XC Guide

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About this app

XC Guide is a flight instrument with extensive live-tracking capabilities.

Pilots and drivers can track each other using these systems:

Open Glider Network (OGN)
Telegram (XCView.net)
FlyMaster ®
Livetrack24 ®
Garmin inReach ®
XC Globe
Take-off / landing auto email

App features include:

1) A Flight Computer.
This indicates altitude AMSL and AGL, ground speed, bearing, climb/sink rate, glide angle, G-force, wind direction, flight duration and distance from take-off.
Barometric pressure can be obtained either from an internal sensor or via a Bluetooth vario, i.e. SkyDrop, XC-Tracer ®, BlueFly, MipBip+ or GxAirCom.

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

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

4) A Navigation tool to manage waypoints and tasks.

5) A Thermal assistant widget on the map.

6) Rain radar and cloud cover widget.

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

Audible alerts can be set for '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 flight logs made by XC Guide are accepted by FAI/CIVL for Cat1 events and are verified by their online validation service. They are also accepted by XContest.

Detailed help, in several languages, is included in the App.

Updated on
Mar 7, 2024

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

V558 7 Mar 2024

Android battery optimisation and background App restriction will be detected by the App on start-up and highlighted to the pilot.
It is strongly recommended to remove these restrictions when running XC Guide.

A new airspace feature prepares the CTAF (airband VHF traffic) phraseology, in English, when an ATZ (circle) is clicked on the map.

Competition tasks from xcontest cloud, (with a 4-digit name), can now be loaded directly into XC Guide from the Navigation menu.