Club sites, active airfields, or points in the ATZs of active airfields should not be used as TPs or goals without checking on Site and Local Air Activity, to avoid compromising the resident gliding club or causing complaints from the airfield concerned. (see also Cross-Country and Airspace Guidance, Competition Organizers etc, should take especial note of the section on Organized Task Groups).
Pilot are strongly advised to use the most up-to-date BGA List of Waypoints and not to rely on previous versions.
This includes nearly 1300 accurately defined geographical points in England, Scotland and Wales. The term "Waypoint" is defined in the Sporting Code for Gliding (SC3) and includes Start Points, Turn Points, Control Points and Finish Points. The information is prepared in good faith, but the BGA has no liability for the consequences of using the data in this list, for instance in applying it to navigation systems and for cross-country flying including flight over rugged terrain and over the sea. It is the responsibility of pilots to ensure that they maintain height so that if lift fails they can always reach a safe landing area. This is particularly important if flying over the sea because of the risk of ditching. Before any use that may have safety implications, the data should be independently checked. Particularly, up-to-date information on controlled airspace and airfield activity should be obtained from official sources for such information. The list on the web site includes the latest updates and any `Stop Press' items, and can be accessed through the link above.
1.1 Proposals for Change. Proposed changes including corrections and new points should be sent using the form in the Changes and Additions section.; immediately if an important error has been found, otherwise towards the end of each year.
The Waypoint co-ordinator can be contacted using This Link.
1.1.1 Minimum information required. It is not essential for anyone proposing a new Waypoint to calculate details such as OS grid references or latitude and longitudes to the WGS84 Datum. This will be done by the BGA WP co-ordination team. The minimum that is needed is a clear description of the proposed new point and the soaring-related reason for it.
1.2 National Air Traffic Services (NATS). The list is made available to the NATS Airspace Utilisation Section (AUS), and to the Airspace Information Section (AIS). Amongst other things, the data can be used when NATS plot gliding WPs and tracks, after they have been notified of tasks set for groups of gliders. Waypoints can therefore be identified to NATS solely by the Trigraph code, which is easier to handle than UK Grid References or WGS84 Lat and Long.
1.2.1 WP Selection and Use in Flight. Particularly in view of 1.2 above, points selected as BGA WPs will not be close to low-base Controlled Airspace (CAS) unless they are useful as a final glide dog-leg to avoid other airspace or powered aircraft activity. They will not be selected near airfields with Air Traffic Zones (ATZs) that are not the site of a BGA Club. WPs selected by pilots and task setters should not cause queries from NATS or others in terms of closeness to controlled airspace or other air activities. Tasksetters for Organiser Task Groups (which includes, but is not limited to Competitions) should read the section on Organised Task Groups.
Free-fall parachuting activities should be noted and avoided, the dangers are illustrated by fatal collisions between parachutists and gliders such as in Gap, France and Hinton-in-the-Hedges in the UK. Parachuting activities on a given day are notified to the local Air Traffic Control Unit, and can also be found by R/T contact.
VRPs are marked on the 1:500,000 Air Map and are used by Air Traffic Control for access to the nearby airport. If using R/T to ATC units, your position can be given as a range/bearing from a VRP. These can be downloaded into some PDA systems.
Although some 334 (at Apr 2019) VRPs are defined, these are not to be used as Waypoints, except where there is a coincidental BGA point. Many are in restricted/prohibited airspace. Nonetheless, knowledge of them can be useful when talking to ATC units, where your position can be given as a range/bearing from a VRP. For more information on use of VRPs, refer to the Air Pilot.
Files of VRPs for use with PDAs are now available from the links below. In these files, VRPs are grouped by the Controlling Unit that uses them. The side effect of this is that some VRPs are listed more than once. For example, Severn Bridge is used by Bristol and Cardiff, and therefore appear twice.
In addition, there are 9 IRP (IFR Reference Points) which can be use when talking to Regional Control for crossing N560. Clubs can request other IRPs for Airways crossings in wave using the link below. There are nearly 900 IRPs in total, so we need to be selective.
