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Silent Wings at the Mountain Gliding World Cup

Together with vPos, Silent Wings is doing tests of the real-time tracking system at the Mountain Gliding World Cup and Club Class Pre-worlds championships at Vinon this week.

To support this event we have also made two new terrain blocks for the alps scenery which can be freely downloaded.

The audience is watching
10 aircraft are equipped with vPos trackers each day, and the aircraft can be seen in the Silent Wings viewer on a big screen at the airfield.

You can actually see live snapshots of the visualisation on the web pages of the competition organizers, here

The system works by transmitting position data from the vPos trackers in real-time over the internet to the Silent Wings Viewer software. This program is based on the Silent Wings graphics kernel, so you can see what happens in extremely high detail.

You can follow the contestants from the cockpit if you want, where you can see the instruments working, or you can study the flight from the outside, perhaps watching a gaggle of gliders climbing in the thermals. All the time, the current results are calculated and presented in a list on the screen.

When this system is released you will be able to watch gliding contests from your own computer. All you need is the Silent Wings viewer and a subscription on the vPos service.

More alps scenery

In order to cover the full competition area for this event we have made two more terrain blocks for the alps scenery. These connect seamlessly to the rest of the alps scenery and can be used with the Silent Wings simulator. You can download the new scenery blocks from the scenery page

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