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Garmin Pilot

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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. Simply tap any location on the map and the Radial Menu provides easy access to navigation information.


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 Lockheed Martin 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
- Flight plan filing via Lockheed Martin 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 in Version 8.4.3

Version 8.4.3 contains minor bug fixes for our latest release.


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Customer Reviews

Reviewers should learn the program before posting nonsense

It would have been nice if Flying ace 2, the previous reviewer, had upgraded to the most recent version of Garmin Pilot and actually knew something about the program before writing his quite off-the-mark review.

Garmin Pilot, in its most recent versions which were released BEFORE the date of his review, fully supports overlaying the approach chart right over the moving map display together with all of the weather and traffic overlays available if you have an ADS-B equipped airplane. It also supports the use of Jeppesen charts which is really only of use to IFR pilots.

Finally, it is certainly possible to have multiple windows on the screen. Right now, I have the moving map with weather, traffic and the Jeppesen approach plate on the left screen and, at the same time, an AHRS driven, HSI based panel on the right. These features have been part of Garmin Pilot since before the date of Flying ace 2's review.

Garmin Pilot is a fabulous program with a graphics engine superior to ForeFlight at the moment. Garmin came out with a data-driven map display long before ForeFlight's newest release and it is still graphically superior. I expect ForeFlight to catch up soon. That's why I use both in my IFR flying and keep them updated to their respective latest versions.


I have been using foreflight (5 stars) and Jepp Mobile HD, which is fantastic as a replacement for paper charts but not a full fledge navigation app.

The Garmin app STINKS. While the user interface is good, i have no had the entire set of data mysteriously dissapear. Went to jump in plane this morning to fly home from last night and all of a sudden all of the nav data, charts, and maps are gone!!!!! So caution to you all as this has appaerently been happening to many others. Check that you have data before you plane on using the app. Until this is fixed, the app is useless and a peice of crap.

Now the currentversion wont even open. Crash crash crash. Back to foreflight and Jepp Mobile FD


You'd expect better QA from a company like Garmin but they release this app with bugs time and time again. Latest issue is my iPhone version of the app suddenly stopped syncing logbook data ao signed out and signed back in and now the app doesn't recognize my subscription. After a 30 minute wait to get support on the line they confirmed what appears to be a bug but don't have an ETA for when it will be fixed. Not the first time I run into this type of issue with the app and Garmin.

Garmin Pilot
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated:
  • Version: 8.4.3
  • Size: 167 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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  1. 1 Year Subscription to Garmin Pilot$74.99
  2. 1 Month Subscription to Garmin Pilot$9.99
  3. IFR Premium$74.99
  4. VFR Premium$49.99
  5. Jeppesen NavData - North America$99.99
  6. 1 Year - Garmin Pilot Global$149.99
  7. Garmin Pilot Canada Premium$129.99
  8. Europe FliteCharts$24.99
  9. Europe SafeTaxi$24.99
  10. France VFR Chart (IGN)$99.99