Posted by John Good on April 17, 2020
The link below will download RidgeBeta.kmz – a GoogleEarth document that presents an interactive map of pretty much the entire Appalachian ridge system. It depicts most of the routes that ridge pilots use, and explains the transitions (tricky spots, and how to fly them) in detail.
You must have the (free) GoogleEarth program to use this map. All glider pilots should have this invaluable tool; if you don’t, use the provided link to download and install it.
Once you have the map displayed in GoogleEarth, click on the Introduction to learn how to use it. (In simple terms, click on any feature of interest for detailed information.)