Garmin Pilot

Garmin Pilot

By Garmin DCI

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2009-12-23
  • Current Version: 9.7.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 286.89 MB
  • Developer: Garmin DCI
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 1,592 Ratings


*30 Days Free Trial on initial download!* 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. Plan 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. File 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. Fly 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). Log 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 - 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 has regional offerings for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and Latin America. Features include: - 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 - IFR autorouting and Flight plan filing in Europe - Terrain and Obstacles with alerting - Synthetic Vision (SVX) - Smart Airspace - Logbook - Optional VFR charts from DFS, IGN and NATS and 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 three devices.*



  • Garmin please read

    By AdamPTK
    The Garmin App is the best for map interface - and nobody that has flown with it would say otherwise. Having said that there are a few items that need addressing before I can 5 star this app. 1) Weather Briefing is severely lacking. Easily one of the worst pre-briefs for weather. You will find yourself reading thousands of code searching for pertinent info - feels like the old days of receiving fax for briefing. FF is the clear industry leader providing visual depiction of active weather hazards. 2) Garmin is quickly falling behind on flight planning. You cannot add a runway and have it highlight, you cannot pick a pattern intersect and you cannot add approach fixes to plan. FF does all of these. 3) FBO planning interface also severely behind relative to competition in terms of visuals and addition to flt plan. 4) No way to print NavLog. This would be very helpful so I can print kneepad NavLog and frequency/airport charts prior to flying. Especially useful since Garmin Pilot has tendency to shut down without warning. 5) Checklist is an excellent addition, and I like that I can update to match my G1000, however I am not able to read the font on my IPad mini - it’s just to small. It would seem font should be adjustable for user interface. 6) offers zero value to general aviation, GP integration is non-existent and clearly team rushed into prior to planning execution. I see no value in this integration. I have tried it, and I have removed it. I believe that if Garmin’s mapping interface wasn’t as good as it is, the majority of users would never renew given other lacking features. You basically choose to use other apps for flight planning so you can use the GP app for actual flying. This is truly disappointing for a company that has the resources to fix these issues and lead the industry for weather planning. This feature should be #1 priority for your software engineering teams.
  • Why do they remove features with “upgrades”

    By FreeFly42
    Was looking forward to cool new stuff from the acquisition of, but Garmin continues to follow the pattern of taking stuff away with upgrades. This time it is fuel planning that no longer works. The flight plan used to be able to show time distance and fuel required for each leg. But there’s something mysterious missing in the profile for my experimental and now time and fuel no longer calculate. And I can’t submit a flight plan through the integration. Thank god Leidos still works but I bet they’ll take that away soon. Previously they took away my favorite calculation “vertical speed required” which was so nice to simply know if I start descending now what rate is needed to arrive at my dest. Nope. That’s gone. I have been converted from a real Garmin fan to a hater. I wish I could stop getting their updates, what critical features will they take away next? I wish Garmin would allow other vendors to connect to their equipment as then I wouldn’t regret buying Garmin avionics too. Thanks for making me despise your products, Garmin.
  • Best App Ever

    By Habutti
    Best app for flying so far, and the support is excellent.
  • Blows Foreflight out of the water!

    By fly to learn
    The new update effectively blows Foreflight out of the water! Garmin pilot has integrated everything within the app seamlessly making for a very user-friendly product. Everything is easy to read and find within the app and the updated map makes it even better.
  • Great

    By N240F
    I have been flying for a long time. This makes it too easy to plan flights and navigate.
  • don't try

    By The_Fire_Horse
    Trial doesn't do anything except force the user to create a Garmin account and buy a subscription. I was expecting a map or something else to try, but got nothing. Even Help doesn't load. Is this the expected behavior of the trial mode or did the app get broken in this version? Back to Foreflight for another year...
  • IFR Training

    By RealestatepilotSRQ
    The Garmin Pilot is very helpful app in my IFR training.
  • Best piloting app but gets slower on 2 yr old ipad

    By JeanGermain
    Many pilots I know fly with foreflight but they are missing out. Garmin pilot is more complete, easier to use and will also run on Android. Admittedly i dont frequently run it on Android but its a nice option. The integration with the Garmin watch is great and even better with the garmin ads-b in my plane visualizing traffic in real-time. The only downside i see is that it is getting slower as new versions come out on my slowly aging ipad. Sometimes parts of my screen dont get repainted very well, hopefully garmin addresses slowness on 2-3 year old ipads soon.
  • Update is crashing

    By Just Dex
    Update crashes every time the widget split screen opens!
  • Newest Update makes it unsafe to use

    By Robin1032
    The newest update has rendered this app useless at best, dangerous if you do not carry backup paper charts. There is no longer airport information, it will not open when selected and you cannot even get to it in the radial menu. I cannot load any airport information even if I am using WiFi. Garmin really needs to rest their updates before sending them out, fortunately I caught the issue before I got in the air. For a product that has worked well I am thoroughly disappointed, and will not renew my subscription should these issues not be addressed.