New Features Also Include Chart Overlay on Map, Glide Range Ring and More
Garmin is pleased to announce the integration of geo-referenced Jeppesen terminal charts within the Garmin Pilot app on Apple® mobile devices1. Jeppesen charts can be viewed within Garmin Pilot from the charts page and in split screen mode beside the moving map. The global integration of this new, popular chart option alongside superior flight planning, filing and flight logging capabilities brings Garmin Pilot customers around the world an all-inclusive, single application solution. Additionally, geo-referenced Garmin FliteCharts® and Jeppesen approach procedures can also be overlaid on the moving map for seamless navigation, while Flight Stream 510 integration supports Database Concierge wireless database transfer capabilities. Glide range ring on Apple mobile devices and automated electronic logbook within Android™ add to this latest series of Garmin Pilot enhancements.
Jeppesen terminal charts and chart overlay for Apple mobile devices
Garmin Pilot version 8.4 introduces the integration of Jeppesen terminal charts to bring pilots a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive application for pilots flying around the globe. Within the app, customers with a Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck subscription can download and save Jeppesen charts, including approach charts, arrival, departure procedures and Jeppesen airway manuals. Charts can be saved in pilot-selectable binders for convenient access, which can be viewed in full- screen or split-screen mode.
Customers who utilize Jeppesen charts or Garmin FliteCharts can also take advantage of chart overlay, which displays instrument approaches on top of the moving map for optimal situational awareness when transitioning from the enroute to approach phase of flight. Depending on preference, these charts can also be viewed in track-up and north-up on the moving map. Additionally, all Jeppesen and Garmin FliteCharts are geo-referenced throughout Garmin Pilot. Customers with a Garmin Pilot IFR Premium subscription and an available Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck license may access Jeppesen charts within the application at no additional charge.
Garmin Pilot™ Range Ring and Flight Plan Enhancements for Apple® Mobile Devices
As part of the latest upgrade, Garmin Pilot offers pilots the option to display a glide range ring on the moving map within Apple mobile devices. The glide range ring is depicted as a cyan ring around the estimated area that can be reached by the aircraft in a best glide range configuration. Range is based on Best Glide (VG) speed and the glide ratio entered by the pilot within the aircraft profile, which then utilizes the aircraft’s altitude and wind to determine range ring distance. The option to shape the glide range ring for rising terrain that may interfere with the aircraft’s glide range is also available.
Additionally, pilots can now more easily modify flight plans within Garmin Pilot on Apple mobile devices by simply selecting the flight plan bar along the top of the display from any page.
Flight Stream 510 for Android™ and Apple Mobile Devices
Pilots can more easily manage their database subscriptions with Flight Stream 510, while also receiving additional benefits such as wireless flight plan transfer and sharing of traffic, weather, GPS and more via the Garmin Pilot app. The newly announced Flight Stream 510 enables communication between the GTNTM 650/750 series and two compatible Apple or Android mobile devices operating Garmin Pilot. Wi-Fi® connectivity is specifically for Database Concierge wireless database transfer, and Bluetooth® allows for a wide variety of additional capabilities, including flight plan transfer. Customers can easily incorporate this wireless technology into their aircraft with Garmin Pilot, the GTN 650/750 and Flight Stream 510, as no wiring changes or complex installation considerations are required. Flight Stream 510 wirelessly transfers the following databases to the GTN: Jeppesen NavData or the new Garmin Navigation Database, Obstacle, Terrain, SafeTaxi®, FliteCharts and Basemap.
Automated Electronic Logbook for Android™
Pilots can now take advantage of electronic logbook capabilities built-in to the Garmin Pilot™ application for Android mobile devices, which also offers seamless integration with flyGarmin®. While flying with Garmin Pilot, the logbook feature provides automatic record keeping of commonly recorded data pertaining to each flight. Information such as date, total duration of each flight, number of takeoffs and landings, route and more are all conveniently sorted and saved for easy reference across Garmin Pilot devices and within flyGarmin. Built-in redundancy also allows pilots to make manual logbook entries via the flyGarmin website or Garmin Pilot app, where both entries are automatically synced and stored. Additional capabilities include the option to record endorsements, track flight currency, generate historical flight reports and more. All Garmin Pilot customers can also visit the flyGarmin website to import previous flight plans.
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