Garmin just announced today an app for iPhone and iPod Touch called Pilot My-Cast. This is a premium aviation weather, flight planning and flight filing application that will work in USA and Canada.
How it works is that you input your route, and then Pilot My-Cast overlays the flight path with the weather. The interface has options to give you quick access to routes, flight plan, weather, airport information and other settings.
Here is what you can do in more detail:
- Routes: Create a route to any airport, fix or VOR in the United States or Canada.
- Flight Plan: Create and file a flight plan and send to DUAT(s) providers.
- Weather: Weather information including NEXRAD Radar, METARs and TAFs, lightning data, SIGMETs, AIRMETs, PIREPs, NOTAMs, winds aloft and more.
- Airport Information: Access the AOPA Airport Directory
Is it worth the $10/month or $100/year cost? Well you’ll be getting your data from the up to the minute providers such National Weather Service, Environment Canada, and Federal Aviation Administration; so you decide. I guess you can always get there with your browser but it wouldn’t overlay your flight path with the latest weather maps… [press release]