Garmin Pilot v10.3 adds a host of new, improved features

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The Garmin Pilot app, version 10.3, offers the ability to reference graphical airspace and obstacle NOTAMs during pre-flight planning and for increased situational awareness inflight, an enhanced user interface for Profile View, which allows pilots the ability to access weather, PIREPs, and more, faster than ever before.

Graphical Airspace NOTAMS

Airspace NOTAMS are now available as a graphical overlay on the map and can be depicted as a circle or other shape with the type and associated altitude of the NOTAM labeled for even more clarity depending on the selected zoom level. NOTAMs that are scheduled to become active in the next 24 hours are displayed in yellow to help alert pilots in advance and aid with flight planning, with a brighter contrast for areas showing upcoming restricted airspace. Active airspace NOTAMs are color-coded depending on the following classifications:

Red: Restricted and Danger NOTAMs, such as Prohibited Areas Orange: Alert and Warning NOTAMs, including Military Operation Areas (MOA) Gray: Flight Data Center (FDC) NOTAMS such as Instrument Approach Procedure changes Purple: Other NOTAMs such as Parachute Jumping areas

Airspace NOTAMs can be viewed from either the map or flight plan page. Pilots can view NOTAMs in both decoded and raw text. Further, NOTAMs may also be viewed by selecting the NOTAMs widget in spilt-screen mode.

Graphical Obstacle NOTAMs

Obstacle NOTAMs use pink obstacle figures on the map in order to differentiate obstacle NOTAMs from permanent obstacles and are displayed anytime the NOTAM or obstacle layer is enabled. Those obstacles that have since been removed are displayed for reference as a pink “X.” Obstacle NOTAMs are available from the map or flight plan page with the ability to be viewed in both decoded and raw text. Also, pilots have the ability to view an Obstacle NOTAM list from the airport page and by tapping the map icon for a selected NOTAM, jump to that NOTAM right on the map.

Enhancements to the Flight Profile View

The new quick access bar in the Flight Profile

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