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Old Dec 01, 2005, 11:11 AM
Ben Wilson
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Browser-Based Cross-Country Soaring Game

http://www.urban75.org/useless/glider.html

You'll need the Java runtime installed to use this game.

The controls take a little getting used to, but here is the gist:

You are the yellow wing.
Hit <y> to start flying.
Use <z> and <x> to bank left and right, respectively.

Fly under the big grey "clouds" and hit <space bar> to start a thermal
turn.
Notice the shadow that is cast is equivalent to the thermal strength,
and they will die off eventually.

To exit a thermal turn, just hit either <z> or <x> to bail out,
hopefully in the direction of the next thermal!

There is also ridge lift!

You can change your perspective using the number keys <1>, <2>, <3> and
<4>, but <1> is the one following your plane.

(I didn't write this, so I don't know why you can't play it )


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Old Dec 01, 2005, 03:11 PM
George Voss
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RE: Browser-Based Cross-Country Soaring Game

I've played the game for about 20 minutes. It would be a great tool to show
new comers what we try to do each flight. Obviously we can't see the
thermals, but the concept of how the game works is good info. Some of the
other stuff on the site is pretty funny too.

George Voss

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http://www.urban75.org/useless/glider.html

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