Garmin® announces new features and enhancements within the Garmin Pilot application for Apple mobile devices. integration now includes electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) and Pre-departure Clearances (PDC) within the U.S. For VFR pilots in Europe, features such as the integration of Jeppesen VFR navigation data, including airport traffic patterns, airport entry routing lines, TMZ/RMZ airspace and more, aid in the identification of pertinent procedures for visual flight conditions. IFR autorouting improvements are also available to better support pilots filing and flying instrument flight plans. enhancements
Pilots within the U.S. who have purchased premium services within, can now access PDC services within the Garmin Pilot app. Pre-departure clearances (PDCs) are text clearances issued for an IFR flight plan at over 70 airports in the United States.
PDCs include:

  • Filed route
  • Amendments to a route
  • Cleared altitude
  • Transponder code
  • Departure frequency
  • Any special instructions

For flights departing from airports where PDCs are available, Garmin Pilot will display the pre-departure clearance 20-30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. A notification is displayed on the home screen of the Apple mobile device, allowing customers to view the routing, and then confirm and activate the flight within the Trip Planning section of Garmin Pilot.


Garmin Pilot allows customers with an eAPIS premium service from to enter and upload passenger and crew manifest information to Customs and Border Protection. For flights from the United States to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, a notification will populate in the Trip Planning page in Garmin Pilot to notify customers a manifest is required. Customers may then create and submit manifests from the Garmin Pilot app.

Suggested routing that is generated by is also automatically received and displayed within the Trip Planning page in Garmin Pilot. For easier access, pilots can view the route within Garmin Pilot, file and activate the flight plan.

European VFR data

Garmin Pilot now comes with European VFR navigation data integrated within the application, which better supports the unique operations for pilots flying VFR in Europe. This new data includes:

  • Airport traffic patterns
  • Airport entry routing lines
  • Enroute holding patterns
  • FIS areas and frequencies
  • TMZ/RMZ airspaces
  • Natural Conservation Areas
  • General Purpose Airspace
  • Avoid Overflying Areas

This new data is available immediately for pilots with a Garmin Pilot Europe Standard subscription.

EuroControl IFR Autorouting enhancements
Pilots can now manually enter a flight plan in Garmin Pilot and receive validation and filing via EuroControl all within the app. Pilots can also manually edit the route for a flight plan on the Trip Planning page within Garmin Pilot and then validate and file the flight plan with EuroControl. IFR auto-routing is available with a Garmin Pilot Premium add-on subscription.

The newest release of Garmin Pilot for Apple mobile devices is available immediately. For new customers, Garmin Pilot is available from the Apple App Store as a free download for the first 30 days. After the 30-day trial period, customers may purchase an annual subscription of Garmin Pilot starting at $99.99 Visit for additional information.

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