Sailplane Tracker – How To and Why

Sailplane Tracker – How To and Why2021-06-13T11:49:25-06:00

Soaring Society of America Forums Racing & Contests Sailplane Tracker – How To and Why

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    • John Seaborn
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      The Sailplane Tracker featured on the SSA website is a brilliant tool for showing who is flying from were and watching their progress in near real-time. The Sailplane Tracker uses SPOT or InReach tracking information to show sites and pilots from the entire USA and beyond. There is also a safety aspect to the SSA Tracker. Plots who are late, land out, or have not reported in can be located by club members, family, or contest officials using this tool. All pilots who carry a SOPT or InReach tracker (and we all should) are encouraged to sign up on the GlidePort Aero website to enter their information. The service is free.

      To sign up from the SSA Home page goto Racing > Sailplane Tracker

      From the SSA Sailplane Tracker page click the GlidePort Aero link in the upper left (it looks like text) to create an account, sign in or change your information.

      https://members.ssa.org/SailplaneTracker/default.asp?

    • Sandy Coleman
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      Hi. I have tried to make this work but I get an error stating Bad SPOT URL. I can paste the URL in a browser and the shared tracking page appears. What else can I try?
      https://maps.findmespot.com/s/DMKX
      Thanks,
      Sandy Coleman

    • Dennis Lyons
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      I tried to get to the sailplane tracker or Glideport aero today but was unsuccessful. On my MAC there is no link to glidepwort aero on the sailplane tracker page at all.

    • Dennis Lyons
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      Unfortunately the security certificate has expired & until it is renewed systems with internal security will block access to an unsecured site. For me Glidepwort Aero is OFF. Hope some of the smart techie types will fix this situation. The cert died on July 1, 2021.

      • William Tisdale
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        Do we know if the certificate for Glideport Aero has been renewed?

      • William Palmer
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        as of 12/12/21 my browser shows glideport.aero as “not secure.”
        Since we’re not submitting any sensitive info (or any info for that matter), it should be safe to tell your firewall that it’s an OK site.

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