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Send Routes Direct to Aircraft Garmin G1000 From Android Phone

 |  15 May 2013

This article provides pilots and operations staff with a quick overview how to send routes direct to their aircraft. This example is for sending to Garmin G1000 devices. The process wil be similar for import of GPX and other avionic flight plan formats.

This is a great way to save time inputing flights when in the aircraft preparing for flight.

Step 1 – Equipment Required

You will need an Android mobile phone with an Internet connection. There are hundreds of Android phones on the market and they are low cost.

Note: This process CANNOT be applied for iPhones and iPads as Apple restricts local device storage and transfer of files to/from devices.

Assuming you have an Android mobile phone, you will also need:

1. SDCard, 2 or 4GB. Depending on your software version. Format FAT16 or FAT32.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDSDB2-002G-B35-Class-Memory-Card/dp/B0001A06GW/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1368545326&sr=1-2&keywords=sandisk+2gb

2. Micro USB to USB female adapter.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BRAND-female-Micro-Adapter-FUNCTION/dp/B00647DII4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1368545295&sr=8-4&keywords=usb+to+micro+usb+adapter

3. USB SDCARD adapter.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-Card-Reader-SDHC-Cards/dp/B001725Y0Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1368545115&sr=8-2&keywords=usb+adapter+sdcard

4. Install RocketRoute App for Android

Visit the Play Store OR use a browser to goto http://fly.rocketroute.com and login.

Below is an image of all the devices – they do not take much room and are low cost.

USB connector SD USB adapter SD card

Step 2 – Export Route from RocketRoute

Insert the SD CARD into SD CARD ADAPTER, connect the ADAPTER to the MICRO USB ADAPTER and connect to your Android Phone.

Create your Flight Plan as normal in RocketRoute App. Then from the menu Click Export and select Garmin.

Export Function on Android RocketRoute App

Note: RocketRoute is increasing avionics compatibility, please check news for latest updates.

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Click Garmin for Garmin devices. This will save the FPL file directly to the FILE MANAGER of your Android phone.

Step 3 – Copy Route to SD Card

To access the file you have just saved locally to your Android phone, Click on the File Manager icon in the phone menu.

Usually the FPL File will be stored in /storage/sdcard0/Download

Screenshot of Android Mobile File Manager Icon

Select the FPL File, Press and hold to select it and Press Copy. The menu shown when you have selected the file is shown below.

Screenshot showing Android saving of file

Now you click Up twice and usually the external SD card is called /storage/UsbDriveA. Go into this directory.

Screenshot of FPL File Selected

Next – navigate to your USB Drive. For example /storage/USBDRIVEA as shown below.

Screenshot of SD Card View on Android Device

Then select PASTE.

This will copy the FPL file to your SD Card.

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Step 3 – Import in Garmin Unit

Take the SD CARD an insert into your Garmin G1000. Top slot on the MFD (the right display). To get to the Import menu. Press FPL. The turn the small knob clockwise once.

On the plans menu scroll down to a free slot and click MENU. On the menu scroll down to the last item “Import Flight Plan”.

Garmin G1000 Import of FPL

Select the flight plan from the SD card and press Import.

G1000 Garmin Import Completed

Congratulations – you have now imported your Flight Plan!

Once you are familiar with the process, you can send a Flight Plan to your aircraft in a minute or less.

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  • Luciano Pertis

    Does This will be done also for Iphone or Ipad?
    Thanks
    Luciano Perris

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      Hello Luciano,
      thanks for contacting RocketRoute, in answer to your question it works on both the Ipad and the Iphone, if you need any help or assistance then please contact me and I will help you set it up.
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      Hello Luciano,
      thanks for contacting RocketRoute, in answer to your question it works on both the Ipad and the Iphone, if you need any help or assistance then please contact me and I will help you set it up.
      Kind regards,
      Steve

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  • kim kiri

    How to Create Route planning and mapping on Garmin nuvi

    Garmin has successfully combined the features of online training logs and online route planning and mapping services in its free Garmin Connect service. The route planning and mapping feature specifically is called Course Creator. With Course Creator, you may also export a route file to your Garmin GPS device. This is a terrific feature if you want to pre-map a new route in a new location. A mapping GPS such as the Garmin Edge 800 can provide you with turn-by-turn directions from a pre-loaded route.

    Read More : http://garminvs.com/detail.php?id_detail=198

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