Potentially a very big Open distance day


Skew T 15.00


Todays weather is wholly charecteristic of a typical 200km+ day.  Heat low forming and previous to arrival of a weak front tomorrow.  Winds are SW, reasonably strong at the top of the convection (20km/hr), and light enough low down for safe take off and landing (15km/hr).  Cloud base potemntial to 4000m, though 3200-3600m more likely.

Classic Convergence likely.  Some cirrus likely, but should not be a problem – in fact it may calm it a little at peak time making it a little less stressfull.

Tomorrow the base will drop (cloud on hill during early morning), though hopefully will be flyable by early afternoon.


What happened

Wind was a bit cross and strong so we elected to go from the bend lower down even though others were getting off the main launch.  We went late and by which time altostratus began to reduce the sunlight.  Even with that there were good smooth climbs to over 3000m.  Lack of sunlight madethe thermals a little more scarce.  Cathering , Paul and Alan ove the Pass but failing to get up on the other side.  I went to land at Muñogalindo.   Alto Cu now comming in during the evening flight.  Instability tomorrow.

Posted: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 08:22 by Steve Ham in Daily Report, Flying Journal.

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5 Responses to “Potentially a very big Open distance day”

  1. Mike Thomas Says:

    No pressure then.

  2. Catherine Says:

    Don’t forget your lucky pants…

  3. Catherine Says:

    What time’s the briefing / are we going up?

  4. Martin Butcher Says:

    Not guilty of over selling then Steve

  5. Colin Hughes Says:

    The text has changed.
    Now missing are BOOMING, STONKING, 200k and other words that are guaranteed to kill thermals.


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