Garmin has released the new flyGarmin app for Windows, which simplifies avionics database updates, such as navigation, charts and more, while also accommodating the distribution of Jeppesen charts, according to company officials.
Pilots begin at flyGarmin.com to register their products and purchase databases a la carte or in PilotPak database bundles.
Prior to initiating a database download for the first time, flyGarmin will prompt customers to download the new flyGarmin app.
Once the update process begins, the flyGarmin app will immediately initiate the database download process in the background. When the download is complete, the pilot transfers the databases from their PC to the Garmin device.
Offered for the first time from Garmin, Jeppesen chart subscribers can now download and update Jeppesen charts in addition to Garmin’s databases from a single source. When purchased from JeppDirect.com, all charting databases can be downloaded alongside Garmin databases via the new flyGarmin app.
The flyGarmin app is available for Windows, with Mac availability expected in 2016.