This map contains house thermals, optimal glide lines and potential landing areas for a light wind, thermic day. The optimal glide lines are designed for sailplane pilots, but are still useful for hang gliders and paragliders. Field landing sites are as useful for hang-gliders as sailplane pilots and all house thermals are useful for all thermalling aircraft. The majority of the information is based on Werner and Simon's long experience, augmented by locals and after a protracted process was worked up and published. All altitudes are AMSL. Airspace is deliberately omitted and this information should be obtained from current aircharts (e.g. ICAO)
This map aims to assist in getting a bigger picture, seeing connections, recognising sensitive areas and therefore being able to understand meteorology in the Alps. They should further help with
reading terrain. They are primarily for flight planning in the eastern Alps. The marked house thermals are those which have been identified in-flight.
The new Föhn map (North and South Föhn) 2022:
The foehn map for north and south foehn consists of collected experience from various pilots and our own knowledge. However, these special weather conditions require conscientious preparation and 100 per cent control of the aircraft.
Known house thermals: the marked house thermals are recognised hotspots , which, depending on the time of day, generally provide lift.
Airfields’ radio frequencies, including military and civil frequencies
Field landing areas - good
Field landing areas - doable
Field landing areas - emergency only
Good possibilities for crossing main ridges
Good glide lines - often with good transition possibilities
Prominent mountains/thermals, including names and altitudes
Important mountain passes incl. altitude
QR codes linking to important info pages
Additional good glide lines in different areas
All airfields are now marked with a 10km radius