Simionic G1000 (PFD‪)‬ 4+

Simulator for Garmin G1000

晨 李

    • 3.8 • 6 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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1. This app emulates G1000 PFD functionalities only. It does not include MFD functionalities. To obtain MFD functionalities, download the MFD app from AppStore which can co-operate with this app(PFD) via network connection.
2. This app is for practice only. The navigation database included in this app may be outdated and very possible to be different from what it is in real life.

-Simionic and the seller are not affiliated with Garmin,
-The app is not provided, approved, endorsed, or otherwise supported by Garmin.

Garmin G1000 is an integrated avionic system used in many small aircrafts. This simulator simulates a primary flight display(PFD) which is used on Cessna 182T, 172S, 172R, 206H and Beechcraft Baron G58. It can also be configured to adapt piston, turboprop and jet engines. Most of the useful functionalities has been implemented in this simulator, such as navigation, inset map, flight plan, flight director, and autopilot. Besides of that, nearly every nob/button is functioning just like they were on the real G1000.

G1000 is a highly integrated system, it is very powerful and also very complicated. It is recommended that you have a real G1000 user guide from Garmin. This simulator can be used by aviation enthusiasts as well as pilots to perform either an IFR training or just fly for fun. There is a global navigation database included in this simulator, and you can fly any where in the world.

This simulator supports FSX, Prepar3D, MSFS2020, X-Plane and InfiniteFlight. You can use this simulator either as a stand alone trainer or as an instrument for FSX, Prepar3D, X-Plane or InfiniteFlight.

You need G1000Bridge(X) to make this simulator working with FSX, Prepar3D, MSFS2020 or X-Plane. Please visit to download G1000Bridge(X).

Detail list of functionalities:
*Control surface implementation
+Pitch and bank are controlled by tilting the device using built-in accelerometer.
+Throttle and rudder are controlled by touching the screen.
*Flight director modes implementation
+Pitch modes
-Pitch Hold: Yes
-Selected Altitude Capture: Yes
-Altitude Hold: Yes
-Vertical Speed: Yes
-Flight Level Change: Yes
-Vertical Path Tracking: Yes
-VNV Target Altitude Capture: Yes
-Glidepath: Yes
-Glideslope: Yes
-Go Around: Yes
+Roll modes
-Roll Hold: Yes
-Heading Select: Yes
-Navigation: Yes
-Backcourse: Yes
-Approach: Yes
-Go Around: Yes
*Autopilot: Yes
*Flight plan
+Store Flight Plan: Yes(only when MFD connected)
+Invert Flight Plan: Yes
+Closest Point Of FPL: No
+Parallel Track: Yes
+Create ATK Offset Waypoint: Yes
+Direct-to: Yes, with vertical constraints and offset
+Terminal Procedures: Yes
+User defined holding patterns: Yes
*Navigation database: Global, but may not as detailed or updated as they are in the real G1000.
*Inset map: Zoom in/out, browsing, partly de-clutter, topo and terrain are implemented, all the navaids are displayed properly. No traffic, storm scope, NEXRAD radar information and XM information.
*Other functionalities
+Synthetic Vision as an In-App-Purchase item
+All the navaids operations(VOR/ILS course select, ADF/VOR/Waypoint bearing indicator, CDI indicator, etc)
+All the PFD settings(Wind, Bearing1/2, HSI format, Alt unit, Standard baro, etc)
+DME source select: Yes
+Transponder settings: Yes
+Timer and references(V speeds and minimums): Yes
+Advisory and alerts: Yes
+ADF dip: Yes
+Magnetic variation: automatic
*Flight simulator connection
+FSX: Yes
+Prepar3D: Yes
+MSFS2020: Yes
+X-Plane: Yes
+Infinite Flight: Yes, requires 19.4 and later
*MFD connection: Via netwrok

What’s New

Version 7.4.3

-When selecting "vector" as the transition point or selecting "vector-to-final" on the PROC window it sets the active leg to the FAF waypoint
-All the IAFs are now listed as tradition points when selecting approach

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

LexisLuther ,

Good for VFR, but missing VNAV makes it a no go for my IFR training

Missing VNAV functionality, unable to declare altitudes for arrivals. VNV button non-functional for approaches. However, once you’ve manually reduced altitude to the faf using charts, it does capture the glide slope on the final approach leg. If this worked, it would be a usable substitute for the simulator’s G1000, but as is I had to scrap it and go with a second monitor instead.


I fly a real G1000 equipped trainer when able, but look to the sim for supplemental time. I’ll post a side by side video when I have time to clarify. But in short, yes your software can load an approach but it appears that I cannot modify the vertical profile. Unable to rotate the FMS outer knob to even select the altitude fields. Also missing is the ability to arm VNAV. In the real G1000 when you press the VNV button, you will see VNAV appear in gray until active where it turns green. In the Simionic app, I press VNV button and nothing happens. It appears that this app is limited to GS arm for final approach, but no VNAV arm for arrival and initial approach portions of the flight plan.

Also, for what it is worth, this functionality does exist in the Laminar G1000 emulation included with X-Plane 12.

Developer Response ,

VNV mode is available and working. Please refer to Garmin’s operational manual to get an idea of how it works. For approaches, it’s possible that the navigation database in the app has some discrepancies or is not properly interpreted so some of the default altitude restrictions are missing. I will keep improving it.

Michael Colletti ,

Load Flight Plan

This is an excellent APP that allows you to become familiar with GPS navigation. I run X Plane 11 on a Mac. Be advised that a bridge plugin is needed for the app to connect to the computer running the simulator. This PFD simulator works great with the companion MFD. Be advised that 2 iPads are needed to use the MFD as the PFD sends info to the MFD.

Now a question. Is there any way to load a flight plan into the PFD so that you don’t have to manually enter your flight plan? I create flight plans in Little NavMap and save them to my computer so that if I want to fly the same plan, I just have to load it into the PFD in the sim. It would be great if you could load your plan into the app PFD as manipulating the controls are a bit difficult. Failing that, it’s easier to program the PFD in the simulator, so I would assume that this flight plan information would show up in the apps, but it appears that that is not the case.

JaredC55555 ,

Immensely Useful, Developer is Responsive

This app is great. Having flown with the G1000 in a Cessna 172, I can say that this app (both the PFD and MFD versions) closely mimic the real thing. You can pair it with X-plane over a network. It has at time been glitchy, but it’s good to see that some of those bugs are getting worked out. I wish that flight plans were saved, so that if the app crashed, or you had to pair the MFD with the PFD, your flight plan wouldn’t get wiped out. But with that being said, I did email the developer about an issue and got a response back within a day. Seemed like they really wanted to help. All things considered, this is an essential app. I use it regularly. It helped me prepare for my instrument checkride. Most (not all) of the functionality is the same as a real G1000. Even with what it lacks though, it’s far better than the G1000 in X-plane (which is next to worthless).

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