WGC 97 - Links

logo FAI
The 25th world Gliding Championships
are an official event
organized under the aegis of
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
and organized by the french soaring association (FFVV)

Philippe de Péchy's "Vol à Voile" (Soaring) server : infos, ad's, glider pictures, GPS turnpoints coordinates, competitions results and an unofficial ranking of all glider pilots in the world.

Other sites of soaring interest : 
  • World Gliding Championships 1997, Saint-Auban, France (championnats du monde de vol à voile) 
  • Le centre de vol à voile de Chartres
  • L'aéro-club du Bas-Armagnac, Nogaro (Gers, France) Aeroclub of Bas-Armagnac 
  • Classement Vuillemot - French Soaring Pilots Permanent Ranking 
  • Classement International - Results and Ranking 
  • Fédération française de vol à voile - French Soaring Association 
  •  See cumuluses via satellite (Université de Strasbourg)
  • Bruno Ramseyer from Emerald Computer Products for Export to Europe offered a completly new AT Bus Flatbed Scanner 4800dpi full colour and other hardware (he is also the IGC delegate for Ireland)
  • Cécile Bon translated some of these pages into french in a effort to save our culture
  • David Robertson, whose TaskNav® is used to display flights (in addition of being used for automatic flight evaluation)
  • Günther Eichhorn provided instant mirror access to WGC results on SSA website
  • Jean Molveau, from Vol à Voile Magazine, granted publication on the web of Vol à Voile special WGC issue
  • John Leibacher, who made a great job creating and maintaining a Worldwide Soaring Turnpoint Exchange, converted Official Turn Points data into files various formats (including errata updates)
  • Hans Trautenberg created a map of flight area with TPs
  • and (last but not least), Philippe de Péchy contributed to the elaboration of the whole site and created a dedicated software to convert scoring data into results webpages ; visit his great "Vol à Voile" (Soaring) website.
  • The website also uses information from :

  • Beyond French Riviera site (area maps)
  • Flags of the world website (at http://flags.cesi.it/flags/) : flags of participating countries.
  • InfoMet, from Université de Barcelone and Fondation Catalane pour la Recherche (most weather information displays : for education and research use only)
  • French Soaring clubs of Graulhet , Chérence and Fédération Française de Vol à Voile : general information about gliding
  • Université de Strasbourg : NOAA satellite pictures
  • Other World Gliding Championships :
  • logo WAG 
  • Very comprehensive site about Provence Côte d'Azur region (around Saint-Auban, beyond French Riviera)
  • Click on map to locate Saint-Auban...

    region map 
    Web page by Denis Flament  updated : 18-feb-99