Core Features

The main oziTarget application has a number of features that competition balloon pilots need when planning and executing a flight.  Some of these features are in the main Oziexplorer program but are slow to access.

Others are just not available in any other tool and have been evolved over many years of competition flying.

Data fields

All of your critical data is displayed in one compact vertical strip that can be customised to fit your needs.

Fields can be turned on or off and re-ordered as needed and set up with custom font sizes and colours.

This improves on the standard Oziexplorer display that takes up too much screen and can’t be customised.

A number of key tools are also available directly from the main window.

Ground elevation and Balloon AGL

Show the ground elevation and your height above ground.

Elevation data can be used when picking goals and other features.

This requires the trial version of Oziexplorer 3D installed and the correct DEM files loaded in Oziexplorer.

More details can be found on the Elevation Data Page.

Drop Angle

The drop angle calculates marker drop angle when using a clinometer for high marker drops.

This subject has a whole page explaining how it works and how to use it.

Heading Hold tool

The heading hold tool and be used to quickly note your current heading for drawing on the map at a position that is useful.

You can also enter a bearing manually if needed.

This is particularly useful for plotting a surface wind for approaching a target.

Transit Point

The transit point tool calculates and draws an arc showing you the closest point to your current goal based on your current track.

It does not automatically update this data as you fly as the idea is to use it as an indication if changes in your flight profile are improving your result.  Simply redraw once you have established a better track.

This is particularly useful for achieving the best result if missing a target by any distance and also for checking minimum and maximum distances to the next goal will not be infringed. 

Flight Report

The flight report button manually records key times and locations during the flight to make debriefing faster.

At any point in the flight, pushing the Log Point button will store the time, altitude and position along with the details for the goal you were navigating too. 

When reviewing the data you can get the time between points and also jump directly to the location on the map to confirm the position.

This is a great time saver both during and after the flight.  You just need to remember to hit the button at all the key moments!

The Flight report form is accessed from the Tools menu. There are settings for this tool on the Alarms and Markers tab in Settings.

Task Rings

Draw minimum and maximum distances with ease


Waypoint Tools

Enter or import windreader data for drawing on your map

Multiple targets

Track multiple targets at the same time to better understand your options


Enter or import windreader data for drawing on your map

Windreader Import

Import windreader data from standard formats

Flight Winds

Record and draw the winds as you fly


Altitude Sim

Simulated altitude Data for testing and traing at home

Scoring Areas

Draw scoring areas or highlight grid lines as required by the task data