Some groups of VRPs are deliberately omitted, Jersey for instance, but if there are any published VRPs which are not on this list, but you feel should be, please Contact us via this link.
These files are Text Files and so can be edited with a Text Editor (e.g. Wordpad) to exclude unwanted VRPs.
|Glide Navigator II:||http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/software/vrp-gnii.dat|
Notes on ClearNav:
If the ClearNav is set to use Short Names for Control Points, and Name for Other Waypoints, the BGA set are Trigraph only, and VRPs are the full name.
Also, BGA TPs are red dots, and VRPs are Blue dots.
2.1 Two data formats. Data is available as an ASCII (DOS) text file with a Hard Return between each data field and a blank line between each WP. It is also available in MS Excel (.XLS) format, which can be "sorted" in various ways. If you do not have Excel, a free download of an Excel Viewer is available. The data given in both formats is the same, except that the Excel format has a Hyperlink from Column N to a Map showing the Waypoint and from Column O to Photo of the WP (In remote areas, it may be necessary to zoom out before picture becomes visible). Click on the appropriate cell in Excel column N or O to load the map or photo into your Web Browser (you need an Internet connection to do this). Excel has the advantage of being able to sort the data into an order that suits the user, such as North/South, East/West, or in order of the nearby Main Feature. Links can also be found on the International Turning Point Exchange website.
The data given in all formats is the same, except that the Excel format has a Hyperlink from Column N to a Map showing the Waypoint and from Column O to Photo of the WP (In remote areas, it may be necessary to zoom out before picture becomes visible). Click on the appropriate cell in column N or O to load the map or photo into your Web Browser (you need an Internet connection to do this).
Excel has the advantage of being able to sort the data into an order that suits the user.
Formats. The DOS format is as follows.
Category for findability (A-D) and airspace # and ##
Description & Remarks
Dist from main feature, NMl
Direction from main feature
Main feature (one of several large towns and cities used as locators)
Grid ref km East and N of OS Datum
Lat/Long to WGS84 Geodetic Datum
Altitude (in Feet, accuracy not Guaranteed)
Files with all of the WP data are named YYYY.dos and YYYY.xls, where YYYY stands for the year
2.2 Lat/Longs to WGS84 Geodetic datum. All lat/longs are calculated to the WGS84 Geodetic Datum, in accordance with the Sporting Code for gliding (SC3). WGS84 is an elliptical earth model, and is used by the GPS system, also by ICAO, NATS and for Lat/Longs on official airspace maps. Google Maps also uses WGS84 lat/long references. More detail on earth models is given in 5.1
2.3 Main feature references. All points are referenced in approximate distance and direction to 55 well-known features as follows:
2.3.1. S England and S Wales. WPs referenced to: Bath, Brighton, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Dunstable (Club), Exeter, Hastings, Lasham (Club), Maidstone, Newbury, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Swansea, Swindon, Yeovil.
2.3.2. Midlands, E Anglia and N Wales. WPs referenced to: Banbury, Bedford, Cambridge, Chester, Derby, Grantham, Hereford, Ipswich, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton, Norwich, Peterborough, Shrewsbury, Worcester.
2.3.3. Northern England. WPs referenced to: Berwick (England points), Carlisle, Darlington, Doncaster, Lancaster, Newcastle, York.
2.3.4. Scotland. WPs referenced to: Aberdeen, Berwick (Scotland Points), Carlisle, Dumfries, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fort William, Glasgow, Greenock, Inverness, Lossiemouth, Oban, Perth, Stirling, Ullapool, Wick.
2.4 Airspace and use of the hash # symbol.The hash symbol # is used in the "category" column for an airspace situation which should be noted before the WP is used. The air activity is shown in the description column, and varies from airfield activities to nearby controlled airspace or parachuting. A double hash ## is used for points that should only be approached and over-flown if the organisation responsible for the airspace concerned has been contacted and the use of the point has been positively agreed for the flight (which can be done via R/T on the flight).
