*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 - 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 has regional offerings for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and Latin America. Features include: - 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 - IFR autorouting and Flight plan filing in Europe - Terrain and Obstacles with alerting - Synthetic Vision (SVX) - Smart Airspace - Logbook - Optional VFR charts from DFS, IGN and NATS and 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 three devices.*
No subscription goes through and when you call support they tell you not use in app purchases. What’s the point of offering them ? Way to work around around Apple 30% cut?
Even after all the many improvements, I have to say that the app still lacks what others (like foreflight) shine on. The problem are not the features, that are still great and 1 to 1 compared with foreflight (it is just a matter to get used to the different interfaces), but the "side" support and functionalities. Something I hate for example is GP doesn't support any external ADSB but Garmin brand, and so only very expensive (and outdated) models, when other brands at least support different or open source models. Other problems are with the logbook function, that is not consistent with the online version and it is not really customizable (makes a mess with UTC/Local time for example), or the total lacking of an online flight planner. All this glitches makes the app/platform use really frustrating sometimes, and it is the last thing I want when I have to use an EFB. Now I'm at the point I need an adsb and I will probably switch app and subscription only for this reason. I cannot understand why other apps are able to interface with different hardware (including Garmin ADSB devices and cockpit solutions) but a Garmin app is unable to connect/interact with any other device that is not Garmin. Really a dumb policy to force pilots (and CFIs) to choose another solution.
Used this app for 2.5 years. I like it. I wish the android programmers would keep up with iOS. I use the iPad and note 8 during flight. The 3D on fore flight is nice.
Need Tec routing
When will be the update release for the iOS 14? Any clues on dates? Got use it to fly next week! Thanks
Updates continue to drive more and more menus and clicks. IF ANYONE at GARMIN is reading this — For heavens sake remove all the menus, make GP operate exactly like the GNS - with added feature of weather planning and filing. That would truly provide seamless integration. Nobody can possibly use those tiny buttons and submenus during an actual flight unless you are sitting in a armchair. It feels like Garmin Engineers are on a mission to create every piece of functionality on earth except one - Usability. Stop chasing Foreflight and just use the GNS app on the ipad. Done.
I use Garmin in my plane and would like to continue to use Pilot for consistency, but somethings are just irritating. Weather in Garmin pilot is not as good as the GPS or other equipment. Just cumbersome to navigate options. Airport information is not clearly shown and you have to go through tabs to get basic info. They have a navigation and planning mode that’s very irritating. More things to click around when you are flying. Overall it’s not a bad product, but the flow and overall feel of the use is not even close to other options in the market. And by the way, many of this issues are recently added options that has regressed the development of the product.
Using high end iPad Mini 4. one generation before the current. Reset to manufacture settings to remove fragmentation to make it fast again. Yet rendering performance of Garmin Pilot is poor. Maps take sometimes 5 seconds or longer to render, sometimes track of plane jumps a mile due to lag. Touch sometimes takes many seconds before reacting. It also crashed, albeit ForeFlight crashes as well. Flight planning not as intuitive as ForeFlight. Default VFR map color scheme is way too over saturated. Unless one also invests in the latest iPad Mini 4, performance is unacceptable.
With the latest updates, flight planning is difficult. It’s not nearly as user friendly as it used to be. The familiar user environment to the flight deck products and 760 was what kept me using it. Now I find it difficult to navigate and to create a flight plan and manage it. It feels very buggy.
Just stop. It worked before. And I knew where things were. Now I’m having to relearn how to use it all over again. Maddening to open it up and have to go looking for stuff that used to be second nature.