Flight Book

Keeping track of paragliding flights is important for almost every pilot which is why the Flight Vario App features an integrated :

  • GNSS Logger to record .kml files,

  • IGC Logger to record .igc files

and a built in flight book that allows for a quick and comprehensive summary of all your flights.

With the flight book all your flights are stored as .kml and in some lines also as .igc files on the internal storage of your phone. Older pilots might have had the experience in the past that their flight logs and files are scattered across different devices , websites or services. With our paragliding flightbook you will have all of your flights in one place, at your fingertip always with you.

Sharing is easily done within the flight book or the app and supports messengers, mails and other compatible applications. As per default an image with a small summary as well as the corresponding .kml, igc and or sensor log file is being shared, just what you decide to.

all flights at your fingertip in the flight book - paragliding sites in middle Italy

share flight and stats easily with friends, family or your pickup shuttle - paragliding the Soca Valley in Slovenia

color coded .kml tracks to easily separate different flights - paragliding at the Sarnano site in Italy

Flight Summaries

All your paragliding flights will be listed with a short summary for each flight which includes the

  • take off time,

  • take off location,

  • country where the flight was started,

  • maximum height in meters or feet and

the one way distance covered as well as the duration of the flight. Epic flights that you don't want to forget so fast can be starred, so they're in quick sight and reach :)!

Deleting a flight item can be accomplished by ‘long pressing’ on a flight item in the list.

Editing the start location can be a accomplished by 'long pressing' on the start location of the flight item.

If you want a more detailed view, you can:

  • click onto a flight item to open a Flight Detail Page or

  • click onto the .kml icon to open the the flight log within Google Earth

color coded flights for display in Google Maps or Google Earth using .kml files and with possibility to star you favorite flights

Flight Details on Google Map

Clicking on a flight summary item will open up a dialog with the flight being displayed on a google (2D) map and further informations of such as:

  • Flight Duration

  • Take Off and Landing Time,

  • Take Off and Landing Altitude,

  • Max Speed horizontal and vertical (up/down)

  • Distance to Start of Flight

  • Free Distance

  • Free Three Turnpoint Distance

  • Triangle Distance (open/closed)

Clicking on the icon to the left of the flight summary will open up your flight in Google Earth. For this to work, the Google Earth application needs to be installed.

flight at Sarnano visualized in Google Maps with distances and turnpoints

Flight Log in Google Earth

Clicking on the .kml icon to the left of the flight summary will open up Google Earth and display your flight track. Flights are color coded with regard to the weekday so multiple flights within the same area are easily distinguished. The color matches color of the 'star' used to highlight or the .kml color.

Note: For this to work, the Google Earth application needs to be installed.

flight at Ofena visualized in Google Earth

Importing Flights

Flights logged with other varios as .kml or .kmz files can be imported clicking on the '+' action button to the right. If you choose to import files from online storages such as Google Drive, please make sure that you have a stable connection to the internet. Flights will be imported while the vario app is opened and no take off has been registered.

Updating Flight Info

For each flight the location will be checked based on the latitude and longitude to name the take off and/or landing site. Sometimes this lookup is not successful due to a bad connection or the information simply missing due to remote places or regions not covered with this service yet. In this case you can update the take off location with your own location or tag to remember the take off site. Simply long press on the summary region and you can update the starting location and country by editing and confirming with 'UPDATE'

Deleting Flights

Of course, you can also delete the flight if not needed anymore. Simply long press on the summary region that you used to update the starting location/country and confirm with 'DELETE'