Condor is fast becoming an established part of the glider training regimen. It provides accurate input response and helps the student pilot perform tasks similar to real life flight helping develop and refine the skills required to fly safely and well.
The SSA's monthly magazine Soaring has a column written in alternating months by Scott Manly and Frank Paynter. There are plenty of good tips for how to use Condor in a variety of training situations - not only student training, but also annual safety refreshers, working on skills that may have atrophied over the winter, etc. If you are considering glider training, getting a copy of Condor may be a good way to get some 'flight experience' before you take that first lesson or FAST flight. Knowing the basics of aircraft control means you can focus more time on your control of the aircraft, instead of how the aircraft is controlled.
Here are some resource sites for Condor. Feel free to ask questions in the comments section or use one of the contact forms on our web site if you want more information about Condor, system setup, etc.
Condor site (purchase and download program, patches, plane packs, etc.) - www.condorsoaring.com/
Great resource site for scenery files, virtual badge flights, etc. - www.condor-club.eu
One of many good sites for online multi-player contests - they have some kind of race every night of the week. www.gliderracing.com