Useful Links

 Club Yahoo Email Discussion Group – Members only


  • LOCAL WEATHER STATION – this is the weather station located at Clanfield just south of Butser. You can look at ‘actuals’ and a fantastic ‘history’ that shows trends.

Useful weather sites for the UK pilot:

  • XC Weather – The first quick check to see if the weather is good enough to investigate further.
  • RASP UK – The best website for pilots, wind and thermal predictions. See here for an excellent guide to RASP from Judith Mole’s website.
  • Synoptic Charts – Pressure charts showing the position of highs and lows. You can make your own weather predictions from these, see a quick guide from Rob Chisolm here.
  • Weatheronline – Excellent website for checking different weather models against each other. If they don’t at least sort of agree, the weathermen are just guessing!

Useful Information

UK Clubs

Flying Blogs

Fellow flyers blogs that I follow:

If you use Google Reader (excellent RSS reader) then you can find a bundle of paragliding and hang gliding blog links (many more than above) in one easy to subscribe to place here.

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