Info - Weather/Other/Apps

Below are links to information that you may find useful, in three sections:

Weather Sites - to help you decide when it may be flyable.

Other Sites - for flight planning and other tools.

Apps - mobile phone apps that may be of interest to flyers.

Please let me know if there are any broken links, or if you have any suggestions for additions or deletions from these lists.  Thanks - Richard Darling


Weather Sites

Other Sites

Apps

Android

  • XCSoar - tactical glide computer and navigation for paragliders and hang-gliders.
    • XCDeclare - companion app for XCSoar, to automatically declare the current task, by email.
  • LK8000 - alternative tactical glide computer.
  • XCTrack - flight computer for PG pilots.
  • OsmAnd - (Open Source Mapping for Android) Detailed offline mapping, including footpaths.  Useful for finding your way out of places where you don't have a mobile phone signal.
  • Locate - Simple Ordnance Survey tool to find your Grid Reference.  Useful if you need to communicate your position by phone.
  • what3words - communicate your location easily, to 3m accuracy.  Emergency services are starting to use this.

iOS

  • Flyskyhy - tactical glide computer and navigation for paragliders and hang-gliders.
  • Locate - Simple Ordnance Survey tool to find your Grid Reference.  Useful if you need to communicate your position by phone.
  • what3words - communicate your location easily, to 3m accuracy.  Emergency services are starting to use this.