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Hi all, I'm a long time lurker and PG pilot who has done a lot of commercial PG flying and PG instructing in New Zealand. I'm returning to the UK in May and I have an Ozone Spyder on order and I will be placing my order for an AC Nitro very soon. I will want to get into the air ASAP and will certainly want to avoid controlled airspace. I already have an airspace map for my area Coventry/Warwickshire and there is quite a big area I can fly if I stay under 4500'. At some point in the future I will want to get a flight deck with some kind of moving map setup like one of the modified kobos with airspace maps and a barometric altimeter and GPS installed, that's if these are still the units regarded as decent. However, in the mean time I was something small, maybe wrist mounted unit that will give me an accurate altitude. I have a couple of android phones, one is a Samsung S7 which has a built in pressure sensor which I might try but I'm aware of the difficulty with reading the display in direct sunlight and the need to have it connected to a battery bank to maintain charge on longer flights. I have installed the android app 'ppgps' which looks pretty neat and also the 'accurate altimeter' app. Would this phone set up be OK and practical or can anyone suggest some kind of inexpensive altimeter that I could use in the early days and then utilise as a back up later on? I don't want to buy a vario/Altimeter unit which I once had for pg. I'd welcome some advice. Blue skies, Ian