[asi_xc] Re: 8/10-11?

  • From: Omri Kalinsky <omri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: asi_xc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 17:41:09 -0700

Gene said he'd tow on Wed. If it's still forecast to be good on Tue, I'll take a day off and join you. I refilled Oxygen yesterday, it had about 1200 PSI as I left it.
Today turned out pretty crappy (at least for me). I shared one halfway decent thermal with Jimmy over the field and I left at 7500' thinking there was better lift ahead under a scraggily cu. I didn't find anything where I could actually get a positive rate on the averager all the way to the ground. Ended up landing after about 30 minutes of flight and just derigged as it was already almost 14:00. Jimmy was still up when I left the field at 15:45, hopefully he at least had a good day.

On 8/11/19 10:51 AM, Brian S. wrote:

Wednesday looks pretty good on SkySight. Light winds with some cumulus expected in the local area and more to the South.  No tow pilot as yet but we could request one if two or three want to fly.

 Hope we have Oxygen also as I also am a little low.

Fly Safe, Brian

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 10:11 AM Brian S. <bfstvns@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:bfstvns@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    This was pretty typical for summertime wave . There was too much
    thermal activity for a weak wave to set up properly. Sometimes
    late in the afternoon as thermal activity dies a nice wave can set
    up and run right into the evening. I have always wondered what it
    would be like to be up there with sunset lenticulars . From the
    ground they look awesome !!!

    On Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 8:52 PM Omri Kalinsky
    <omri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:omri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

        That's indeed what I got today. I think I hit marginal wave
        once or twice but it was so patchy and the winds were too
        southerly so I couldn't keep it long enough to get well above
        the clouds and into consistent laminar wave. Ridges were
        working nicely though later in the afternoon. I'm tied down
        for the night, so I'll give it a go tomorrow.


        On 8/10/19 7:55 AM, Brian S. wrote:
        SkySight is showing weak wave for Saturday and expect some
        rotor and broken thermals. I think it the wave will be

          Sunday the winds calm down but a mediocre blue day expected.

        Fly Safe, Brian

        On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 5:54 PM Omri Kalinsky
        <omri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:omri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

            So tomorrow my guess is we should get weak to moderate
            wave, I'm seeing 30-35 knot SW winds at 18k throughout
            the entire region. Not sure if it'll blue or lenny wave.
            The convective lift will only go to the low teens in our
            area, so I don't think the convection will interfere much
            with the wave, especially early. Some chance of rain just
            W of us early around noon. The winds will remain
            throughout the day so with a late landing, a nice long
            distance flight is a real possibility.
            Sunday looks like a weak thermal day. Probably blue,
            again lift going into the low teens. 15 knots or so of SW
            winds aloft, enough to make the thermals harder to work
            but most likely not enough for wave.
            I plan on giving it a go both days as usual.

            Happy Soaring,
                SL aka Omri

            On 8/9/19 5:19 PM, David Prather (Redacted sender
            dwprather68 for DMARC) wrote:
            It looks like we have a front moving through. The RASP
            and NAM show high southwest winds in the boundary layer
            and relatively low max attainable altitudes.

            There is indication from the RASP 500 mb vertical
            velocity that there could be wave. What are you all
            seeing and who is planning to fly this weekend?


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