Got both medium & large Ozone Ozium 2 pod harnesses in stock now so came and hang in one.
Last Wednesday was great: Johannes flight was ~ 2 hours and I had to engage big ears and speed bar to get out of the cold.
Saturday looks like the day to fly this weekend—-snow this evening!
NBR is showing light and variable winds early.
Thermal soaring forecast for Sunday is good with 654’/min starting at 11:15AM and no over development. Winds aloft are finally light! Local forecast calls for light and variable winds but clear skies over CO will give give some heating and easterly winds today.
NBR is showing drain earlyl but the winds should reverse soon.
Sunday is looking very catabatic with west winds increasing during the day.
NBR already showing light west winds early with a pressure difference of -.24″!
NOAA weather radio calling for strong west winds this PM.
No flying today but I have these Christmas Gifts in stock:
The jet stream and strong westerly winds are a part of winter here so consider our trips to Tapalpa, Mexico in January & February. There are still a few spots left.
Flew Wednesday evening with several other pilots enjoying a smooth glass off flight!
Thursday looks similar before approaching storm that will make Friday & Saturday very windy. Thermal Soaring forecast for Thursday has not been updated yet but skies are clear and the air is starting out cold—another day for glass off flying?
On Friday several of us wanted to get a flight in before Saturdays west winds. It was good: Thermalling on Friday.
Saturdays strong west winds show that jet stream has moved south and strong westerly winds are closer. I believe to fly this time of year without checking winds aloft at 9K and 12K is irresponsible. See yet stream. See winds aloft.
Sunday’s weather map shows clear skies with High to west and Low to east negative pressure gradient of -.35″! Local forecast shows light west winds till noon but sunny skies should start up slope flow earlier. NBR showing light and variable winds early. Thermal soaring forecast is fair—300’/min starting at 1:45 with no over development but remember it was also fair on Friday when I climbed at 600’/min. Winds aloft have not been updated yet but Sugar Loaf is reporting light winds.
Monday’s cold front made for some exciting flying as I was blown southward to North Boulder Park.
Saturday looks partly cloudy. Local weather forecast shows easterly winds most of the day. Thermal soaring forecast is excellent—1,200’/min—starting at 11:30AM and over development by 3PM! NBR is not operating.
Any pilots with large Buzz Z that wants to upgrade to a new wing, please let me know as I need one.