Well, you might think it is just another map ... I will give you some good reasons why it is something worth looking at:
In addition to my first-hand information I tried hard to collect data from various sources, proofed them to plausibility, then discarded, revised or added details and brought it finally all together in one map. There you will find the most important information for each Soaring Spot – i.e. name, specific Slope info, fees & tolls, elevation above sea level, useable wind or Slope direction, walk & car parking, precise position (coordinates) and web or publication sources if available. A unique feature are visual paths for walking access, time and meters in height to hike on site if the distance is more than just a few meters from car parking. Furthermore the markers color scheme helps to differentiate categories:
- blue ... Spots listed in "FMT EXTRA Hangflug" Journals
- red ... Spots from various sources
- dark yellow ... Hotels with Soaring Slopes right beside & commercially used Spots
- yellow ... Hotels related to Slope Soaring
- white ... Soaring Club Slopes
You know a Soaring Slope Spot in the mentioned regions that is not listed in the map and you want to share it? Peculiar is the lack of known Soaring Spots at the Balkans with its unique, mountainous landscapes which is remarkable because some areas there are very popular for vacation. You have additional information like road/car, walking and cable car access, fees, wind and thermal characteristics, landing conditions, restrictions, etc? You found a mistake? Don't hesitate - you are dearly welcome to make your contributions to this map
More information about my sources for this map plus links to other maps and websites you can see on an extra site of this blog.
Keep in mind, that this map is being work in progress, some changes and extensions will appear in the future. However, your are welcome to share the map, but notice the copyright policy.
Even though the data in this map has been carefully compiled, some of them may be incorrect. This map provides only geographic information! Hence, each pilot must inform himself of the legislation applicable at the place and the date when he goes to a Slope to fly a model aircraft.
Don't forget that the safety of people passes before the pleasure of flying. Respect pastures and cultivated areas. Leave the Spots the way you found it or better. Alpine regions are vulnerable places, therefore take extra care of animals and plants. Never leave garbage behind!