Pilot My-Cast Includes Aviation Fuel Prices and Charts

Posted by at 10:18 am on July 26, 2010

Digital Cyclone, a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, announced upgrades to its popular Pilot My-Cast by Garmin app that is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The new features -“ fuel pricing and approach charts -“ will be available soon at no additional cost from the iTunes store.

“We recognize that the essential information pilots need, like weather, constantly changes. Pilot My-Cast is designed to give personalized, up-to-the-minute information that is relevant to a pilot’s specific flight,” said Craig Burfeind, president of Digital Cyclone, Inc. “From getting the best price on fuel to checking the weather to filing a flight plan, Pilot My-Cast is all about putting information and tools in a pilot’s hands that is tailored to them.”

Thanks to the real-time fuel price information, pilots will no longer need to wonder where they can find the cheapest 100LL and jet fuel. Pilot My-Cast displays fuel prices at the pilot’s current airport and along their current route. The price information is displayed in text as well as graphically on a map where fuel pump icons are color-coded green, yellow and red based on the price at that fuel pump. In addition, fuel pricing information can be easily accessed via the AOPA Airport Directory database that is also available on Pilot My-Cast.

The new approach chart feature makes it easy to access the National Aeronautical Navigation Services Charts (AeroNav Services), which was formerly NACO. These charts allow pilots to quickly find and view all AeroNav Services Departure Procedures (DP), Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs), approach charts, and airport diagrams.

Pilot My-Cast is a premium weather, flight planning and flight filing application exclusively for customers in the U.S. and Canada. It is the first aviation weather and flight planning app that visually displays the pilot’s planned route of flight in conjunction with weather overlays. Pilots can enter a route using airports, standard terminal arrival routes (STARs), standard instrument departures (SIDs), and victor and jet airways, and then see their flight path on a map with an overlay of the weather. By combining the flight path with a weather overlay, pilots can immediately see if their desired flight path is near threatening weather. The real-time weather data overlays includes radar, METARs, TAFs, lightning data, SIGMETS, AIRMETS, PIREPS, NOTAMS, winds aloft, and more.

All weather and aviation data for Pilot My-Cast comes directly from the foremost providers, such as the National Weather Service, Environment Canada, and Federal Aviation Administration. Therefore, customers can rest assured that they are receiving the up-to-the-minute information that is imperative to all preflight activities.

During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, iPhone customers who have never subscribed to Pilot My-Cast can try it for 30-days for free on their iPhone. Throughout the rest of the year it is available in the app store for a monthly fee of $9.99, or an annual subscription of $99.99. To order Pilot My-Cast or to see a list of other supported phones, visit www.digitalcyclone.com/pilot.

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