Garmin announced new features and enhancements within the Garmin Pilot application for Apple mobile devices. FltPlan.com integration now includes electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) and Pre-departure Clearances (PDC) within the United States.
U.S. pilots who have purchased premium services within FltPlan.com can now access PDC services within the Garmin Pilot app. Pre-departure clearances (PDCs) are text clearances issued for an IFR flight plan at over 70 airports in the United States.
- Filed route
- Amendments to a route
- Cleared altitude
- Transponder code
- Departure frequency
- Any special instructions
For flights departing from airports where PDCs are available, Garmin Pilot will display the pre-departure clearance 20-30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. A notification is displayed on the home screen of the Apple mobile device, allowing customers to view the routing, and then confirm and activate the flight within the Trip Planning section of Garmin Pilot.
Garmin Pilot allows customers with an eAPIS premium service from FltPlan.com to enter and upload passenger and crew manifest information to Customs and Border Protection. For flights from the United States to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, a notification will populate in the Trip Planning page in Garmin Pilot to notify customers a manifest is required. Customers may then create and submit manifests from the Garmin Pilot app.
Suggested routing that is generated by FltPlan.com is also automatically received and displayed within the Trip Planning page in Garmin Pilot. For easier access, pilots can view the route within Garmin Pilot, file and activate the flight plan.
The newest release of Garmin Pilot for Apple mobile devices is available immediately. For new customers, Garmin Pilot is available from the Apple App Store as a free download for the first 30 days. After the 30-day trial period, customers may purchase an annual subscription of Garmin Pilot starting at $99.99 Visit www.garmin.com/aviation for additional information.