Xavion - Synthetic Vision, Instrument Backup, and Emergency Lander for Your Airplane
By X-Avionics, LLC
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Xavion is the iPad’s answer to modern avionics. It is both a glass cockpit and a copilot for your airplane.
Xavion gives you synthetic vision, GPS navigation, and instrument backups. Plus, in an engine-out situation, it will guide you to landing at a nearby airport!
5-STAR “. . . Xavion is a highly useful tool that improves pilot's situational awareness—and it sure could come in handy in the case of an actual in-flight emergency!” — Dave Hirschmann of AOPA Pilot.
Xavion, from the creator of X-Plane, was created to help you fly more safely.
What can Xavion give you in your airplane?
- Glass cockpit-style synthetic vision
- Engine-out guidance to the safest nearby runway
- Point-to-point GPS navigation
- Backup versions of your primary flight instruments
- Weight & balance checks
- Estimated fuel burn and time of arrival at various altitudes
Never worry about an in-flight failure again. Xavion is always imagining the worst, so you don't have to! It constantly runs engine-out flight simulations behind-the-scenes as you fly. The app imagines an engine failure every single second, and it checks how your plane would do in a power-off glides to every runway at every airport in gliding range.
For each of these simulated engine failures, Xavion estimates the likelihood of a successful landing based on the runway's length, width, proximity to the aircraft, and glide path from your current location down to the threshold of that runway. When Xavion has found the runway that it believes is most likely to result in a safe engine-out landing, it builds a series of hoops from your current location to that runway---spiraling, circling, or extending as needed in order for the hoops to follow a constant descent angle that your airplane should be able to sustain without power.
Learn more about the app at Xavion.com!
NOTE: AIRPORT DATA IS NOT CURRENTLY UPDATED. This will be made available in the near future as an annual subscription.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. For iPad 2 and above.
What's New in Version 1.34
Two new datapoints for the CG envelope.
This has been requested for planes with more complex CG envelopes.
A few UI tweaks and improvements to make the App lay out a hair better here and there.
New warning on the Nav Data!
It is important for everyone to understand that they are NOT getting regular nav data updates with a single one-time purchase, and we are working on options for regular nav data updates now!
It is hard to believe that a product like this can be run on an iPad instead of a Cray. The information it generates and the presentation are outstanding. I recently flew from Phoenix to Denver on a moonless night. There were several stretches over the mountains where I made sure Xavion was open and running. Seeing what airports are available and reachable if the big fan out front stops spinning is a huge relief and much better than the "nearest" page on a GNS. Every pilot should support Xavion and X-Avionics.
Best aviation app ever
This is the best aviation app ever. Your life depends on it. Every pilot should have this!
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jan 16, 2014
- Version: 1.34
- Size: 993 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: X-Avionics, LLC
- © 2013, X-Avionics
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.