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5 quick Garmin Pilot tips

Beyond the main features like moving map and terrain alerts, Garmin Pilot is packed with handy tools for everyday flying. Here, we share 5 quick tips you may not know about the app.

Navigation app showdown, round 2 – ForeFlight vs. WingX vs. Garmin

We update the most popular article ever published on iPad Pilot News. Which aviation app is best? What has changed? Join the debate.

Garmin Pilot 5.1 adds terrain, new route options

At Oshkosh, Garmin introduced version 5.1 of their Pilot app for iPad. We review what's new, including a change to the subscription levels.

Customizing Garmin Pilot map overlays

With the release of version 5.0, Garmin Pilot has staked a serious claim to the title of most powerful moving map features. But to get the most out of Garmin Pilot, you need to know how to set up the various moving map options. Let's review the key features.

Garmin Pilot adds track up, new maps

Just in time for Sun 'n Fun, Garmin has released version 5.0 of their Garmin Pilot app for iPad and iPhone. The latest version of the popular app is a fairly significant update that adds a number of new features, and it continues the arms race among the major app developers.

The year ahead: 2013 predictions for the iPad

This is the final article in a series where we review the year that was and look forward to 2013. Previous articles have discussed the year in apps and accessories for iPad pilots. Here, we'll look ahead to what might be coming next year.

The year in review: apps

This is the first in a series of articles where we'll review the year that was in the iPad aviation world, then make some predictions about what to expect in 2013. Today's topic is apps: the new ones that appeared in 2012, the updates to the existing ones and the state of the market.

How to lock the iPad chart screen in flight

The iPad works very well as a paper chart replacement for pilots. This week's tip will teach you how to optimize settings on both the iPad and several aviation apps to make sure your charts stay viewable and locked in place during critical phases of flight.

Garmin Pilot app adds new ADS-B features and iPhone 5 support

Garmin released an update to the Garmin Pilot app, adding new ADS-B features, a split-screen option for the traffic display and support for the larger screen on the iPhone 5.

ADS-B traffic pilot report

A recent trip from Florida in a Piper Aztec provided an excellent opportunity to test out the new Garmin GDL 39 ADS-B receiver. Hooked up via Bluetooth to an iPad equipped with the Garmin Pilot App, I set off to see how much traffic we would see on the screen vs. out the window.
Garmin Pilot app

Garmin Pilot tip: using the split screen feature

Sometimes you need to do two things at once on your iPad, like look at two charts side by side, or compare your flight plan route against the moving map. The Garmin Pilot app makes it easy to do this, with their powerful split screen feature. While some other apps have split screen, we think Garmin does it best, with great information displays that are not available in any other app.

How to configure iPad wireless settings during preflight

It's important before each flight to properly configure the iPad's wireless radios, especially when using a Bluetooth or WiFi accessory. Here are our recommended wireless settings for various iPad and accessory combinations: