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Xavion, by Austin Meyer.
Xavion is MY answer to the question: How helpful can I make an iPad in the cockpit?
In flight, Xavion constantly imagines engine-failed glides to every runway in gliding range. For each of these glides, Xavion scores the chance of a successful power-off landing based on runway length, runway width, headwind, tailwind, or crosswind on that runway, the weather around the airport, and a number of other factors. Then, once Xavion has estimated the chance of a successful landing at EVERY runway within gliding range, it shows you the approach that it believes is best as 3-D hoops that you simply glide through to make it to the runway! The hoops are set up at the glide ratio for your airplane, so you can stay in them with power off!
This, finally, gives you guidance after an engine failure that is based on energy-management all the way down, where the computer does the work for you… all you need to do is fly through the hoops.
As well, Xavion gets ADS-B weather (if you have a Sagetech or iLevil receiver) and shows it on a moving map, and provides weather for all airports that report it. As well, Xavion gets METARS and winds aloft from the internet if you have a WIFI or cell signal before or during flight!
Also, Xavion checks your weight and balance, medical and BFR currency, and even estimates your takeoff distance and compares that to the length of the runway that you are about to take off on to warn you if the available length from your current location on the runway is too little for a safe take-off.
Also, Xavion estimates time and fuel burn at all different altitudes to any destination you want to go to, and shows you 3-D “highway in the sky” hoops to get there.
Xavion is free to download, and requires In-App purchase of current airport data ($9.99/month, or $99.00/year). As well, you may OPTIONALLY by a Seattle Avionics Chart Data subscription for $149.00/year, or access your EXISTING Seattle Avionics Chart Data subscription freely.
This is the most user-friendly, powerful App that I can imagine, and I love flying with it.
What's New in Version 1.82
All of the flights flown in Xavion can now be replayed in X-Plane for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
This feature was temporarily un-available in version 1.81 but is now again functional.
So now, after any flight, you can fire up X-Plane version 10 and import any Xavion flight to replay it in X-Plane!
To do this, simply get your iPhone or iPad with Xavion on the same network as your home computer with X-Plane 10 on it, and in X-Plane, go to the FILE menu and select IMPORT XAVION FLIGHT.
Now, X-Plane will show you all of the flights that Xavion has saved for you to re-play in X-Plane! Cool!
Saves lives. An essential safety tool.
When the engine quits (and sooner or later it will), there are a lot of decisions to be made. Where am I going to land? Is there a suitable airport nearby? Which airport is best? Based on current winds and my position, which runway is best? How much altitude do I need to lose? What flight path will get me to the airport at the right altitude to make the runway and not overshoot it? Computers are WAY better at calculating answers to those questions than humans are, let alone a human under the stress of a life-threatening situation. Xavion keeps track of all that, and provides a clear, graphical emergency glide and landing plan the second you need it. I doubt a large corporation would provide such an app, for fear of liability. I am grateful that Austin has been willing to provide this essential safety tool. I never want to find myself descending with a failed engine, craning my neck to try to spot an airport in the darkness below. Xavion makes sure I won't have to do that. I won't fly without it.
Best Aviation App for Safety in Flight...updated
Priceless peace of mind!!
Much simplier to configure. One improvement I can think of if is maybe cloud storage for when I need to recover from backup or moving to a new iPad.
Tested it out with FlightBox. Easy as Pi and now waiting for my AHRS module to complete things!
Just when I think there is no way this app can get better, it does! And I think I have a pretty imagination.
After customizing to your aircraft (another great reason to go fly)...not much need for this in new version.
Engine out! ... Press the emergency button...Fly the hoops...all the way down to the available airport!
Priceless peace of mind.
Cost of an app which makes that happen? Not even close to being a factor!
Now with charts overlay and ultra smooth panning this can even be used tactically; and even more so with devices like iLevil or similar for WAAS-GPS, AHRS and ADS-B traffic and weather.
Well worth the nominal price given you get *all* the charts that are available from Seattle Avionics. Although tying my other Seattle Avionics subscriptions would be nice.
Weight and balance too...logs each flight. Quick handy notepad...the list goes on..and on.
Most key for me is that the map continually shows posible airports to glide to given my position so I can always tell if it might be a cornfield for sure or maybe an airport I'd be terminating my flight into in case of troubles.
You just can't beat that.
Oh sure, you can do without it and fly your glide speed and guesstimate how close you will get to that airport but then you will be thinking "I wonder if I will actually make it?". In my case I glance over and presto...I know what my chances are and press the emergency button and fly the hoops! It even reminds to drop the gear!
Worth every penny of my subscription!
Xavion for sims
I got Xavion for X-plane flight simulator.
I have tried a good number of others as well as this one.
I am impressed with its function with the sim aircraft, it's versatility, and connection ability.
I know it works even better in the real thing which makes me feel even better about it.
I am very pleased with Xavion and use it all the time. I highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Oct 25, 2016
- Version: 1.82
- Size: 2.25 GB
- Language: English
- Seller: X-Avionics, LLC
- © 2016, X-Avionics
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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