From 2016 there are in fact two lists. One has all the TP's as before. The other has a reduced set, - made by removing TPs that lie close to sensitive airspace such as ILSs, holds or active airfields. The removed points are ones that we'd be wise not to send large numbers of gliders to (unless appropriate mitigations are put in place). So when you task set , please look beyond the fact that a TP exists - its mere existence doesn't mean that it must therefore be ok to use at any time and when you set for groups of gliders just use the more limited list.
Waypoints not suitable for Organised Task Groups are marked in the Excel file with a ! in the Category field.
A .CUP file, with all such waypoints removed is available for Tasksetters HERE.
3.1 The BGA Code contains important
procedures for anyone setting a task for a group of gliders, not only during
competitions but also for club activities. Task setters have a "duty of care"
towards pilots who fly tasks that they have set. They should avoid routes that
could bring discredit on the BGA, their Club and themselves should conditions
not turn out as expected, such as poor soaring conditions near airspace or
active airfields, or gliders landing in mid-task. Routes that are reasonable
for single pilots are often quite unsuitable suitable for groups of gliders.
With a set task, pilots will feel obliged to continue the task even in adverse
conditions, in order to score more than others. For the BGA Code of Conduct,
see the BGA website:
Cross-Country and Airspace Guidance
4 Exact Points.The exact WP is the geometric centre of the feature described, e.g. for a circular roundabout, the centre of the circle. For churches, the central tower or spire unless specified otherwise. "Station" should be taken as the centre of a railway station (the red dot on the OS quarter million and 1:50k maps). Because the exact centre of a rail station may not be easy to determine with precision, an exact feature such as a bridge over the railway will normally be plotted using Google Earth.
5.Units and measurement. Measurement of the Lat/Long of each point is done using Google Earth to zoom in on the feature and the "PushPin" facility to mark the exact point and read-off the WGS84 Lat/Long. The exact Point is then checked with the OS 1:50k and 1:25k maps using the Streetmap program: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/ . Streetmap is then used to convert the WGS84 Lat/Longs to OS Grid References that are also published for each WP in the Excel tables.
5.1 Earth Models. Lat/Longs to the World Geodetic System (WGS) 84 ellipsoid earth model are used because this is specified in the Sporting Code for gliding (SC3).
5.2 Grid references. The Excel version also shows position in Kilometres to two decimal places East and North of the UK OS Grid origin. The Grid origin is about 80 km W of the Scillies, chosen so that OS Grid references are always positive numbers. A key to these figures is given at the corners of each 1:250,000 and 1:50,000 map sheet and on the grid overlay itself. As well as Kilometres, the OS also provide two-letter references for each 100 km square of the grid, and references may be expressed in either way. For instance, the centre of the HusBos hangar complex can be defined either as SP 6488 8295 or as 46488 28295, both indicating 464.88 km East and 282.95 km North of Grid origin.
5.3 Lat & Long.The last digits of the Lat and Long figures in the BGA list are minutes to three points of decimals, more precise than using seconds of arc.
6. Computer Programs.Compilers of computerised task, distance calculation, and scoring programs should use the BGA list. A list of programs notified to IGC which are capable of analyzing and displaying data from IGC format files, is available at: www.ukiws.demon.co.uk/GFAC/documents/analysis programs for igc flight data files.pdf
7. Briefing Sheets for Waypoints Briefing sheets for Waypoints for pilots and for task groups can use imagery from web programs such as Google Earth and equivalents. Because trees and other vegetation grow rapidly and buildings and roads in the area of WPs may change with time, clubs and pilots are advised to use current web-based or other imagery for briefing purposes.
7.1 Links to and can be found on the Turning Point Exchange website.
8. Order of the List. The list is supplied in the alphabetical order of the principal names of the points. The MS Excel program can be used to produce other orders by using the "sort" function. Sorting can be in order of Trigraph, by Lat/Long (North/South or East5/West) or in order of the main reference feature (Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow, Swansea, etc.).
