In flight, Xavion constantly imagines engine-failed glides to every runway in gliding range, and then shows you the safest-possible route as a Highway-In-The-Sky to take in the event of engine failure. This, finally, gives you guidance after an engine failure that is based on energy-management all the way down, where the computer does the glide-planning for you… you just fly through the hoops to the runway.
As well, Xavion tracks other airplanes via ADS-B, and memorizes their location to track their WAKE TURBULENCE, moving the wake turbulence down and with the wind over time, showing the wake turbulence as little spiraling tornados. Finally, an App that tracks and shows you the wake turbulence of other airplanes.
As well, Xavion gets ADS-B weather if you have a portable receiver, and displays it, including the new icing, turbulence, and lightning products. As well, Xavion gets METARS and winds aloft from the internet if you have a WIFI or cell signal to help you plan before a flight!
Also, Xavion checks your weight and balance, 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 runway length from your current location is marginal for a safe take-off.
Also, Xavion estimates time and fuel burn at all different altitudes to any destination, showing you the time and fuel burn required for each altitude enroute, so you can pick the best altitude.
Xavion, and Xavion alone in the sky, gives engine-failure guidance and wake-turbulence avoidance.
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 buy a Seattle Avionics Chart Data subscription for $149.00/year, or access your existing Seattle Avionics Chart Data subscription.
This Xavion 2.00, now with airspace and airways in the Xavion gliding map!
We now have AIRSPACE display on the Xavion gliding-map!
This is useful for watching out for airspace during routine flight operations, while still keeping an eye on your glide options on a continuous basis, putting you way ahead of everyone else in the sky in situational awareness, since you are seeing both airspace for legal operations, and gliding options for safe operations, all at once.
We now have AIRWAYS display on the Xavion gliding-map!
This is useful for routine navigation, while still keeping an eye on your glide options on a continuous basis, putting you way ahead of everyone else in the sky in situational awareness, since you are seeing both airways for legal navigation operations, and gliding options for safe operations, all at once.
Very large performance improvements for more frame-rate with weather displays on.
Also, low and high resolution weather radar options, so you can get close-in detail or far-out predictions, based on which weather you ADSB receiver has gotten for the area!
Slight hoop visual improvement for distant hoops.
Heads Up Display mode: We now have thinner lines for terrain, and the non-warning colors are green not red, which shows up a bit better on sky backgrounds.
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent situation awareness, terrain avoidance and emergency landing guidance. Xavion works on an iPhone as well as it does on an iPad. I mount it next to my undersized cockpit console, and have complete panel back up in case of electrical failure. I use earbuds underneath my headset for audible terrain avoidance alerts. When I get ADS-B, I will also enjoy traffic alerts. Xavion works seamlessly with X-Plane for flight planning and proficiency simulation.
With Seattle Avionics subscriptions (additional) do you have moving me up display on VFR Sectional, IFR Enroute charts and Approach Plates.
All I would ask in addition to these features is a one touch transition between approach plates and Highway-in-the-sky guidance to the threshold.
I never fly without this app running and mounted on my panel - this is huge safety insurance. Try it - you AND your passengers will feel a new level of relaxation!
NOTE: I had a self-inflicted mess up in my craft configuration entries and emailed Austin for help. He spent considerable time and several back and forth emails to find and explain my problem! That is a HUGE benefit in a program as detailed and important as this one can be if you'll let it! Wonderful support!
It just works
As a new pilot I found this app adds to my sense of situational awareness on many levels- from an accurate weight & balance envelope to confidence in knowing where to land upon a power failure.
The weight & balance envelope feature is fantastic for my 2 place trainer where useful payload weight capacity is on the light side and balance tends aft heavy.
I have tested the engine out feature, and yes the app will guide you via hoops right down to the nearest airport runway in an engine failure.
I use Xavion running FlyQ on an i-pad mini on a RAM mount with a Bose A20 headset, a bluetooth Garmin GLO WAAS GPS and a Uvionix Ping ADSB-in for weather & traffic.
I am looking forward to using Xavion in the future with the levil BOM with AHRS.
- X-Avionics, LLC
- 2.4 GB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018, X-Avionics
- In-App Purchases
- Digital Airport Data $9.99
- Digital Airport Data $99.99
- Seattle Avionics VFR & IFR ChartData $149.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.