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PRODUCT PROFILE
Garmin - Digital Cyclone
Pilot My-Cast App Now Available for iPhone and iTouch
Detailed Aviation Weather And Airport Information Now Fits In Your Pocket
The little electronic device that seems ation companies. Pilots, who use Pilot then be viewed on a map with a weather
to be becoming increasingly ubiquitous My-Cast, tell us they can’t live without it. overlay so that pilots can immediately see
has just gotten a little more useful for pi- They appreciate that we tailor the infor- if their desired flight path is near threat-
lots. Digital Cyclone, a subsidiary of mation to their flight. They input their ening weather. Pilot My-Cast is currently
Garmin, announced Wednesday that Pilot route, and then Pilot My-Cast overlays the the only aviation application that overlays
My-Cast by Garmin is available immedi- flight path with the weather - no other avi- a route and weather information.
ately for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Pilot ation weather app gives pilots this much • Flight Plan: Create and file a flight
My-Cast by Garmin is a premium avia- customization.” plan with a few screen touches and send
tion weather, flight planning and flight fil- The iPhone and iPod Touch version of the information directly to the DUAT(s)
ing application exclusively for customers Pilot My-Cast is designed to take advan-
in the U.S. and Canada. tage of the devices’ gesture-based user in-
“We’ve designed the iPhone and iPod terface, and includes five intuitive menu
Touch version of Pilot My-Cast from the tabs at the bottom of the page: routes,
ground up,” said Craig Burfeind, presi- flight plan, weather, airport information
dent of Digital Cyclone, a subsidiary of and settings.
Garmin. “Our customers range from the • Routes: Create a route to any airport,
student pilot who has taken their intro- fix or VOR in the United States or
ductory flight to executives of general avi- Canada. The route, or flight path, may
providers. Pilot My-Cast stores the most
recently filed flight plan, so pilots only
need to alter information that has changed
from earlier flights.
• Weather: View current and predicted
weather information including NEXRAD
Radar, METARs and TAFs displayed in
text and graphic formats, panable weather
maps, infrared and visible satellite loops,
lightning data, SIGMETs, AIRMETs,
PIREPs, NOTAMs, winds aloft and more.
• Airport Information: Access the
AOPA Airport Directory, one of the most
comprehensive sources of airport infor-
mation that includes information for over
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