9. Main Names of Points. Names will be chosen from those marked on the 1:500,000 airways map wherever possible. Only if this is not suitable will other names be used from the 1:250,000 air map or Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps. Names chosen will follow common recognised usage and will not require specific local knowledge. For instance, the name Abbot's Bromley Reservoir will be used rather than Blithfield Reservoir, Cambridge SE rather than Babraham, Lewes rather than Cooksbridge, Swindon South rather than Badbury. This is intended to help pilots who will not have local knowledge. The names of club sites will be taken from those used on the 1:500,000 air map.
10. Waypoint short codes. In addition to the full WP name, each WP will be identified by a unique three- or four-character code. This will generally be the first three or four letters of the full name of the Point. Four letter codes may be used because with over 1200 BGA points, it is no longer possible to choose three-letter codes that are related to the name. Numbers can also be used as the last character, particularly where several start and/or finish points are used from a busy site, such as GR1, GR2 for Gransden Lodge finish points, and LA1, LA2 etc for Lasham points.
11 Other Air Activities.
11.1 General. BGA points will not be listed in airspace permanently restricted to gliders, or where there are known air traffic problems, or where there has been a pattern of legitimate complaints.
11.2 BGA Clubs. All sites of BGA member clubs are listed, but some BGA club sites are themselves in sensitive or restricted airspace, such as at an active military airfield or in Controlled Airspace (Luton CTA in the case of Dunstable). Such points must not be used by gliders from other clubs unless they are certain that they can comply with the correct rules and procedures.
11.3 Airspace Base. Points will not generally be listed under controlled airspace with base under 4000ft AGL unless there are special reasons. This is so that pilots using the BGA points will not be subject to undue airspace restrictions. However, points may be included under 3500ft airspace where the whole area has such airspace and pilots are used to operating under it, such as in Kent. Points will not be listed under 3000 base airspace or lower except for club sites that are under such airspace or where the Club has asked for such a point such as for a dog-leg in a track used for regular finishes.
11.4. Individual pilots - have the right to select their own WPs. However, if they are in or near sensitive airspace, it is the individual's responsibility to adopt appropriate procedures such as calling ATC or the activity co-ordinator (such as at parachuting sites), or transiting high enough to avoid the activity. The essence is that action should be taken wherever possible to avoid justified complaints that reflect not only on the pilot but also on the pilot's club and the BGA.
11.5 Air Activity Designation - use of hash # symbol. Points close to air activities below 4000 ft AGL shown on the current 1:250,000 air map and in the `Air Pilot', will be designated as `Air Activity' points. The `Remarks' column will give the nature of the air activity and the hash # symbol will appear in the "findability category" column. Club sites, active airfields, or points in the ATZs of active airfields have a double hash ## and should not be used as WPs or goals without checking on site and local air activity, to avoid compromising the resident gliding club or causing complaints from the airfield concerned. See also Cross-Country and Airspace Guidance.
12 Closeness to Landing Areas. Where there is a choice between possible locations for WPs within a short distance, those selected for the BGA list will be close to reasonable landing areas. This is to allow for pilots becoming low in attempting to reach the WP. This is particularly important in the case of competitions and organized task groups where the task setter has a "duty of care" towards pilots and gliders flying the task. Points in the centres of large towns will therefore generally not be listed where there are good features on the edge of the town which could be used and are close to landing areas.
12.1 Waypoints in Rugged Terrain and across Sea tracks. Waypoints in hilly or mountainous terrain such as the Pennines and rugged areas of Wales and Scotland are included so that there is a network of points for the use of individual pilots in wave or high cloudbase thermal conditions. These points are annotated "Caution, Rugged Terrain" and are used at pilot risk. Some WPs are on islands and involve tracks over the sea to reach them; they are included for use in high level wave flying but pilots should be aware of the risk of ditching and must ensure that at all times they are able to divert to a safe landing area should conditions change. Task setters for organized task groups must be particularly careful and use such points with caution and only in suitable weather conditions (which can change!). The BGA has no liability towards pilots, task setters or organisers, who use such points at their own risk.
