It's great to have you in the WeGlide community (if you have not signed up yet, you can do so here). Now that you have created your account, you can add a user image, a small bio and update your unit settings in your profile.
One of the first things you should do is install WeGlide as an app on your phone. WeGlide will be more convenient, and you have more space to display flights on the map. You can also activate push notifications in the app so we can inform you directly about comments and flights from your friends. You can find out how to do all this here:
Upload your First Flight
WeGlide is all about sharing. You can upload old flights to have everything in one place. Just drag and drop your files here.
After uploading a flight, you can enter information like your copilot, the aircraft type, and even your water ballast. If you struggle with anything, you will find help in the Docs:
Adding pictures to your flight is equally simple; drag them onto the story field on the flight page. The image is automatically linked to a particular position in the flight and will be displayed together with the flight.
Lists and Maps
The heart of WeGlide is the combination of the list with the map and the many ways you can filter for flights. If you are on the list, you can use the toggle in the lower right corner to see the same flights on the map. The map and the list are linked; you can hover over a flight, which will be highlighted on the map.
Filters can be combined as desired, and no flight should be hidden. You can find detailed instructions regarding the search in our docs.
You can configure the start page to see the daily ranking for your club or your home region without any clicks. Click here to set or update your custom filters. After setting custom filters, you will still see the worldwide daily best on the left-hand side and the daily best for your club, airport, or region on the right-hand side.
If you have clicked on a flight from a particular list, you can use the arrow buttons to navigate to the next flight in a list. So if you order all flights by the number of likes and click on the first flight, the arrow buttons will guide you through the most popular flights.
To never miss a friend's flight, you can follow pilots when you visit their profile. New flights will appear in your feed. In addition, flights can be commented on and liked by others. Notifications in WeGlide itself about new comments are also available.
In addition, flights can be commented on and liked by others. Notifications in WeGlide itself about new comments are also available.
Have you ever wanted to contact other pilots to organize a travel-by-glider flight, exchange ideas about the optimal setup for the common type of glider, or congratulate them on a fantastic achievement? You can do that now via WeGlide!
WeGlide Segments are a new way to compare your performance to other pilots in your area. Segments are popular routes from a start to a finish gate. All pilots automatically get scored on all segments they pass during their flights.
Our sport is unique because everyone can practice it according to their preferences. Equally unique are the WeGlide Badges. They are designed to accompany you on your journey in the gliding world, wherever it may take you.
Currently, there are about 40 handcrafted badges. With each badge you earn, you will receive points, and once you have collected enough points, you will advance to the next level.
Once activated, the satellite images animate when moving the aircraft behind the flight track. Images are available for Europe, America, and also southern Africa, thanks to SkySight. Of course, satellite images are also available for live tracking.
Task and Online Declaration
WeGlide has a dedicated task planner. You can create tasks with WeGlide or upload existing tasks from cup files. If you have a SkySight account, you can link it in the settings and use SkySight layers while planning a task. We are all about sharing tasks, so you can browse tasks from other users and give them a star.
LXNAV, SeeYou, and XCSoar
With the latest XCSoar update, you can access your WeGlide tasks directly from XCSoar. It's never been easier to schedule a task online, then select it right on your phone. Do you use XCSoar for navigation? Then learn everything you need to know to plan an optimal task next weekend and score extra points in your national competition:
WeGlide Live is the first live scoring platform for glider flights. Data from the Open Glider Network is visualized and supplemented by WeGlide with information such as take-off airfield and ground altitude.
For all flights, the live scoring distance is continuously calculated. Together with the flight track and the barogram, this provides the same detailed information as uploaded flights. Real-time evaluation and the usual extensive search make discovering ongoing exceptional flights possible.
Connecting to a particular glider in your profile will display your name and online declared task in the live tracking.
WeGlide hosts multiple competitions, the most prominent being the Free competition, which considers the largest five flights. The Sprint competition comprises the three fastest flights of each pilot. Find out about all the competition in our Docs. In addition, there are multiple national competitions:
WeGlide offers weekend leagues in multiple countries. These are speed competitions that take place every weekend. If there is a league for your country, and you belong to a club, you are automatically scored for the league. The league considers each club's three fastest speed flights on weekends. The speed of each flight is optimized over 2 hours and three legs. The only rule is that you must finish at least as high as you have started. Leagues are available in Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, and Australia.
There are multiple junior promotion programs on WeGlide, including the Jonker Sailplanes Challenge. The prize is the partition in the South African club class nationals for the two juniors who win the European sprint competition and the sprint ranking for the rest of the world. Here is a small read about the experience of the 2022 winners.
Have you heard about WeCoach? Each year, four juniors experience a once-in-a-lifetime gliding coaching in the mountains of South Africa and Southern France.
WeGlide is run by a small team passionate about soaring and connecting the gliding community. Of course, running such a website requires some resources. Therefore, we have launched a subscription model which enables us to improve WeGlide continuously. If you like what we do, please support us.
The Premium features we have developed allow you to improve your gliding and become a better pilot. For example, you can view all your flights in three dimensions.
We have written a few articles in which Premium analysis features like the Statistics List, with which you can compare your stats to other pilots, are closer described.
Other analysis features include Thermal Replay, which shows you thermals from other pilots which you could have taken, but didn't.
Getting in Touch
We are eager to hear your feedback and answer any questions. Feel free to contact us via email.
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