May 2012 Issue
Pilot MyCast Morphs into Garmin Pilot
Garmin redesigned their app for iOS and Android with new navigation and a host of improvements large and small. We think it works well.
Garmins Pilot MyCast app has been an outlier in the Garmin family. Now its been revised and rebranded as simply Garmin Pilot. The changes bring some welcome improvements and make navigation similar to other Garmin products. The core change is in navigation, with a home function that calls up big-button navigation similar to the aera or GTN navigators. Functionally, its basically the same as Pilot MyCast, but its simplified and, we think, more intuitive. Theres also a dedicated direct-to button, just like other new Garmin navigators. Press and hold on the map view and you will get something Garmin calls the radial menu. This is a context-sensitive pop-up offering a ring of three to six large, turbulence-friendly buttons for quick weather, airport or airspace info, flight plan editing or direct-to.
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