Xavion

Xavion

By X-Avionics, LLC

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2012-11-14
  • Current Version: 1.85
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 2.10 GB
  • Developer: X-Avionics, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 174 Ratings

Description

In flight, Xavion constantly imagines engine-failed glides to every runway in gliding range, and then shows you the safest-possible route as 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, and 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 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. (We never release customer info, and the terms of use are listed at the launch of the App. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.)

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Reviews

  • A must for SE IFR

    5
    By FlyingCaesar
    Can you imagine flying single engine IFR at night or not even IFR but at night? Xavion will help you tremendously and could be a lifesaver. And what helps you too is the ability to practice at home with X-plane simulation. Fly in the area you gonna fly and fly in the plane you're gonna fly, take your iPad with Xavion and practice!
  • Scam Artist

    2
    By Set The Bar High
    Meyers is a crook and a scam artist. He took money from hundreds of people with this app early on and then reneged on the deal. Good app. Unfortunately it is run by Myers the crook. Can't trust him. Zero integrity. And unfortunately we need to be able to trust the material in the app but when it's Myers is putting it in everything comes into question then. 👎
  • Life-saving tool

    5
    By Motorglider
    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.
  • It just works

    5
    By toolmanabc
    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.
  • A Safety Critical Advantage Over All Other Apps

    5
    By britmcman
    Thanks, Austin. The App just keeps getting better. Were I to have had Xavion in 2005 (even the earliest version) I am convinced that I would have avoided the broken sternum, brain concussion, total ligature rotator cuff injury and complete destruction of my aircraft all due to an in-flight engine failure. I am equally convinced that had my friend heeded my advice two years ago to adopt Xavion, that he would have avoided a similar fate. He was in IMC at night over Mexico when a lightening strike took out his entire panel. With a perfectly well flying aircraft his chosen option was to run out all the fuel and then make a descent through the clouds and then hope to find any "lights" as a guide to civilization. Physical injury and a destroyed aircraft followed. Xavion's regularly updated world airport and terrain database would have provided a way to a safe airport had he installed the app on his iPhone or iPad. At 29,000 feet there are a lot of good choices for landing sites. Without any added chart packages, just the $10.00/month subscription my friend would have turned a lightening strike into a non-event, even while over Mexico, at night, in IMC.
  • Buyer beware

    1
    By sudom123
    The developer originally advertised Xavion as a one-time, $99 purchase. No subscriptions, no recurring fees. Then, he changed the rules and introduced a monthly fee to use the app, even for folks who had purchased it when he promised it would not require a subscription. He also refused requests for refunds. If you buy this app or any other app from this developer, expect bait and switch tactics in the future.
  • Technology !!!!!

    5
    By iweshuff
    This is the most amazing technology in my airplane.
  • Another great update!

    5
    By Bn_Cm
    I have flown with this app for several years. It gives you the piece of mind you need to always know your path to the best suitable airport. Amazingly put together. Runs great when populated with your aircrafts individual data points. Developer is always providing great updates and always improving the app.
  • Unique, invaluable addition to cockpit

    5
    By JeffDBoston
    Xavion constantly looks for landing sites based on actual weather, and is invaluable to me as I fly.
  • Never fly without.

    5
    By Spiscean
    As a student I always have this running on a crosscountry. While Florida may be flat, knowing where you can put down safely takes a lot of the guess work out if you are busy flying.

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