Pilot My-Cast℠ Now Available on the iPad
Digital CycloneSM, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced that Pilot My-Cast℠ by Garmin® is available for the iPad. The new iPad app has a distinctive tile-format user interface designed specifically for the iPad, and will help pilots visualize the weather along their route so that they can make informed decisions about their intended flight path prior to departure.
Pilot My-Cast for the iPad includes VFR aviation sectionals with animated aviation weather; fuel prices; AOPA airport directory; and flight planning and filing. The iPad app lets customers overlay multiple map elements so that they have the best information about the weather. In addition to customizable maps, pilots can see the weather report in a text format.
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 weather data overlays includes radar, METARs, TAFs, lightning data, SIGMETS, AIRMETS, PIREPS, winds aloft, and more.
During AOPA Summit, iPad and iPhone customers who have never subscribed to Pilot My-Cast can try it for 30-days for free. 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 products, visit www.digitalcyclone.com/pilot.
About Digital Cyclone, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Digital CycloneSM has established itself as a leader in providing personalized weather intelligence for wireless devices. In January of 2007, Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) acquired provider Digital Cyclone, Inc. in an effort to broaden the LBS product offerings and expands capability in the area of wireless application development, marketing, and distribution. Digital Cyclone has been an early mover in the emerging location based services market offering weather solutions for consumers, outdoor enthusiasts, and pilots on a subscription based model that are delivered to customers in partnership with top national wireless carriers as well as regional carriers. The company is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and operates as an independent subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark, and Digital Cyclone and My-Cast are registered service marks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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