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Welcome
Thank you for visiting the Cumulus Soaring, Inc. web site.  My goal is to help you find the right soaring instruments, software, books and videos for your needs and help you use them.  What sets me apart from my competitors is that I help you use the instruments and/or software through one-on-one phone support (with web conferencing) and through informational training CDs.  I have created many "Value Added" features to this web site including Product Comparisons & Selection Guides to help you find the products that are best for you, and my Soaring Links and Soaring News free soaring resource web sites.  I have invested heavily in stock so you can get any of the products quickly.  I also spend considerable time learning how to use each product so I can support you well.  I consider myself a servant.  If I do a good job serving you I hope you will buy from me and tell your friends to buy from me. 


I love my job. I enjoy supporting the soaring community and helping soaring pilots. I am very thankful for all the soaring friends I have made and the trust placed in me by soaring pilots from around the world. But I have come to a crossroads in my life and business and I need your help to be able to continue. I want to continue to support the gliding community for many more years.
Details are available here: Cumulus Soaring, Inc. Needs Your Help - Mutual Support Members available.

Holiday Gift Ideas
The Gift Ideas page includes low cost items that are perfect gifts for your soaring friends.  Or you can use the page to let your friends and loved ones know what soaring items you would like to receive as gifts.

Soaring News Page
FacebookPlease check-out my Soaring News page for the latest soaring product news and links to soaring news, images and videos from around the world. If you're not a Facebook user - no problem. You can still see the page and click-on all the links on the page. If you are a Facebook user, please "Like" the page so you will see posts from the page in your newsfeed. I had previously sent out soaring news in my "Soaring News" email newsletter - but it took so long to create each issue that I didn't send them out very often. It is very quick and easy for me to add items to the Facebook page - so it will be updated daily. I hope you find it interesting. If you like it, please tell your soaring friends about it and "share" the page with your Facebook friends.

Sign up for FREE monthly Soaring News email Updates

Soaring News Email Newsletter
Back issues and more information is available here: Soaring News Newsletters. I have replaced the newsletter with my new Soaring News Facebook page. I will still send monthly reminder emails to those on my Soaring News email list.

Sale Items
The Sale Items page includes items that are new but slightly out of date, and used items.  There are some very good deals to be found there.

Proud Family Man
My favorite web site, is my personal web site because it contains photos of my wonderful family - I love my wife and kids and love being a father.

Handling Charges
I charge a $5 handling fee ($7 to $10 for international orders) for all orders on which the items total less than $100. I'm sorry about that - but I feel that it is necessary. I hope it does not discourage you from doing business with me. It is used to help pay my shipping assistant - who's help frees me up to answer the dozens of emails I get every day and to do my best to make this web site a valuable resource for glider pilots. The $5 handling fee really stings when you order a $3 item. I'm sorry about that. But please remember that it takes just as long to process, package and ship a $3 item as a $500 item - and we get many orders for $3 to $30 items. I do work hard to do a good job of supporting the soaring community. I hope you will take that into account when you see the fee on the invoice. Of course, you can avoid the $5 handling fee by ordering $100 or more worth in soaring products at a time. Some have suggested that I simply raise the price of the low cost items by $5, but that would be expensive for customers that order multiple low cost items. You can see more about the shipping fees here: How to Order

Site Navigation Tips
Go to the Catalog pages for the most complete listing of products sorted by product category and manufacturer.  Or use the menu on the top of every page to navigate through the site. Clicking on the logo on the top of any page will bring you back to this home page.  I also use the Manufacturers list in the table below often.

Catalogs - By Product Category - By Manufacturer - Printable Video & Book List - Printable Catalog Sorted by Manufacturer - Printable Scale Models Brochure

What's New   Most Popular Items   Value Added   Categories   Manufacturers


LXNAV S80 Variometer with optional AHRS
In Stock




2015 Soaring Calendars


New Book
Asiago 1924
International Gliding
Competition in Italy

by Vincenzo Pedrielli


Peiker TM168 gooseneck microphone
with built-in amplifier
for use with Trig, Flightline,
Microair and XCOM radios


Becker RCU6201
Remote Control Unit
For use with AR6201 or RT6201
Great for 2-seat gliders


