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PI-1000 Desktop ATD

Build­ing on the suc­cess of ELITE’s “round-gauge” PI-135 Basic ATD, the PI-1000 pro­vides incred­i­ble train­ing fidelity for Garmin G1000 users. This FAA-approved AATD uses LCD screens and real­is­tic bezels to pro­vide the best sim­u­lated, high-fidelity G1000 pan­els avail­able on the mar­ket! A key fea­ture is the abil­ity to per­form WAAS approaches, and it sim­u­lates the Garmin GFC 700 autopi­lot. The PI-1000 also includes the required back-up instru­men­ta­tion for real­is­tic train­ing. Using the Lock­heed Mar­tin® Prepar3D™ visual, you’ll be fly­ing the PI-1000 in one of the most beau­ti­ful scenery soft­ware avail­able. This is a com­mer­cially licensed visual—so you know you won’t be vio­lat­ing any laws while train­ing. Like the G1000, this sys­tem pro­vides train­ing for sim­ple and com­plex air­craft, and single-engine and twin engine air­craft! The sim­u­lated G1000 soft­ware changes ref­er­ence speeds, engine/propeller instru­men­ta­tion, and fuel man­age­ment depend­ing on the air­craft selected.

Fea­tures of the PI-1000 Desktop simulator:

The PI-1000 is an FAA Approved Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) with a ver­sa­tile air­craft platform—singles and a twin, sim­ple and com­plex air­craft can all be flown.

Aircraft Models (all included):

  • Cessna 172R
  • Cessna 172S
  • Cessna 182T
  • Cessna T182T
  • Cessna 206
  • Cessna T206
  • Diamond DA40
  • Diamond DA42
  • Beechcraft Baron G58

The PI-1000 Desktop Includes:

  • ELITE Pro Panel II Flight Console
  • G1000 hardware components, MFD, PFD & Standby Instrument Monitor
  • ELITE Rudder Pedals
  • ELITE Pilot Deck Monitor Stand
    • 1 Screen Monitor Stand Designed to fit Pro Panel Flight Console
    • 1 – 42″ 1080p LED monitor
  • Two pre-configured ELITE computers to power visual system and G1000 avionics/instructor station
  • Enhanced Visual System
  • Instructor station
  • Technical support and warranty from ELITE

Optional enhance­ments available:

  • ELITE Pilot Deck
  • Intercom kit
  • Additional Visual Channels
  • Bespoke custom built 3D visual scenarios
  • Enhanced 3D visual software package
Max­i­mum cred­its avail­able:


  • Log 2.5 Hrs towards the PRIVATE
  • Log 20 Hrs towards the INSTRUMENT
  • Log 25 Hrs towards the ATPL
  • Log 50 Hrs towards the COMMERCIAL
  • Recent Flight Experience (maintain currency)
  • Instrument Proficiency Check (partial)
  • Instrument Practical Test (partial)


  • 20 out of the 40 hours required for Instrument Rating
  • Cross-country instrument flight
  • All approaches including GPS non-precision approaches
  • Recency (includes two out of the three hours per 90 days and all approaches

What Peo­ple Are Saying?

Bet­ter than the Air­plane

There are so many things that we can’t do in the air­plane that we can do a great job of in the simulator.”

Chuck Pad­gett, CFII Lanier Flight Center

This proven, high fidelity G1000 sim­u­la­tion soft­ware pro­vides about 85% of real G1000 functionality—far and away more than lesser sim­u­la­tions.  Here are some of the fea­tures that sep­a­rate the PI-1000 from its competitors:

  1. Updatable worldwide Navigraph navigation database
  2. Obstacle icons, terrain, airways, and waypoints on the map page
  3. VNAV and VPTH waypoint navigation
  4. Departure and arrival procedures
  5. LPV WAAS Approaches fully coupled with the Automated Flight Control System
  6. Missed approach procedures
  7. Coupled holds and procedure turns

Features are continuously added for even more functionality.

A comprehensive description of the G1000 functions can be found here: PI-1000 AATD Features

Customer Installations
ASU PI-1000

ASU PI-1000

G-1000 Desktop Simulator
ELITE Sim Center

ELITE Sim Center

G-1000 Professional Simulator
Dominican Air Force

Dominican Air Force

AS-350, PI-1000, PI-135