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New Extension for SkyDemon available!

For a couple of days there is a video circulating on social media about an airplane almost hitting the tow rope of a paraglider being winch launched. Understandably discussions erupted what could be done to prevent similar situations from happening again, or worse, ending in a crash.

On the SkyDemon Users Facebook Page we discussed why SkyDemon is not showing these launch sites in their charts. My wild guess, SkyDemon uses mainly the publicly available AIP IFR of the countries they want to provide data for. And at least in Germany §25 LuftVG airfields for paragliding and hanggliding are not even governed by the CAA (LBA, Luftfahrt Bundesamt) but by multiple Aviation Associations and so are not showing up on “official” documentation.

To fill this gap, we compiled the airfield database of the DHV (Deutscher Hängegeleiterverband) into SkyDemon CustomData files and do provide them for download.

Feel free to uses these files and if you should encounter an error, please let me know.

To the Download…

SkyDemon Paragliding Airfield Extension

Paragliding Airfields Extension for Germany

Extension to show paragliding and hanggliding airfields on the map in SkyDemon. Only includes Germany.

Data Source

All data was sourced from DHV (Deutscher Gleitschirm- und Drachenflugverband e.V.) effective
21FEB2020.
https://www.dhv.de/piloteninfos/gelaende-luftraum-natur/fluggelaendeflugbetrieb/gelaendedaten/gelaendedaten-download

Requirements

To be able to uses the files provided by Discovering Eagle you need to have a
working installation of SkyDemon on Android, iOS or Windows PC and a valid
subscription.

We develop our files with the newest version of SkyDemon at that given time. Even though SkyDemon claims backwards compatibility for custom data, we can’t
guarantee it.

All development and testing including creation of the screenshots included in the archive are done with the default “SkyDemon 3” chart style. We do not check nor do we guarantee that the projected features are displayed correctly with the use of other chart styles.

Cost

Everything on this website is free! Nevertheless I would appreciate if you donate a little via the support page. I do put a lot of work in these downloads and with every donation you help me coming closer to the ultimate goal: Flying around Africa!

Installing

NOTE: At this point, iOS does not allow direct operations on the file system. So the only way to get the data into an Apple device seems to be the import in SkyDemon on a device running either on Android or Windows and then using the SkyDemon cloud to share the data with the Apple device. But be careful, there seems to be a size limit to the SkyDemon cloud!

  1. Unzip the contents of the downloaded archive to your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder. On Windows computers you will usually find this at C:Users< username >DocumentsSkyDemonCustomData. On Android you will find it under < Internal storage >/SkyDemon/CustomData.
  2. After unzipping you should find the following files:
    • README.md (you can delete this one afterwards)
    • LICENSE.md
    • paragliding_de_DDMMMYYYY.airspace
    • paragliding.png (you can delete this one afterwards)
  3. Now startup SkyDemon. If it has been running close and restart it.
  4. On a Windows PC go to the main menu and turn on Mapping > Airspace > Show Sporting Sites. On a mobile device tap the chart layer icon (three panes stacked on top of each other) in the bottom right of the map window and turn on Airspace > Sporting Activity.

Now you should see that multiple dark blue hang-glider symbols have appeared on the map. If you utilize the “Whats here” menu you can check the upper level or contact details, too.

It didn’t work

Make sure, Other / Misc airspaces are turned on as described above. Zoom in closer to prevent the sector boundaries been hidden by SkyDemons automatic decluttering feature. You can check your settings while zooming in to Weser-Wuemme (EDWM) and check about 8nm to the east where you should find three paragliding airfields. See the included screenshot for reference.

If you still do not get any airfields, check if you extracted the archive into your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder without any subfolder. Make sure, you did not change any filename. If you need to correct something here, restart SkyDemon afterwards.

Disclaimer

Discovering Eagle did not and does not invent the data provided. See section Data Source above to learn were the provided data came from. We do rework the raw data from our sources and put them into the SkyDemon format.

