Did you miss the online flying?  Want to re-fly the same task again for practice?

To fly the task, Right-click on ‘download flight plan,’ and save to the flight plans folder of your Condor installation (Usually under C:\Program Files\Condor\flight plans) then launch Condor, select single player and load the flight plan.

You can fly with a ghost flight, if one is listed for that week.  This will give you a companion glider from the task that you can follow or race against.  To fly with a ghost flight, right-click and download the ghost flight file to C:\Program Files\Condor\flight tracks.  Then, start Condor, go to Free flight, load the flight plan from that session and select the Notam tab.  Look in the Ghosts section to select the ghost flight.  If it does not appear, turn off all of the filters and it should appear.  Check the box next to the ghost flight and start your flight.  The other glider should appear and fly the task as it did on Flight Night.


2017 Flight Night Sessions

Scenery       Task Map       Flight Plan                           Ghost Flight

HHSC_SD     Map                   FN2017_Task_1.fpl

Scenery  Task Map     Flight Plan                Ghost Flight

HHSC_SD      Map                   FN2017_Task_2.fpl          FN2017_Task2_Track1.ftr

Main strategies for getting around this task are to remember that the start cylinder is 5,900 feet, before start, fly around and sample thermals, then dip through the top and head out on course at about 65kts.  I later found thermals were plentiful enough to probably fly 70kts, too.  Try to pick a cloud UPWIND of the course line when you have to thermal so you don’t get sent downwind too far.  I managed to make Blue Swan and turn to find a good thermal that allowed me to circle while being blown in the right direction.  Use 1,000 feet per 5 miles and consider the working band to be 4,500 feet and higher.  Slow to 65 or 60 if lower than that and pick out the NEXT clouds you’ll be headed for as you climb in a thermal.  Don’t relax in the thermal.  Relax on straight cruise between thermals.


2015/16 Flight Night Sessions

Session    Scenery    Task Map    Flight Plan    Ghost Flight

Week 1      HHSC SD    MapFlight Plan

Week 2      HHSC SD    MapFlight Plan

Week 3      HHSC SD    MapFlight PlanGhost1

Week 4      Mifflin HD     Map Flight Plan

Week 5      HHSC SD     MapFlight Plan

Week 6      HHSC SD     Map          

Week 7      HHSC SD     MapFlight PlanGhost 1

Week 8      HHSC SD     MapFlight PlanGhost 1

Week 9      HHSC SD     MapFlight PlanGhost 1

Week 10    HHSC SD    MapFlight Plan


2015/16 Flight Night Sessions

Session    Scenery    Task Map    Flight Plan    Ghost Flight

Week 1      HHSC SD    Map           Flight Plan

Week 2      HHSC SD    Map           Flight Plan

Week 3      HHSC SD    Map           Flight Plan      Ghost1

Week 4      Mifflin HD     Map           Flight Plan

Week 5      HHSC SD     Map           Flight Plan

Week 6      HHSC SD     Map          

Week 7      HHSC SD     Map           Flight Plan     Ghost 1

Week 8      HHSC SD     Map           Flight Plan     Ghost 1

Week 9      HHSC SD     Map           Flight Plan     Ghost 1

Week 10    HHSC SD    Map            Flight Plan


2013/14 Flight Night Sessions

Session    Scenery    Task Map    Flight Plan    Ghost Flight

Week 1        Slovenia        View              Download         N/A

Week 2        Slovenia        View              Download         N/A

Week 3        Mifflin            View              Download         N/A

Week 4        Mifflin            View              Download         N/A

Week 5        Mifflin            View              Download         N/A

Week 6        Slovenia        View              Download        Ghost 1

Week 7        Slovenia        View              Download        Ghost 1

Week 8        Uvalde           View              Download        Ghost 1

Week 9        Slovenia        N/A                Download        Ghost 1

Week 10      Mifflin            View                   N/A              Ghost 1

Week 11      Slovenia       View                Download        Ghost 1

Week 12      Mifflin            View               Download        Ghost 1