XC Guide

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About this app

XC Guide helps pilots and retrieve drivers track each other using these systems:

Open Glider Network (OGN)
FlyMaster ®
Livetrack24 ®
Garmin inReach ®
XC Globe

FANET live-tracking and text messaging requires either the Air3 7.3+ tablet or an 868MHz LoRa module with GxAirCom firmware.

FLARM ® can be received and transmitted with an XC Tracer or GxAirCom module.

Telegram groups work with XC Guide using the XCView.net service.

General Aviation traffic using ADS-B can also be displayed when linked to a SkyEcho2 ADS-B transceiver or using the OpenSky ® service.

The main App features are:

1) A Flight Computer indicating altitude above sea level and above ground level, ground speed, bearing, climb/sink rate, glide angle, G-force, wind direction, time, flight duration and distance from take-off.

Barometric pressure can be obtained either from an internal sensor or via a Bluetooth XC-Tracer ®, BlueFly vario, MipBip+ vario or GxAirCom module.

2) A list of pilots, showing wing type (or photo), relative direction, tracker type and status messages. Contacts permission is requested if the integrated contact features are used.

3) A map showing other pilots, retrieve buses, airspace, way-points, thermal hot-spots, flight trails plus safety and retrieve messages. FANET weather reports and thermals appear on the map automatically.

4) Navigation tool to manage waypoints and tasks.

5) Thermal assistant widget on the map.

6) Rain radar and cloud cover widget.

7) Competition race tasks. Tasks are fully compatible with the new PG-Race.aero service. Camera permission is requested when scanning QR codes, for easy task sharing.

Audible warnings alert you to 'SOS' and 'Retrieve' messages, airspace proximity, XC TRACER FLARM ® collision warnings, and new FANET messages.

Flights are logged as IGC and KML files, and can be replayed.

IGC files from XC Guide are accepted by FAI/CIVL and verified by the online validation service. They are also accepted by XContest.

XC Guide can automatically send an email to your safety contacts when you take off and land.

Detailed help in English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi and Chinese is included in the App.

Note: Since Version 300, XC Guide folders are located in:
If un-installing XC Guide, all these folders are deleted automatically by the operating system. So please backup important files, such as your flight logbook and IGC flight logs.
Updated on
Oct 20, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location and Personal info
No data collected
Learn more about how developers declare collection
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

What's new

V478 20 Oct 2022

Bug fix: Sending email on takeoff / landing fixed.

Other fixes:
Android 13 support - phone contact can now be created from a tracker in the Pilot List

Android 13 bug fixed, when choosing audio files for vario sounds

Bug fix: some FANET hex addresses were mis-recorded