NOTAMS Added to Pilot My-Cast® by Garmin
Digital Cyclone®, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today an upgrade to Pilot My-Cast by Garmin, a cell phone based product that offers critical aviation weather data and flight planning services. The newest feature to Pilot My-Cast by Garmin is NOTAMS (Notice to Airmen). In addition, Pilot My-Cast by Garmin has expanded the number of mobile phones it supports to include Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices.
“Being able to check aviation weather anytime and anywhere lets you make go or no-go decisions wherever your cell phone receives a signal,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “And then you can file a flight plan directly from your phone, which lets you save a tremendous amount of time on the ground.”
Pilot My-Cast by Garmin is a cell phone based product that offers critical aviation weather data and flight planning services. Pilots can check current and predicted National Weather Service (NWS) data at any location in the contiguous United States. Weather data includes NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, SIGMETs, AIRMETs, PIREPs, visible and infrared satellite loops, lightning, winds aloft, area forecasts (FA), TFRs, and more. Information is displayed in either text or graphical format, and some information – METARs, winds aloft, PIREPs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, TFRs – is presented in both text and graphical formats for easy interpretation.
Filing a flight plan with Pilot My-Cast by Garmin is quick and intuitive. Pilots use the phone’s keypad to type in the flight plan data and Pilot My-Cast by Garmin stores the most recently filed flight plan, which means pilots only need to alter information that has changed from the last time they filed. When the pilot is ready to submit the plan, a few keystrokes will automatically send the information to the DUATS provider. Customers can subscribe to Pilot My-Cast by Garmin for $9.95 per month. To order or to see a list of wireless carriers and phones supported visit www.digitalcyclone.com/pilot
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, Digital Cyclone and My-Cast are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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