Today I'm going to explane the instruments of a glider to you. They can look different in every cockpit and can also have a different position, but nearly every glider has them.
1: Mechanical Variometer
It shows how fast you go up or down in meters per second.
2: Lateral tilt display
This Instrument shows the banking to the left or to the right.
3: Speed indicator
The speed indicator shows our speed in kilometers per hour.
Every plane has a magnetic compass. It shows our direction and our heading from 0 to 360 degrees.
The altimeter is showing our altitude in meters, this one is on 700m, because EDSG is located at 700m above sea level.
6: Radio panel
On our radio panel we have two frequencies, an active one and one on standby.
7: Electric Variometer
It has one display like the mecanical and also a panel with some switches next to it. It does the same thing like the mecanical variometer (1) and it's beeping. The beeping gets faster when you go up, but how gliders are climbing needs another explanation.
8: G-force indicator
As the name says, this instrument displays the g-forces of the plane.
9: FLARM Display
Last but not least: the FLARM. All planes which have one of these can see each other. The FLARM warns us of collisions, so it makes flying much safer.
I hope my explanation was useful and you know the instruments now! Fly high everyone! ✈