About Mindstar Aviation

Mindstar Aviation develops gauges and avionics solutions that bring some of the most advanced systems from general aviation aircraft to Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Mindstar Aviation is a division of Mindstar Productions, makers of advanced motion picture production software. And now, we bring our talents from the movie industry to the Microsoft Flight Simulator environment. Our development team consists of FAA licensed pilots with many years of experience in real-world flying and real-world avionics, and also have extensive experience in advanced graphics systems and solutions.

So whether you use Microsoft Flight Simulator for entertainment, or as an introduction to real-world flight, Mindstar Aviation can make your flight simulation experience as real as it gets!

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  • Requires either Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, FSX, ESP, or Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D

  • Compatible with Windows 7, 8, Vista & XP

  • Compatible with AIRAC navigation data from RealNavData.com
    (RealNav is required for SIDs and STARs.  Default Microsoft database contains approaches only.)

  • Requires 1.2 GHz or faster CPU

  • G1000 adds panel to default Cessna 172 & 182 in FS2004 & FSX.

  • G1000 is configurable for FS autopilot for built-in Garmin GFC-700 autopilot

  • GNS 430/530 adds panel to default Cessna 172 in FS2004 & FSX

  • All avionics can be added to other aircraft by modifying aircraft's panel.cfg

  • Undockable MFD and PFD for multi-monitor use

  • Online Purchase Only - No Shipping Required

G1000 Product Reviews


"From the outset this product shines quality. Watching the system load up, fully animated is something in itself. You will notice the clear display and maybe be surprised how well it all performs as it steals little from resources. Starting up you will certainly be overwhelmed by the amount of features on offer (unless you are a real G1000 user).  In all you are purchasing a very good, polished representation of a very complicated piece of kit. If you are training with the real thing or a simmer seduced easily by technology I can thoroughly recommend the Mindstar G1000."
Matt Hinchliffe - FlightSim.Com Review - February 2008

>>Read the Complete FlightSim.Com Review Here


"Mindstar has gone where no-one has dared to go yet and offer a truly representative simulation of the Garmin G1000 integrated cockpit for FS2004. I personally found this to be a very helpful tool to use for my own familiarization using the G1000 system. If you have an interest in learning the Garmin G1000 systems, I recommend this software to you. If you are a pilot and are renting, are considering purchasing or already own an aircraft with the G1000 in it, this is going to help with familiarization quite a bit."
Zane Gard - AvSim Review - August 2006

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Legal Statements

The Garmin logo in this software is used with permission from Garmin International , Inc. 
Gauge software is copyright 2005-2008 by Mindstar Productions, All Rights Reserved.
This software is not endorsed or approved by Garmin International, Inc. or any of its affiliated companies. This software is provided purely for entertainment purposes and is not suitable for or intended to be used for real-world flight training or flight planning.   This version of the software is sold strictly for your personal, private, non-commercial use only.  Other uses of this version of the software are strictly prohibited.