Pressure gradient very deep st -.20″ and NBR reporting light westerly winds early. Local forecast showing westerly winds till noon. Partially cloudy skies this AM may slow adiabatic heating.
Start time 8AM!
I am headed to Grand Junctions to Ridge Soaring Clinic this PM.
Pressure gradient -.18″ and local forecast and NOAA radio calling for west winds this PM. NBR and winds at 7K are light and variable. Barometric pressure steady along front range.
Will start with P1’s at 7:30AM.
Most of snow has melted on hill so flying is possible but cold—-25 degrees now raising into the 30’s and cloudy! Such cold causes me to watch videos of my upcoming Tapalpa, Mexiico flights. Only one spot left on January 18–25th week! it’s only 1 month!
Waiting for a Canadian Cold front for soaring conditions here.
Check NBR and call me if you want to fly here before.
Local forecast shows easterly winds all day. Pressure gradient -.22″ Weather map shows clear skies and forecast call for hot temperatures. NBR showing light and variable winds.
We will start at 8AM.
Tuesday: NBR showing weak westerly winds. Pressure gradient -.1 ” Weak cold front passing this afternoon bringing gusty winds . Local weather forecast shows mostly west winds.
Wednesday: Pressure gradient only -.05″ and NBR and mountain sites showing light winds. Winds aloft light. Will start P1’s at 8AM.
Thursday: Pressure gradient -.13″ and NBR reporting variable wind directions. Will up slope heating overpower negative pressure gradient? Local weather link shows west winds all day. NOAA weather radio does not mention west winds.
Friday: Pressure gradient +.04″ and NBR showing light winds. Local weather forecast is for easterly winds. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent calling for active air by midday.
Saturday: Pressure difference is -.17″! Weather radio no calling for west winds yet NBR reporting gusty west winds. Current winds aloft are strong westerly. Up slope flow will cause wind direction to shift this afternoon?
Sunday: Pressure gradient +.22″! Winds aloft light at 9K and on surface in the mountains. Sunny so should be an active day. I will start with P1’s at 7AM. Great flights yesterday afternoon, today looks good also!
The euro is at 10 year low right now at 1.32 E/dollar. Great time to order a wing as Rush 3, Deltas, and Buzz Z3 have only a 12 days weight time! I have a large Buzz Z3 in stock!
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I have used this down time to revise and improve my web site. We have added a blog for pilots to communicate about their flying, post links to their videos and tell others about their flying plans. I will start with a blod about Mexico
Mexico P2 and P3 trios are planned for end of January. Five P2 pilots are starting January 22 and we have rented a large 15-passenger van to allow for more pilots to join us. We will be staying at the same Hotel de Los Patios in Sayula as always so that it will be a short drive to Tapalpa launch or San Marco. I recently talked with local pilots that reassured me the road to San Marco launch has be regraded and is in excellent shape.
January 29th will be an exchange day to drop off P2 pilots and pick up P3 pilots—-3 so far have sent a deposit. We will continue flying Tapalpa and San Marco but may add Colima and Hocotepec if the group wishes.
Each week is $1,500 or both for $2,500. Recommended flights prices have dropped to $469! Recommended flights are here.
I look forward to guiding pilots for my 20th year in Mexico.
My flying is still dependent on my doctor’s approval.
Call me or blog me if you are interested in joining us.