New ClearNav CNv Variometer LCD Display


$50 Mail-in Rebate
SPOT Gen 3
Satellite Messenger


New LXNAV V7 Vario Overview Video

LXNAV V7 Vario Sounds Video
LXNAV V7 Vario Setup Menu Overview Video


JJ Wing Tie-Down Kit
New Heavy-Duty Version
for 2-seat gliders and motorgliders


DeLorme inReach Explorer Quick Start Video


ClearNav CNv Variometer Overview Video


LXNAV Nano 3 Overview Video


LXNAV V3 Vario Overview Video


New K6 Bt Mux
Multiplexer with BlueTooth


New inReach Explorer


Goddard Condor-Oudie-1p5m cable

or
LX9050 Flight Computer with V9 or V80 Vario


PowerFLARM Core (version 1.1)
$1460
In Stock


ClearNav XC Vario Upgrades


PowerFLARM Core Pure
$790
($905 with LXNAV
FlarmLED display)

FlarmView
LXNAV FlarmLED




esa-systems
TE Probes, Triple Probes, Mounts


DeLorme inReach SE
New "Freedom" Service Plans


Butterfly Connect
Connect your 302 or V7 to an iPhone



New - Blue ILEC TE Probes


Sale: Slightly Damaged
Vintage Glider Club Books
$50 off

Advanced Soaring Made Easy
Sale: Slightly Damaged
Advanced Soaring Made Easy Books
$20 off


Peiker Gooseneck Microphones


LX9000 RAM Mount Option


Naviter Oudie IGC

New
PowerFLARM Tips
document


RAM Cradle for DeLorme inReach SE


LXNAV Nano III
GPS Flight Recorder
with audio variometer
and color navigation display

FlarmView
LXNAV FlarmView57




Creat-ing Scale Sailplane Models


or
LXNAV LX9070 Flight Computer System
with 7.0" display

and V9 Variometer
or V9 Variometer with V80 Display

News
Cumulus Soaring, Inc. is now selling
and supporting the impressive
products from LX Navigation.
I am very excited to receive my
LX Zeus 5.5 and Colibri II demos
so I can make overview
videos available.



LX Navigation Colibri II
IGC Approved GPS Flight Recorder
with Vario and Thermal Assistant
and simple navigation


LX Zeus 2.8 with USB D 60 vario


LX Zeus 4.3 with USB D 60 vario


LX Zeus Mobile 4.3 with black box vario
(vario indicator on display screen)


LX Zeus 5.5 with USB D 60 vario


LX Zeus 7.0 with USB D 60 vario



LX Zeus 8.0 with USB D 60 vario


The World's Vintage Sailplanes
1908-45
book by Martin Simons






2014 Soaring Calendars


The Vintage Glider Club - 40 Years


Glider Flying Handbook
2013 Edition


5V Battery Packs


ReplayXD HD video camera and accessory Sale
All remaining items 1/3 off
Replay XD1080: $199.99
(normally $299.99)


NOVUS Canopy Polish


Hans Jacobs - Pioneer Life in Aircraft Construction
2 Book Set


RAM Mount Adapter for GoPro Hero


RAM Cradle for SPOT Gen 3


DeLorme Protective and Flotation Case
For inReach SE


GoJack Rampless Hangar Dolly


Intercomp SW650RFX
Wireless Scale System


LoPresti SpeedCoat


Digital Water Meter Kit
for waterballast


DeLorme inReach SE
2-way Satellite Communicator with GPS

Hold Fast to Your Dreams
Hold Fast to Your Dreams
by George Lee

Sky Full of Heat
Goodhart: The Story of an Exceptional Man
(Nick Goodhart)


Trig TY91
panel-mounted aviation radio


3M Dual Lock Fastening Systems


JJ Sinclair Wing Tie-Down Kit


JJ Sinclair Wing Runner


LXNAV V3 Vario
Audio vario with averager,
digital altimeter, and
Speed-to-Fly calculator