13 Visual Recognition of Waypoints. BGA WPs are generally chosen so that they can be recognised visually by pilots in flight wherever possible, although some WPs near clubs may use local features that are not easy for visiting pilots to identify. In exceptional circumstances such as to achieve a particular shape of task where there is no alternative, a GPS reference may be used that has no equivalent ground feature. Such points will be classified "G" rather than one of the findability letters A-D.
14 Category for `Findability'.An alphabetical category will be allocated for each point to indicate how easy, or otherwise, it is to identify the point from the air at typical soaring heights. Where there is a choice of features that could be designated as the precise BGA point, the feature will be chosen for the point that has the highest Category. A Cat A point will always be chosen over a nearby point of a lower category. Those points within the "Air Activity" designation (para 11.5 above) will have a "hash" symbol ( # or ##) in addition to the letter as an integral part of the Category; and the # or ## symbol should always be used in addition to the letter. Categories are as follows:
Cat A, A#, A## - Points that are unambiguous, easy to find and whose features are shown on the current 1:500,000 CAA/ICAO air map. These include motorway junctions, major line-features that intersect to give a precise point (roads, rail, rivers etc), airfields and gliding sites with an easily-seen designated point, and so forth.
Cat B, B#, B## - As Cat A but where the point is not specifically marked on the 1:500,000 map, for instance points in towns where the yellow area of the town obscures the feature itself.
Cat C, C#, C## - Points with less obvious features than Cats A-B but may need more study or briefing before using. Includes road junctions in towns or villages, masts & aerials.
Cat D, D#, D## - Points which may be difficult to find or identify precisely without local knowledge and may need close study of the OS 1:250,000 or 1:50,000 map. The category includes points intended for local use, e.g. special start or finish points, WPs on local ridges etc. It also includes club sites at fields that do not have major features visible to a pilot from the air who may be unfamiliar with the local area.
Cat G, G#, G## - A GNSS Waypoint that does not have an identifiable ground feature. These points will only be agreed where a topographical feature marked on the OS maps is not available in the area in which the point is required.
15 Several Points near a Main Feature. Where there are several BGA Waypoints near a significant feature marked on the 1:500,000 air map:
15.1 Direction indicators. The short title and the last letter of the Trigraph will normally indicate the main feature and the direction from it. For instance, the M1 J15/A508 (4 NMl S of Northampton) is called Northampton South - NOS, and the M1 J16 `Northampton West - NOW'. There are also several directional WPs around Cambridge, Oxford, Swindon, and so forth.
15.2 Local names. For points further away from a main feature names on the 1:50,000 Air Map, a local name may be used from the OS 1:250,000 or 1:50,000 maps. For instance, for the A47/B6047 junction E of Leicester, the name Skeffington is used, the name of the nearest village. If the name "Leicester East" had been used, this would have been confused with the active airfield of that name.
15.3 Use of numbers. For locations where several WPs or Start/Finish points near a BGA club site are needed to keep task groups apart or to be clear of the landing area or active circuit, a number may be used in the WP identifier. e.g. for Lasham: LAS = Lasham Clubhouse, LA1 = Start Point 1 (Southwood Farm), LA2 = Start Point 2 (Oil Installation), up to LA8. Numbered BGA points include local points at gliding clubs such as Bicester, Booker, Camphill, Dunstable, Sutton Bank etc.
16 Closeness. WPs within about 5 Km of existing ones will not be added to the list unless the proposer produces good reasons. Such reasons include:
16.1 Avoiding active airfields. To avoid a task group turning over an airfield, where one glider flown with care and in R/T contact might be reasonable but many gliders would not. Examples include WPs near Abingdon (Air Cadets & parachuting), Booker (light aircraft and gliding), Lasham (gliding and occasional jet aircraft movements such as Boeing 737/757), Shobdon (aero club, gliding). Additional points are chosen to be clear of the circuits of busy airfields (including gliding sites), e.g. for Abingdon, River Thames Bridge; for Booker, Stokenchurch; for Lasham, Candover Church, Popham & Basingstoke; for Shobdon, Leominster.
