This tool calculates the region a paraglider can reach in theory by gliding from a chosen starting location
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 especially for hike & fly type trips in the Alps in
addition to things like
the weather forecast,
and common sense.
The tool currently covers the earth's land surface
except Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, and a few remote islands.
If you are missing coverage for a certain area
or if you find some strange results
please contact me.
The digital elevation model is based on 3 arc second data from
Jonathan de Ferranti's
View Finder Panoramas-Project.
Assumes static air: no wind, no thermals.
Uses a very coarse elevation grid.
Use at your own risk. Absolutely no liability accepted.