Unfortunately, it is impossible the verify the correctness of every given dataset. So we must emphasize that the data provided is an aid to flight planning and navigation, designed to enhance situational awareness. The pilot remains responsible for ensuring they have all information necessary for the safe conduct of the flight and that they adhere to the laws of any states overflown. (Did you recognize this paragraph?)

All data provided come with an effective date of the data of the providing entity. Since Discovering Eagle is essentially a one-man-show, I won’t post a cycle end date nor do I guarantee to update my files when the providing entity does. Nevertheless I strive to provide the most up-to-date data possible. Should you find outdated data, please feel free to drop a note on the contact form.

Versioning/Download

All versions are numbered by their effective date.

download
21FEB2020
Pull from https://www.dhv.de/piloteninfos/gelaende-luftraum-natur/fluggelaendeflugbetrieb/gelaendedaten/gelaendedaten-download effective 21FEB2020.

Authors

  • Florian Meissner, founder and front-man of Discovering Eagle.

License

This project is licensed under an extended MIT License – see the LICENSE.md file for details

Contact / Bug-Report

www.discovering-eagle.org/contact

3dairspace.org.uk

3DAirspace now supporting Discovering Eagle

Getting navigational data for foreign countries can be a challenge. This is even more true if we speak about the third world!

Lloyd Bailey was kind enough to me our here and provided me with airspace data for almost entire Africa from his project 3DAirspace. On his website 3dairspace.org.uk you can download airspaces for almost every country in the world for GoogleEarth.

Thank you Lloyd!

GPS-Skywriting

Skywriting in a non-aerobatic airplane?

Can you really do skywriting in a non-aerobatic airplane like my Luscombe? Yes, sort off!

What is ADS-B Skywriting?

Where in traditional skywriting one uses the airplanes smoker as a pen, ADS-B Skywriting or GPS Skywriting utilizes the airplanes GPS track. In that manner ADS-B Skywriting could be seen as a subset of GPS skywriting since it uses GPS as well but also the transponder to send the track to the ground Continue reading

Germany_Airspace_Corrections

Germany Airspace Corrections

Supplements to the already quite good SkyDemon Chart to show various
corrections to the airspace within Germany.

Data Source

All data is sourced from official aiviation publications. See list of
corrections for further details.

List of Airspace Corrections

The following corrections were made to SkyDemons default airspace:

Airport Sector Changes Source Remarks
Hamburg (EDDH) CTR (HX) Boberg Sector added AIP DE IFR ENR 2.1-18 (28MAR2019)
Hamburg (EDDH) CTR (HX) Finkenwerder Sector added AIP DE IFR ENR 2.1-18 (28MAR2019)
Hannover (EDDV) CTR (HX) Wunstorf Sector added ICAO Karte Deutschland 2019 (01APR2019)
Fritzlar (ETHF) CTR (HX) Mosenberg Sector added AIP DE MIL AD2 ETNW-1 (23MAY2019)
Wunstorf (ETNW) CTR (HX) Variable area of responsibility added AIP DE MIL AD2 ETNW-1 (12SEP2009)

Requirements

To be able to uses the files provided by Discovering Eagle you need to have a
working installation of SkyDemon on Android, iOS or Windows PC and a valid
subscription.

We develop our files with the newest version of SkyDemon at that given time. Even though SkyDemon claims backwards compatibility for custom data, we can’t
guarantee it.

All development and testing including creation of the screenshots included in
the archive are done with the default SkyDemon 3 chart style. We do not check
nor do we guarantee that the projected features are displayed correctly with
the use of other chart styles.

Cost

Everything on this website is free! Nevertheless I would appreciate if you donate a little via the support page. I do put a lot of work in these downloads and with every donation you help me coming closer to the ultimate goal: Flying around Africa!

