It sounds as though many of our customers have logged some hours under their belt since the release of the Garmin Pilot App back in March! For those of you who have been patiently awaiting the next update for the Android operating system, I am happy to announce your wait is over! The software update was released earlier today and introduces several major features that I know many of you have been asking for.
What’s new? For starters, on the Android operating system Garmin Pilot will generate a Radial Menu which is accessible by long-pressing anywhere on the moving map page. This populates the menu, allowing for easy access to detailed airport and navaid information, airspace and weather data, anywhere on the map. Regardless of where the Radial Menu is located, the option to navigate direct-to that particular location will be possible.
Creating a user waypoint is an updated feature which can be selected within the Radial Menu, as well. With the latest software update, the option to generate user-defined waypoints using latitude/longitude, radial/distance, and radial/radial combinations for reference is now available.
Since organization is an integral part of any flight, the option to create binders within Garmin Pilot is now possible. This feature organizes all terminal procedures into a binder specific to the departure, destination, and any alternate airports along your route of flight. Arranging charts into individual binders allows pilots the ability to easily call up charts as they have already been virtually bookmarked within Garmin Pilot, prior to your flight.
For more information regarding the latest software update specific to the Android operating system, a page dedicated to the highlights of this latest upgrade will be available in the Settings -> Support -> About, section of the Garmin Pilot.