Saturday looks catabatic!

Regional weather map cloudy conditions over area. Local forecast calls for westerly winds all day. Pressure gradient -.05″ and NBR showing west winds.

NOAA weather radio calling for strong west winds by time things heat up.

Winds aloft very high—31 m.p.h. at 9K!

Hope Sunday will be as Thursday was when several of us caught thermals and soared!

3 pilots signed up for Tapalpa, Mexico

Saturday looks good

Local weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and light easterly flow all day. Pressure difference is -.16″ and NBR showing light and variable winds early. 10% chance of thunderstorms this PM.

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!

Great week thermal flying in Tapalpa, Mexico!

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.

Wednesday & Thursday look wet but ….

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.