Apollo 1 Senior Squadron hosts G1000 VFR ground school at Tipton Airport
9/3/2017 — BALTIMORE — Keeping in line with Civil Air Patrol’s aerospace education mission, on August 12, 2017, members of Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol’s Apollo 1 Senior Squadron based at Tipton Airfield hosted a G1000 Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Ground Training for 17 members from all corners of the state of Maryland.
The VFR transition to G1000 ground course material is designed to enable pilots a smooth transition to technologically advanced aircraft for VFR flight (greater visibility and cloud clearance) and is divided into two modules: G1000 (VFR) and Autopilot (VFR). An additional ground school and check-ride is required for IVR or Instrument Flight Rules (flying in clouds).
The objectives are to develop knowledge and skills for successful VFR transition to G1000 including elements of flight management skills, Primary Flight Display (PFD) organization, use of nav/com radios, multi-function Display (MFD) organization, malfunctions, and systems. The second module objectives include information management, automation management for the KAP 140 and GFC 700 autopilots, and risk management.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 57,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.