December 2013 Issue

Xavion: Ideal for Emergencies

Emergency landings are more common than mid-air collisions. We think $100 for an app that is designed to guide you to a runway is pretty reasonable.

The advertising for Xavion’s emergency landing guidance, synthetic vision, navigation, instrument panel backup, ADS-B weather, weight-and-balance calculator, runway takeoff planner and personal currency record app has seemed shrill to us. The claims that it could save your life should the instruments fail or the engine quit as well as help you through a ramp check came across as over the top—so we tested it.

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