Installing

  1. Unzip the contents of the downloaded archive to your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder. On Windows computers you will usually find this at C:Users< username >DocumentsSkyDemonCustomData. On Android you will find it under < Internal storage >/SkyDemon/CustomData.
  2. After unzipping you should find the following files:
      • README.md (you can delete this one afterwards)
      • LICENSE.md
      • Germany_Airspace_Corrections_DDMMMYYYY.airways
      • Germany_Airspace_Corrections.png (you can delete this one afterwards)
  3. Now startup SkyDemon. If it has been running close and restart it.
  4. Make your map layer settings:
    1. On a Windows PC go to the main menu and turn on the following:
      • Mapping > Airspace > Show Controlled Airspace A-D
      • Mapping > Airspace > Show Controlled Airspace E
      • Mapping > Airspace > Show Other Airspace
    2. On a mobile device tap the chart layer icon (three panes stacked on top of each other) in the bottom right of the map window and turn on this:
      • Airspace > Controlled A-D
      • Airspace > Controlled E
      • Airspace > Misc

Now you should see that the airspaces metioned above have appeared.

It didn’t work

Make sure, all chart layer options are turned on as described above. Zoom in closer to prevent features been hidden by SkyDemons automatic decluttering feature. You can check your settings while zooming in to the area near Hamburg (EDDH). See the included screenshot for reference.

If you still do not get any sectors, check if you extracted the archive into your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder without any subfolder. Make sure, you did not change any filename. If you need to correct something here, restart SkyDemon afterwards.

Disclaimer

Discovering Eagle did not and does not invent the data provided. See section Data Source above to learn were the provided data came from. We do rework the raw data from our sources and put them into the SkyDemon format.

Unfortunately, it is impossible the verify the correctness of every given dataset. So we must emphasize that the data provided is an aid to flight planning and navigation, designed to enhance situational awareness. The pilot remains responsible for ensuring they have all information necessary for the safe conduct of the flight and that they adhere to the laws of any states overflown. (Did you recognize this paragraph?)

All data provided come with an effective date of the data of the providing entity. Since Discovering Eagle is essentially a one-man-show, I won’t post a cycle end date nor do I guarantee to update my files when the providing entity does. Nevertheless I strive to provide the most up-to-date data possible. Should you find outdated data, please feel free to drop a note on the contact form.

Versioning/Download

All versions are numbered by their effective date.

download
25OCT2019
Added the variable area of responsibility for Wunstorf (ETNW).
download
15OCT2019
Initial compilation from the sources mentioned above.

Authors

  • Florian Meissner, founder and front-man of Discovering Eagle.

License

This project is licensed under an extended MIT License – see the LICENSE.md file for details

Contact / Bug-Report

www.discovering-eagle.org/contact

GEMIL_VFR

German Military VFR Reporting Points and Routes

Supplement to SkyDemon’s Germany chart to display missing VFR reporting points and arrival and departure routes as well as traffic patterns for military airports.

Only AD2 aerodromes are included. If you like me to add the AD3 heliports, too, see below how you can get in touch with me.

Data Source

All data was sourced from Germany’s Military AIP AD2 found for public use at https://www.milais.org/publications.php.

Included Airfields

ICAO Name Effective Remarks
ETAD Spangdahlem 23MAY2019
ETAR Ramstein 12SEP2019
ETHA Altenstadt 12SEP2019
ETHB Bueckeburg 12SEP2019
ETHC Celle 12SEP2019 Pattern CAT B-D included.
ETHF Fritzlar 23MAY2019 VFR Reporting Points and Routes for ETHF already included by SkyDemon. Supplemented VRP SE and route to/from EDEM. Downloading Airspace Corrections Germany is recommended to show EDEM sector within ETHF CTR.
ETHL Laupheim 12SEP2019
ETHS Fassberg 12SEP2019
ETIC Grafenwoehr 23MAY2019
ETIH Hohenfels 23MAY2019
ETNG Geilenkirchen 29MAR2018
ETNH Hohn 12SEP2019
ETNN Noervenich 23MAY2019
ETNS Schleswig 12SEP2019
ETNT Wittmundhafen 12SEP2019
ETNW Wunstorf 12SEP2019 Downloading Airspace Corrections Germany is recommended to show variable boundary between ETNW and EDDV CTR’s.
ETOU Wiesbaden 23MAY2019
ETSB Buechel 23MAY2019
ETSH Holzdorf 12SEP2019
ETSI Ingolstadt/Manching 12SEP2019 Visual Reporting Points and Routes implemented by SkyDemon already. Added holdings north and south of the airfield.
ETSL Lechfeld 12SEP2019
ETSN Neuburg 12SEP2019
ETWM Meppen 12SEP2019

