Garmin Pilot App Reviews

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Garmin Pilot app review

Garmin Pilot App Info

  • 8527 Ratings
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated: Jul 2 2020
  • Version: 10.1.
  • Size: 287.43 MB
  • Seller: Garmin DCI
  • © Garmin DCI

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Customer Reviews of the Garmin Pilot App

Poor logbook reports and more

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JPizzel DoJJ's Review of Garmin Pilot

Reviewed on 9/9/18 5:40 PM

Please, improve your logbook reports, it’s almost impossible to print the legit logbook for interview. Need to add: *TEC routes in flight planning **Apple watch support (especially notifications, since it have a Taptic Engine), ability to set individual alarms and SAVE them ***Access NOTAMS faster, maybe thru radial menu ****Ability to bookmark relevant pages in chart supplement *****Ability to print the legit logbook for checkride or interview ******KHHR is still showing awkward airspace (very dangerous for pilots not familiar with LAX!!) that penetrates the LAX bravo! *******Missing a lot of stadium TFRs, I can find them even thru SkyVector Please improve

Latest version is great again

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a432511's Review of Garmin Pilot

Reviewed on 9/3/18 9:33 PM

The major issue with the radial menu was fixed! And the app is my favorite again.

Thanks for nothing Garmin

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rg11757's Review of Garmin Pilot

Reviewed on 9/22/18 10:46 PM

Updated Garmin Pilot in iPhone. Got in the air. Got a message stating “setting up GaminPilot 1/3” and needed WiFi connection. Great unusable when needed. On the ground now, connected to WiFi, and the same message, even after rebooting the uPhone. Wondering if Foreflight is the way to go, or am I just wrongly angry that I expect the GPS app to work. Same issue in the air with the iPad, but it set up on the ground after connecting to WiFi. I can’t believe a Garmin update does not go to completion. I’m glad I take my 496 with me.

disappointed with new fis-b icing

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182pilot's Review of Garmin Pilot

Reviewed on 9/19/18 8:43 PM

Icing information provided free via fis-b not available unless you pay Garmin $75 more to upgrade? You already get $75/year from me. Disappointed.

Battery drain

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182pilot's Review of Garmin Pilot

Reviewed on 8/7/18 9:56 AM

Latest update drains battery. Not happy.

Failed during a check ride

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BlakeAdR's Review of Garmin Pilot

Reviewed on 8/4/18 5:58 PM

Used this app days before my check ride, the day of it began to have problems opening. I would have to delete and redownload the app the fix the issue. But @5000agl that isn’t an option for me. Luckily I had a backup android device that worked with FltPln.com

Long time garmin app user

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Pginz's Review of Garmin Pilot

Reviewed on 8/28/19 1:42 PM

I have been using this app since it came out. Garmin is awesome at keeping this app current. This is the app to use for flight planning and in the cockpit assistance. It is super user friendly and can be used in rough weather. I believe this is the most pilot friendly app for flight planning and actual in cockpit usability. You need to keep buying new iPads as they come out because the software is pretty heavy. It is packed with horsepower and every two to three years the processors can’t keep up. I have an iPad Pro that’s a year old and does great.

Checklists vanished prior to Phasecheck!!

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MadDadVne's Review of Garmin Pilot

Reviewed on 8/28/19 1:42 PM

I had been enjoying this app on my iPad 2Air as a useful tool in the cockpit for a couple months. So much so that I got a Garmin GLO to compliment the new iPad Pro I bought believing it would enable the app to run better with all that gig space to stretch itself out in. It’s been a great secondary navigation tool to have, and has some really neat features to enhance flight safety for a training PPL pilot planning to continue through ATP. I had spent time customizing a 172 checklist to include the particulars of my flight school so that I can reference it anytime preflight through securing the airplane. Using the iPad suctioned to the window is much less cumbersome than fiddling with a multi-page laminated booklet, especially while flying and working through emergency scenarios. I have added things to the various lists over time - MPHIAS and KIAS for instance. Tonight I added to one of the lists and upon saving, lost all but two categories; the two categories that remained were incomplete. They are unrecoverable. I attempted to restore a previous backup, but that apparently only applies to documents such as maps and charts. To compound the insult, the checklist synced so that the Garmin Pilot on my iPhone and older iPad 2Air are now lost as well. I have an oral and flight Phasecheck to pass prior to flying my solo cross country and now have to spend time rebuilding my checklists and hoping they don’t disappear again. Considering that these aviation products are made for a 24 hour profession, it’s concerning that there is no 24 hour customer support available to call. Searching the web only reveals info about ‘scrambled checklist’ patches. This is supposed to be an app that decreases stress and workload in the cockpit, but not at the cost of adding to it at home.

Poor logbook reports and more

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JPizzel DoJJ's Review of Garmin Pilot

Reviewed on 8/28/19 1:42 PM

Please, improve your logbook reports, it’s almost impossible to print the legit logbook for an interview. Thanx for 2018 iPad Pro Screen support! Needs to be added: *TEC routes in flight planning **Apple watch support ***Access NOTAMS faster, maybe thru radial menu ****Ability to bookmark relevant pages in chart supplement *****Ability to print the legit logbook for checkride or interview ******KHHR is still showing awkward airspace on VFR map (very dangerous for pilots not familiar with LAX!!) that penetrates the LAX bravo! *******Missing a lot of stadium TFRs (Stub Hub Stadium), I can find them even thru SkyVector Please improve

Catching up to Foreflight

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Truly yours.'s Review of Garmin Pilot

Reviewed on 8/28/19 1:42 PM

For the most part GP is easy to use and a good deal of pertinent information is presented. It is easy to read and thus far I have found it to be very reliable. One of its strongest features is the coordination between an iPad and a Garmin cockpit. I would like it to follow closer to Foreflight where it comes to departures, arrivals, and easily accessible runway heading information (not just runway 03, but 034 degrees, etc), as this information is buried and in some cases not available at all. Overall, Garmin Pilot is a very good product and I will continue to use it.