Need web interface for planning The app has great features, but you're hogtied to a mobile device in order to use any of them. We need a web interface to create, review, and modify flight plans, and to access flight logs and other data from Garmin Pilot. It's great that I don't *have* to use a computer to use all of the features of the app, but when my PC is available, it's much easier to use - especially if you have a large, widescreen monitor or two that you can use to view charts, weather, etc, not to mention the mouse and keyboard. And when do we get synthetic vision for Android? The Naviator app has it...
It's a good start, but behind its iOS cousin in terms of features and functionality. Biggest misses versus iOS are support for Jeppesen Charts and global coverage options. Outside of the platform differences, the flight planning and Weight/Balance features could use some further enhancement to be more immediately intuitive.
Poor resolution I really like the app, but with the IFR enroute charts, everything is blurry until I'm zoomed in quite a bit. I have a powerful enough device running Android 7.1.1 (latest) so there should be no problems. This is with a Nexus 9 tablet. The chart is mostly sharp at 2NM, but anything else greater it's slightly blurry. Garmin, are you aware of this problem? Please reply and I will help to troubleshoot if you need it.
False advertising, No 30 day trial App forces to buy subscription. No trial as advertised. Try iFlyGPS or Avare apps which are have trial period or free to use.
Over All Over all nice app. Best one out there for Android. Cons are that it needs it's own weight and balance calculator and needs to work with AOPA'S flight planner. The bottom line is that I prefer the android over the IPad but if I "DID" have an IPad I'd probably use Foreflight since it has more features (such as a weight and balance calculator) and flight plans can be transferred to and from AOPA and other online sources. However, a great app If you use an android... it does its job and does have a lot of nice features. I'm actual surprised that Garmin is sooo behind with this technology. Especially consider that there are many more people that prefer android devices (including myself). When it's time for me to replace my current android device, I just may switch to an IPad due to the added benefits as well as its an FAA approved device. Comon Garmin... we're counting on ya.
Why do I have to pay to use this as a pilot? Can't you make this all free?
5.5.3 fixes a problem adding some VOR identifiers to the route.
New in 5.5:
- Added NRST feature support.
- Added airspace labels on IFR/VFR maps.
- Airspaces can now be selected and will highlight.
- Highest terrain/obstacle along a planned route is now shown in the Flight Plan details section.
- Direct-To can now be re-activated anytime.
- Winds aloft forecast now spans 5-10 days.
- Now supporting the latest Android permissions model.
See our release notes in Settings, General.