Requirements

To be able to uses the files provided by Discovering Eagle you need to have a
working installation of SkyDemon on Android, iOS or Windows PC and a valid
subscription.

We develop our files with the newest version of SkyDemon at that given time. Even though SkyDemon claims backwards compatibility for custom data, we can’t
guarantee it.

All development and testing including creation of the screenshots included in
the archive are done with the default SkyDemon 3 chart style. We do not check
nor do we guarantee that the projected features are displayed correctly with
the use of other chart styles.

Cost

Everything on this website is free! Nevertheless I would appreciate if you donate a little via the support page. I do put a lot of work in these downloads and with every donation you help me coming closer to the ultimate goal: Flying around Africa!

Installing

  1. Unzip the contents of the downloaded archive to your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder. On Windows computers you will usually find this at C:\Users\< username >\Documents\SkyDemon\CustomData. On Android you will find it under < Internal storage >/SkyDemon/CustomData.
  2. After unzipping you should find the following files:
      • README.md (you can delete this one afterwards)
      • LICENSE.md
      • GEMIL_VFR_DDMMMYYYY.airways
      • GEMIL_VFR_DDMMMYYYY.vrps.csv
      • GEMIL_VFR.png (you can delete this one afterwards)
  3. Now startup SkyDemon. If it has been running close and restart it.
  4. Make your map layer settings:
    1. On a Windows PC go to the main menu and turn on the following:
      • Mapping > Waypoints > Show Visual Reporting Points
    2. On a mobile device tap the chart layer icon (three panes stacked on top of each other) in the bottom right of the map window and turn on this:
      • Waypoints > Visual Reference Points

For various military airfields in Germany you should see that their respective visual reporting points together with their VFR arrival / departure routes and  traffic patterns (brown dashed lines) have appeared. Compare the included  screenshot with the Celle Military CTR (ETHC).

It didn’t work

Make sure, all chart layer options are turned on as described above. Zoom in closer to prevent features been hidden by SkyDemons automatic decluttering feature. You can check your settings while zooming in to the area near Celle Military (ETHC). See the included screenshot for reference.

If you still do not get any sectors, check if you extracted the archive into your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder without any subfolder. Make sure, you did not change any filename. If you need to correct something here, restart SkyDemon afterwards.

Disclaimer

Discovering Eagle did not and does not invent the data provided. See section Data Source above to learn were the provided data came from. We do rework the raw data from our sources and put them into the SkyDemon format.

Unfortunately, it is impossible the verify the correctness of every given dataset. So we must emphasize that the data provided is an aid to flight planning and navigation, designed to enhance situational awareness. The pilot remains responsible for ensuring they have all information necessary for the safe conduct of the flight and that they adhere to the laws of any states overflown. (Did you recognize this paragraph?)

All data provided come with an effective date of the data of the providing entity. Since Discovering Eagle is essentially a one-man-show, I won’t post a cycle end date nor do I guarantee to update my files when the providing entity does. Nevertheless I strive to provide the most up-to-date data possible. Should you find outdated data, please feel free to drop a note on the contact form.

Versioning/Download

All versions are numbered by their effective date.

download
12SEP2019
Initial compilation from the Military AIP Germany as mentioned above.

Authors

  • Florian Meissner, founder and front-man of Discovering Eagle.

License

This project is licensed under an extended MIT License – see the LICENSE.md file for details

Contact / Bug-Report

www.discovering-eagle.org/contact

ED-R150

German Military Night Low Flying System (ED-R150)

Adds the waypoints and restricted airspaces for the German Military Night Low Flying System also referred to as ED-R150 to SkyDemon.