16.2 Stand-off from airspace. To obtain a choice of clearance round restricted airspace, e.g. several points between Cirencester and Birdlip, in order to round the Brize Zone while minimizing the risk of sea air from the Bristol channel. Also several points in the Shaftesbury/Mere area in order to round the Salisbury Plain ranges and provide tracks from Lasham avoiding the active airfield at Boscombe Down with its test-flying activities.
16.3 Key distances. To obtain a key distance (50, 300, 500, 750 km etc) from a gliding site either straight or as a closed-circuit task.
17 List Coordinator. The list was first produced in 1988 by Lasham Task Setter Ian Strachan as an aid to task setting in Southern England. This was done by combining a number of turn point lists supplied by Tim Newport-Peace that were being used in competitions at different sites. The object was to avoid a number of different points being used at essentially the same place. There were, for instance, four different points at Cirencester and three at Devizes and many other examples. In order to publicise it further, in 1990 it was offered by Ian to the BGA Competitions Committee for general use. The advent of GPS during the 1990s increased its popularity because of the need to enter standard and accurate co-ordinates for Waypoints. The list is now co-ordinated by a Co-odinator approved by the BGA who manages the detail in accordance with guidelines agreed by the BGA Airspace and Competitions and Awards Committees.
18 Decisions. The decision of the Co-ordinator will be final on changes, acceptance of new WPs, and in allocation of names, Trigraphs, and "findability" categories, subject to these guidelines.
19 Annual Review. A regular review of the BGA code of conduct for organized task groups will be made by the BGA Airspace and Competitions and Awards Committees.
20 IGC standards of Calculation. Para 4.4.2 of the International Gliding Commission (IGC) Sporting Code (FAI SC3) states that: "The WGS84 earth model shall be used for all lat/long data that is recorded for flight analysis". This is why the Lat/Long data in the BGA Waypoint list is to the WGS84 datum. A calculation program using the WGS84 world model is available through the FAI web site, see: http://www.fai.org/component/content/article/57-fai/35558-fai-world-distance-calculator-tool and select WGS84 in the box for "Earth Model"
21 Distance calculations for BGA purposes. The BGA uses distance calculations based on the WGS84 ellipsoid earth model, (para 20 above). For badge distance, proof of exceeding the required distance is needed and beyond this absolute accuracy is not of primary importance. For competitions, the prime consideration is that the same distance calculation program is used for all gliders. In all cases, the most accurate measurement and calculation system must be used with any rounding of figures only applied at the end.
Microsoft Excel is the preferred format for storing the BGA WP data. This is because the Sort function can be used to put the data in whatever order the user would like. This includes order by Trigraph, by main name, by latitude, longitude or by region through the nearest main feature. See para 8 for details.
England and Scotland lists in Excel format are combined into a single file at: http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/2019.xls
There is a Hyperlink from the Trigraph in Column L to a map showing the Waypoint. Click on the appropriate cell in column L to load the map into your Web Browser (you need an Internet connection to do this).
There is also a Hyperlink from the Trigraph in Column M to a photo showing the Waypoint. Click on the appropriate cell in column M to load the photo into your Web Browser (you need an Internet connection to do this).
Data is available as a straight ASCII (DOS) text file with a blank line between each WP. England and Scotland lists in DOS (ASCII) format are now combined into a single file (zipped to preserve filename extension) at: http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/2019dos.zip. This is the format used by Jeff Goodenough's Program (See Para 29).
