Garmin Pilot

Garmin Pilot

By Garmin DCI

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2009-12-23
  • Current Version: 9.5.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 218.79 MB
  • Developer: Garmin DCI
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 1,032 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.*



  • Not great for VFR planning

    By Bulle72
    I have used runwayHD and SkyDemon and for VFR flying and planning they are far superior, versatile and easy to use than the Garmin App. The simple process of importing and exporting a route between any other app (which is possible on all other apps) is not possible with the Garmin Pilot App. From a user experience point of view the interface is poor. I am disappointed as I have recently installed Garmin equipment in my helicopter and was hoping for an easier integration. They have a closed system approach. One can only hope for improvements ...
  • Thanks for nothing Garmin

    By rg11757
    Updated Garmin Pilot in iPhone. Got in the air. Got a message stating “setting up GaminPilot 1/3” and needed WiFi connection. Great unusable when needed. On the ground now, connected to WiFi, and the same message, even after rebooting the uPhone. Wondering if Foreflight is the way to go, or am I just wrongly angry that I expect the GPS app to work. Same issue in the air with the iPad, but it set up on the ground after connecting to WiFi. I can’t believe a Garmin update does not go to completion. I’m glad I take my 496 with me.
  • disappointed with new fis-b icing

    By 182pilot
    Icing information provided free via fis-b not available unless you pay Garmin $75 more to upgrade? You already get $75/year from me. Disappointed.
  • Poor logbook reports and more

    By JPizzel DoJJ
    Please, improve your logbook reports, it’s almost impossible to print the legit logbook for interview. Need to add: *TEC routes in flight planning **Apple watch support (especially notifications, since it have a Taptic Engine), ability to set individual alarms and SAVE them ***Access NOTAMS faster, maybe thru radial menu ****Ability to bookmark relevant pages in chart supplement *****Ability to print the legit logbook for checkride or interview ******KHHR is still showing awkward airspace (very dangerous for pilots not familiar with LAX!!) that penetrates the LAX bravo! *******Missing a lot of stadium TFRs, I can find them even thru SkyVector Please improve
  • Latest version is great again

    By a432511
    The major issue with the radial menu was fixed! And the app is my favorite again.
  • Garmin Pilot is great

    By justingraff
    I have used it for at least 6 years. Great app. Constantly improving it. Has always had better map readability than ForeFlight, and even with FF’s improved vector based maps Garmin Pilot still is superior. Too numerous to count features. ADS-B weather and traffic works great. I like that they generally add features without adding multiple pricing levels. The only weak area in my opinion is the weather briefing which still just gives an DAA standard briefing, and is the sole reason I keep my ForeFlight subscription. I suspect ForeFlight will improve the preflight weather brief in the future. It even works with my flight simulator that I use to practice instrument approaches.
  • Great EFB

    By BMarkman98
    I have used this app for two months now and it has been great. Like all of Garmin's products, there is good support, the product is intuitive and easy to use, the colors are vivid and the fetchers are awesome. I am just downloading the latest version today, I am sure I will not be disappointed. Update 08/15/18 I’ve used the app for years, and they continue to improve and add valuable features. One of the only complaints is lack of echo tops, this is the biggest pain in the you know what to have to look outside the app for this info, or not have it at all while relying solely on GP. Please help Garmin!
  • Radial menu problem

    By Bonhamb
    Great app... but, this morning the radial menu quit working on my iPad and iPhone... possible problem with the recent update? Not sure where to go for support?
  • Good app, bad bug resolution and tech support

    By canastl
    Can’t click an airport and get weather, airport info, etc. as I could in previous versions. Just get the spinning wheel. This used to work fine. After 9.4.1 it no longer works. Garmin aviation support acknowledged the spinning wheel issue in 9.4.1 and customer service/tech support first told me on 8/13/18 the issue was fixed “3 hours ago” and to check again after rebooting. Did that and called in again when the spinning wheel wasn’t resolved. Next agent tells me the issue is fixed with the latest update. I hang up and check the App Store - 9.4.1 is the latest, problem is still occurring. Next agent I speak to, states I have to uninstall and reinstall. Cool. No problem. I have “just” enough time to do that before my scheduled departure. Do that, and guess what... Still have the spinning wheel. Pretty disappointed that basic functionality has been broken for so long now. I originally thought maybe I had an LTE coverage issue or something but nope. This is happening on my iPhone and iPad while connected to LTE, Wireless and my brand new GDL52.... spent a lot money investing in the now broken Garmin Pilot ecosystem of products. Thankfully still within my return window to return the GDL52 to Sporty’s and go to Foreflight.
  • Failed during a check ride

    By BlakeAdR
    Used this app days before my check ride, the day of it began to have problems opening. I would have to delete and redownload the app the fix the issue. But @5000agl that isn’t an option for me. Luckily I had a backup android device that worked with