Group flights

Pre-group-flight Checklist

  • Open your Discord app and connect to TeamXC server, an icon with two gliders. Enter the "Lobby" voice channel.

  • Test comms with someone in the lobby.

  • Close Condor program if open. Go to Condor multiplayer server and join the "TeamXC Group -ignore gates-" server, which will appear about 25 min before the flight time. Condor will open and you will see the server address.

  • In Condor, hit join on the Multiplayer tab

  • In the Hangar choose your glider and add water if you want.

  • When other pilots are ready, and you are ready for your tow, hit Join Flight.

Group flights

To get the flight plan a day or two before, see Forum-Emails

Friday flights are OLC-style, on server "TeamXC Group -ignore gates-", or

  • We fly as a group, and most of us will start at or just before the time on the calendar (the server appears at about 20 minutes before the hour). Because we ignore gates, join times on the server are very open...if you're late, come and fly with us anyway. You can join the flight and start flying any time in a 4 hour window.

  • You can "restart" your flight if you land at an airport.

  • Due to the open join times, if you crash you can fully exit Condor, then re-join and be back with the group.

  • Tasking is open as well. There is a suggested line to follow, but you are not required to follow that line. Typically we try to get abreast and past the end of the line anywhere on the map, then we free-fly for additional distance and triangle points usually returning to the start airport.

  • Because of the 4-hr join times, the gates are inactive. This is important for new people coming into the Mon & Fri flights. There is no requirement to fly to the start and finish gates, and they won't change color. Just launch and fly off in the general direction of the line. Then if you have time, see if you can get back to the start airport by a different route.

  • We don't care much about scores; you can fly longer if you want more points...they are just used for fun on the day of the flight, and depend on the duration goal each pilot has for a given flight. Scores on are based on distance and a roughly symmetrical triangle that might fit in your track. Usually you will want to close your path (make a loop) for triangle scoring. That means remembering on your final glide to fly across some part of your track usually close to the beginning, but after you released from tow. Then your track will have a loop that a triangle could fit inside.

  • Upload your flights to After you fly, save your .igc file. To get the .igc file from a flight track, in Condor go to Flight Analysis, and select IGC Export at the bottom, and give it a file name. If you didn't save your flight track, load '' in Flight Analysis, then export to igc. Give the file a name that includes the date, like "textnotnumbers YYYY-MM-DD.igc" or "YYYY-MM-DD textnotnumbers.igc".