Garmin 530 Training Course


The Garmin 530 Course is an interactive, self-study program designed to help you learn and master the operation of Garmin’s GNS 530 NAV/COM.


The Gleim Garmin 530 Course is an interactive, self-study program designed to help you learn and master the operation of Garmin's GNS 530 NAV/COM. Each of the nine core study units contain an informative, intuitively appealing audiovisual presentation and an interactive quiz for you to test your abilities by actually using a digital GNS 530.

Course Contents

  1. Basic Key and Knob Functions
  2. Communication and Navigation
  3. The NAV Page Group
  4. The Waypoint Page Group
  5. The AUX Page Group
  6. The Nearest Page Group
  7. IFR Operations
  8. Emergency Operations
  9. Vertical Navigation
  10. Interfaces (optional)
  11. WAAS (optional)

About the Course

  • Nine study units explain all functions of the GNS 530
  • Two optional study units take your knowledge even further into GNS 530 operation
  • Interactive quizzes let you practice your GPS skills before you get in the airplane
  • Quick reference study outlines for each study unit

Each study unit contains:

  • Multiple pages of outlined study material
  • Instructions for essential unit operations
  • Tips and advice for efficient data input
  • 10-15 minutes of effective knowledge transfer
  • 5-10 minute interactive quiz

Complete the course to earn FAA WINGS credit.


Course Facts

  • Structured, interactive, self-study review and certificate program delivered online via the Internet
    You can complete this course at your own pace anytime during the one-year period you have access to it. The course uses the Gleim proven Knowledge Transfer System methods to help you learn, understand, and remember the information presented.
  • Takes about 5 hours to complete
    Each of the nine required study units should take about 30 minutes to complete. There are also two optional study units on advanced unit information that you may take if you wish.
  • Challenges you, but provides you with the knowledge to pass
    Our intuitively appealing outline material and audiovisual presentations give you all the information you need in a well-organized format, so you can focus your study on the areas you need to review the most. You can then confidently pass each study unit's interactive quiz with ease.
  • Inexpensive and user friendly
    Because this course is delivered via the Internet, you save a considerable amount of money when compared to similar products offered by other providers. For those who are less familiar with computers, we have a trained, friendly support staff you can contact for help. Email us at or call us at (800) 874-5346 for assistance.

The Gleim Garmin 530 Course is an effective, easy-to-use, and intuitively appealing way to refresh and expand your knowledge of how to operate this valuable avionics system. Begin now by trying Study Unit 1 for FREE!

Gleim Guarantee

You may return the course within 30 days of purchase for a full refund if you have not begun more than two study units.

Duration: 12 Months

Access to this course will expire 12 months from the date of purchase. If you have not completed the course and you need access after the expiration date, you may purchase a 12 month extension at half the current purchase price. You will have 30 days to purchase an extension.

Additional information

Access Length

12 Months


Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim



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