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!
Follow his 5th flight on the Rush 5 here.
Regional weather map shows clear skies high pressure. Local forecast shows easterly winds most of the day. Winds aloft have not been updated yet but Sugarloaf and Ward are showing light winds.
Thermal soaring forecast is good—500’/min—starting at 12:30AM with no over development!
I will be helping P0’s on their ground handling at 10AM. Accelerated P1/P2 Course in Grand Junction starts in 2 weeks and Ridge Soaring Clinic thereafter.
Regional weather map shows area on boarder between clouds and sun. Local forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and light west winds all day. Winds aloft are moderate.
NBR is showing light and variable winds. Soaring forecast is poor.
Got all sizes of the Ozone Ozium harnesses in stock so come and hang in one.
Headed for Tapalpa, Mexico soon for some warm weather soaring. Still a few spots open so let know if you want get out of the cold and tired of short flights.
Regional weather map shows much clouds over area. Despite local forecast calling for light west winds, NBR has been showing some easterly flow.
Winds aloft are a bit high but Sugar Loaf is showing easterly winds.
A few spots are still available for our Tapalpa, Mexico trip next month February 4—11th. This looks to be much better flying.
NOAA weather radio calling for strong westerly winds this PM and local forecast shows the same. Pressure gradient is big at negative -.27″! Winds aloft are very high! NBR still showing light and variable winds but Sugar Loaf already showing strong westerly winds.
Good day to finish your Christmas shopping: I just received a new order of Ozone Ozium pod harnesses and have Ozone flight suits to keep you warm for during this winters flying. Have Ascent H2 GPS varios in a variety of colors for just $349!
Still some spots left if you really want to stay warm in Tapalpa, Mexico February 4—-11th.
The solstice is past so more sun is coming!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Sunday is looking very catabatic with west winds increasing during the day.
NBR already showing light west winds early with a pressure difference of -.24″!
NOAA weather radio calling for strong west winds this PM.
No flying today but I have these Christmas Gifts in stock:
Accent H2 Vario $349
Easy Packs $125
Ozone Flight Suits $195
Baofeng UV–5R radios $75
Tapalpa, Mexico Fly Week Feb 4–11th $1,800
Ozone Ozium 2 Pod Harnesses $950
Regional weather map shows clear skies over CO. Local forecast shows light winds over area turning easterly this PM. Winds aloft are a bit high but Sugar Loaf is showing light and variable winds. Thermal soaring forecast is good—500’/min—starting at 11:45AM with no over development. Pressure difference -.25″! NBR is showing light and variable early.
Still have a few spots open for Tapalpa, Mexico February 4—11th.
Alphina 3 was released this week and already have 2 orders arriving end of January 2018.
The jet stream and strong winds aloft are over area. Local forecast calls for strong westerly winds on Saturday but turning northerly on Sunday. This would give a NE flow at NBR on Sunday if sunny,
The jet stream and strong westerly winds are a part of winter here so consider our trips to Tapalpa, Mexico in January & February. There are still a few spots left.
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 monsoon season is upon us with short soaring periods before thunderstorms. My best reference for this is the thermal soaring forecast. It calls for thermal to start at 10:30AM and to be over developed—rain & gusty winds at 3PM! Thermals will strengthen up to 1,100’/ minute near time of over development so come early for smoother air!
Winds aloft are light and little pressure difference. Today I hope to finally fly my new Delta 3!
I have posted another of my Rat Race Videos that shows the rules—this was a left turn day—and challenges of flying with 230 other pilots.