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Out of the Office - Still Shipping Orders
I am currently out of the office on vacation with my family. I will be back in the office on Monday, March 19th. I will be checking email and processing orders while away. My shipping assistant Dena will ship orders once I have processed them. My office phone will be forwarded to my mobile phone, but I'll be doing my best to enjoy time with my family, so I hope you will understand if it takes me a bit longer than usual to get back to you. Thank you for your business.

Thank You,

Paul Remde
Cumulus Soaring, Inc.

Thank you for visiting the Cumulus Soaring, Inc. web site.  My goal is to help you find the right soaring instruments, software, books and videos for your needs and help you use them.  What sets me apart from my competitors is that I help you use the instruments and/or software through one-on-one phone support (with web conferencing) and with the Soaring Product Training video series.  I have created many "Value Added" features to this web site including Product Comparisons & Selection Guides to help you find the products that are best for you, and my Soaring Links and Soaring News free soaring resource web sites.  I have invested heavily in stock so you can get any of the products quickly.  I also spend considerable time learning how to use each product so I can support you well.  I consider myself a servant.  If I do a good job serving you I hope you will buy from me and tell your friends to buy from me. 

New DG and LS Dealership
I am extremely pleased to be the new representative for DG Flugzuegbau in the U.S. and Canada. I have been the part owner of a DG-1000S for many years and it has been a great companion for many thousands of cross-country soaring miles. It is a great glider. DG is known for their high-performance sailplanes and especially their auxialiary-powered sailplanes. They also manufacture LS sailplanes.

I look forward to supporting existing DG and LS sailplane owners and helping new owners bring their beautiful sailplanes into the U.S. and Canada.










Soaring News Page
FacebookPlease check-out my Soaring News page for the latest soaring product news and links to soaring news, images and videos from around the world. If you're not a Facebook user - no problem. You can still see the page and click-on all the links on the page. If you are a Facebook user, please "Like" the page so you will see posts from the page in your newsfeed. I had previously sent out soaring news in my "Soaring News" email newsletter - but it took so long to create each issue that I didn't send them out very often. It is very quick and easy for me to add items to the Facebook page - so it will be updated daily. I hope you find it interesting. If you like it, please tell your soaring friends about it and "share" the page with your Facebook friends.

Soaring News Email Newsletter
Back issues and more information is available here: Soaring News Newsletters. I have more or less replaced the newsletter with my new Soaring News Facebook page, but I do still send out newsletters occasionally - for important news items.

Sign up for FREE monthly Soaring News email Updates

Sale Items
The Sale Items page includes items that are new but slightly out of date, and used items.  There are some very good deals to be found there.

Proud Family Man
My favorite web site, is my personal web site because it contains photos of my wonderful family - I love my wife and kids and love being a father.

Handling Charges
I charge a $5 handling fee ($7 to $9 for international orders) for all orders on which the items total less than $100. I'm sorry about that - but I feel that it is necessary. I hope it does not discourage you from doing business with me. It is used to help pay my shipping assistant - who's help frees me up to answer the dozens of emails I get every day and to do my best to make this web site a valuable resource for glider pilots. The $5 handling fee really stings when you order a $3 item. I'm sorry about that. But please remember that it takes just as long to process, package and ship a $3 item as a $500 item - and we get many orders for $3 to $30 items. I do work hard to do a good job of supporting the soaring community. I hope you will take that into account when you see the fee on the invoice. Of course, you can avoid the $5 handling fee by ordering $100 or more worth in soaring products at a time. Some have suggested that I simply raise the price of the low cost items by $5, but that would be expensive for customers that order multiple low cost items. You can see more about the shipping fees here: How to Order

Site Navigation Tips
Go to the Catalog pages for the most complete listing of products sorted by product category and manufacturer.  Or use the menu on the top of every page to navigate through the site. Clicking on the logo on the top of any page will bring you back to this home page.  I also use the Manufacturers list in the table below often.

