Hike & Fly Planner

Below you will find the Hike & Fly Planner.

The tool calculates the destination a paraglider can reach (in theory), gliding from a chosen starting location and elevation. The calculation rests on the assumption of these conditions:

  • Static air – no wind and no thermals.
  • Assumes flying with the set glide ratio even when turning. No change in the glide ration due to braking or accelerating.
  • The height model used is coarse with a grid size of approximately 200 meters.

The tool is meant to supplement flight preparations in addition to information like the weather forecast, aeronautical charts, and common sense.

The Hike & Fly Planner was created by Daniel Arndt and a link to the original project can be found here.

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Our mission is to create safe places for free flight pilots to launch and land. To encourage education, training and community support to nurture novice pilots into master pilots. To develop sustainable environmental improvements in the communities where we live, work and play. We believe passionately in travel, good food, great friends, long talks, broadened horizons and the spirit of adventure.