[Note: This is a work-in-progress since Garmin Pilot was just released on 3/27. Check this post for regular updates as we review some of the features of Garmin Pilot and develop our brief tutorial!]
As background, I’ve been an avid user of ForeFlight for awhile now, so my natural tendency is to compare how Garmin Pilot stacks up to ForeFlight. There is a high degree of feature commonality between the two, yet each is still markedly different from the other in actual design. Both deserve a thorough evaluation before committing to either one for your cockpit. So let’s checkout Garmin Pilot.
Creating a Flight Plan
Pressing the Home button will bring up the main Menu:
Press on the X to the right of route input area to clear the existing routing, then start typing your waypoint identifiers separated by spaces. Second, you can press on the green-plus “Add Waypoint” bar:From the pop-up menu enter the waypoint desired and select it.
Third, on the map you can press and hold until a menu appears with all neighboring identifiers from which you can pick. If you press and hold you will see:
Once all points are in you can save this flight plan to your Bookmarks file. Touch the Bookmarks icon (open book), then touch the green plus to bookmark your flight plan. Later you can quickly retrieve a previously saved flight by selecting it from the bookmarks.
Stay tuned for a look at more Garmin Pilot features soon!