June 2014 Issue

Glass Training Aids: Saving Checkout Money

Learning the complexities of glass takes effort—we think these commercial courses can reduce expensive dual time in the airplane. Jepp is best by a whisker.

Perhaps we should just admit resistance is futile. Glass cockpits look cool and make a lot of money for airframe and avionics manufacturers, They’re here to stay. But, with two-hour checkouts now becoming 10-hour events for glass newbies, what can you do to cut down on that $200-an-hour checkout dual so you can actually afford to rent and enjoy a 172 or Archer?

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