Instant Vario / Alti Vario / GPS Logger for Paragliding

theFlightVario provides varios for paragliding pilots that want to enjoy the spirit of flight regardless of annual airtime or experience. It fits advanced pilots as well as beginners seeking the joy of paragliding and the get together of pilots but not the stress of competition!

Just choose your favorite vario and start flying with us!

Our Varios

Our smartphone varios range from basic alti varios indicating your altitude and climb rate while flying over to more classic gps varios that log your flights and calculate speed over ground, direction of flight and above ground level information while paragliding. Our top of the line xc vario comes fully packed with mutiple altimeter settings, airspaces and waypoints.

All of our smartphone varios run conveniently in the background with screen turned off for hours and hours. This is useful if you just need the beep or want to use your smartphone as backup vario. For smartphones with a decent inertial measurement unit (IMU), such as Google Pixel 3a or 4a our non delay instant vario feature is provided!

Core feature of all lines is the instant vario together with a convenient flight book to log, store and analyze all of your paragliding flights. The vario sound can be configured using vario sound config files for xctracer and leGPSBip.

Depending on the chosen line theFlightVario displays information ranging from basic climb rates, flight duration and mean sea level altitudes over to ground speed and classic visualizations up to glide ratios, distances as well as wind direction and speed. Additionally altitudes above ground level and airspaces are supported.

An instant vario for your smartphone! Sensor readings are processed up to 100 times a second to calculate a fused climb rate based on acceleration, barometric pressure and gyroscope readings to provide an:

Instant Vario


Instant Audio

This requires a phone with barometer and inertial measurement unit (IMU) and is currently tested against BMP280, BMP285, BMP380 and LPS22H sensors across Google, Nokia, Samsung, LG and Xiaomi devices. See our Instant Vario page for more information.

In case your phone doesn't come with an internal barometer / pressure sensor, you can easily connect to (currently a few) external devices like the blueflyvario, xctracer and Skybean 2 via bluetooth or USB. So whether you prefer a bluetooth or usb connection to your external device, doesn't matter. Both can be easily achieved by either plugging in the USB cable or selecting your external vario from a list of available bluetooth devices. See the Bluetooth Vario section for more information.

theFlightVario features an easy to use flight book to keep an overview of all your flights and make sharing of your flights/maps or .kml files a one click action. Flight tracks are color coded. See the Flightbook section for more information.

Scrollable, zoomable maps and a list view of airspaces as well as necessary above ground level heights (AGL) are supported. See Airspaces and Terrain for more information.

A beta version of a waypoint planner has been integrated in the xc vario line enabling you to quickly create routes from scratch or with multiple waypoints provided in a .cup file including further criteria like a radius or elevation. See the Waypoints section for more information.

theFlightVario vario app also provides real time calculations of distance like triangles, one way, to start or a free three turnpoint distance. See the Manual section for more information.

A first version of Live Tracking has been integrated in the latest release of the xc vario.

* depends on the hardware specifications of the smartphone used. External devices can be attached if phone doesn't meet requirements out of the box.

"... theFlightVario is for any pilot that wants to enjoy the spirit of flight regardless of annual airtime or experience. It fits advanced pilots as well as beginners (but doesn't focus on professional pilots hunting records) seeking the joy of flight and the get together of pilots but not the stress of competition!"

color coded .kml tracks

let friends and family know

share flights and stats easily

all flights at your fingertip