Just released is Xavion, a Synthetic Vision app created by Austin Meyer, founder of Laminar Research and creator of the flight simulator X-Plane.
The iPad-based cockpit EFIS provides any pilot in any airplane with synthetic vision, company officials said.
Xavion is an app that runs on an iPhone-4, iPhone-5, iPadMini, or iPad to display a synthetic image of the world while flying. The overlays for speed, heading, and altitude allow a pilot to continue to fly his airplane safely in night or instrument conditions after complete electrical or instrument failure in the cockpit, company officials said.
Xavion runs a flight simulator in the background, planning power-off glides to every runway at every airport within gliding distance for the entire flight, constantly showing the pilot the best power-off glide available at that moment.
See the Xavion in action
Low-cost version of Xavion driven by X-Plane is available here.
Laminar Research is creator of the X-Plane franchise of flight simulators, including X-Plane 10. X-Plane is not a game, but a flight simulator that can be used to predict the flying qualities of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.