Hang Gliding and Smartphone Usage

Zero to 5000 toes in 3 steps! With any form of flight, you need to log your times and places for upgrades for your license. With all the flight log programs, you may ought to have a look at each one and spot that you might like to apply. One of the ones I use is actually primary but it allows you to connect to your current Palm Address Book to log your flying friends. The surely satisfactory feature of those applications is that it allows you to peer all of the flights you’ve got taken from a specific location, or all flights you have got had within the closing yr wherein you broke 10,000 feet. It also permits you to evaluation wherein you may seem to be having your fine flights from. (This manner, in case you’re feeling down, just pass again to the vicinity wherein you keep having your best flights, and you’re almost guarantied to have a brilliant day)! Most of those applications are for private pilot and beyond flight logging. But they paintings genuinely nicely for Hang Gliding, Paragliding, or some other form of sport flying. The ultimate time I changed into PIC (Pilot In Command) of a motorized plane changed into a C172 in 1987, this become the yr I determined Hang Gliding, and I’ve in no way looked lower back!

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Timing of every flight is important. The clock programs normally have a stopwatch characteristic, they may either permit for counting up or down depending on what you want. Some of the flight log programs also have this selection. With the flight log applications, while you stop the clock, it robotically provides it to the flight log. You can usually edit it later if you permit the time run too long.

Another exceptional element about the usage of the clock applications in which you must be able to time more than one factor at a time. Most clock programs will permit you to name your timers. This will can help you time your self in conjunction with three or four of your flying buddies. You may even set all of the timers to start concurrently. So after you’ve got named them, just one click on and all of them begin. The best trouble with this is you nearly need to land first for you to prevent the timers on your friends. I’ve dropped my Smartphone quite a few times, but it’s best from approximately 4 to 5 feet at most, and thus far, it’s survived every drop. I do not assume any Smartphone out there was intended to live on a 7000-foot drop. (I haven’t tried this but)! I don’t recommend you strive it either. I have a humorous, non-fuzzy feeling it may not make it.

Most of the pilots use Amateur radio’s to speak with one another. I’m simply waiting on the day where my Smartphone will incorporate at least the 2 meter and 7cm Amateur bands. And a 1KHz to 1GHz scanner might also be first-rate! I’m still waiting.

The flight logs will also maintain any notes you would really like to make about any other pilot. With mine, I keep radio statistics on every pilot I fly with. Some use HAM radio and others use Hang Gliding precise radios that are within the 151MHz band. This way I realize which radio to carry with me so I can be on the same frequency.

Some of the more superior flight decks with integrated GPS will provide the entire flight history of the ultimate 10 flights. This data is easily sent for your computer for destiny use. With programs which include DocsToGo or MiniCalc/Chart you could view all your beyond flights from a selected website graphically. The software outputs a comma delimited document that can be imported to spreadsheet software. As long because the spreadsheet program has charting talents, you could view the graphs made from previous flights. Which is excellent to get a graph chart on your common flight times, website altitude, flight song, and distance. Now whilst you are travelling, you simply pull up the next vicinity, and your flight developments are proper there inside the palm of your hand along with all the humans you met at that region. And all of the touch records you might need.

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I’ve long past to three new spots that I changed into planning to skip. And had to go surfing and look for contacts to call for web site permissions. I would just do that while sitting subsequent the fireplace at the camp web site the night time earlier than displaying up. Then, when I become getting close to the brand new web page, just give them a call and pick up all the information I want. By the time I arrived on the website, anybody was prepared for me. I knew what frequencies they used. What their processes have been and where to check in. And of path, signal a waiver if want be. (People continually worry approximately you crashing or something)!? Usually, before hitting the sack and the camp floor the night earlier than, I email beforehand to my touch listing on the authentic site, just to let them recognize I am probably some days at the back of. (Something about this recreation makes people paranoid while you do not name whilst plans alternate. I have no concept why! I’ve been chewed-out by someone I failed to even realize, for not checking in with them).

Lee Hogan

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