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Sporty's debuts autopilot trainingSporty's debuts autopilot training

Sporty’s Pilot Shop recently introduced a new autopilot training course focusing on the basics of autopilot operations. Pilot’s Guide to Modern Autopilots is a 32–minute program that uses scenario–based training to cover VFR and IFR autopilot operation.

Available as either a DVD or via download from Sporty’s Web site, Pilot’s Guide to Modern Autopilots takes viewers through autopilot fundamentals, proper autopilot preflight and set–up, and approaches. Topics such as rate–based versus attitude–based autopilots and GPS steering are also covered.

The focus of the video is on the Garmin GFC700, which is only available for Garmin G1000–equipped aircraft, and the S–Tec Fifty Five X autopilot, which the video primarily focuses on in a Cirrus.

The DVD and download are both $29.95 and can be ordered online or by calling 800/SPORTYS.

Ian J. Twombly

Ian J. Twombly

"Flight Training" Editor
AOPA Pilot and Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.

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