Garmin Pilot has added coverage for Canada. Garmin Pilot Canada Premium is available in the iTunes store and offers a suite of navigation and weather information for both Canada and the United States.
North American navigation data provided by Jeppesen ensures pilots have the information they need for flight planning, according to Garmin officials.
Interactive maps within Garmin Pilot support north-up and track-up navigation, so maps, their labels and the information displayed on the map is upright and easy to read, officials noted. Geo-referenced FliteCharts include approaches, departures and arrival procedures and SafeTaxi incorporates geo-referenced airport diagrams in Canada.
Because weather information is an important part of flight planning for every pilot, radar and satellite imagery for Canada and the United States is available with the latest update. Since precipitation and cloud cover information can be displayed on the moving map alongside flight plan information, it’s easy to
determine if weather will impact your route of flight, Garmin officials said.
METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, NOTAMs and winds aloft information provide pilots with even more
weather data, which can also be overlaid on top of the moving map or viewed in split-screen mode.
Garmin Pilot also offers obstacle and terrain alerting capabilities similar to the company’s portable and panel mount avionics.
Terrain information may be viewed on the dedicated terrain page or as an overlay on the moving map and pop-up alerts also offer an additional layer of protection to warn of nearby obstacles or terrain. Synthetic vision (SVX) offers a 3D depiction of ground, water, obstacles, terrain and the runway environment.
Garmin Pilot Canada Premium is available immediately in the iTunes store for $129.99 annually.