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Airborne

See also Clouds in 'Safety'

More useful articles in 'Technique'

Cloud suck - Greg Hamerton l pdf version l Profile

Transitions - Ed Cleasby

vid Flying the sea breeze front - Flybubble


Cumbrian XC info

XC info and flight reports in 'Flying in Cumbria'


Discussion

The 'disease of numbers' - Paul Gazis

Anatomy of an XC - Ed Cleasby

Flying triangles - Kai Coleman

How to set a PG XC record - Gavin McClurg


First Aid

Survival and First Aid Kit - Emma Cassanova


Flights

Antoine Girard soars above 8000m (2016)

The Big One (233km) - Judith Mole talks with Kirsty Cameron about her UK flight (2012)

The Maurer brothers fly 220km through the Alps in 2015. 6h 20m on video!

Vincent Talleu loved his first XC


Maps - airspace

Airspace maps - WW Soaring Turnpoint Exchange

Garmin airspace maps by Simon Headford

Flymaster - World airspace and map files


Maps - for offline use

OpenAndroMaps - Free smartphone maps

OpenMTBmap - Free maps for Garmin Basecamp

Talkytoaster - Free maps for Garmins & Basecamp

Maps for Garmin - For handhelds and Basecamp

See also 'Offline maps and navigation'


Maps - online

Ordnance Survey maps - free at WalkLakes
registration required to view 1:25,000 scale

l OpenTopoMap l OpenStreetMap l Why OSM?

Dzjow - free topographic maps for many countries

 

 

Instruments

See 'Flight Deck' for hardware and apps

Declaring flights with a Flytec 6015 - Simon Blake

Instruments for XC and competition - Pat Dower

Flying by numbers (instruments) - Ed Cleasby


Miscellaneous

Landing Out - Where and How?

Tools of the XC Trade - Gavin McClurg l Profile

pdf Print a smiley XC hitching sign to A4
Glider pilot, Just landed, Lift please


Planning

CANP - Civil Aircraft Notification Procedure

NATS Aeronautical Information Service
Latest VFR charts etc

See You software - Flight planning and analysis
by Naviter - Windows, Android and iOS

NOTAM info map

XC Planner - Good online tool for plotting routes

Altitudes - What height are you at? Free.Aero


Technology

Doarama - GPS track visualization in 3D

Live Tracking - 2015 options in 'Free Aero'

LiveTrack24 - Follow pilots around the world

Satellite Messengers and Personal Locator Beacons

XC Retrieve - Useful online tracking system
Video walkthrough l Instructions and help

More in 'Apps & online tools'


XC Leagues

Leonardo - The Global Flight Database
pdf Leonardo XC League for dummies

XC League (UK) - PG & HG league tables

XContest - Compare flights from around the world

 

 

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