Turn your smartphone or tablet into the ideal cockpit companion. Garmin Pilot puts full-featured navigation, including our decades of experience with rich, interactive mapping, 3D Vision, aviation weather, the U.S.’ DUAT(S) flight plan filing, electronic flight bag capabilities, optional traffic/weather, pilot logbook and more right at your fingertips.
Plan Your Flight
Garmin Pilot provides access to comprehensive worldwide weather data, including METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, winds aloft and real-time lightning data. Animated radar, infrared and visible satellite imagery is available for the U.S., Western Europe, Australia and Canada. Additionally, PIREPs, NOTAMs, temperatures aloft, and TFRs may be displayed in the U.S.
View animated radar, check upper-level winds and current METARs. Overlay a variety of weather options on the map to see how cloud cover or precipitation will affect your flight. The exclusive NavTrack feature lets you preview how changing weather conditions might alter your flight. And in the U.S., the app also provides fuel prices from AirNav for your route to help you plan the most economical flight.
The app provides ATC preferred routes in the U.S. that can help ensure the route you submit is accepted as-is. Preferred routes are a summary of routes that have been cleared by the FAA to other aircraft flying the same departure/destination pair. By using a preferred route, you can minimize the likelihood of last-minute or enroute changes.
File Your Flight Plan
Start by entering your desired route into the Flight Plan tab in Garmin Pilot. Simply start spelling a waypoint and let our FastFind, make suggestions using your current location to help speed up waypoint entry. From there, check ATC proposed routes to help find the most optimized routes and view your route on the interactive map in Map tab and easily overlay weather, pan across the entire route, pinch to zoom for detail, or graphically modify any leg of your flight. After filing, hop in a Connext-capable cockpit and easily upload the proposed or FAA amended flight plan with a couple of button presses to either a GTN or GNS WAAS navigator. Drastically reducing the need for knob turning with GNS WAAS navigators, Garmin Pilot also uploads complete victor airway navigation. The FAA’s DUAT(S) weather briefing in the Trip Planning tab serves as a legal source of weather briefing. Built-in calculators estimate fuel burn, enroute legs and arrival times for your flight. Use preloaded forms to save and reuse clearance data for frequently flown flight plans.
When you’re ready, easily file, amend and close the flight plan you create directly from your device via DTC DUAT or CSC DUATS. Garmin Pilot allows you to save your pilot, aircraft and flight plan information to the cloud, so you don’t have to re-enter information every time you transfer devices. Just log in to your Garmin Pilot account to access your pilot profile either on the device of choice or flyGarmin.
Fly with Precision
Using your device’s built-in GPS receiver, optional GDL 39, GLO for Aviation or Connext compatible configuration¹, Garmin Pilot provides full enroute navigation on the rich, interactive moving map. Our patented Panel Page provides situational awareness, including a graphical HSI directional display and indicators for groundspeed, altitude, rate of turn and vertical speed. With the addition of the GDL 39 3D or Connext compatible configuration¹, the HSI panel and SVX display adds an attitude indicator.
A unique Radial Menu provides easy onscreen access to create a user waypoint or navigate Direct-To, as well as view current weather conditions and airport/navaid information at a glance. The app also automatically keeps track of your ETE, ETA, crosstrack error, distance to waypoint, current position and much more.
Our Smart Airspace™ feature makes it easier than ever to identify what airspace lies ahead. Smart Airspace automatically highlights airspace close to your current altitude and de-emphasizes airspace away from the current altitude, providing you with increased situational awareness. In addition, the altitude filter will remove airspaces above the selected altitude.
With an optional GDL 39 or Connext compatible configuration¹, you can receive ADS-B or SiriusXM™ weather and ADS-B datalink traffic while flying in the U.S. Our patent-pending TargetTrend™ relative motion tracking technology offers a faster, more intuitive way of judging aircraft trajectories and closure rates in relation to your aircraft's flight path. TerminalTraffic™ provides pilots with the most comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles in the airport environment. ADS-B-equipped aircraft in-flight are easily distinguished from ground vehicles and taxiing aircraft, which are displayed using distinct colors and symbols. All of this information is presented to the pilot on a simple, easy to understand SafeTaxi® diagram with reference to runways, taxiways hangar locations and more.
