where2fly is the ideal companion for all paragliding and hanggliding pilots.
This app includes detailed information on 10,000 launch sites and 3,500 landings in 100 countries worldwide. All places are visually displayed on an interactive map. They can also be searched specifically according to different criteria. For example: where is a spot in the Alps to fly with wind conditions coming from north, and a minimal height of 2000m, which is accessible by a cable car?
Also contained in where2fly are more than 25,000 stations of public transport in Switzerland, so you can easily travel to the launch site, or the trip home from your landing site. Timetable information can be consulted for many european countries through an app-integration, as well as route navigation with navigational apps.
The app contains flight data from paraglidingearth.com, DHV.de and Flyland.ch. All data is stored in a local database. You only need an internet connection to display the map and webcam images.
where2fly is fully functional and free. Additional modules can be purchased for a small amount through in-app purchase, to integrate extensions into the app.
⌔ The «webcam-module» gives you access to more than 20,000 worldwide webcams from webcams.travel and camscollection.ch. So, you can easily get an idea of the weather conditions near your launch site or landing.
⌔ The «flightbook module» lets you register all your flights directly within where2fly. Choose from one of the existing launch sites and landing places, or select one of the places or your own spot directly on the map. You can define innumerable attributes, such as flight duration, flight type, wind conditions, weather, your impressions of the flight, and a comment. All flights are stored in the local database, so you can easily access statistics. Data can be exported via an Excel interface. And all that for a price that is less than the papery logbook.
⌔ A SOS-page is integrated. So you can quickly find your GPS position, send it to other persons by SMS or email, which then can depict the place in where2fly or any web browser. Of course, you can also send your landing position to friends.
⌔ Use thermal hotspots to locate the most promising thermals.
- Updated all data for launch sites, webcams.
- Removed MADIS weather stations. No data is available anymore, unfortunately.
Ratings and Reviews
Where to Fly - Excellent App
I downloaded this app thinking it would be a basic logbook with limited features and was pleasantly surprised to find it packed with USEFUL features such as flight stats, wing usage ( time of service), repopulated with thousands of launch and land sites, plus the ability to add you own. Interfaces with maps online to see terrain features, and even has an emergency function that may very well save your behind one day.
If they had 6 stars, I'd give it to them. This app was done Right!
It's getting better and better
Thank you very much for this App! I was writting a comment (4 Stars) a while ago. But everytime I use it I discover myself saying: wow that's a great App. I use it a lot to find new spots to fly. With its search funtion where you can choose wind directions and distance from your very location, it makes it for me as a newbie in Paragliding the perfect App. It is a must have!
His service is just great. When i had an issue i got immediate response!
Again, thanks for this App!
Daniel hit it out of the park with this. I love how I can instantly get beta on almost any site. The up and coming function where it ties into local weather will make this thing the champ. Don't go on your next flying road trip without it.
- ionesoft GmbH
- 37.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © ionesoft GmbH, Daniel Stainhauser
- In-App Purchases
- Webcam module $0.99
- Flightbook $3.99
- Landing fee $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.