Garmin Pilot

Garmin Pilot

By Garmin DCI

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2009-12-23
  • Current Version: 9.1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 219.67 MB
  • Developer: Garmin DCI
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 991 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 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.*



  • unreliable trip plans

    By ITC1
    When entering a DC SFRA flight plan, the departure and exit gate (or entry gate and destination) are randomly overwritten with default values. It usually happens when I switch to a different plan, whatever gate I have entered is replaced with some other value. Can't trust this app for filing DC SFRA.
  • So Far So Good..With One Concern

    By AlienFanatic
    I'm currently trying GP as an alternative to ForeFlight, which I've been using for years. I'm updating some of my avionics to newer Garmin gear and I think their app will integrate well. Because I use both iPads and a Pixel phone, the cross platform compatibility is huge. (The guys at ForeFlight are positively snotty about never supporting Android, which makes me anxious to move away from their product ASAP.) The interface is much prettier than FF and quite intuitive. The more I use it, the more I enjoy it. I'll update my review as I become more proficient. However, there is one issue that bugs the heck out of me and it's that Garmin cuts off the date info on the FAA IFR charts! I use that info as part of my workflow when I'm briefing an approach. Without it, I can't be sure that I'm using the very latest charts as required by the regs. I hope Garmin fixes this and it's why I deducted a star. (The fact that the app automatically loads the plates based on my flight plan is BRILLIANT, though!)
  • Updates

    By turbotunerrb25
    Great app but slow to react to problems. App crashes constantly within seconds of opening as of latest update and iOS update on iPhone X.
  • Slow to update iPhone/iOS releases

    By PilotTim
    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?
  • Very useful and convenient

    By Andrii Kovalenko
    This app is really convenient to use on the ground and in flight.
  • Exceptional software

    By flitetym
    I find Garmin Pilot functions well, and I give it high marks for user customization — however, an attribute that I feel also makes it less "intuitive", with a somewhat steeper learning curve than FF. While users can generally find they can "jump right in" to Foreflight, Garmin's Pilot took me a day or so before I reached the "aha!" moment. (True, I admittedly had to "unlearn" FF to embrace Garmin's logic.) So the winner is? For the occasional pilot and "weekend warrior" (which there are many),the hat-tip goes to software producer ForeFlight. However, for the operator with an eye towards integrating existing and future hardware additions in the vast and continually expanding Garmin "eco-system", without question, it's Garmin's Pilot.
  • StubHub in Hawthorne, CA

    By JPizzel DoJJ
    Please add this Stadium TFR to a next release
  • Nice job!!

    By C172Pilot
    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.
  • When it works it’s great

    By frustrated-pilot
    I love this app but the pre-release testing is inadequate. Every few updates it crashes nonstop and I have to remove the app from my iPhone or iPad and reinstall along with downloading all the data. I’ve never had this issue with FF. This is a serious problem with something I’m spending real money on!
  • Better than Foreflight

    By jjcapurro
    Easier to use and a MUCH better interface design than FF. Keeps getting better and better! Now with open street maps! Nice! Switched two years ago and no regrets.