Catalogs - By Product Category - By Manufacturer - Printable Catalog

What's New   Most Popular Items   Value Added   Categories   Manufacturers

Goddard Cable-S3-Backup-Sw-1

Backup Battery Harness for LXNAV S3

New Thermal Assistant
for ClearNav CNv LCD Vario

New - Printable PDF Catalog

Excellent review of ClearNav
soaring instruments
by U.K. / New Zealand pilot G. Dale

Naviter Oudie Thigh Mount


LXNAV Vario Comparison

New LXNAV S7 Vario Overview Video

LXNAV S7 Vario Sounds Video
LXNAV S7 Vario Setup Menu Overview Video

K6 Bt Mux
Multiplexer with BlueTooth

Butterfly Connect
Connect your 302 or S7 to an iPhone

Winter Flight Hours Counters

One-on-one Training Over the Phone or Web
With Free Web Conferencing
Very Popular
I offer training over the phone

on many soaring software
topics for $60/hour. 
What we cover is up to you. 
It includes
free web conferencing
(screen sharing)
Details are available here:
Training Over the Phone



Canopy Cap


Soaring Product Training - video series

  • 80+ soaring product overview and training videos, by Paul Remde
  • FREE for those with Mutual Support Memberships
  • Rent a single video for $3 for 30 days
  • Buy a single video for $10
  • Rent the entire series (and all additions during the year) for $60 for 1 year
  • Buy the entire series (and all future additions) for $395

Soaring Product Training video series
Duration: 4 minutes

LXNAV S8, S80, S10 and S100 Vario Overview
Duration: 48:42 (minutes:seconds)

Mountain High EDS Safety Features
Duration: 7+ minutes

ClearNav Vario with LCD Display - 2 of 2 - Thermal Assistant
Duration: 7+ minutes

Tasman VRM10 Sprite Vario Overview
Duration: 11+ minutes

LXNAV Nano3 GPS Flight Recorder Overview
Duration: 20+ minutes

LXNAV LX9000 Soaring Flight Computer Overview
Duration: 35+ minutes

ClearNav II Soaring Flight Computer
Duration: 20+ minutes

ClearNav Vario with LCD Display - 1 of 2
Duration: 25+ minutes

LXNAV S7 Variometer - 1 of 3 - Overview
Duration: 10+ minutes

LXNAV S7 Variometer - 2 of 3 - Setup Menu Overview
Duration: 8+ minutes

LXNAV S7 Variometer - 3 of 3 - Vario Sounds
(also applies to S3, S8, S80, S10, S100, V5, V9, V8, and V80)
Duration: 6+ minutes

LXNAV S3 Variometer Overview
Duration: 7+ minutes

Naviter SeeYou Training - 01 of 47 - Introduction
Duration: 3:37, Series Total Duration: 3:09:46

Naviter SeeYou Training - 02 of 47 - Overview
Duration: 5:44, Series Total Duration: 3:09:46

Naviter SeeYou Training - 31 of 47 - 2D Route View
Duration: 10:59, Series Total Duration: 3:09:46

Naviter SeeYou Training - 32 of 47 - 3D View
Duration: 7:21, Series Total Duration: 3:09:46

Naviter SeeYou Training - 33 of 47 - Graphs
Duration: 4:50, Series Total Duration: 3:09:46

ClearNav Vario with Mechanical Pointer
Duration: 22+ minutes

Cambridge 300 Series Flight Computer Overview
Duration: 12+ minutes

Tasman V1000 and V2000 Vario Overview
Duration: 6+ minutes

Pocket PC Training - 01 of 23 - Introduction
Duration: 6:28, Series Duration: 24:39

Mutual Support Memberships include:

  • Free access to the Soaring Product Training video series for the duration of your membership
  • Free phone support with web conferencing
  • Discounts on all purchases
  • No handling fee on small orders
  • Free flight recorder calibrations (at some membership levels)


Product Comparisons & Selection Guides


Classified Ads - FREE

Soaring Links

Polar Data for Many Gliders


Catalog by Category

Airspeed Indicators
Adapter Plates
Batteries, Chargers, etc.
Cables & Power Converters
Calibration - Flight Recorders
Canopy Cleaner/Polish
Clocks, Timers & Watches
Collision Avoidance Systems
Dollies - Hangar
Fastening Systems
Flight Computers
Flight Simulator Software
Flight Software
GPS Flight Recorders
Installation Supplies
Mounting Arms
Oxygen Systems
Radios - Handheld
Radios - Panel Mount
Rope & Rings & Fids
Scale Systems
Seat Cushions
Services (Calibration, etc.)
Software - PC
Software - PDA
Stick Grips
Tie Down Equipment
Total Energy Probes
Tow Rope & Rings & Fids
Tubing & Connectors
Turn & Bank Indicators
Waxes & Sealants
Weather Forecasting
Wingtip Skids
Wingtip Weights
Yaw String

