SkySight is the next generation soaring weather forecast service for Australia & NZ, South Africa, Europe and America. It was created by Matthew Scutter of Australia. It works great with SeeYou for PC to help you optimize your cross-country soaring and wave flying.
- 5+ days forecast range
- Half-hourly time steps
- High resolution forecasts
- One price for access to all covered regions
- Route forecasts
- SkewT forecasts
- Modern user interface
- Phone & Tablet friendly
SkySight is accessed through the skysight.io web site. It works great in any web browser, on any computer or mobile phone, or tablet.
Purchasing Access to SkySight - Use the coupon code or direct link below to get 2 Extra Months
The price for a SkySight subscription is $79/year.
By using the coupon code or direct link below you'll be saving money and supporting Cumulus Soaring, Inc. The code and link work only for your first year's subscription. Future years are handled by SkySight directly.
- Use the coupon code: "CUMULUS" when ordering on the skysight.io web site
- Use this link: https://skysight.io/?coupon=CUMULUS to get 14 months for the price of 12.
SkySight has been under development for several years, and has been carefully tuned for soaring conditions globally. SkySight has been used to break a number of distance and altitude records across all soaring disciplines, and is the choice of several winning teams at World Gliding Championships. We hope SkySight's large forecast area, superior forecast quality, and long forecast range will be behind the fall of many records present and future.
SkySight Training Video with Author Matthew Scutter - Excellent
SkySight's unique design and infrastructure allows it to deliver a number of features, including:
- Extremely high resolution forecasting - better for convergence, wave and mountains
- Specialized, up-to-date terrain, soil and crop data loaded into the model
- Clean, modern interface, with support for mobile and tablets
- 5+ days forecast range
- Under active development - new features all the time
SkySight is the result of years of development, leveraging a number of open source and proprietary software packages, coupled with specialized datasets for our forecast areas.
Those who use SeeYou for PC for your soaring task planning will love how SkySight weather data has been integrated into SeeYou. You'll see graphical wind indicators on the task planning map along with flags on the task which show whether or not you should be able to complete the current task - given the forecast weather conditions. The awesome integration of SkySight into SeeYou for PC helps you plan your tasks in the areas with the best lift forecast. SeeYou even suggests several tasks that optimize the weather conditions for the next few days. Also, tasks which can (theoretically) be completed are highlighted in the task list with a sun icon. Tasks which can't be completed are displayed with an umbrella icon.
To use the SkySight features in SeeYou for PC, you must have a current SeeYou subscription and a current SkySight subscription. When you first purchase SeeYou, you get a 1 year subscription. Having a current subscription allows access to free software upgrades, the ability to download satellite image maps, and access to SkySight features (if you also have a SkySight subscription). If your SeeYou subscription is no longer current, you can buy a 1-year "SeeYou-Upgrade" subscription (available from Cumulus Soaring, Inc.). If you are new to SeeYou, you can buy a SeeYou license.
The regions highlighted in the images below have soaring forecast information available at this time.
(Click on the images below to view larger versions.)
|USA West||USA North-Central|
and Canada (partial)
|Spain & Portugal||Central Europe||Italy|
|South America||South Africa||Australia-West||Australia-East||New Zealand|
- Quick Start Guide
- Manual: SkySight 101: A Glider Pilot's Beginner Guide
- SkySight YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3FmwLduz1emspFvyKCX05w