Saturday was a great day for flying. My P1 students go 4 flights off and completed their P1 in just 2 days! Later in the day I watched an advance pilot climb several hundred feel above the ridge in active air.
Sunday looks like down slope winds. Local forecast calls for west winds all day. NOAA weather radio calling for NW winds all day! Pressure difference is -.25″ and NBR is showing steady west winds.
Good day to call me and talk to me about ordering equipment because I will be placing an order with Ozone tomorrow.
Regional weather map show High Pressure to west and Low to east. Pressure difference -.2″. NBR shows light and variable winds early
Local forecast calls for easterly winds all day.
We will start flying at 8AM and ground handling at 10:AM.
Saturday was a good day for flying. My new P1 student got his first 2 flights and several P2 students got flights also. The forecast west winds did not arrive until late afternoon.
Sunday looks similar. Regional weather map shows cloudy skies. Local weather forecast calls for easterly winds this AM switching to westerly this PM. Pressure difference -.17″ and NBR showing light and variable winds.
We will start again at 8:30AM.
Thermal soaring forecast excellent starting at 10:30AM!
Friday saw passage of a cold front with steady NE flow. I watched 3 pilots soar in smooth lift!
Saturday looks mostly cloudy. Regional weather map shows increasing clouds from the west. Local weather forecast calls for light westerly winds all day. Barometric pressure steady or falling at front range airports. Pressure difference -.13″ and NBR reporting light up slope winds!
We will meet at 8:30AM for ground handling or flights.
Last night I finally received my Boulder Open Space permit so instruction has begun this year!
Sunday: Catabatic winds were forecast all day. I and some other pilots could not find west winds midday so we climbed up and launched about 12:30PM. I was surprised to have a get 500′ over launch in February! See it at here.
Friday looks partly cloudy. Regional weather map shows mostly cloudy skies with approaching Canadian Cold Front. Increasing NE winds!
I have P1 starting ground handling at 10:30AM. Join us for ground handling and then flying?
Local weather forecast shows west winds continuing on Sunday. Local airports show barometric pressure rising so west winds should decrease? Pressure difference is -.21″! NOAA weather radio forecast is also for west winds all day.
We should still be in Tapalpa, Mexico: My last video posted last week.
NBR showing west winds. Let me know when you want to come and ground handle.
Ground handling at 9:30AM!
Saturday showed light easterly flow in the AM and several first flights of the season! Strong down slope flow occurred in the PM.
Local weather map shows partly cloudy skies and high pressure over area. Local weather forecast calls for easterly flow all day. NBR already showing easterly flow. Will start again at 9AM with ground handling.
Friday afternoon Ken Brunnemer and I got North Boulder ready for this years flying by putting a new wind sock above the tank and reinstalling the permanent wind sock in the landing area. Now all we need is the winds to blow up slope!
Saturday looks much better:
Regional weather map showing High Pressure building from west and Low pressure moving away to east.
Local forecast calling for easterly winds this AM.
When will it go west this PM?
Pressure gradient -.23″ but barometric pressure rising at front range airports!
Ground handling will start in park at 9AM and I will coach P2+ pilots later but OSMP has not returned my commercial license yet so no commercial flying yet!
Just returned from 2 months of warm weather thermal flying in Tapalpa. Mexico. The last week was guiding 7 P2 students to thermal, top land and short XC flights. Here is my video of their improved launch techniques and my 47 minute flight with a top landing. Here is Ryan’s video of his great flight and top landing. This is Kerry’s video of flying in Tapalpa.
I will add others as they come in. There were many personal best flights.
The flying continues to be great in Tapalpa, Mexico as I await the arrival of my group next week. On Sunday I had an 1 hour 37 minutes flight where the only limitation was getting to Los Banos soon enough! Watch flight.