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Technique

Theory & tutorials

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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'


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 - offline - topographic

AlternativasLibres - Garmin units and BaseCamp

OpenAndroMaps - Free smartphone maps

OpenMTBmap - Free maps for Garmin BaseCamp

Talkytoaster - Topo maps for Garmins & BaseCamp
Garmin Topo vs OS Discoverer vs Talkytoaster

See also 'Apps - Offline maps and navigation'


Maps - offline - custom areas

Planet.OSM extracts - many map formats offered

GarminOSM.nl - Free maps for Garmin devices


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

 

 

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

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

More in 'Apps & online tools'


Tracking & emergency beacons

See 'Flight Deck' for apps and instruments


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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