Catalog by Manufacturer

Air Avionics
Anderson Power Products
Battery Packs - 5V
Bioenno Power
Bowlus Maxi-Tape
Canopy Cap
Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
Czech Master Resin
DG Flugzuegbau
EW Avionics
Falcon Gauge
Flight Data Systems
Franklin Fabrication


Glide Navigator II
Heritage Aviation Models
HPH Models
Jaxida Covers
JJ Sinclair
K6 Team
Larsen Antenna
LX Navigation
Mountain High
MZ Supplies
Pawel Nowak Models
Peiker Acustic
Planet Models
Precision Aviation
Soaring Society of America
United Instruments

Value and Excellent Support
Cumulus Soaring, Inc. offers soaring products and excellent technical support.  I aim to be friendly and fun.  I want to be sure that you are happy with your soaring tools and I strive to help you get the most out of them.

Paul Remde
I have been flying gliders since 1990.  I'm a very technical person who loves talking about soaring, badge flying, soaring instruments, GPSs, etc.   I am knowledgeable about badge, record, contest and aerobatic flying, and ready to help you select and use the right instruments and software for your soaring needs.  I hold all the FAI Badge legs for my Bronze, Silver, Gold and Diamond badges - with the exception of the altitude gain legs (which are nearly impossible to obtain in Minnesota).  I have flown in many soaring contests, acted as Competition Director in 2 contests, Contest Manager in 2 contests, and have won 10 Minnesota state soaring records.  I have owned several sailplanes including a Schempp-Hirth Ventus b and a Schweizer 1-35c.  I currently own a share of a lovely DG-1000S.  You can see photos of them on my Soaring Photos web page. My best soaring flight so far was an 800+ km OLC (free distance) flight in the DG-1000 with Dick Andrews from Nephi, Utah in 2015 - what a spectacular place to soar! Another favorite flight was a 520 km flight from Minnesota to near Jolliet, Illinois in a Schweizer 1-35c.  I am an active member of the Minnesota Soaring Club.  I am blessed with an amazing family - which you can see on my personal web site.

Please Buy from Me
I work very hard to provide detailed product comparisons for soaring pilots.  I hope you will find this web site useful.  I also offer excellent support to customers who buy from me.  The best way to thank me for the services I offer is to help support my business by buying from me - and please tell your friends about my company.

Customers Outside the United States
I am often asked if I sell to customers outside the U.S.  In fact, I would guess that 1/4 of my sales are to customers outside the U.S.  My online order entry system accepts orders from anywhere in the world.  I generally ship to other countries using U.S. First Class International Airmail.  It gets the product to the customer in about 10 days.  If you prefer faster delivery or insurance and tracking I can ship using US Express Mail International or UPS Express.

Payment Options
For your convenience I accept payment via several methods.  For U.S. customers I strongly prefer payment by check for all orders but accept payment using credit cards if necessary. That saves me the cost of the credit card fees - which add up to tens of thousands of dollars every year.  That stings!  For international customers I require payment using a credit card.  For details, please visit the How to Order page.

Full Panel Discount
I am fortunate to be in a unique situation in that I sell and support products from more soaring manufacturers than any other soaring products vendor in the world.  I have products in stock to help you build a complete instrument panel.  I offer a 5% discount to customers that purchase all the items listed below at the same time (shipped to a single location) and pay by check (not credit card).  This option is popular with customers buying new gliders or upgrading older gliders.  I can ship the items to you or to the glider manufacturer.  To qualify you must buy at least the items listed below.  I'm sorry, but if you don't buy all those items, or items of similar value, I can't give you the 5% discount. 

Soaring Society of America
The SSA is an excellent resource for glider pilots in the USA and around the world. 

WWW www.cumulus-soaring.com

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Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
Paul E. Remde

8661 Connelly Place
Savage, Minnesota 55378

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