And passengers can even download a free version of Garmin Pilot to remotely control radio selection in SiriusXM audio and Connext equipped aircraft. So the pilot can better focus on the flying mission at hand. Adding to the wireless versatility of the Connext-capable aircraft, GPS location information from the GTN or GNS WAAS navigators or GDL 88 with an internal WAAS receiver can be shared to display precise position information in Garmin Pilot.
Add Attitude and Fly in Virtual 3-D
The GDL 39 3D or other Connext compatible configuration¹ provides the same ADS-B traffic and weather, but also adds backup attitude indication that enables SVX™ synthetic vision view. SVX displays a virtual landscape of what lies ahead – complete with terrain, obstacles, runways, traffic and more. You can also use split-screen mode to simultaneously view your current attitude indication alongside ADS-B weather, datalink traffic or other flight information.
3D Vision view (without attitude) is also available as an option for pilots who fly without a GDL 39 3D.
With Garmin Pilot, declutter your cabin and cut down on the amount of paper you need for navigation. A wealth of electronic flight bag capabilities allow you to view paper charts and approach plates right on your device. Dynamic navigation maps allow you to filter charts by manually turning on or off different airspaces, airports and other features, as well as track up to your current aircraft heading. Split screen capability allows the pilot to simultaneously view the moving map and choose between another view like traffic or charts.
Garmin Pilot is optionally available around the globe with our powerful and rich, interactive mapping powered by Jeppesen. This information is dynamically draws all of the essential navigation information on the moving map in real time and provides the ability to customize the information displayed easily. The navigation data also includes visual reporting points otherwise known as VRPs. There are a growing number of optional charting solutions that include U.S., Canadian and European IFR/VFR charts as well as our FliteCharts and SafeTaxi diagrams for the U.S., Canada and Europe. Even more, European FliteCharts contain some VFR terminal procedures published by EuroControl.
SafeTaxi diagrams are integrated right into these maps and load seamlessly on approach or as you zoom into an airport. The app also comes with IFR enroute and VFR sectional charts you can select as your basemap, as well as Garmin FliteCharts®. The standard FliteCharts can be upgraded within the app with geo-referencing capability for dynamic graphical nav guidance from startup to shutdown.
Garmin Pilot allows you to quickly and easily annotate approach plates so you can highlight approach minimums, runways, or jot down notes like frequency assignments and squawk codes. Split screen capability allows the pilot to simultaneously view the moving map and choose between another view like traffic or charts.
A terrain and obstacle database provides high-resolution contour mapping to show your aircraft’s proximity to potentially hazardous terrain or obstacles like towers, as well as provide visual cautions and warnings as you near these obstructions.
It's Even a Logbook
Configured with everything you’d expect from most standard logbooks in use today, Garmin Pilot tracks date, time, aircraft, arrival/departure airports, landings, remarks, aircraft category, flight conditions, endorsements and more. And because we know all about your flight, we’ll automatically get your logbook started by logging your total time from take-off to landing, including the times in either day or night conditions. And to help further track currency, Garmin Pilot automatically tracks the number of take-offs and landings in either day or night conditions. We even provide standard Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) language, time stamp and signature area for logbook endorsements. Best of all, all this information automatically syncs with the cloud and is accessible across devices with Garmin Pilot as well as flyGarmin. So start a logbook on Garmin Pilot and finish it right where you left off in flyGarmin, it’s that easy.
How to Buy
You can try the app free for 30 days. To purchase it:
- Purchase a 12 month subscription to Garmin Pilot
- Download Garmin Pilot from the App Store® or Google Play™ Store
- Log-in using your Garmin.com username and password
¹Check Supported Devices for the latest features and compatibility information
²Android™ devices are not compatible with premium subscriptions.
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