Passage of a cold front early this AM gives us post frontal conditions. NOAA weather radio calling for strong 10–20 m.p.h. NE flow. Ft. Collins reporting NE flow already. NBR reporting light early. When will this change?
Since there is a slow heating, watch my flight in Aspen this week—great place to fly once you have your P3 rating.
Thermal soaring forecast is excellent: 1,200’/min with thermals starting at 12PM and no over development forecast!
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.
I see that it is snowing in CO but here the flying is great. I did 2 soaring flights at Tapalpa and videos are better than words. Let me know if you can join me here.
Sunday I did my first flight here for over and hour in light gentle thermals. Watch it here.
Arrived here near Tapalpa, Mexico about a week ago. The temperature is in the 80’s and sunny each day and the flying good.
The trip February 1—8th is full with 9 pilots!
I have added an earlier trip January 18—25th. Let me know if these dates work for you. I
Wednesday and Thursday look very wet but perhaps by Friday we can ground handle or fly by the PM?
The coming weekend looks good.
In the meantime, enjoy this video of our trip to San Marco, Mexico last year. Here is another solo one at Tapalpa. For 2016 we already have 4 pilots signed up—-2 are coming back from last year—-so there are a few spots left.
Weather map shows wet conditions. 60% chance of rain today and ground is wet and muddy. No outdoor lessons today.
Contact me if you would like to do classroom activities like reserve deployments or watch videos. Some P2 students are coming at 11AM to watch videos and throw reserves.
Back from Ridge Soaring Clinic in Grand Junction. Enjoy watching our video and staying dry: