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The LK supports general aviation, glider, paraglider and hang glider pilots, providing invaluable help for both cross country flights and competitions. You wouldn't believe it is also free of charge and OpenSource.

LK8000 is translated into 17 languages, and used in over 64 countries! Gliding schools and clubs are massively adopting LK and holding training courses for basic and advanced usage.

Version 5.0 is available.

Work on LINUX and KOBO in progress! See news.

Click here to see LK v5.3 running on Kobo

For Windows CE an updated version is expected soon.

Nimbus Development System released on Jan 23 2015!

full support of new inexpensive mini bluetooth keyboards, perfectly usable also with gloves.

Watch the video

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New HSI page in v5


v5 multimap 2 showing minimum, current and maximum MC for target




The innovative VisualGlide is automatically telling you what's ahead and how you will get there. No need to ask!


Read what other pilots are saying about LK

Look at some screen shots

EU Cookie Law compliancy

The LK8000 website does not make any use of cookie for profiling people. There is no advertising on this website, nor banners.  The Joomla web software may be using cookies for page navigation within the website itself, and they can be classified as "essentials" (otherwise the software cannot work). To our knowledge there is in fact only one cookie created by LK8000 web, for administators only (not for normal users) and it expires at the end of the session.

We are based in Italy, so here is the italian version of the statement above:

Questo sito web non utilizza i cookies per profilare le persone. Non c'è pubblicità, non ci sono banners di alcun tipo. Il software di gestione del sito - Joomla - potrebbe utilizzare i cookies per la navigazione all'interno delle pagine, ma in questo caso si tratterebbe di "essenziali", altrimenti il software non potrebbe funzionare. Da nostre verifiche, risulta che l'unico cookie installato riguarda gli amministratori (non gli utenti finali) e scade al termine della sessione di amministrazione.

LINUX and KOBO version out of alpha tests.

The development of the Linux and Kobo versions of LK have overcome any expectations, and we can announce the end of alpha tests. The new LK is also progressed a lot with some nice enhancements that have been added since official 5.0 concerning user interface.

We should soon plan the start of beta tests and delivery of 5.3 version for PC, PNA, LINUX and KOBO.


LK8000.ORG domain is finally back home

Our LK8000.ORG domain has been hijacked for more than five years, and the story was neverending. Finally an english gentleman, Pete MacLaughlin stepped in and generously tranferred the ownership back to us, donating not only the domain but also paying for the releative expenses!

Pete is a skydiver and paraglider pilot, among some of the most experienced and professional Tandem Skydiving Instructors in the UK. If you want to try a tandem skydiving over Wiltshire from up to 15,000 feet contact him on www.petemac.co.uk .

Thanks so much, Pete!

Announcing LK8000 Nimbus development system

We are happy to announce that the development system for LK8000 is available for download!

We have prepared a complete virtual machine for VMWARE player (free download) running Debian 7 Linux with all necessary packages preinstalled, instructions, menus, github ready to download updated version, testing environment. Everything needed to compile LK8000 for all platforms: PC, PNA, PPC, LINUX and ARM LINUX - KOBO.

Start the virtual machine, and you get inside Nimbus. You can compile LK8000 in less than 10 minutes from the machine startup! No more troubles looking for required packages, no more headaches trying to figure out why the compiler is giving all those nasty errors: everything will run smoothly and you can dedicate your time to immediately contribute to the project.



LK8000 running on LINUX and KOBO

We are happy to announce that the porting to Linux and Kobo has progressed a lot thanks to the big work of Bruno, and we are now able to compile and run LK8000 on native linux platform and Kobo (which is linux as well, in case you did not know).

We cannot anticipate when the alpha and beta versions will be available, but all major steps towards linux have been completed already. We had been working to remove any microsoft dependencies since LK version 3, for this to happen.

Thanks Bruno!

Version 5.0 released today!

Today May 30th 2014 we have released version 5 of LK8000.

We spent some more months to check and fix major and minor issues, and we waited until we were sure no critical problems may happen during the flight. We wish to thank all beta testers that in the past months have carefully examined in flight the software, and reported their precious suggestions.

LK is a team work, carried on by volunteers from different countries. For V5 our gratefulness goes in particular to Bruno, Ulrich and Alberto. Not forgetting the rest of the team who always gave support and help as well: Mateusz, Eric, Jozef, Sergio, plus all of the translators.

It has been a long rush so far, and we wish you safe and pleasant flights with LK8000.

May 30th, 2014

Paolo & the Development Team people

Version 5.0 delayed, and problems with V2-GG pnas

The new LK v5 was expected by the end of februart but it has been delayed to allow further improvements for solidness, and more beta tests in real flights.

Crash reports with faulty SD cards!

We are quite sure that some pilots have experienced some crashes during their flight and these crashes are due to faulty microSD cards.



If you are looking for a flight computer hardware to run LK8000, here comes a good product from Naviter.

It includes a lot of accessories, offering a real RS232 plus another RS232 through BlueTooth, and a well known bright readable display under the sun.



Read more about it in the Hardware PNA section , click HERE

LK8000 remote control with mini bluetooth keyboard

LK8000 v5 is supporting these new cheap mini bluetooth keyboards available on many online marketplaces for a few dollars. These devices were thought to be used with smartphones and tablets, and with their small size of lless than 12x6 cm could not apparently be any good in flight, their keys being so small. BUT we found a smart solution for this problem!



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