Entries by Jon Meis

GAFOR of the DWD

Sometimes the weather is really tricky. In order to give pilots more security in flight planning, we have included the GAFOR of the German National Weather Service (DWD) as a second opinion on our website.

The structure of the thermals

From my diploma thesis (1996)
In my diploma thesis I examined the logger data of the German Championship in Lüsse. At that time, loggers were still brand new and had just supplanted the barographer and the camera. 

TopMetSat – reconsidered gliding flight

On 19.08.2018 I took off for a tourist glider flight . This led me from Jena finally to Regensburg. While I was still digging in the warm air in the Vogtland TopMetSat showed me that it was much better developed south of the border to Bavaria. At the Fichtelgebirge I discovered a great Cumulus line in the satellite image at the northern edge of the Danube valley – nothing but there.

Around the world in a glider

A real option close to Meppen, Emsland, Germany. On 08.07.2018, one day after the successful completion of the Euroglide, I flew from Venlo into the Emsland. North of Meppen, at the old Hüntel power plant,  I was able to circumnavigate the world. Along the equator it was the fastest. With the South Pole, however, no […]