Garmin’s first iPhone application, dubbed Pilot My-Cast, is finally available from the iTunes App Store. Originally announced in August of 2009, and with a target availability date of September 2009, Pilot My-Cast never did appear. But now available and created by Garmin subsidiary Digital Cyclone, Pilot My-Cast is feature-rich and likely one of the best iPhone and iPod Touch apps for pilots. It includes:
- Routes: users can create routes to any airport, fix or VOR in Canada or the United States. Routes can be viewed on a map with a weather overlay.
- Flight plan: pilots can create flight plans and send them to DUAT providers directly form the iPhone.
- Weather: users can view current and future weather in a variety of formats.
- Airport information: access the AOPA Airport Directory from within the app.
- Settings: customize Pilot My-Cast specifically for each pilots aircraft and flight information.
Pilot My-Cast is currently available from the iTunes App Store for a monthly fee of $9.99 or a $99.99 annual subscription.