Entries by Jon Meis

Weather for six flights over 1.000 km

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).

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.