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Apps & online tools

Books & media & hubs



Flight Deck

Flying in Cumbria

Flying outside Cumbria






Theory & tutorials



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

Understanding the Alps - Kelly Farina

Cumbrian XC info

XC info and flight reports in 'Flying in Cumbria'

First Aid

Survival and First Aid Kit - Emma Cassanova


Antoine Girard soars above 8000m (2016)

Richard Carter flies 300km in the UK (2018)

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

Airspace maps

Airspace maps - WW Soaring Turnpoint Exchange

Airspace Select - mainland UK airspace

Garmin airspace maps by Simon Headford

Flymaster - World airspace and map files

Prebuilt offline maps

How to use digital topo maps (OS and OSM)

Mapsforge and Garmin vector OSM maps

Memory Map - OS, CAA charts and France

See also 'Apps - Offline maps and navigation'

Online maps

OS maps - Bing maps, 25k & 50k

OS maps - WalkLakes (register for 1:25k)

l OpenTopoMap l Thunderforest Landscape l

Dzjow - free topographic maps for many countries




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


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


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

Gavin McClurg's Mountain Masterclass

XC Retrieve l instructions l walk through l


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

PG XC Flight Browser

XC Planner - Good online tool for plotting routes

Altitudes - What height are you at? Free.Aero


Doarama - GPS track visualization in 3D

More in 'Apps & online tools'

Tracking & emergency beacons

'Flight Deck' for apps, instruments & beacons etc

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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