Here it is:
Here it is:
Conditions were so weak on Saturday that in 23 minutes of flying, I only got 300′ above launch. See my dorama!
Regional Weather map shows day starting with clear skies and high pressure. Local forecast calls for south easterly winds and clear skies. NBR is already showing easterly flow early. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—-1,300’/min—starting at 9:45 AM and no over development forecast!
Got MS Ozone Rush 5 for demoing—Misha already has 70 miles XC on it this week!
On Wednesday tired from a bicycle ride in the hot sun, I transported Lex, Johannes, Misha, Adriann, and Mike to the south launch at North Boulder. Lex, Misha & Johannes flew to NCAR where Lex and Johannes landed and Misha decided to continue south. Reaching Golden—20 miles—with 10,000 feet under him, Misha decided to head back to Boulder on his Ozone Rush 5 and in less than 1 hour make it to Eldorado Springs where he landed and walked to an apartment where he was staying. Hard to calculate exact distance due to return but it looks like another 35 mile flight and 3 hours to add to his log book—-69 miles and 6:30 this week on his new Rush 5!
On his 3rd flight on a new Rush 5, Misha gave it a real test over 3 hours 28 minutes covering 34.3 miles from Boulder! Climbing to 6,300′ over launch and speeding up to 40 m.p.h. he landed near the Masonville Flying site west of Ft. Collins. Here is his track log.
Good job, Misha. With flights like this you will earn your P4 quickly!
Today’s map shows clear skies and high pressure. Local forecast calls for easterly flow all day. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—-800’/min—starting at 9:30AM and no over development. Humidity is high—61%– so I question this and will arrive early. NBR is already showing up slope flow.
Had an exciting end to my flight yesterday as a helicopter passed right over me and I headed up wind to avoid the rotor!
Wednesday was a great day for the first flight on my Rush 5. After 1 hour 5 minutes of flying I needed to hold big ears to get down!
Saturday: Post frontal and NE winds 10–15 mph this PM but short day as Thermal Soaring Forecast is poor—50’/min very cloudy—starting at 10:45AM with over development at 1PM! National weather service calling for 40 % chance of thunderstorms this PM.