Data Source

All data was sourced from Germany’s Military AIP found for public use at https://www.milais.org/publications.php.

Following pages were referenced and are included in this archive as PDF:

  • ENR3.5-1 (31JAN2019)
  • ENR3.5-2 (11OCT2018)
  • ENR3.5-3 (11OCT2018)
  • ENR3.5-4 (13SEP2018)
  • ENR3.5-5 (31MAR2016)
  • ENR3.5-6 (13SEP2018)
  • ENR3.5-7 (13SEP2018)
  • ENR3.5-8 (31MAR2016)
  • ENR3.5-9 (30MAR2017)
  • ENR3.5-10 (13SEP2018)
  • ENR3.5-11 (13SEP2018)
  • ENR3.5-12 (31MAR2016)
  • ENR3.5-13 (26MAY2016)
  • ENR3.5-14 (31MAR2016)
  • ENR3.5-15 (30MAR2017)
  • ENR3.5-16 (26MAY2016)
  • ENR3.5-17 (13SEP2018)
  • ENR6.2 (21JUN2018)

Requirements

To be able to uses the files provided by Discovering Eagle you need to have a
working installation of SkyDemon on Android, iOS or Windows PC and a valid
subscription.

We develop our files with the newest version of SkyDemon at that given time. Even though SkyDemon claims backwards compatibility for custom data, we can’t
guarantee it.

All development and testing including creation of the screenshots included in
the archive are done with the default SkyDemon 3 chart style. We do not check
nor do we guarantee that the projected features are displayed correctly with
the use of other chart styles.

Cost

Everything on this website is free! Nevertheless I would appreciate if you donate a little via the support page. I do put a lot of work in these downloads and with every donation you help me coming closer to the ultimate goal: Flying around Africa!

Installing

  1. Unzip the contents of the downloaded archive to your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder. On Windows computers you will usually find this at C:\Users\< username >\Documents\SkyDemon\CustomData. On Android you will find it under < Internal storage >/SkyDemon/CustomData.
  2. After unzipping you should find the following files:
    • README.md (you can delete this one afterwards)
    • LICENSE.md
    • ED-R150_31JAN2019.airspace
    • ED-R150_31JAN2019.vrps.csv
    • ED-R150.png (you can delete this one afterwards)
    • ET_ENR_3_5_1_en.pdf (you can delete this one afterwards)
    • ET_ENR_6_2_en.pdf (you can delete this one afterwards)
  3. Now startup SkyDemon. If it has been running close and restart it.
  4. Make your map layer settings:
    1. On a Windows PC go to the main menu and turn on the following:
      • Mapping > Airspace > Show Prohibited/Restriced Areas
      • Mapping > Airspace > Show Night-Only
      • Mapping > Waypoints > Show Visual Reporting Points
    2. On a mobile device tap the chart layer icon (three panes stacked on top of each other) in the bottom right of the map window and turn on this:
      • Airspace > Prohibited and Restricted
      • Airspace > Night-Only Airspace
      • Waypoints > Visual Reference Points

Now you should see multiple cylindrical airspaces in light red line color connected by slightly smaller corridors have appeared. At the center of each cylinder is a VFR Reporting Point located.

It didn’t work

Make sure, all chart layer options are turned on as described above. Zoom in
closer to prevent the sector boundaries been hidden by SkyDemons automatic
decluttering feature. You can check your settings while zooming in to the area
near Hodenhagen (EDVH). See the included screenshot for reference.

If you still do not get any sectors, check if you extracted the archive into your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder without any subfolder. Make sure, you did not change any filename. If you need to correct something here, restart SkyDemon afterwards.

Disclaimer

Discovering Eagle did not and does not invent the data provided. See section Data Source above to learn were the provided data came from. We do rework the raw data from our sources and put them into the SkyDemon format.

