Avionics manufacturer Garmin has released the latest version of its Garmin Pilot iOS app—version 11.0—which now includes graphical weight and balance. The graphical weight and balance feature is now available for premium add-on subscribers to Garmin Pilot.
The new attribute is in addition to the app’s traditional moment/arm charts and gives pilots a more comprehensive view of the loading of the aircraft. Like the moment/arm charts, pilots can sync the graphical weight and balance to an active flight plan and thus calculate fuel with the quick fuel set feature to ensure carriage of proper reserves. Pilots can also export load sheets to dispatchers or other parties, including FBOs for fuel load instructions.
Other app improvements include compatibility with uAvionix’s Sky Echo 2 ADS-B receiver and, for European users, access to digital Aeronautical Information Publications and VFR manuals in the document viewer.