SERVER STATUS: Normal
JANUARY 2024, GOOGLE CLOUD HOSTING
Chance of intermittent service interruptions
During the autumn of 2023 we moved the hosting of https://airsports.no to the Google cloud. Most of the infrastructure is now hosted in the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and through the use of their best effort service level agreement (SLA) we have been able to get the hosting cost as low as $4000 a year. Unfortunately this means that our service is subject to interruptions when it is moved to make room for someone of higher priority. While this is annoying, rest assured that it is handled automatically and interrupted flights will be automatically continued within a few minutes when correct operation has been restored. Results and scoring of an ongoing competition will not be affected while the server is unavailable. This annoyance can be resolved through increased financial support, but on today’s budget this is the best solution that continues to keep the platform free and available to everyone.
We are in need of donations if we are to keep the service freely available, or change to a reliable service level agreements to avoid the intermittent interruptions. We estimate that a reliable solution costs approximately $7000 a year. Please contact your local flying club or federation to let them know that this is a useful tool that needs to be kept available to all. Details regarding donations can be found on our homepage https://home.airsports.no/.
JANUARY 2024, AIR SPORTS LIVE TRACKING IS OPEN SOURCE
We are thrilled to announce that we are releasing Air Sports Live Tracking as open source code on GitHub, and to continue building the best Live Tracking system for competition flying together.
We believe the move to an open-source release has several benefits for all of us:
- Transparency. The scoring algorithms are available for review and validation.
- Opening up for community contributions. We believe the platform has huge potential, but to achieve this we need more people working on:
- Adding new tasks to support the large variety of flying competitions (GA, microlight, paramotor, ballooning, et cetera) out there.
- Improving documentation and the help system.
- Improving the user interface and the usability.
- Better support for adding sponsors and logos to single competitions.
- Persistence. Making the source code publicly available ensures that it remains available.
We encourage you to take a look, join the discussion, and help shape the future of Air Sports Live Tracking – GitHub. We will continue to quality assure all changes and new functionality, to ensure the quality of the Air Sports Live Tracking system.
MAPS UPDATE JULY 2023
A Finnish national raster map has been added with scale 1:200,000. Works best with best fit, but also between 1:100-250k with a zoom level 12-13. You get the best resolution on this map with zoom level 13, which you select in the flight order configuration. Here you also select Finland200K as the standard default map for your competition. Updated July 2023.
A Swedish national raster map has been added with a scale 1:100,000. Works best with best fit, but also between 1:100-250k with a zoom level 12-13. Select Sweden100k as the standard default map for your competition. Updated July 2023.
A Norwegian map is included at 1:250,000, Updated July 2023.
App update 1.1
New release of Air Sports Live Tracking App 1.1. Improved buffering when there is no data coverage and preset to start in competition mode! No more forgetting to turn on competition mode before a competition 2022-03-25
new LIVE scoring INDICATOR (Air Sports ARROW)
We are revolutionizing competiton flying for the spectators, by introducing a live score indicator arrow. Here you can follow the crew towards a time control. The arrow gives you an indication of how the participant is doing and you will immediately see the penalty points live in the results. This makes it easy to follow the excitement down to the LAST second !!
The danger zone thermometer🌡 warns if the aircraft is on its way out of the corridor or on its way to a danger area. If the crew continues outside, you immediately see the penalty points start to run and the points are updated live.
This makes Precision Flying, ANR or the new Air Sports Race even more exciting to follow on live TV or on airsports.no
Team Air Sports Live Tracking
TRAINING WITH FLIGHT SIMULATOR 2020
This is how you can use Air Sports Live Tracking together with MSFS2020 to prepare yourself for a competition, and to get local knowledge. Here we are in Saquarema – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, where the 11th FAI World Paramotor Championships will take place from April 20th to 30th, 2022.You can also use Air Sports Live Tracking to create local training tasks. You create the track at airsports.no and all you need is your mobile phone as a tracker. Download the App “Air Sports Live Tracking” and you’re up and running.Air Sports Live Tracking is currently (Feb 2022) only supports Precision Flying and Air Navigation Race (ANR) competition forms for FAI GA competitions.
auto-remove background on PROFILE images
New competition tool! A contest manager can now use the auto-remove background, to remove the background from the contestants profile images. It will also automatically crop the photo to best fit. This gives the entire competition a better presentation and a better experience for the viewers – airsports.no
Team Air Sports Live Tracking