Wednesday’s glass off XC flight was unexpected. Strong westerly winds at Sugar Loaf had delayed our launch until 5PM and seeing several pilots sled down, I was happy to just launch. I rolled the dice hoping I might catch a weak thermal but after three 360’s, I was still below launch!
Things improved higher and I was able to slowly climb to 2,000′ above launch. Since this is my start XC altitude & strong southerly winds were present, I headed towards Lyons. Here is part of my flight on video and here is my Dorama track.
Saturday looks short with a 30% chance of thunderstorms. Local forecast calling for easterly winds until this afternoon of the day. Increasing cloudiness.
Thermal soaring forecast is short but strong (1,021’/min): first thermal at 11:30AM and over development at 2PM!