Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display and document viewer

Garmin Pilot EIS on iOS
Garmin Pilot EIS on iOS

Garmin announced several new additions to the Garmin Pilot™ feature set for Apple and Android mobile devices. Among the updates, wireless real-time display and play-back of engine data is available within Garmin Pilot via Flight Stream 510 when the app is paired with an EIS-capable TXi flight display or the G1000® NXi integrated flight deck. A new document viewer provides easy access to the Garmin aviation library, as well as access to popular cloud storage providers, and the addition of weather improvements further enhance the app. New for Android, weight and balance calculations and several more features aid in flight planning. These new capabilities offer greater utility within a single application and more integration within the Garmin ecosystem. Continue reading "Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display and document viewer"

Belite Altimeter App - with Humidity!


Sharp-eyed readers will figure out quickly that I am no longer at Sun 'n Fun in Florida - while I might have taken the picture in an airplane at 4406' msl, its unlikely that I'd find a relative Humidity of 16.9" anywhere in Florida - at any time of the year! But the little red dongle device was something I picked up at the show from Belite Aircraft - an atmospheric sensor that connects via Bluetooth to an i-thingy (phone or tablet) and gives you access to a lot of accurate data related to pressure, temperature, and humidity. Continue reading "Belite Altimeter App - with Humidity!"

Hi-Tech Tech Counseling

Winnemucca, Nevada. It's not the end of the world - but you can see it from there!

I had a wonderful flight on a recent cool Saturday morning out into the middle of Nevada - Winnemucca, Nevada, to be precise. Cold and smooth with 20 knots of tailwind at 11,500 feet, it took only about 45 minutes from my home base near Carson City. Now if you look at a map of the United States, Carson City is fairly remote from any major metropolitan area (yes, its just down the road from Reno, but Reno bills itself as the Biggest LITTLE city in America, so it hardly counts as "major"). And if you consider Carson City as "out there", what does that say about Winnemucca? Yet, there is a dedicated young homebuilder out there, a mining engineer putting together an RV-10 - and he needed someone to take a look at his riveting to make sure he was on the right track. It was a beautiful day, I had a fast airplane, so why not have an excuse to travel and trade stories with another aviator. Continue reading "Hi-Tech Tech Counseling"

Garmin Pilot Adds Features for iOS and Android

Garmin Pilot

Garmin announced the addition of new features for the Garmin Pilot application for Android and iOS mobile devices. Garmin Pilot 6.2 for Android incorporates approach chart overlays on the moving map, enhancements to stadium TFR's, glide range ring, logbook tracks and more, while the 9.1 version of Garmin Pilot for iOS adds a new high resolution basemap, worldwide gridded winds and a streamlined Connext devices page. Within the iOS version, pilots can also access aircraft performance profiles, checklists and weight and balance data for additional aircraft types. Continue reading "Garmin Pilot Adds Features for iOS and Android"