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.
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.
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.
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.
Getting better Finally got the logbook in the Android version but now the app randomly launches its self without prompting. I will be looking at email or web surfing doing nothing whatsoever with the tablet laying on the night stand when all-of-a-sudden here's the Garmin App... What the heck is going on here?
TFRs do not update Has all the features you want but not very intuitive. Filing was easy once you figure it out however it will not let you choose the correct altitude for direction of travel which probably only makes you look dumb to ATC. Does not have any TAC charts even though it says it does and switching between charts is a hassle. My biggest issue though is that TFRs don't update. Map displays TFRs that are not active.
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.