*30 Days Free Trial on initial download!* Plan. File. Fly. Log. Garmin Pilot is the most comprehensive suite of tools for the iPad designed specifically for general aviation and corporate pilots. Flight planning, charts, interactive maps, weather briefing resources and navigation capabilities; it’s all included. The app’s intuitive interface mirrors those on the newest Garmin touchscreen avionics so you can go seamlessly from preflight to inflight. Plan Garmin Pilot’s powerful capabilities start with pre-flight planning, providing pilots with the most comprehensive aviation weather information to make better-informed flight decisions. Pilots can check NEXRAD radar, visible and infrared cloud imagery, METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, PIREPs, NOTAMs, winds and temperature aloft, TFRs and lightning data. With Garmin Pilot, data can be displayed over Garmin’s interactive maps that support track-up navigation, VFR sectional or an IFR low or high en-route chart to visualize the weather for your route. Add text-based weather widgets and use the exclusive NavTrack feature to view weather along the planned route. File With Garmin Pilot, users can easily enter a flight plan and interactively edit it on the map. Pre-loaded forms make it quick to save and reuse data for frequently flown routes. And when the flight plan is ready, Garmin Pilot makes it simple to file, amend or close the flight plan via Leidos Flight Service or DUATS. Fly Garmin Pilot provides full en-route navigation capability on its moving map. Pilots can also navigate with Garmin’s patented panel, a GPS-driven instrument pack with a graphical HSI directional display and indicators for groundspeed, altitude and vertical speed. After takeoff, pilots can continue to view real-time weather in the U.S. and traffic information by wirelessly connecting to Garmin’s GDL 39 3D portable ADS-B Receiver (sold separately). Log Garmin Pilot includes a comprehensive electronic logbook that syncs with flyGarmin. The logbook automatically generates entries based upon GPS data collected during the flight, tracks currency, supports manual entries, endorsements and creates reports. Garmin Pilot U.S. Standard: - Rich, interactive maps support Track-Up navigation - Charts: VFR Sectionals, low and high IFR en-route, airport diagrams and approach procedures - Ability to view Jeppesen Terminal Charts (Jeppesen echart subscription required) - Weather Maps: Animated radar, Infrared and Visible Satellite, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, Lightning, TFRs and more! - Extensive text products: METARs, TAFs, Winds Aloft, PIREPs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, Area Forecasts and NOTAMs - AOPA Airport Directory - Weight and Balance - Checklists - Flight plan filing via Leidos Flight Services and DUATS - Garmin patented navigation panel - Terrain and Obstacles - Smart Airspace - Fast Find predictive Waypoint Entry - Logbook - Optional VFR Premium: Synthetic Vision (SVX), Terrain and obstacle alerting, and Garmin SafeTaxi® - Optional IFR Premium: VFR Premium plus geo-referenced Garmin FliteCharts® Garmin Pilot Global Premium: - Worldwide Jeppesen NavData - Rich, interactive maps support Track-Up navigation - Radar and Satellite imagery for Western Europe, U.S., Canada and Australia - Ability to view Jeppesen Terminal Charts (Jeppesen echart subscription required) - Worldwide METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, NOTAMs and winds aloft - VFR Flight Plan Filing - Terrain and Obstacles with alerting - Synthetic Vision (SVX) - Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) in Europe - Smart Airspace - Fast Find Predictive Waypoint Entry - Logbook - Optional VFR charts from DFS, IGN and NATS - IFR enroute charts from EuroControl - Optional Garmin FliteCharts® and SafeTaxi® diagrams available on a country-by-country basis *Note: Use of GPS running in the background may decrease battery life.* *Note: One subscription to Garmin Pilot may be used on two devices.*
I’d give it 5 stars, but from time to time it refuses to launch on the iPad Pro.
During an instrument flight yesterday, this app crashed every 15 seconds. Approach plates could not be loaded as a result. Upon contacting product support, I was told: “it’s an app, it’s going to crash.“ Think twice before depending on this app to get you through anything but a clear VFR day. Apparently, there is a known glitch in the software with the iPad 3 running the current iOS.
Please, improve your logbook reports, it’s almost impossible to print the legit logbook for an interview. Thanx for 2018 iPad Pro Screen support! Needs to be added: *TEC routes in flight planning **Apple watch support ***Access NOTAMS faster, maybe thru radial menu ****Ability to bookmark relevant pages in chart supplement *****Ability to print the legit logbook for checkride or interview ******KHHR is still showing awkward airspace on VFR map (very dangerous for pilots not familiar with LAX!!) that penetrates the LAX bravo! *******Missing a lot of stadium TFRs (Stub Hub Stadium), I can find them even thru SkyVector Please improve
They read like they were written by The Hulk. “App bad, Hulk smash.” I have been using Pilot without a single issue for three years. Garmin should have Billy D. Williams be their spokesman, because it works every time. Reading the manual probably helps, too.
I have been a long time user of both Garmin and Jeppesen. Things I like, easy flight plan changed when IFR that can be quickly sent to my gps. There things I don’t like: VFR vector maps do not have topo lines. Also VFR corridors available on TACs through class B are not available anywhere. Jeppesen VFR vector maps not available. Things I don’t like about the IFR maps: Garmin vector maps are worthless. No minimum crossing altitude points available, no VOR radial information for victor airways, MEA’s missing on some victor airways, (these are the ones I know of) and Jeppesen IFR maps not available, only the approach plates are available.
Beyond expectations in what it does.
A little concerning that an aviation app freezes/crashes so frequently. Called support and they told me to use the Restart Option (in main iPad settings) “Switch to Map Page” as a workaround to get it out of the freeze. This worked, but after doing so, the map settings I selected were reset to default and turns out the app “backup” that it does doesn’t include these settings (so restoring the backup is worthless) so I have to redo these every time I have to reboot the app with these settings.
Great app, have been using it for a while and it is an excellent tool! Having said that I live in Guatemala and there are a lot of map issues and waypoints that are in the wrong place, would love to be able to edit them and have them be in their correct place also be able to add airports that are not in the database, private runways. Aside from this love the app!! Hope you can fix the issues
For the most part GP is easy to use and a good deal of pertinent information is presented. It is easy to read and thus far I have found it to be very reliable. One of its strongest features is the coordination between an iPad and a Garmin cockpit. I would like it to follow closer to Foreflight where it comes to departures, arrivals, and easily accessible runway heading information (not just runway 03, but 034 degrees, etc), as this information is buried and in some cases not available at all. Overall, Garmin Pilot is a very good product and I will continue to use it.
I have been using this app since it came out. Garmin is awesome at keeping this app current. This is the app to use for flight planning and in the cockpit assistance. It is super user friendly and can be used in rough weather. I believe this is the most pilot friendly app for flight planning and actual in cockpit usability. You need to keep buying new iPads as they come out because the software is pretty heavy. It is packed with horsepower and every two to three years the processors can’t keep up. I have an iPad Pro that’s a year old and does great.