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Garmin Works Weather Information Into Pilot App for Apple

By Nick Zazulia | May 9, 2018

Garmin's Pilot App viewing icing probabilities. Photo courtesy of Garmin

Garmin has updated its Garmin Pilot app for Apple devices. Update 9.3 includes a number of enhancements, focusing on weather and airspace alerting. Following is a list of updates:

  • When viewing the flight profile view alongside a flight plan within Garmin Pilot, customers can view the probability or severity of icing at particular altitudes through color-coded shading.
  • The radar overlay on the moving map now includes the projected path of a storm cell. If hail or tornadic activity is present, a corresponding icon will also be displayed alongside the particular storm cell line.
  • Garmin Pilot 9.3 adds airspace alerting to notify pilots prior to entering select airspace segments. Which airspace types pilots receive alerts for can be customized in the app.
  • Pilots that utilize a GDL 69, GDL 51 or GDL 52 who also have a valid SiriusXM Aviation Weather subscription can now view the surface analysis layer on the moving map.
  • Pilots can now utilize pinch-to-zoom gestures on the traffic page to view traffic targets when Garmin Pilot is paired with an ADS-B In receiver. They can also select whether traffic information is displayed in relative or absolute altitude.
  • Extended runway centerlines have been improved to display mile marker segments so it’s easier to determine distance from the runway while on final approach.
  • The Garmin Pilot aircraft library has grown to include aircraft performance profiles for Cessna, Mooney and Piper.

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