Advanced Solutions for Flight Simulation


GNS 430/530 Download & Installation Instructions


The following instructions will guide you through the steps necessary to download and install the GNS 430/530 software. Before you begin, please ensure your computer meets the minimum requirements shown in the left margin.
Step-By-Step Installation Instructions:
The installation process consists of the following steps, shown in detail after this list:
Our GNS installs as a popup by default. Click here for instructions on how to load it within flight sim. If you would like our GNS to be automatically installed into the 3D cockpit of a C172/C182, please purchase A2A Simulator's C172/C182 trainer first.

1. Purchase the Software
If you haven't yet purchased the software, please visit our online store. You will be unable to register or activate the software until you have submitted your payment.
2. Download the installer program

Download the installer program to a temporary location on your hard drive.  FSX Steam customers may need to follow these steps to resolve simconnect errors.
GNS 430/530 Installer Program    (Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista)

When prompted select "Save As" and download the installer to a local of your choice.

3. Launch the installer program and follow the on-screen instructions

Using Windows Explorer, you must RIGHT-CLICK on the installer program and select "Run as administrator".

  IMPORTANT: When the installation is complete, the G1000 files are copied to your computer's hard drive, but the panel will not be visible in Microsoft Flight Simulator until you complete the remaining steps in these instructions to activate the G1000. 
4. Register and Activate the GNS 430/530 GPS
Pick the registration option appropriate for you.  If you are a brand-new customer, pick the first link to start your registration and activation.  If you already previously registered, then use the instructions in the second link.

In the default C172; the Mindstar variation of the plane, GNS is a pop-up gauge which must be access through the flight sim menu.  The GNS gauge embedded in the panel of the plane will have a blank screen since it's not to be used.

See these instructions on how to install the GNS as a pop-guage into any aircraft.
> Registration and Activation Instructions for New Installs <-- New Customers Go Here!
> Re-Activation Instructions for Updates