Flew Wednesday evening with several other pilots enjoying a smooth glass off flight!
Thursday looks similar before approaching storm that will make Friday & Saturday very windy. Thermal Soaring forecast for Thursday has not been updated yet but skies are clear and the air is starting out cold—another day for glass off flying?
On Friday several of us wanted to get a flight in before Saturdays west winds. It was good: Thermalling on Friday.
Saturdays strong west winds show that jet stream has moved south and strong westerly winds are closer. I believe to fly this time of year without checking winds aloft at 9K and 12K is irresponsible. See yet stream. See winds aloft.
Sunday’s weather map shows clear skies with High to west and Low to east negative pressure gradient of -.35″! Local forecast shows light west winds till noon but sunny skies should start up slope flow earlier. NBR showing light and variable winds early. Thermal soaring forecast is fair—300’/min starting at 1:45 with no over development but remember it was also fair on Friday when I climbed at 600’/min. Winds aloft have not been updated yet but Sugar Loaf is reporting light winds.
NOAA weather radio calling for strong NW winds today. NBR already showing west winds. Regional weather map showing approaching NW Cold Front and local weather forecast calling for strong NW winds all day. Local forecast shows increasing westerly winds today but easterly winds on Sunday—post frontal conditions!
Good day to watch some videos: I have posted last weeks videos from our Ridge Soaring Clinic to Grand Junction. Here is a link to Tim’s 2nd soaring flight & top landing there. Amazing how quickly some persons can learn to fly in Ridge Soaring Conditons.
Tapalpa, Mexico trip February 4—11th is filling up so get me your deposit if you want a spot.
After several cloudy & rainy days the sun is out again! Local weather forecast calls for east winds all day. Humidity is quite high—-90%—so expect soft air and thunderstorms this PM. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—800’/min—starting at 11:45AM and over development at 3PM!
Getting ready to head to Grand Junction tomorrow for acceratatedP1/P2 and Ridge Soaring Clinic.
Have a slightly used large Swift for demo’s now.
Regional weather map shows clear skies and stationary front parked over area. Local forecast calls for light easterly winds with cloud skies by this PM. Thermal soaring forecast is good—620’/min—starting at 11:15AM with over development by 3PM! Humidity is high at 85%. 40% chance of thunderstorms!
NBR showing light and variable winds early.
NBR showing west winds in early AM. Local forecast shows winds switching easterly by 9AM. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—-1,000’/min—starting at 11AM and over development at 3PM. 20% chance of rain.
Monday’s cold front made for some exciting flying as I was blown southward to North Boulder Park.
Saturday looks partly cloudy. Local weather forecast shows easterly winds most of the day. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—1,200’/min—starting at 11:30AM and over development by 3PM! NBR is not operating.
Any pilots with large Buzz Z that wants to upgrade to a new wing, please let me know as I need one.
The day started with lost of smoke and light west winds. Local forecast calls for easterly flow most of the day. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—-1,400’/min—starting at 10:30AM with over development at 6PM. Is the haze factored into this? NBR is showing west winds early. When will sunshine arrive and give us up slope flow?
Meanwhile, watch our smooth glass off flight last evening?
Sunday Evening glass off flight.
Early in the AM there is significant west winds at NBR.
Regional map shows High pressure to west and Low pressure to east. Local forecast calls for west winds until noon. Winds aloft are light. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent starting at 11:15AM with no over development forecast. Winds will be up to 1,435’/min!
Last Sunday was fantastic. I flew nearly out to Boulder Reservoir and back!
Here is my short XC flight.
Saturday’s forecast is dry & hot. Regional map shows clear skies and high pressure over area. Local forecast show NE winds all day. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent starting at 11:45AM with no over development forecast! Thermals to 957’/min. NBR showing humidity at only 36% and light winds early.