FlarmView
LXNAV FlarmView
Color display for
FLARM or PowerFLARM

FlarmView
LXNAV V7 BlueTooth Module


El Mirage DVD
1977 Film by Chris Woods


Desperate to Fly
by Kai Gertsen


New LX9000 Overview & Training Video


Zulu Romeo: Good Start
DVD


Aerotowing Gliders
by John Marriott


Italian Vintage Sailplanes
by Vincenzo Pedrielli


Winter Flight Hours Counters

LXNAV News
New firmware for Nano and LX8000, LX8080 and LX9000


Mid-Continent Electric Analog Clock


SimplyKool Metallic Canopy Covers


Winter W-1115
Ball Bank Indicator


Cross Country Soaring With Condor
by Frank Paynter


WA - The Life of Soaring Legend Wally Scott


Riding On Air: Ridge, Wave, & Convergence Lift
by Rolf Hertenstein


Locomotive to Aeromotive
Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

by Simine Short


Revell LS-8t Model Kit

Training Over the Phone or Web With Free Web Conferencing - Very Popular
I offer training over the phone on many soaring software topics for $40/hour.  What we cover is up to you.  It includes free web conferencing features. 
Details are available here: Training Over the Phone


Gift Certificates - The Perfect Gift

Oudie
Naviter Oudie2
and Oudie2 Lite


Naviter Oudie IGC


LXNAV Nano 3
GPS Flight Recorder
with audio variometer
and color navigation display


Condor
Soaring Flight Simulator Software


LXNAV S80 Variometer with optional AHRS

Nano
LX Nav Nano
IGC Approved Flight Recorder


The Vintage Glider Club - 40 Years


DeLorme inReach SE
2-way Satellite Communicator with GPS


SPOT Gen 3
Satellite Messenger


Sky Full of Heat
New book
by Sebastian Kawa


LXNAV V3 Vario
Audio vario with averager,
digital altimeter, and
Speed-to-Fly calculator


LXNAV V7

FlarmView
LXNAV FlarmView
Color display for
FLARM or PowerFLARM




PowerFLARM

Advanced Soaring Made Easy
Advanced Soaring Made Easy
New 3rd Edition


Zulu Romeo: Good Start
DVD


The Boy Who Flew With Condors
DVD


Cross Country Soaring With Condor
by Frank Paynter

Canopy Cap
Canopy Caps by Franklin Fabrication


SimplyKool Metallic Canopy Covers


Bumper Quiet Vent and MK IV Yaw String


Soaring Beyond the Clouds - Einar Enevoldson Reaches for 100,000 Feet
by Bertha M. Ryan


Sailplane Grand Prix in the Andes
Blu-ray or DVD


Mountain High Oxygen Systems


Competing In Gliders book


Sailplane Design book


ClearNav Variometer


The Sun Ship Game
on DVD


Trig TT21 & TT22 Mode S Transponders with Built-in Altitude Encoder


ICOM IC-A14 and IC-A14S


CONFOR Foam Seat Cushions


ClearNav

 
Cambridge Aero Instruments
302, & 303


Nimbus iPAQ Cradles


SeeYou


Bowlus Maxi Gap Seal Tape


Softie Parachutes from Para-Phernalia

Services

FREE Online Training Videos

Product Comparisons & Selection Guides

Newsletter

Classified Ads - FREE

Soaring Links

Polar Data for Many Gliders

 

Catalog by Category

Airspeed Indicators
Adapter Plates
Altimeters
Antennas
Batteries, Chargers, etc.
Books
Cables & Power Converters
Calendars
Calibration - Flight Recorders
Canopy Cleaner/Polish
Clocks, Timers & Watches
Clothing
Collision Avoidance Systems
Compasses
Connectors
Cradles
ELTs
Fastening Systems
FLARM
Flight Computers
Flight Simulator Software
Flight Software
G-Meters
GPS
GPS Flight Recorders
Headsets
Installation Supplies
Microphones
Miscellaneous
Models
Mounting Arms
Oxygen Systems
Parachutes
PDAs
Posters
Probes
Radios - Handheld
Radios - Panel Mount
Rope & Rings & Fids
Scale Systems
Seat Cushions
Services (Calibration, etc.)
Software - PC
Software - PDA
Speakers
Stick Grips
Switches
Tape
Tie Down Equipment
Total Energy Probes
Tow Rope & Rings & Fids
Training
Transponders
Tubing & Connectors
Turn & Bank Indicators
Variometers
Videos
Watches
Waxes & Sealants
Wingtip Skids
Wingtip Weights
Yaw String

