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Max Trescott's G3000 and G5000 Glass Cockpit Handbook

Max Trescott
2008 National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year

Max Trescott's
G3000 and G5000 Glass Cockpit Handbook

From the author of the G-1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook, Max Trescott!

"The real strength of Max Trescott's G3000 and GSOOO Glass Cockpit Handbook is the in-depth explanations of not simply how these systems operate, but why, from a pilot's perspective, they work the way they do."
 â€” Rob Mark,
BizJet pilot, CFII & publisher

What do some fighter jets, light business jets, turboprops and even Joby Aviation’s eVTOL all have in common? They all use, or plan to use, the Garmin G3000 or G5000 glass cockpit! The Garmin G3000 and G5000 are used in twenty-three aircraft models at the time of publication, and manufacturers have announced plans to use them in a half dozen other models. Now there’s a new source of information for pilots flying these aircraft.

Max Trescott, the 2008 National Flight Instructor of the Year, uses a narrative approach to explaining the G3000 and G5000 from a pilot’s perspective in ways that both beginners and experts can understand. He starts by describing the hardware, including the displays and touchscreen controllers, and then describes how to use each function, including the radios, programming flight plans and instrument approaches, and using the autopilot and electronic checklists. He also teaches the data link weather products available through SiriusXM, ADS-B FIS-B weather, and Garmin Connext Weather. Throughout the book, you’ll find practical tips, gleaned from the industry’s most experienced glass cockpit instructors, on how to use different features. Pilots may want to keep a copy of the book in the cockpit and use the book’s detailed Index, so they can quickly look up how to use a feature.

The biggest difference between the G3000 and G5000 is the former is designed for smaller and lighter Part 23 aircraft, and the latter is designed to meet the more stringent Part 25 regulations which apply to the design of larger aircraft, including the transport aircraft used by the airlines. Fortunately for pilots, the user interface for the G3000 and G5000 is nearly identical, since the systems share much of the same software code base. The G3000 and G5000’s touchscreen interface leverages many of the user interface concepts used in the Garmin GTN 650 and GTN 750, so pilots using those systems can also benefit from reading the book.

Here's what you'll learn in this book:

  1. How to use all of the major features in the G3000/GS000.
  2. How to use advanced features including autothrottles and Autoland.
  3. How to apply prior G1000 knowledge to learning the G3000/G5000.
  4. How to use the autopilot-in all of its modes-in plain, simple English.
  5. How to fly an instrument approach including use of the autopilot.
  6. What you need to know about seven minimum types on WAAS-based approaches.
  7. How and when to use the GPS's OBS mode.
  8. How to develop a more effective instrument scan for glass cockpits.
  9. How to use and understand data link weather information in the cockpit.
  10. How G3000/G5000 features vary among aircraft models.

Some of the G3000/G5000-equipped aircraft covered in the book include:

  • Cessna Citation M2, CJ3+, Sovereign+, Latitude, Longitude, Denali, and 10+
  • Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet
  • Daher TBM 930 and TBM 940
  • Embraer Phenom EV100 and 300E
  • Honda HA-420 HondaJet
  • Learjet 70, 75, and 75 Liberty
  • Piper M600 and M600 SLS
  • Retrofitted Cessna Citation Excel and XLS
  • Retrofitted Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP
  • Retrofitted TacAir F-5 fighter jets

Trescott is the author of the award-winning Max Trescott’s G1000 & Perspective Glass Cockpit Handbook, now in its fifth edition, and Max Trescott's GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook. He is host of the top-rated Aviation News Talk podcast and a cohost of the Airplane Geeks podcast. He’s based in the San Francisco Bay Area and holds four ATP certificates for every airplane category and class and specializes in teaching in Cirrus aircraft.

Softcover, 312 pages, includes 367 color images.

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