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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.


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.


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.


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).


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.*

What's New

Version 9.5.0

Version 9.5 integrates with to allow pilots to pre-flight plan and file on the web and automatically view the same flight plan within Garmin Pilot.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings

Excellent tool but support lacking

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Garmin Pilot has progressively improved during its development. It was, however, the ability to send flight plans almost instantaneously from an iPad to a Garmin GTN 750 equipped with a FlightStream Bluetooth SD card that pulled me away from my previous navigation app and this remains a unique and enormously valuable feature.
Not so good is what appears to be a total lack of opportunity to interact with Garmin”s product support. The current problem with checklists highlighted this: first an upgrade deleted them all, then the next upgrade brought them back, now they are gone again and any new ones created and saved vaporise when the checklist pane is exited— very frustrating, especially as there appears to be no way of contacting Garmin to report these issues.

Really poor UI


It’s a mystery to me why Garmin have produced such a weak app. I have an Aera 660 which it is supposed to connect to but you can’t even transfer waypoints. There’s no vertical navigation view and the maps are just impossible to make head or tail of whilst flying.

Lacking some basic features


Too expensive for European customers. VFR charts should be vector interactive layers rather than just a geo referenced image, which is cluttered. Few things would make huge improvements:

Notams! Airspace NOTAMS should be visible on the map and highlighted to aid graphical planning. Airspace contact frequencies should be listed when selecting airspace on the map. Minimum safe altitudes displayed on maps. Winds aloft data seems to be very sparse over a lot of Europe. Why is it only available over airports?

SIDS and STARS can be selected in the flightplan but not approaches. Would be very useful when using a connected FlightStream device and Garmin GTS. Synthetic vision could do with 3D flight path displayed.


Digital Cyclone
229.4 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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In-App Purchases
  1. Europe Standard £99.99
  2. Europe Premium Upgrade £48.99
  3. Africa Standard £69.99


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