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Getting started with WeGlide

If you are new to WeGlide, this is the place to start.
Getting started with WeGlide

Thanks for your interest in WeGlide. If you have not signed up yet, you can do so here. After you have created your account, you can add a user image, a small bio and update your unit settings here.

Upload your first flight

WeGlide is all about sharing. You can upload your old flights, so you 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 your competition id. If you struggle with anything, head over to the docs.

Stories

Adding pictures to your flight is equally simple, just drag them onto the story field on the flight page. The image is automatically linked to a particular position in the flight, you can find more information here.

Lists and maps

The heart of WeGlide is the combination of the list with the map and the many ways in which you can filter for flights. If you are on the list, you can use the toggle in the lower right corner to see the exact same flights on the map. The map and the list are linked, you can hover over a flight and it will be highlighted on the map.

If you filter for your name, you will see all of your flights on the map.

Search

The search is one of the most powerful tools on WeGlide. It can be queried by every keyword: be it a pilot, a country, a region, a continent, an aircraft, a scoring class, female pilots, or outlandings. Filters can be combined as desired and no flight should be hidden from you. You can find detailed instructions regarding the search in our docs.

You can also combine the filters with different date filters for a season, a month, or a particular day.

Custom filters

You can configure the start page to see the daily ranking for your club or your home region without any clicks. This is now conveniently possible via the configurable start page. 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.

Daily best on the left and custom filter on the right

Navigating flights

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.

Use the arrow keys to navigate flights

Task and online declaration

WeGlide has a dedicated task planner. You can create tasks with WeGlide or you can 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 also browse tasks from other users and give them a star.

If you think that a particular task from you or from someone else might be a good fit for the day, you can declare it with a single click. More information regarding online task declaration can be found here.

PWA

WeGlide can be installed as a progressive web app (PWA) on iOS and Android, you can find instructions here.

WeGlide as Progressive Web App on iOS

LXNAV, SeeYou, and XCSoar

Direct upload of flights to WeGlide is possible from LXNav, SeeYou, LXNavigation, and XCSoar. On XCSoar, just head to Settings -> WeGlide to enter your data. On LXNav devices, it is also possible to download your task onto the device.

Downloading a task on the LX9000 

WeGlide Live

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 for uploaded flights. Thanks to the real-time evaluation and the usual extensive search, the discovery of ongoing exceptional flights becomes possible.

In case you have already uploaded an igc-file containing the Flarm-ID of your aircraft, you can link your aircraft permanently to your WeGlide account - otherwise for a period of up to three days.

Social Features

To never miss a flight of a friend, there is now the possibility to follow pilots when you visit their profile. New flights will appear in your own feed and you will get a small notification.

Flights from pilots you follow appear in your personal feed

In addition, flights can be commented on and liked by others. Notifications in WeGlide itself about new comments are also available. In case you do not know whom to follow, check out these pilots:

Segments

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.

You can find more information regarding segments here.

Satellite movies

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 TopMeteo. Check out this flight of Alexander Müller to see them in action. Of course, satellite images are also available for live tracking.

The satellite movies are available for Europe, America, and Africa

Competitions

WeGlide hosts multiple competitions, the most prominent being the WeGlide Free competition, which takes into account the largest five flights. The WeGlide Sprint competition is composed of the three fastest flights of each pilot. The Out & Return (three flights) and the Explore cup (only one flight) reward flights are a bit more explorative.

In addition, there are multiple national competitions:

Leagues

WeGlide offers weekend leagues in multiple countries. These are speed competitions which 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 takes into account the three fastest speed flights of each club on a particular weekend. The speed of each flight is optimized over 2 hours and three legs. The only rule is that you have to finish at least as high as you have started. Leagues are available for the following countries:

Junior Promotion

There are multiple junior promotion programs on WeGlide, one of them is the Jonker Sailplanes Challenge. The prize is the partition in the South African club class nationals for the two juniors who win:

Getting in touch

We are eager to hear your feedback and to answer any questions. Feel free to contact us via email. To never miss any news, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Embed on website

You can embed flights from your club or airfield on any other website. More information can be found here. Here is an example from Segelflugschule Oerlinghausen.

Sponsors

We are very grateful to our sponsors which help us to improve WeGlide every day. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, don't hesitate to write us.

Gold- and silver sponsors

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