Thermalling Etiquette

Where to Thermal

Don't do it right on the ridge among low-airtime slope soarers. Push out into the thermal so gaining height by the time you 360 over a busy ridge.

Joining a Thermalling Pilot

He has right of way! Try to approach him to join the pattern behind him. However you play it, don't get in his way.

Joining a Group of Thermalling Pilots

They have right of way! Join on the outside of the orbit pattern. Close with the core in a way that doesn't bugga up others!

Orbiting With Others