Unfortunately, it is impossible the verify the correctness of every given dataset. So we must emphasize that the data provided is an aid to flight planning and navigation, designed to enhance situational awareness. The pilot remains responsible for ensuring they have all information necessary for the safe conduct of the flight and that they adhere to the laws of any states overflown. (Did you recognize this paragraph?)

All data provided come with an effective date of the data of the providing entity. Since Discovering Eagle is essentially a one-man-show, I won’t post a cycle end date nor do I guarantee to update my files when the providing entity does. Nevertheless I strive to provide the most up-to-date data possible. Should you find outdated data, please feel free to drop a note on the contact form.

Versioning/Download

All versions are numbered by their effective date.

download
31JAN2019
Initial compilation from the Military AIP Germany as mentioned above.

Authors

  • Florian Meissner, founder and front-man of Discovering Eagle.

License

This project is licensed under an extended MIT License – see the LICENSE.md file for details

Contact / Bug-Report

www.discovering-eagle.org/contact

Flight Information Service (FIS) Sector Fix for Germany

Fix to show FIS sectors on the map again. Only includes Germany.

Data Source

All data was sourced from http://www.openaip.net/system/files/airspaces/openaip_airspace_germany_de.aip_1588554066 effective 29APR2020. (Login required)

Requirements

To be able to uses the files provided by Discovering Eagle you need to have a
working installation of SkyDemon on Android, iOS or Windows PC and a valid
subscription.

We develop our files with the newest version of SkyDemon at that given time. Even though SkyDemon claims backwards compatibility for custom data, we can’t
guarantee it.

Cost

Everything on this website is free! Nevertheless I would appreciate if you donate a little via the support page. I do put a lot of work in these downloads and with every donation you help me coming closer to the ultimate goal: Flying around Africa!

Installing

  1. Remove all files from your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder matching the name
    pattern Germany_FIS_Fix_DDMMMYYYY.airspace in order to prevent previous
    versions to be shown.
    On Windows computers you will usually find this at C:\Users\< username >\Documents\SkyDemon\CustomData. On Android you will find it under < Internal storage >/SkyDemon/CustomData.
  2. Unzip the contents of the downloaded archive to your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder and make sure not to produce any subfolders!
  3. After unzipping you should find the following files:
    • README.md (you can delete this one afterwards)
    • LICENSE.md
    • Germany_FIS_Fix_DDMMMYYYY.airspace
    • Germany_FIS_Fix.png (you can delete this one afterwards)
  4. Now startup SkyDemon. If it has been running close and restart it.
  5. On a Windows PC go to the main menu and turn on Mapping > Airspace > Other. On a mobile device tap the chart layer icon (three panes stacked on top of each other) in the bottom right of the map window and turn on Airspace > Misc.

Now you should see multiple airspaces with a dark blue dashed border have appeared. If you utilize the “Whats here” menu you can check the frequency, too.

It didn’t work

Make sure, Other / Misc airspaces are turned on as described above. Zoom in closer to prevent the sector boundaries been hidden by SkyDemons automatic decluttering feature. You can check your settings while zooming in to Celle-Arloh airfield (EDVC) where the sector boundary should cross west to east right above the airfield and intersect another boundary at Berliner Heide gliderside about 10nm to the east. See the included screenshot for reference.

If you still do not get any sectors, check if you extracted the archive into your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder without any subfolder. Make sure, you did not change any filename. If you need to correct something here, restart SkyDemon afterwards.

Disclaimer

Discovering Eagle did not and does not invent the data provided. See section Data Source above to learn were the provided data came from. We do rework the raw data from our sources and put them into the SkyDemon format.

Unfortunately, it is impossible the verify the correctness of every given dataset. So we must emphasize that the data provided is an aid to flight planning and navigation, designed to enhance situational awareness. The pilot remains responsible for ensuring they have all information necessary for the safe conduct of the flight and that they adhere to the laws of any states overflown. (Did you recognize this paragraph?)

All data provided come with an effective date of the data of the providing entity. Since Discovering Eagle is essentially a one-man-show, I won’t post a cycle end date nor do I guarantee to update my files when the providing entity does. Nevertheless I strive to provide the most up-to-date data possible. Should you find outdated data, please feel free to drop a note on the contact form.

