Ridge Soaring Trip to Grand Junction was a big success. Posting flights later today.
I will start with ground handling at 7:30AM and see how conditions develop and possibly fly later. With passage of fronts, winds can vary greatly. Call me for updates.
Rain/snow forecast for this afternoon,
The ground has finally dried up and up slope flow is forecast most of the day. Pressure gradient is –.07″ and variable winds early. Sunny and low humidity—-15%—-so expect active flying by midday. Ground handling midday? Soaring forecast excellent—>1,000′/min starting at 11AM!
Will start at 9AM with P1′s.
Thursday was good flying most of the day.
I will be ground handling with P1′sat 9AM. Call me if interested in joining us.
There is a layer of snow on the hill. Local weather forecast shows light west winds all day which should melt snow.
Thursday looks like best day to fly before strong west winds on Friday.
Day is starting out frigid—20 degrees– and surface covered with snow—launches slippery?
Soaring forecast is good—577′/min— after 10:30AM.
Let me know when it’s warm enough to start.
Pressure gradient -.16″ and local forecast and NOAA weather radio calling for west winds all day. Doesn’t look as gusty as yesterday so there is an opportunity to ground handle this morning. Now light winds in l.z. I will meet pilots that want to improve their reverse launches and kiting at 8:30AM.
Take a look at this new ground handling technique and we can practice and discuss it this morning.
This afternoon shows a NW cold front passing with gusty winds. Tomorrow , President’s Day, looks windy also.
Tuesday looks like the next flying day.
Pressure gradient is -.17″ and NBR showing light winds. Cloudy over most of state so soft thermal expected. Winds aloft light.
Let’s get started at 10AM so there is plenty of time for other activities this P.M. Let me know if you need a wing.
Looks like west winds on Thursday and Saturday. Friday looks like up slope winds. Give me a call if interested in flying.