Saturday showed light easterly winds all day and many flights. I observed only one 5 minute soaring flight—Will on a Delta 2!
Sunday: Regional weather map shoes NW cold front with High to west and Low to east. Pressure gradient is very negative .26″ and local forecast call for west winds all day! NOAA weather radio calls for NW winds all day also. NBR showing light and variable winds but Sugar Loaf and Estes Park already showing west winds.
6 of 8 spots for Tapalpa, Mexico Jan 30–February 6th are now filled. If you want one of remaining ones, call me today!
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
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?
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!
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