Versioning/Download

All versions are numbered by their effective date.

download
29APR2020
Pull from http://www.openaip.net/system/files/airspaces/openaip_airspace_germany_de.aip_1588554066 effective 29APR2020.
download
30SEP2019
Pull from http://www.openaip.net/system/files/airspaces/openaip_airspace_germany_de.aip_1570496444 effective 30SEP2019.

Authors

  • Florian Meissner, founder and front-man of Discovering Eagle.

License

This project is licensed under an extended MIT License – see the LICENSE.md file for details

Contact / Bug-Report

www.discovering-eagle.org/contact

Chilhowee Gliderport (92A) Turnpoints

Turnpoint database for Chilhowee gliderport, Benton, Tennessee, United States
of America (92A).

Data Source

All data was sourced from http://soaringweb.org/TP/Chilhowee_racing effective
08APR2011.

Requirements

To be able to uses the files provided by Discovering Eagle you need to have a
working installation of SkyDemon on Android, iOS or Windows PC and a valid
subscription.

We develop our files with the newest version of SkyDemon at that given time.
Even though SkyDemon claims backwards compatibility for cutom data, we can’t
garantee it.

Cost

Everything on this website is free! Nevertheless I would appreciate if you donate a little via the support page. I do put a lot of work in these downloads and with every donation you help me coming closer to the ultimate goal: Flying around Africa!

Installing

  1. Unzip the contents of the downloaded archive to your SkyDemon’s CustomData folder. On Windows computers you will usually find this at C:Users< username >DocumentsSkyDemonCustomData. On Android you will find it under < Internal storage >/SkyDemon/CustomData.
  2. After unzipping you should find the following files:
    • README.md (you can delete this one afterwards)
    • LICENSE.md
    • Chilhowee92aGliderTurnpoints_DDMMMYYYY.vrps.csv
    • Chilhowee92aGliderTurnpoints.png (you can delete this one afterwards)
  3. Now startup SkyDemon. If it has been running close and restart it.
  4. Turn on Mapping > Waypoints > Show Glider Waypoints and navigate to Chilhowee Gliderport (92A).

You should see multiple waypoints with a blue dot icon have appeared.

It didn’t work

Make sure, Glider Waypoints are turned on as described above. Zoom in closer to
prevent the waypoints been hidden by SkyDemons automatic decluttering feature.
You can check your settings while zooming in to Chilhowee Gliderport (92A) and
compare to the screenshot included in the archive.

If you still do not get any waypoints, check if you extracted the archive into
your SkyDemons CustomData folder without any subfolder. Make sure, you did not
change any filename. If you need to correct something here, restart SkyDemon
afterwarts.

Disclaimer

Discovering Eagle did not and does not invent the data provided. See section Data Source above to learn were the provided data came from. We do rework the raw data from our sources and put them into the SkyDemon format.

Unfortunately, it is impossible the verify the correctness of every given dataset. So we must emphasize that the data provided is an aid to flight planning and navigation, designed to enhance situational awareness. The pilot remains responsible for ensuring they have all information necessary for the safe conduct of the flight and that they adhere to the laws of any states overflown. (Did you recognize this paragraph?)

All data provided come with an effective date of the data of the providing entity. Since Discovering Eagle is essentially a one-man-show, I won’t post a cycle end date nor do I guarantee to update my files when the providing entity does. Nevertheless I strive to provide the most up-to-date data possible. Should you find outdated data, please feel free to drop a note on the contact form.

Versioning/Download

All versions are numbered by their effective date.

download
08APR2011
Initial pull from http://soaringweb.org/TP/Chilhowee_racing effective
08APR2011.

Authors

  • Florian Meissner, founder and front-man of Discovering Eagle.

License

This project is licensed under an extended MIT License – see the LICENSE.md file for details

Contact / Bug-Report

www.discovering-eagle.org/contact