As Robinson Helicopters announces the introduction of glass instrument panels and advanced avionics for the R22, R44, and R66′s, Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana is upgrading its fleet with Garmin G500H glass panels.
“We decided a while back to invest in fleet upgrades that would better represent industry standards and provide much better situational awareness. Starting our students’ helicopter flight training with advanced avionics and glass panels will better prepare our graduates for the real world,” states Dave Roy, Director of Flight Operations.
“Almost all actual instrument flying in helicopters is done in ships that have glass cockpits such as the Garmin G500H so using this equipment for our students’ initial instrument training is a great advantage to our graduates when they get to real IFR. The Garmin G500H is also very complementary to our tablet based software and the Computer Based Training we already have in place. An added bonus is that all this added together equals less in-flight time needed for our students to get ready for the instrument checkride.” states John “JJ” Johnson, Director of Academics.
Guidance Aviation is a Part 144 helicopter flight training organization with flight operations in Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.