponder
  • GNS430 Overview
  • Flight Planning
  • Instrument Procedures
  • Autopilot
  • Entegra Power Up
  • Emergency Management


AuthorMike Gaffney
Runtime4 hours
Weight0.25 lbs

System Requirements

Windows and Macintosh compatible.

Windows compatible processor, 800 MHz or faster (Windows 2000/XP), 1.0 GHz or faster (Vista/Windows 7 & 8). 256 MB System RAM (Win2000/XP), 512 MB (Vista), 1024 MB (Win 7), 2048 MB (Win 8).

Macintosh computer with PowerPC G3, G4, G5, or Intel processor, OS X Tiger (10.4), 256 MB RAM. OS X Leopard (10.5), 512 MB RAM. OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), 1024 MB RAM. Not supported for use with newer Macs running OS X 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9.

1024x768 minimum screen resolution, CD-ROM drive, mouse or other compatible pointing device. Requires Adobe Air v1.5.1 (on Avidyne CD) or later.


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