Garmin Pilot: Expanded Integration and Features

Our Garmin Pilot team introduced new enhancements and features within the aviation app, highlighted by expanded integration including pre-departure clearances (PDCs) and the ability to submit Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) manifests. Additionally, route suggestions and optimized routings are now available on and can be viewed within Garmin Pilot. For our European users, Garmin Pilot incorporates a robust VFR data set including airport traffic patterns, entry routing lines, TMZ/RMZ airspaces and more.  Pilots flying IFR can manually enter or edit a route in Garmin Pilot for validation and filing via EuroControl. Premium Service Integration

Flight plans can now be seamlessly synchronized between Garmin Pilot and With Garmin Pilot version 9.7, pilots with subscriptions to PDCs and eAPIS from can use these premium services within Garmin Pilot.

To get started:

Remember that all flight plans created or changed on will automatically be synchronized with Trip Planning in Garmin Pilot. premium services integration

Pre-Departure Clearances*

Pre-departure clearances (PDCs) are text clearances issued for an IFR flight plan available at over 70 airports in the United States. A PDC is the same as receiving a verbal clearance from Clearance Delivery.

PDCs include:

For flights departing from airports where PDCs are available, Garmin Pilot will display the pre-departure clearance 20 to 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

PDCs are available from:

Pre-Departure Clearances

Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS)*

Garmin Pilot allows users with an eAPIS premium service from to enter and upload passenger and crew manifests to Customs and Border Protection.

For flights departing from the United States to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, a message will appear on the Trip Planning page in Garmin Pilot to notify users that a manifest is required.

Once the manifest has been successfully submitted, a confirmation message will appear on the Trip Planning page.


Route Suggestions & Optimized Routing route suggestions and optimized routing are available in Garmin Pilot, by:

*Note:  PDCs and eAPIS are premium service subscriptions available from  To learn more, select the “Premium Services” tab on

Optimized Routing

Widget Display Enhancements on Moving Map

When using the radial menu on the moving map, the widgets may now be moved to allow pilots to easily view airspaces, airport information, weather and more.

European VFR Data

To support the unique needs of VFR pilots flying the Europe, Garmin Pilot incorporates VFR navigation data, including:

VFR data may be displayed on the Garmin dynamic maps by selecting VFR from the map layer icon on the Map page.

Note:  European VFR navigation data is available with the Garmin Pilot Europe Standard and Worldwide Premium subscriptions.

European VFR Data

European IFR Autorouting Improvements

The European IFR autorouting feature has been enhanced to allow pilots to manually enter or edit a route in Garmin Pilot for validation and filing via EuroControl.

Note:  European IFR Autorouting is available with the Garmin Pilot Europe Premium Add-on and Worldwide Premium subscriptions.

Support for GNC 355 GPS Navigator

We recently announced the GNC 355 GPS navigator with LPV approach capabilities and a 10W Comm radio for Part 23 Class I/II and experimental/amateur-built aircraft. 

Garmin GNC 355

The GNC 355 wirelessly transfers flight plans and streams weather, traffic, GPS position and backup attitude via built-in Connext technology to Garmin Pilot.

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