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Oshkosh, July 25 - GPS Navigation, Garmin 530/430

ElectronicFlight CompleteLearning™ Avionics Software Library Targets Garmin GNS 530/430 Pilots

Complete Learning™ Represents Breakthrough in Effective GPS Education

Oshkosh, Wisconsin. July 25, 2002 - ElectronicFlight Solutions, Inc. Founder and CEO, Howard Reisman, today announced the availability one of the most innovative avionics training products to complement the Garmin GNS 530 and GNS 430 integrated GPS/NAV/COM offerings which, perhaps more than any other product, have revolutionized the general aviation cockpit.
"Approximately thirty thousand GNS 530/430 GPS units have already been delivered" according to Dave Brown, Regional Sales Manager for Garmin International Inc. of Olathe, Kansas. "Based on research we have conducted with members of Aircraft Electronics Association, the average Garmin GNS 530/430 owner knows how to use about 25 % of the capability of this powerful IFR panel mounted unit! With the average Garmin 530 installation commanding a hefty $15,000 price tag, that makes for a poor financial return" explains Bob Lee, ElectronicFlight Solutions' Director of Marketing. The highly capable nature of this new equipment also creates an overload of information that many pilots are having difficulty absorbing. While the 200-plus page Garmin Pilot's Guide should be utilized in the cockpit as a reference, it leaves much room for improvement when training pilots on the efficient use of the GNS 530/430.

At the very core the Garmin 530/430 training module is ElectronicFlight's powerful CompleteLearning™ methodology. Embracing conceptual learning instead of rote memorization CompleteLearning™ implants mental models of the particular system into the student's permanent memory. Requisite knowledge is then reinforced with targeted interactive KnowledgeCheck™ exercises and quizzes embedded throughout the self-paced training program. "After successfully navigating the entire Garmin CompleteLearning™ Module, the operation and familiarity of the GNS 530 and 430 will become second nature when it counts the most - under the pressure of a high-workload cockpit environment.

"Deploying this conceptual approach to training, the ElectronicFlight CompleteLearning™ Garmin GPS Navigation Module represents a breakthrough in effective GPS education." explains Paul Novacek, ElectronicFlight Vice President of Product Development. "In the past, much of the GPS training concentrated on memorizing lengthy procedures, a rote approach. In studies looking into the effect of rote training on long term recall and problem solving, the rote method falls short in preparing the pilot to solve problems or work new processes into the ever-changing environment of aviation. Conceptual training, on the other hand, provides the tools that allow the creation of new procedures on the fly, to solve the problem at hand", Novacek stated.

The ElectronicFlight CompleteLearning™ Garmin GPS Navigation Module teaches common tasks using a building block approach. These tasks are then combined to develop appropriate procedures. Therefore, the pilot only needs to learn a few common tasks and also the reasoning behind the use of those tasks. If the pilot knows the reasoning behind the individual tasks, combining those tasks together is easy. No more endless and complicated procedures to learn and forget, just a few small procedures that are retained in memory much longer.

An integral part of the ElectronicFlight CompleteLearning™ package is the ElectronicFlight ContinuousLearning™ KEFS Airpark, At KEFS Airpark, pilots and flight instructors can stay current with product updates and service bulletins, interact with others operating similar technology, and continuously enhance their skill and knowledge by staying abreast of the latest developments in the field of high tech avionics and cockpit automation.

ElectronicFlight Solutions, Inc. is a new breed of training organization that offers the ElectronicFlight CompleteLearning™ Library of Avionics/Cockpit Automation training products and services to general aviation and corporate pilots. Working in conjunction with AEA-member avionics shops, certified flight instructors, flight schools and aviation colleges on a national basis, ElectronicFlight provides quality education on Autopilot, GPS Navigation, Traffic, Terrain and Weather Awareness technologies from leading manufacturers including Honeywell-Bendix/King, Garmin, Goodrich, Collins, S-TEC, Sandel, Avidyne, UPSAT, Ryan and others.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002 attendees may take a test flight of the CompleteLearning™ Garmin Module at the ElectronicFlight Solutions booth #2056 in Hangar B. There will be a drawing each day of EAA AirVenture for a free CompleteLearning™ module (a $295 value!). For further information visit KEFS - the ElectronicFlight Solutions Airpark and home of the CompleteLearning™ Academy, or call (505) 265-4055.