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Best ways to learn the Garmin 430/530 GPS

Here are some resources that will help you become more comfortable with the most common general aviation GPS systems. Use these guides and courses with the RealSimGear and X-Plane for the best possible learning experience outside of the airplane. AOPA VFR CourseThis interactive course offered by AOPA introduces basic VFR usage of the Garmin 430/530 which is an important foundation for getting comfortable with these systems. King SchoolsThis King Schools course provides in depth coverage of all functions of the Garmin GNS430/530 for both VFR and IFR operations.  The King courses use a combination of video and presentation style modules to teach the material and is available in an online format.  This course costs $179 but keep an eye out...

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