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Garmin Pilot

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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 7.4.1

Version 7.4.1 includes:
- Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Latest Rev crashes - room for improvement

First - the latest version crashes and won't restart if you try to reconfigure the logbook fields. Only way around it is to uninstall and reinstall. MAJOR issue if it happens just be for a flight, or in-flight (like it happened to me! - gladly I have JeppFD and Foreflight as well). Need to fix this PRONTO.

Bundle Jeppesen plates and nav data like you do in your avionics and this app will be a world wide rock star... Until then you'll live in the shadows of Foreflight.

Crashes during log book adjustments

If you don't adjust the logbook fields it works fine. If you move the fields it crashes - requires reinstall. Awful!

Can not figure out what Garmin’s agenda is. Do they listen to their customers - the pilots? Pilot have been asking for a NRST icon/button for years and they finally got around to adding it.

 The NRST button should NOT show the text “NRST” but instead display the nearest airport ICAO at a glance, distance and relative heading. Selecting it should then proceed to the overall map and flight path. Flying in IMC, turbulence or both, the pilot may be too busy to be pushing buttons on his/her iPad. The pilot should look, make a decision on the deviation; then if necessary make the turn to the information displayed - relative heading and distance and fly the heading.

Secondly, the airports that appear in the horizontal bar show a distance and an arrow. Does any one at Garmin realize how hard it is to see the distance value small font and the skinny little arrow in bright sunlight on a glaring iPad and try to figure out which way that arrow is pointing?

 When it goes to NRST map page, the distances and heading to the airports should appear directly under/over the airport icon, again - I should not have to select an airport to determine what its relative heading. The pilot should be able to look, turn and fly. The closest airport should be highlighted. Then selecting the airport should draw the dashed line and flight path after selecting the airport.
 Airspace - Still no airspace altitude values (B, C, D) on the VFR vector map page. Again, view and know. Then selecting the airspace from the radial menu highlights the area in question as presently performed.
 On the homepage icon selection - how come there isn’t a NOTAM button for the selected route?
 Wx page is the worst. Please buy or steal someone's weather information for the next release.
 Speed - When using it with Bluetooth and the GDL39 or a Connect 110/210, the app slows down significantly - like it can’t handle the work load. Trying to bring up a radial menu on a given airport sometimes takes multiple presses or touch and wait several seconds. Code needs to be optimized.
 For VFR pilots - would like a “Foreflight Like” profile view.

Overall it is the best Garmin release since its inception. Foreflight and WingX still provide more functions, but honestly there is a point where too many functions and information begin to slow the application down. The whole idea to flying with an iPad (EFB) is to be able to gather information quickly at a glance and dig deeper for more information as needed. This application does a pretty good job of doing that. Also Garmin updates are notorious for taken six to eight months while other apps of the same type are updated much more frequently. Good news is that if a pilot uses Foreflight, it is now compatible with the Connect 110/210 bluetooth streaming along with the GDL84/88 - and you’ll get Foreflight’s awesome weather information as well.

Garmin Pilot
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated:
  • Version: 7.4.1
  • Size: 72.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Top In-App Purchases

  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