Greatly improved Many bugs not all features work wx depiction is exaggerated can't lock screen sd card memory crashes app very disappointed in Garmin all other Garmin products are top notch they are dropping the ball with this one. Update: 4/15/16 they have fixed most problems except for wx depiction. Did have to get an iPad to have all the features. Update: 10/17/16 They do continue to improve has been very stable. Support is to notch.
Base subscription great for VFR I have not tried the more advanced, premium-subscription features, but what you get for the base price is more than adequate for VFR flight. Highly customizable map display, good on a smartphone but really shines on a tablet. The ability to check weather, TFRs, NOTAMS, etc and make/file flight plans from home or on the go is a huge convenience. Overall, the increased situational awareness I get from this app's real-time info makes me a safer pilot, and that alone is worth the money in my book.
Keeping Current This looks excellent. I'm going to try it for 30 days. I'm not a licensed pilot, but a student that had to drop out right before the dual X-Country stage. Due to the economy. But I use simulators and teach myself ground school. I can't seem to find much for Android. MS-flight sim 4 is excellent for a PC. I want to practice and it doesn't have to be certified for actual use in the air. Just like everything else in aviation, it costs more because it has to be FAA legal. I can't afford the subscription rates.
Switching from ForeFlight so I can use on iPad and Android phone as backup. Cross platform syncing and easy sync with 650/750 units in the planes I fly.. also cheaper by 50 per year as of now.. ForeFlight is great but Apple only is a deal breaker.
$200/year - no thank you!
Overall, okay Can be confusing until you have the hang of it. Very poor support, unless you call and talk to a person at Garmin, which is very easy. No instructional videos are online. Can be sluggish in planning. In flight works pretty well. Garmin webinars pretty much stink.
Version 5.4.4 contains bug fixes and stability improvements.
- Database Concierge feature added to download and manage Garmin databases.
- Support for the Flight Stream 510, WIFI and Bluetooth media card for wireless database updates, flight plan, GPS, attitude, weather and traffic information transfers.
- Added flyGarmin logbook support with automatic logging.
See our release notes in Settings, General.