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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 9.1.4

Garmin Pilot 9.1.4 contains bug fixes and:
- Aircraft Performance Enhancements
- Direct To Improvements
- Flight Profile View new configuration menu
- Sirius XM and ADS-B Weather Coverage Mask
- Auto-Selection of Weather Overlays when connected to an ADS-B or SiriusXM receiver
- Connext Dashboard displays pertinent information regarding all connected devices
- Expanded Aircraft Library to include new Cessna, Mooney, and Piper aircraft

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5

54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Nice job!!


The latest version with bug fixes is great! Sometimes Garmin doesn’t completely test their apps before releasing them. Seems to run smooth and so far no crashes. However may require more iPad horsepower than previous versions especially when connected to a Bluetooth device and the display gets busy with traffic and wx. Interface is clean and easy to file a flight plan. Great information and data given for the flight plan. Still lacking good weather information for flight planning when compared to the competitors weather page. One of GPs best features is auto-plate load, no hunting for approaches.
Would like to see an option to save reminders, like switch tanks, get ATIS, etc. I have to enter them for each flight - cumbersome. Would like to see auto-routing for approaches. GP has come a long way since its inception and supports numerous Garmin products ..excellent application, fly with it all the time.

Beats Foreflight


Garmin Pilot was good when it was introduced and gets better with each version. I believe it has surpassed Foreflight in it’s latest releases. The planning is easier, the Home icons are easier for us older aviators, and a great feature for us IFR flyers is the auto-loading of Instrument charts for all airports in your flight plan being automatically loaded for you. I really recommend Pilot over Foreflight when I am giving instrument instruction and have e several converts. I also like how Garmin makes it’t hardware compatible with other programs while Foreflight continues to be proprietary. My students can connect to my GDL device and get all the ADS-B data. Full feature pilot is also a lot less expensive than Foreflight. Being able to run on two platforms and on three devices is also a plus.

Slow to update iPhone/iOS releases


The iPhone X has been out for a few months now - yet Garmin Pilot doesn’t natively support its screen size. ForeFlight added support for this months ago, and Apple will be requiring developers to support it by April 2018.

It’s a tight competition here. Waiting so long to release an update unfortunately indicates how nimble Garmin is with this product.

Also, since they launched this product, the SIGMET overlay has been composed of a bunch of dots, obscuring the underlying map. Don’t they know that they could make the overlay a different shade and translucent, like ForeFlight does?


Digital Cyclone
230.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 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. U.S. Standard $74.99
  2. U.S. Premium Upgrade $74.99
  3. Latin American Standard $74.99


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