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Garmin Pilot

By Garmin DCI

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Plan. File. Fly.

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, including: airports, navaids, current METARs, direct-to, airspaces, creating a waypoint and allowing for graphical editing of a flight plan.


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 DTC DUAT or CSC DUATS. Electronic confirmations from DUAT(S) meet FAA legal briefing requirements. (Flight plan filing is only available in the U.S. at this time.)


Garmin Pilot provides full en-route 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, 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 U.S. Standard features include:

- Rich, interactive maps support Track-Up navigation
- Charts: VFR Sectionals, low and high IFR en-route, airport diagrams and approach procedures
- Weather Maps: Animated radar, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, Lightning, PIREPs, METARs, TAFs, Winds aloft, TFRs, Infrared and Visible Satellite
- Extensive text products: METARs, TAFs, Winds Aloft, PIREPs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, Area Forecasts and NOTAMs
- AOPA Airport Directory
- Flight plan filing via DUAT(S)
- Garmin patented navigation panel
- Terrain and Obstacles
- Smart Airspace
- Fast Find predictive Waypoint Entry
- Optional VFR Premium offering: Synthetic Vision (SVX), Terrain and obstacle alerting, and Garmin SafeTaxi®
- Optional IFR Premium offering: VFR Premium plus geo-referenced Garmin FliteCharts®

Garmin Pilot Global Premium features include:

- Worldwide Jeppesen navigation data
- Rich, interactive maps support Track-Up navigation
- Radar and Satellite imagery for Western Europe, U.S., Canada and Australia
- Worldwide METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, NOTAMs and winds aloft
- Terrain and Obstacles with alerting capabilities
- Synthetic Vision (SVX)
- Moving Map Navigation
- Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) in Europe
- Smart Airspace
- Fast Find Predictive Waypoint Entry
- Optional VFR charts from DFS and IFR enroute charts from EuroControl
- Optional Garmin FliteCharts® and SafeTaxi® diagrams available on a country-by-country basis

*Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.*

*Note: One subscription to Garmin Pilot may be used on two devices.*

What's New in Version 7.5.0

Garmin Pilot 7.5 provides enhancements to existing features:

- Logbook - notification of auto-generated logs, reports improvements, expanded currencies and more
- Radial Menu - displays ADS-B traffic
- Chart Binders - includes enroute and Direct-To airports
- Multiple Page Scratch Pad
- Fast Find Predictive Waypoint Entry - now available via flight plan quick action bar
- ADS-B traffic Display Synchronization - data synced between dedicated traffic views and map page,
- Garmin VIRB XE action camera - ability to control camera to take photos and video


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Customer Reviews

Good, but missing one vital function

First off, let me say that I also have their two main competitors (ForeFlight and WingX) installed on my iPad. I find Garmin Pilot the best. What is great about Garment Pilot is that it will give a graphical representation of airspace so you can read everything right side up, regardless of direction of flight. With ForeFlight, for example, I have to use their sectional map display and read upside down when flying south.

Here’s my problem with Garmin Pilot, and it’s a big one. I find myself frequently having to tap on the display to find out the air space limitations. So let’s say I am flying under class B airspace. I must tap once to bring up a icon, and then tap on a certain part of that icon to show me the class B altitudes.

Using my 10 YEAR OLD iPaq and Anywhere Map it shows me air space limitations right on the display, just as a sectional paper map does. Shockingly, Garmin Pilot does not do this. Despite having a much larger and sharper display to utilize.

Switch from ForeFlight recently

I have been a fan of ForeFlight for many years. But recently, I started playing with Garmin Pilot and I have to say, I am now a convert. It is the perfect complement to my ProLine 21 avionics suite on my King Air and the rendering of the data is much easier to process than having a regular north up chart. Overall, the application is better for in flight use by an enormous margin. I also love the synthetic vision screen.

Can't connect to newest D2 Bravo

After months of the release of D2 Bravo, the app still DOES NOT support this watch. And this function is shown on the product video? (Uplink from Garmin Pilot app???) ridiculous!

Garmin Pilot
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated:
  • Version: 7.5.0
  • Size: 73.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 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. 3 Month Subscription to Garmin Pilot$24.99
  5. VFR Premium$49.99
  6. Jeppesen NavData - North America$99.99
  7. 1 Year - Garmin Pilot Global$199.99
  8. Garmin Pilot Canada Premium$129.99
  9. Europe FliteCharts$49.99
  10. Europe SafeTaxi$49.99