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 -
Note: Use the link and coupon code below to order. Don't order using the Add To Cart button.
Use the coupon code: "CUMULUS" when ordering on the www.skysight.io web site to get 10% off the first year.
The price is $89/year. By using the coupon code you'll get 10% off, and be supporting Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
To clarify, SkySight is not ordered using the Cumulus Soaring, Inc. web site. It is ordered from the SkySight web site. When you use the "CUMULUS" coupon code, you get 10% off the first year.
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.
This is an extremely powerful and cool feature. First, use the slider at the top of the SkySight window to select the desired time of day. Then, on the left side of the window, in the "Wave" menu section, select "Vertical Velocity 5km/500mb" and the click on the Cross Section tool . The icon will change to a blue background color when selected. Then click and release at the start point of the desired cross-section, then click and release at the end point. The line should be drawn parallel to the wind and across areas of lift. A cross-section plot will appear which shows the strength and altitude of the wave across the distance of the line - as if looking at the line from the side. It clearly shows where the wave lift is forecast to be good. This functionality was built for Perlan, who used it on their record breaking flight. Wow!!!
PFDSkySight features a powerful graphical and numerical weather analysis tool called "PFD" (Potential Flight Distance) which makes it easy to quickly asses the soaring weather forecast. A PFD of 100 means that the conditions support a flight of 100 km. PFD maps show intuitively which areas will best support your cross-country soaring flight plans.
|Daily Weather Overview Plot|
The daily weather overview plot pulls together a huge amount of data into a simple and intuitive table - making it easy for anyone to assess the soaring weather for today, and 5+ days into the future.
|Easy To Access Animated Weather Forecast Maps|
I love how SkySight makes it easy to view soaring weather forecast maps - and play animations of them. Or use the time of day slider to see graphically when the best soaring conditions will start and end.
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.
USA North-Central & (partial) Canada
- SkySight YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3FmwLduz1emspFvyKCX05w