Garmin Connext Now Compatible with Fltplan Go App

The Flight Stream ‘ecosystem’ now supports the popular flight planning tool.

Garmin Connext
Garmin has partnered with Fltplan.com to link flight plans through Connext.Garmin

Garmin has added the popular Fltplan.com and Fltplan Go app for Apple and Android devices to its Connext “ecosystem” that now allows pilots to wirelessly transfer flight plans from the app to certain Garmin panel-mount avionics. FltPlan Go customers can also wirelessly receive and display aviation weather from various sources in flight including Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) as well as ADS-B traffic, GPS position data and back-up attitude information.

“Through this collaboration, FltPlan.com and FltPlan Go customers gain access to even more connectivity options that significantly enhance their flight planning and in-flight experiences,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “With this strategic relationship, we’re excited to not only expand the Connext ecosystem, but also give aircraft owners and operators even more options when pursuing avionics upgrades that offer a connected environment in the cockpit.”

Wireles flight plan updates can be broadcast to the avionics using Garmin’s Flight Stream 510 unit, which enables wireless transfers between the FltPlan Go app and the GTN 650/750 navigators and G1000 NXi avionics system. Wireless flight plan transfer is also available between the Flight Stream 210 and GTN 650/750 and GNS 430W/530W. In addition, flight plans can be transferred from Fltplan Go to the Garmin Pilot app for iOS and Android users, Garmin said.

“We are excited to be part of the Garmin Connext ecosystem and look forward to expansion of this collaboration as Garmin continues their innovation in cockpit technology,” said Ken Wilson, president of FltPlan.com. “We believe that this integration will streamline the flight planning process for our users while ensuring that they have the best possible information at their fingertips.”

Many pilots have come to rely on Fltplan.com for their flight planning needs for an obvious reason: the website and companion flight planning app are free to use.