Enroute: Garmin Announces Garmin Pilot App 4.3 for Android

Enroute: Garmin Announces Garmin Pilot App 4.3 for Android

EnrouteGarmin has announced an updated version 4.3 of the Garmin Pilot app for Android, which incorporates the display of both terrain and obstacles over the top of Garmin’s navigation maps. These overlays display visual alerts of potential hazards and enhance situational awareness, particularly in unfamiliar environments. Version 4.3 for Android also supports X-Plane 10 and other compatible simulators, offers the option to display density altitude information, and now includes a new subscription options.
Obstacles and Terrain Information
Garmin Pilot version 4.3 provides pilots with the option to overlay terrain and obstacles simultaneously on the moving map page, in track-up format to ensure that flight plan information is upright and easy to read. Pilots also have access to a dedicated terrain page, so they may view terrain and obstacles in an arc or 360-degree view.
With a premium upgrade, intuitive colors can help pilots easily discern their proximity relative to terrain. Pilots are provided visual caution or warning alerts when operating near obstacles or terrain that may be of potential conflict. The terrain data uses highly-detailed data in Garmin avionics and portables and is available in various resolutions, so pilots can select the level of detail they prefer.
Simulator Support
Garmin Pilot now supports X-Plane 10, as well as a variety of other compatible simulators. Customers may launch X-Plane and connect Garmin Pilot to the simulator. Garmin Pilot then sends AHRS information to display flight plan information.
Density Altitude
Pilots can optionally display density altitude information within Garmin Pilot in the METAR widget. By viewing widgets in split screen mode, density altitude is calculated and displayed.
New Enhancements and Pricing on Optional Upgrade Packages
Garmin Pilot’s upgrade packages have been enhanced to include visual and aural terrain and obstacle alerting. New packages include:
VFR Premium – $49.99 annually, which adds geo-referenced SafeTaxi diagrams along with terrain and obstacle alerts
IFR Premium – $74.99 annually, includes features within VFR Premium along with geo-referenced FliteCharts
For more information, visit www.garmin.com/apps.

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