URGENT NEW SERVICE UPDATE INFO FROM AUSTIN MEYER FOR ALL XAVION USERS:
When I initially wrote Xavion, it was based on the government-updated DAFIF airport database. The government eventually stopped updating this database, so I used crowd-sourced updates to that database instead. At Laminar Research, we took in countless airport database updates to keep the airport database current, and I provided this data freely to all Xavion customers.
But then I noticed something: The crowd-sourcing did NOT always notice when an airport CLOSED. For Xavion, this could be catastrophic, because if Xavion had obsolete airport data, then it might guide you to a closed airport. So, starting with the Xavion version at the AppStore now, we are using Seattle Avionics airport data, which is Government-certified. I have managed to get this data to you for 99 CENTS PER MONTH VIA IN-APP PURCHASE. THIS IS NEEDED TO KEEP YOU IN CURRENT AIRPORT DATA, which is needed, of course, for Xavion to guide you to the best airport in the event of engine failure. This new airport-data currency pushes Xavion up to the next level of safety and reliability.
From the creator of X-Plane comes Xavion, the iPad app that helps you fly safer.
Your safety-conscious copilot.
Xavion is always imagining the worst that could happen, so you don’t have to.
If you have an engine out, Xavion will plot an easy-to-fly course to a nearby runway.
Xavion knows about your plane’s glide characteristics and the nearby terrain, so it guides you to the safest nearby runway—not just the closest.
Synthetic vision, without the cost of a traditional glass cockpit.
Your situational awareness is about to get an upgrade.
Xavion shows you the surrounding terrain with startling clarity, so you always know what’s around you.
Never worry about an instrument failure again.
Xavion provides an iPad-powered backup of your primary flight instruments. If one goes out, simply switch on Xavion and continue on your way.
When connected to an external GPS unit, Xavion’s instrument readings can rival the ones built into your panel!
Highway-in-the-sky navigation, at your fingertips.
With point-to-point navigation from Xavion, just enter your destination and desired altitude. Xavion provides easy-to-fly “hoops” to take you there.
Plus, Xavion will estimate your ETA and fuel burn at different altitudes, so you can choose the fastest or the most efficient path.
At just $99.99, Xavion is a fraction of the price of a traditional glass cockpit. Plus, you’ll be able to connect to X-Plane and have the most powerful avionics available in a flight simulator. Get it in the App Store now.
What our customers say
I just caught up with the latest on Xavion and am blown away. [The safety features] included are breathtaking in scope. And I’m dumbfounded that you are making all this available in an iOS app. It’s astounding!
Your product is revolutionary in so many ways. It’s the most innovative thing I’ve seen in a very long time. It may very well be the most significant advance in aviation safety since the parachute. I believe that ultimately it will save many lives, not to mention aircraft.
Xavion will be with me any time I am ever PIC again.
—Dan Philgreen, from Florida