Long range forecast shows the jet stream pretty much ideal for wave next
Friday. Will keep watching.
Fly Safe, Brian
On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 8:56 AM Omri Kalinsky <omri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks guys. Yeah, the pilots down at Minden got a much earlier start, but
landed much earlier than me. If I would have landed 10 minutes later I
would have been derigging in total darkness. Just looking at it, where the
skysight wave map said there would be wave looks pretty accurate from my
experience yesterday. Probably useful on blue wave days, but yesterday the
lift was so well marked it was completely unnecessary and you could even
tell where the strong and weak spots in the wave just by looking at how
built up the rotor clouds were.
On 9/19/19 8:12 AM, Brian S. wrote:
Great flight Omri !!!
In Minden I could hear the tows starting before 9 am so they got a BIG
jump on you.
At the dentist office my window faced straight North so could see the
rotor clouds lined up over Washoe Valley. Grrrr !!!
James Lee mentioned on his flight that SKySight was scary accurate pre
loaded on his phone showing where to fly in the wave. I assume he meant
computer. This might be worth trying as Naviter now has this feature on the
Oudie. Especially if its a blue wave day.
Thermal flying is pretty dismal for the rest of this week this and the
next wave day is Sunday ! Also work day of course. Drats !
Fly Safe, Brian
On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 12:21 AM JAMES HAMILTON <
Outstanding Omri! Congrats!
On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 10:17:07 PM PDT, Omri Kalinsky <
My flight's up on OLC. Personal best for speed, and man was it good
today. Brian, you were right about the morning scud/showers, that cost
me 2 hours as I launched after 13:15 instead of the planned 11:30 (aka
the earliest Gene could show up to tow). Gene and I were not far from
calling the day a loss, but it started to clear just in time and thank
goodness I held out hope and waited. Brian, today was totally worth
ditching and pissing off your dentist or even having your teeth rot out,
it was that good. If it weren't for the morning showers delaying my
launch, I could have broke 1000km without trying.
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