The 1997 list had a revised format including converting all Lat/Longs to the WGS84 earth model in accordance with the decision of the International Gliding Commission (IGC). The 1997 list is the basis for current lists, with appropriate annual amendments listed below with the most recent first:
Updates for the 2018A Turning Point Book to 2019 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al22.htm
Updates for the 2018 Turning Point Book to 2018A can be found at
Updates for the 2017 Turning Point Book to 2018 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al21.htm
Updates for the 2016A Turning Point Book to 2017 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al20.htm
Updates for the 2016 Turning Point Book to 2016A can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al19a.htm
Updates for the 2015 Turning Point Book to 2016 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al19.htm
Updates for the 2014 Turning Point Book to 2015 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al18.htm
Updates for the 2013 Turning Point Book to 2014 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al17.htm
Updates for the 2012 Turning Point Book to 2013 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al16.htm
Updates for the 2011 Turning Point Book to 2012 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al15.htm
Updates for the 2010 Turning Point Book to 2011 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al14.htm
Updates for the 2009 Turning Point Book to 2010 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al13.htm
Updates for the 2008B Turning Point Book to 2009 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al12.htm
Updates for the 2008A Turning Point Book to 2008B can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al11b.htm
Updates for the 2008 Turning Point Book to 2008A can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al11a.htm
Updates for the 2007A Turning Point Book to 2008 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al11.htm
Updates for the 2007 Turning Point Book to 2007A can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al10a.htm
Updates for the 2006 Turning Point Book to 2007 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al10.htm
Updates for the 2005 Turning Point Book to 2006 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al9.htm
Updates for the 2004 Turning Point Book to 2005 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al8.htm
Updates for the 2003 Turning Point Book to 2004 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al7.htm
Updates for the 2002 Turning Point Book to 2003 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al6.htm
Updates for the 2001 Turning Point Book to 2002 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al5.htm
Updates for the 2000 Turning Point Book to 2001 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al4.htm
Updates for the 1999 Turning Point Book to 2000 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al3.htm
Updates for the 1998 Turning Point Book to 1999 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al2a.htm
Updates for the 1997 Turning Point Book to 1998 can be found at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/97al1.htm
Proposals are requested for future changes and additions.
a New Waypoint, Click here
To Request a Change to an Existing Waypoint, Click here
To Contact us about the contents of the Waypoint Database (excluding Radio Frequencies), Click Here
.CUP and .STX files produced by TPselect (from Version 3.7) now includes Radio Frequencies for Gliding Sites (where known). This can be used by some Recorders to interface with some Radios via a Radio Bridge.
If you know of any errors or requests for additions, please contact us using the link below.
To Contact us about Radio Frequencies in the Waypoint Database, Click Here
A Gliding Channel Reference Card has been produced by Paul Ruskin and can be downloaded from HERE
This contains a list of BGA Gliding Sites and their nominated frequencies and also a list of the Common Channels and their nominated purposes. This list will be updated as clubs change their frequencies.
You may find it helpful to print these on A5 paper, fold in two, trimming as necessary, Seal in an A6 pocket; and keep in your cockpit.
These channels are first point of contact for cross country gliders.
Channel Reference Cards for use with VFR Charts etc., can be downloaded Via This Link.
To contact us about the contents of the Channel Reference Card, please use the link in section 27 (above).
Jeff Goodenough has kindly made available as Shareware, his program TPselect which creates files in a wide variety of formats and allows the user to tailor the selection of Waypoints to their own needs. Once program and database files have been downloaded, it can be used without the need for a web connection. For more information or to Download TPselect Click here or go to http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/tpselect.htm.
Version 3.5 or later is recommended.
For Downloading to IGC Flight Recorders, the
Turning Point List is also available from John Leibacher's Web pages. These
links will take you to files by geographical
Note: Some Recorder File formats limit the number of Waypoints that can be stored in a file. For this reason, not all file formats are available via the 'All England, Wales and Scotland' link. If you see the symbol try one of the following Regional Links instead, or use TPselect.
In CUP files, if you want to add the Code in front of the Waypoint Name (useful for some recorders), there is a program to do this HERE.
This site is mirrored at http://soaring.gahsys.com/ and http://soaring.guenther-eichhorn.com
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|Scotland||United States Mirror||New United States Mirror|
|Northern England||United States Mirror||New United States Mirror|
|Midlands, Wales and East Anglia||United States Mirror||New United States Mirror|
|Central England and Wales||United States Mirror||New United States Mirror|
|Southern UK||United States Mirror||New United States Mirror|