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. Xavion also has instrument approaches in 3-D for the United States, so you can simply select any approach and then fly through the hoops to fly it!
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. Xavion also 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.
Now we have DME arcs!
So, you can fly DME-arc approaches with full 3-D hoop guidance!
We now have weather options on the Approach Plates screen.
So, you can view or close weather on the Approach Plates screen just like the main screen.
Approach Plates are now broken into smaller groups to make large airports more accessible:
Diagrams, Hot-Spots, Take-Off Minimums, SIDs, STARs, Approach Plates, and Land-And-Hold_short groups are now all available.
(Also whenever you enter the time-fuel or use the FMS to enter any enroute hoops, the destination airport ID is auto-loaded into the plate-selector.)
(Also plate selections are remembered whenever you go back to the plates menu... just hit the plates menu button again to select a new plate.)
Current airport data is now required for all use of this App!
Xavion is moving into the cockpit of a REAL eVTOL (see www.Beta.team) that will ultimately be FAA-certified, so I am pulling OUT the old X-Plane airport data and going to FAA-certified airport data only.
This is a needed part of the certification path we are taking, since Xavion will be sending airport data to in-cockpit certified avionics.
Multi-segment airways with unused sections in the middle are now handled correctly, like V266 between SPA and GSO.
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
- 3.5 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.
- © 2019, 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.