In 2003, the Akaflieg Stuttgart was looking for an efficient and safe towplane for their club. They quickly realised that the available planes were not ….
About Jon Meis
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Entries by Jon Meis
On 13.12.2019 Klaus Ohlmann flew from Zapala in Argentina with 2.831 km his third largest flight so far. The visible satellite image of the GOES-16 weather satellite shows very nicely the waves …
The amount of precipitation is a good placeholder for getting information about the soaring conditions in a specific region.
In an earlier article, we had Bernd Goretzki tell us how he approaches the planning of the 1,000 km and 1,000 point flights. Here you can read how the flights and the interview continue!
On 07.08.2019 a cold front crossed the south of Germany at noon. Within the compact, closed clouds of this front there was a linear development of precipitation.
This year TopMeteo co-founder Bernd Goretzki (PhD in meteorology) is again on the hunt for long distance flights. From Locktow (southwest of Berlin) he has already managed six flights over the magic 1,000 km and 1,000 points limits in 2019 (see OLC).
Already some days in advance the very good gliding conditions for the Tuesday, 2019-05-07, were predicted…
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.
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.
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.