*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.*
Please update to take advantage of the new screen size. The new iPad Pro has been out for over two months now.
I had been enjoying this app on my iPad 2Air as a useful tool in the cockpit for a couple months. So much so that I got a Garmin GLO to compliment the new iPad Pro I bought believing it would enable the app to run better with all that gig space to stretch itself out in. It’s been a great secondary navigation tool to have, and has some really neat features to enhance flight safety for a training PPL pilot planning to continue through ATP. I had spent time customizing a 172 checklist to include the particulars of my flight school so that I can reference it anytime preflight through securing the airplane. Using the iPad suctioned to the window is much less cumbersome than fiddling with a multi-page laminated booklet, especially while flying and working through emergency scenarios. I have added things to the various lists over time - MPHIAS and KIAS for instance. Tonight I added to one of the lists and upon saving, lost all but two categories; the two categories that remained were incomplete. They are unrecoverable. I attempted to restore a previous backup, but that apparently only applies to documents such as maps and charts. To compound the insult, the checklist synced so that the Garmin Pilot on my iPhone and older iPad 2Air are now lost as well. I have an oral and flight Phasecheck to pass prior to flying my solo cross country and now have to spend time rebuilding my checklists and hoping they don’t disappear again. Considering that these aviation products are made for a 24 hour profession, it’s concerning that there is no 24 hour customer support available to call. Searching the web only reveals info about ‘scrambled checklist’ patches. This is supposed to be an app that decreases stress and workload in the cockpit, but not at the cost of adding to it at home.
The app is very friendly and accurate specially using an Athena. It would be much better if the map had an option to display more names of the small towns or cities where you are flying. Maybe it does it but I have not found how. I was advised to use google maps at the same time. Any other advise? Thanks
I’ve used the app for years now and love how it’s similar in design to my Garmin cockpit. The gdl 52 really makes this app powerful and I wouldn’t fly without it.
I just wanted to bring up an issue I am having while viewing winds aloft forecasts. When I slide the time blocks at the bottom over to a future block to view info, the screen will revert to the default current time block. The screen flickers slightly when it happens. If I am copying wind speeds and directions and dont catch the change I’ll be viewing the wrong info and have to slide back to the time block I was viewing. It seems to do it after about 10-15 seconds of viewing a time block. Otherwise, 5 stars. Maybe something can be fixed in a future update.
The application is excellent. Does not have some of the bells and whistles that Fore Flight does, but for what it does...it does very well. Probably the best it’s ever been, and the user interface is superb. But...unfortunately it’s slow. Specifically on an iPad mini 4, the fastest iPad mini to date. With wx, ads-b, moving map, traffic, Bluetooth connection, my iPad gets hot, the screen refresh is slow, touchscreen response is delayed. The iPad mini 4 just can’t keep up. During flight, scroll or zoom out of the map brings up a gray grid. Then nine inch iPad Pro is too big for yoke mount, and I personally don’t like it on my knee. So rumor says Apple has canceled the iPad mini and the Android version is not worth the effort. Come on Apple!
Yet again, Garmin releases a new version with bugs generating Aircraft error messages, with the Garmin Aviation Product Support team having zero knowledge of the new features (for further integration with fltplan.com) and completely useless with technical support. It’s easier to blame fltplan.com, but the errors are wholly and exclusively due to inept developers for the Garmin Pilot app. ... you’re making it almost impossible to remain a Garmin customer.
Flight Conditions display option on map weather overlay is not working, all other options OK.
I have used runwayHD and SkyDemon and for VFR flying and planning they are far superior, versatile and easy to use than the Garmin App. The simple process of importing and exporting a route between any other app (which is possible on all other apps) is not possible with the Garmin Pilot App. From a user experience point of view the interface is poor. I am disappointed as I have recently installed Garmin equipment in my helicopter and was hoping for an easier integration. They have a closed system approach. One can only hope for improvements ...
Updated Garmin Pilot in iPhone. Got in the air. Got a message stating “setting up GaminPilot 1/3” and needed WiFi connection. Great unusable when needed. On the ground now, connected to WiFi, and the same message, even after rebooting the uPhone. Wondering if Foreflight is the way to go, or am I just wrongly angry that I expect the GPS app to work. Same issue in the air with the iPad, but it set up on the ground after connecting to WiFi. I can’t believe a Garmin update does not go to completion. I’m glad I take my 496 with me.