Garmin introduced an update, version 10.7, for Garmin Pilot, which now includes graphically displays taxiway and apron closures on the dynamic map, as well as SafeTaxi diagrams.
The dynamic map, explains Garmin, has been optimized to change the visibility and size of navigation data, airspace boundary depictions and airport icons as the user zooms and pans around the map.
Graphical taxiway NOTAMs: For airports in the U.S., Garmin Pilot graphically displays taxiway and apron closures. When the NOTAM overlay is enabled, the taxiway or apron closed by the NOTAM is depicted with hashed lines and is colour-coded — with alerts for taxiway and apron NOTAMs available throughout the application.
Annotate on screen: Take notes, draw taxiway routings, or highlight weather with the new, on-screen map annotation feature, which allows up to three pages of saved annotations at once.
Decoded NOTAM text: NOTAMs are now decoded into plain English whenever available, including on the airport page, radial menu NOTAM options and NOTAMs widget.
Expanded third-party support: Garmin Pilot now supports select Bad Elf GPS models and — when connected to Stratux — can also display ADS-B weather and traffic information as well as backup attitude and GPS position.
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