Garmin Pilot Goes International

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Garminís Pilot app, heretofore limited to U.S. subscribers, will have international support in May, the company announced at Aero Friedrichshafen last week.

International coverage will include navigation data, charts, plates and sectionals for Europe and weather coverage for Europe and Australia, including METARs, TAFs, SIGMETs and AIRMETs and satellite and radar data. However, weather data will be available only from broadband sources on the ground or via satellite-provided internet services.†

Europe doesnít yet have the ground stations necessary for airborne weather datalink through ADS-B. The Pilot app will support an EFIS flight page through the Garmin GDL-39. International support will be available for $199 for basic nav data and $299 for charting service. Charts are provided by EuroControl. For more information, see this podcast with Garminís Jessica Koss.