Monday, October 22, 2012
Paragliding with Google Maps
Paragliding Map is a Google Maps based app to help you plan paragliding flights.
ParaglidingMap.com takes current weather observations, and makes a rules-based decision on whether each flying site around the world is flyable or not. The decision is based on a number of factors, including current wind direction, current wind speed and gust strength and current weather observations (clouds, fog, rain, thunderstorm, föhn, etc).
XC Planner is a Google Maps based planning tool for paragliders.
Using the tool you can select the location of your paragliding flight. You can then drag and drop the turning points and define a number of options and even view past thermal patterns on the map.
If you want to have a taste of paragliding but are scared to try the real thing then this awesome paragliding flight simulator from ParaglidingEarth.com is what you need.
Before starting your flight you can choose the colour of your glider, your take-off heading, the wind speed and direction, the thermal density, thermal height and even the thermal size. When you are ready just press 'Let's Fly!' You can then glide to your heart's delight with a little help from the Google Earth plug-in.