Catalog by Manufacturer

3M
ACK
AAE
Ardpol
Air Avionics
Airpath
AMP
Anderson Power Products
Artex
Battery Packs - 5V
Becker
Bowlus Maxi-Tape
Bumper
Butterfly
Cambridge
Canopy Cap
Cinch
ClearNav
Comant
Condor
CONFOR Foam
Creat-ing
Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
Czech Master Resin
Davtron
DeLorme
Dittel
E-A-R
esa-systems
EW Avionics
Falcon Gauge
FLARM
FlightCom
Flight Data Systems
Flightline
Forbes
Franklin Fabrication
FTDI Chip

Gadringer-Gurte

Garmin
Garrecht
Glide Navigator II
GlidePlan
GliderTools
Goddard
Heritage Aviation Models
HPH Models
ICOM
ILEC
Intercomp
Jaxida Covers
JJ Sinclair
K6 Team
Larsen Antenna
LoPresti
LXNAV
LX Navigation
Mid-Continent
Miscellaneous
Mountain High
MZ Supplies
Naviter
Nimbus
NOVUS
Para-Phernalia
Peiker Acustic
Planet Models
Plantronics
Power-Sonic
PowerFLARM
Precision Aviation
Profiline
RAM
RAMI
Revell
Schweizer
SeeYou
SimplyKool
Soaring Society of America
Socket
Softie
SPOT
StrePla
Tasman
Telex
TheStick
TOST
Trig
TruTrak
United Instruments
VDC BatteryMINDer
Winter
XCOM
Xenotronix

Value and Excellent Support
Cumulus Soaring, Inc. offers soaring products and excellent technical support.  I aim to be friendly and fun.  I want to be sure that you are happy with your soaring tools and I strive to help you get the most out of them.

Paul Remde
I have been flying gliders since 1990.  I'm a very technical person who loves talking about soaring, badge flying, soaring instruments, GPSs, Pocket PCs, etc.   I am knowledgeable about badge, record, contest and aerobatic flying, and ready to help you select and use the right instruments and software for your soaring needs.  I hold all the FAI Badge legs for my Bronze, Silver, Gold and Diamond badges - with the exception of the altitude gain legs (which are nearly impossible to obtain in Minnesota).  I have flown in 5 soaring contests, acted as Competition Director in 2 contests, Contest Manager in 2 contests, and have won 9 Minnesota state soaring records.  I am also the MN state soaring record keeper.  I have owned several sailplanes including a Schempp-Hirth Ventus b and a Schweizer 1-35c.  I currently own a small share of a lovely DG-1000S.  You can see photos of them on my Soaring Photos web page.  I am also an active member of the Minnesota Soaring Club.  I am very proud of my Soaring Links web site which contains nearly 1000 links to soaring web sites.  My favorite web site, however, is my personal web site because it contains photos of my wonderful family - I love my wife and kids and love being a father.

Please Buy from Me
I work very hard to provide detailed product comparisons for soaring pilots.  I hope you will find this web site useful.  I also offer excellent support to customers who buy from me.  The best way to thank me for the services I offer is to help support my business by buying from me - and please tell your friends about my company.

Customers Outside the United States
I am often asked if I sell to customers outside the U.S.  In fact, I would guess that 1/4 of my sales are to customers outside the U.S.  My online order entry system accepts orders from anywhere in the world.  I generally ship to other countries using U.S. First Class International Airmail.  It gets the product to the customer in about 10 days.  If you prefer faster delivery or insurance and tracking I can ship using US Express Mail International or UPS Express.

Payment Options
For your convenience I accept payment via several methods.  For U.S. customers I strongly prefer payment by check for all orders but accept payment using credit cards if necessary. That saves me the cost of the credit card fees - which add up to tens of thousands of dollars every year.  That stings!  For international customers I require payment using a credit card.  For details, please visit the How to Order page.

Full Panel Discount
I am fortunate to be in a unique situation in that I sell and support products from more soaring manufacturers than any other soaring products vendor in the world.  I have products in stock to help you build a complete instrument panel.  I offer a 5% discount to customers that purchase all the items listed below at the same time (shipped to a single location) and pay by check (not credit card).  This option is popular with customers buying new gliders or upgrading older gliders.  I can ship the items to you or to the glider manufacturer.  To qualify you must buy at least the items listed below.  I'm sorry, but if you don't buy all those items, or items of similar value, I can't give you the 5% discount. 

Soaring Society of America
The SSA is an excellent resource for glider pilots in the USA and around the world. 
www.ssa.org

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Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
Paul E. Remde

8661 Connelly Place
Savage, Minnesota 55378
USA


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