Jeppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, now offers computer-based training for the popular Garmin GPSMAP 696 avionics platform.  The Jeppesen eLearning program offers scenario-based, guided simulation training, covering all GPSMAP 696 operational aspects for both initial and recurrent training participants.  

Offered for Windows-based desktop computers, the Jeppesen GPSMAP 696 eLearning program allows pilots to learn at their own pace and practice procedures in a comfortable environment.  Responding to strong customer demand, the Jeppesen training program incorporates a visual, hands-on approach that enables quick learning of procedures, facilitated by extensive animated sequences with supporting narration.  In addition, a realistic emulator feature enhances pilot training with on-screen prompts and real-time feedback.

“The guided simulation process offered through the Jeppesen GPSMAP 696 eLearning program greatly increases retention of knowledge and is much more effective overall than video-based training,” said Julie Filucci, senior manager, Jeppesen Aviation Training Solutions.  “Gaining first-hand experience with the realistic simulation environment offered through this program allows pilots to be comfortable flying with Garmin GPSMAP 696, backed by Jeppesen training.”

In addition to self-paced training and scenario-based guided simulations, the Jeppesen GPSMAP 696 eLearning program offers pilots Demo, Training and Solo modes, progress tracking, and completion certificates to optimize the training experience.  The training program also reduces common “heads down” issues associated with learning new avionics systems and refreshes pilot knowledge in recurrent training to maintain highly perishable skills related to the full complement of avionics functionality.   

More information on the complete Jeppesen training solution, including flight training, navigation services and business management functions, is available at www.jeppesen.com/school.  To purchase the DVD-based Jeppesen GPSMAP 696 eLearning program, please visit www.JeppDirect.com.    

For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com.  

About Jeppesen
For more than 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations.  Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformational information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe.  Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company.  Jeppesen corporate information is available online at www.jeppesen.com.  

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