Aviation App Brings The Garmin Experience To Ipad
By Daniel Baxter
March 28, 2012 - Garmin announced Garmin Pilot, a new
aviation app for iOS devices, including the iPad and
iPhone, and Android based mobile devices. The app brings
Garmin’s industry-leading aviation features to tablets
and smart phones, offering pilots complete navigation,
trip planning, DUAT(S) filing, weather and electronic
flight bag capabilities.
“From integrated flight decks to mobile apps, Garmin is
committed to providing our customers with a broad suite
of best-in-class products,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s
vice president of aviation sales and marketing.
“Garmin Pilot is the perfect complement to our extensive line of avionics products and services. And because it incorporates the intuitive pilot interface, easy-to-use menu icons and many of the same great features from our other popular systems, pilots will find it very familiar and easy to use.”
Garmin Pilot’s powerful capabilities start with
pre-flight planning, providing the information pilots
need to make better-informed flight decisions. With
access to the most comprehensive aviation weather
information for the U.S. and Canada, pilots can check
NEXRAD radar, visible and infrared cloud imagery,
METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, PIREPs, NOTAMs, winds
and temperature aloft, TFRs and lightning data.
also overlay weather on the map, add text-based weather widgets
and use the NavTrack feature to look ahead along the planned
route to preview weather conditions. Using their DUAT(S)
account, pilots can receive and log FAA-approved weather
briefings that meet legal briefing requirements.
pre-flight planning tools available with the app include access
to the AOPA Airport Directory, fuel pricing information to help
plan refueling stops, as well as built-in calculators to
estimate fuel burn, enroute legs and arrival times.
Garmin Pilot, users can easily enter a flight plan and view it
on the map screen. From there the app allows the pilot to
overlay weather, pan across the entire route, pinch-to-zoom or
graphically modify any leg of the flight. When the flight plan
is ready, Garmin Pilot makes it simple to file, amend and close
the flight plan via DTC DUAT or CSC DUAT(S). For frequently
traveled flights, Garmin Pilot saves all flight plans within the
app so they can be easily accessed and filed again in the
Using the built-in GPS receiver or compatible external receiver (sold separately), Garmin Pilot provides full enroute navigation capability on its moving map, while showing ETE, ETA, crosstrack error, distance to waypoint and current position. Pilots can also navigate with Garmin’s patented Panel Page, a GPS-derived instrument pack that displays a graphical HSI directional display and indicators for groundspeed, altitude and vertical speed.
pilots can continue to view real-time weather information by wirelessly
connecting to XM WX Satellite Weather through the Baron Mobile Link™
paired with a satellite weather receiver (sold separately, subscription
bag capabilities help minimize the amount of paper needed for navigation
reference in the cockpit. Garmin Pilot includes IFR high and low enroute
charts, VFR sectionals and Garmin FliteCharts. Optional geo-referenced
FliteCharts and SafeTaxi® diagrams are available to assist in navigating
approach procedures and unfamiliar airports, and all charts can be
downloaded to the device for easy access while in flight.
Garmin Pilot is
available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, formerly the Android
Market as a free download for the first 30 days. After that, pilots can
pay a monthly fee of $9.99 or an annual subscription of $99.99.
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