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A dynamic display of Gaggle's new features: Leaderboards, Waypoint Hunt, and Hall of Fame, shown on a mobile device held by a pilot against the backdrop of a stunning sunrise at a flying site.

Written by: Hennie Brink on Apr 4, 2024

Introducing Leaderboards, Waypoint Hunt, and Hall of Fame!

Get ready for some friendly competition, everyone!

We’ve been hard at work to bring you the latest and greatest features to add even more fun to your flying adventures. With our newest update, you can now challenge your friends and fellow pilots with our new Leaderboards and Hall of Fame features. Let’s dive into the details!

🏆 Leaderboards & Hall of Fame

The essence of adventure and camaraderie takes flight with our new Leaderboards and Hall of Fame features. Whether it’s showcasing who can glide the furthest or climb the highest, Gaggle now offers a new playground for friendly competition.


Engage in diverse flying tasks, challenging yourself and others. Who will master the skies in your group?

You can create leaderboards for a variety of tasks, such as:

  • FAI Triangle: Show off your precision and strategy in completing the most efficient triangle course.
  • Out and Return: See who travels the farthest from the launch site and back.
  • Total Distance: Go the distance and prove who can cover the most ground.
  • Flight Time: It’s a test of persistence—keep airborne for as long as possible to top this leaderboard.
  • And many more to come!

You can learn more about how Leaderboards work here.

Hall of Fame

Celebrate annual excellence with Gaggle, where top achievements in speed, altitude, and more are immortalized. It’s your chance to earn a spot in your group’s history, with achievements preserved for posterity. From March 25 onwards all eligible flights recorded to groups will automatically be scored and added to the Hall of Fame.

You can learn more about how the Hall of Fame works here.

Why Personal Achievements Differ

In Gaggle, personal milestones reflect your individual journey, while Leaderboards and the Hall of Fame introduce a layer of community interaction and recognition. These features enrich your flying narrative, offering new dimensions of engagement and achievement. With this in mind, the algorithms for personal achievements and leaderboards work differently.

🌍 Waypoint Hunt: Unleash Your Inner Explorer

We are Particularly excited about this one, pilots! The “Waypoint Hunt” is designed to quench your thirst for adventure. Navigate to hidden waypoints, each carrying a score based on difficulty and intrigue, encouraging you to explore the uncharted. Perfect for both solo flights and group events, it’s time to make every flight an expedition. Bring some adventure to your next fly-in event by creating a Waypoint Hunt for your group.

🎉 What’s Next?

This update is just the beginning. With your adventures as our inspiration, we’re dedicated to continually expanding and refining Gaggle. Your flights, feedback, and fellowship will guide us as we aim to support and celebrate the flying community.

Dive into these new features and share your experiences. Your feedback fuels our innovation, ensuring Gaggle remains your indispensable companion in the sky. Found a hidden gem while on a Waypoint Hunt? Topped a leaderboard? Tell us all about it at [email protected] or drop a comment here. Every insight brings us closer to the skies.

Embrace the challenge, celebrate the achievements, and connect with the community. Fly high, fly safe, and make every journey extraordinary with Gaggle – where every flight is a story waiting to be told.