The Thermal Coach and the Gliding Coach are two new tools in XC Analytics. Only available for paragliders, in French and English for the moment, they appear for flights performed in thermal conditions. They have been designed to easily comprehend the ins and outs of progression, and offer a new kind of advice to pilots of all levels. Solutions that could also be discussed while analysing flights during a cross country course !
The Thermal Coach is determined by 9 parameters specific to the lift sequence, and chosen among thousands of possible combinations. Those criterions are connected to the explanations and hints intended to help you progress, and built upon the current academic publications, and the expertise of instructors.
Nevertheless, it is still an experimental tool, only dedicated to paragliding at the moment. For trainee pilots, it means that it would be great to discuss the advice given with instructors, to put them in perspective, refine them, or support them with concrete examples.
The Gliding Coach relies on 6 parameters so it can, like the Thermal Coach, introduce potential methods and clues to improve your technique in this flight sequence. Those markers have been identified and selected thanks to millions of flights, to make sure they are relevant in every configuration.
This indicator will also evolve. It will be, like the Thermal Coach, refined according to the research in the field, and the improvement of the "deep learning" processes that will be integrated. A real revolution for the Free Flying community !