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The latest released version of Soaring Pilot program can be downloaded for free 1) from the main site http://www.soaringpilot.org.

However, it is HIGHLY recommended you join the SoaringPilot Yahoogroup and use the latest beta versions. The versions are stable and MANY improvements have been made since the stable release version. Once the beta testing is completed (soon), it will be made available via the main download page as well.

The program is distributed as a ZIP archive, so you’ll need a program like WinZip or similar to unpack the archive.

The archive contains two files that must be installed on your Palm, soaring.prc and MathLib.prc. The Readme.pdf 2) file contains additional information about the program and the changes from previous versions. Read this file PRIOR to installing the software!


SoaringPilot should be installed using the PalmDesktop Install Tool or similar install programs. You must also install the included Mathlib.prc if you do not already have it installed on your PalmPilot. This library is required by SoaringPilot.

MathLib is a free shared library that can be used by any OS 2.0+ Pilot program that needs IEEE 754 double precision math functions. It’s distributed under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License, and is freely available with full source code and documentation at the MathLib Information web page. It’s not a part of the MathPad program, and you’re not paying anything for its use; a copy is simply included in this archive for your convenience.
Installing a new version of SoarPilot may causes databases to be reset. Always save your data using the Settings / Transfer screen prior to installing a new version. Then import the data back into SoarPilot only using the Settings Transfer screen. Do not copy database files directly.

Flights are saved to an IGC file, and cannot be re-imported into SoarPilot

Once both files have been installed on the Palm by perfroming a Hotsync ®, just select the SoarPilot Icon from the Applications Screen to run the program.
However, to make full use of SoarPilot, Waypoints, Terrain Elevation Data for the area you’re in and SUA (Special Use Airspace) Data should be loaded as well.

SD Card Installation procedure

An alternative method to install SoarPilot using a card reader and SD card is described on this page. For obvious reasons, this method requires a PDA with SD card support.

Related Pages

1) Although the program is free, you must agree to the License Agreement
2) in BETA versions also a text file
soarpilot/installing.txt · Last modified: 2012/04/27 13:28
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