Cessna Aircraft Company reports that student pilots who sign up for the Cessna Flight Training System through the Cessna Pilot Center network will receive a one-year Garmin Pilot subscription. The Garmin Pilot app allows pilots to plan, file, fly and log flights using their Apple or Android tablets and smartphones.
“The Cessna Flight Training System has always provided industry-leading technologies to support the next generation of pilots, from ground to sky. Cessna Pilot Center students learn to fly in the world’s leading flight trainer, the Cessna Skyhawk, and now students will also have access to a premium, feature-rich application backed by Garmin’s decades of navigation experience,” said Doug May, vice president, Piston Aircraft. “Using the latest technology simplifies the job of a pilot and makes learning more intuitive. We’re thrilled to partner with Garmin to bring this technology to the Cessna Pilot Center network.”
Garmin Pilot incorporates a suite of tools designed specifically for general aviation and corporate pilots. Flight planning, charts, interactive maps, weather briefing resources and navigation capabilities are all included. The app’s interface mirrors those on the newest Garmin touchscreen avionics so pilots can go seamlessly from preflight to inflight.