I have my aircraft set up with a Garmin inReach for ACAS and SE-SAR on 1800wxbrief.com. If I file using the Garmin Pilot app, will the inReach ACAS and SE-SAR work or only if I file on the 1800wxbrief.com site?

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    – Pondlife
    Commented Nov 17, 2018 at 21:42

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SE-SAR and ACAS are only available for flight plans that are either filed directly through 1800wxbrief.com or through an app that's linked to your Leidos account (1800wxbrief.com > Account > Service Provider Authorization).

Garmin Pilot isn't on the list of known service providers, so FSS won't be able to match your flight plan with your online profile... meaning these services won't be activated.

Some apps (like Foreflight) have their own built-in ACAS feed, separate from 1800wxbreif.com's SMS-based interface. If your app has that, it would receive ACAS messages directly via push message. Unfortunately, Garmin Pilot currently doesn't have this feature.

See also this related question:
Will Lockheed Martin Flight Services send me ACAS, EasyActivate™, and other text messages if I file my flight plan through ForeFlight Mobile?


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