I flew that Thurs....so did
Posted by JG on 6/13/2012, 8:53 am, in reply to "Did I fly on Thurs?"
..so did db, Ted T, J. Martin, RIZ. It was a TOUGH day. 15-20 min flights were the norm. J.Martin and I managed a .5 hr flight. |
: Did not log a flight on Thursday, but did go
: down and I think I flew. Its all such a
: blur. I must be flying too much.
: Previous Message--
: Not sure Mark if I would use the word
: "exceptional", if that means
: diamond. If "good but not great"
: (CZ) means gold...could buy that. In
: "Aviation Weather" speak: some
: modest cold advection coming in today and
: tomorrow in the aftermath of the cold front.
: Modest, not strong, meaning modest thermal
: strength, and depending further on how much
: rain we get today. Cloud base also modest,
: < 6,000, maybe < 5,000. We have nearly
: full vegetation cover, the most prevalent
: crop hereabouts, corn, nearly filling the
: rows now. Slight chance of AM cloudiness due
: to an upper level (500 mb) disturbance (vort
: max) rapidly swinging by, mostly to our
: north. So: cumuli will probably form
: early...and be initially deceptive (read
: "sucker cu", weak lift
: underneath). If you can't stay up locally,
: no sense jetting off. Cloud base will rise
: and thermals will improve...maybe by
: noon...by which time you should already be
: airborne and sampling the conditions, if you
: are interested in a gold task...which is
: potentially doable. And, although we are in
: for at least five or six totally VFR,
: generally sunny days, today is the pick XC
: day. After which the mixing layer will get
: increasingly polluted, as we sit underneath
: the axis of a strong high.
: Comment: last Thursday I asked "Let me
: know how you guys make out today".
: Zilch response, no emails either. Without
: feedback, and without me flying, it's
: impossible to meaningfully judge one's
: forecast ("verification" ). I
: don't need a verbose, detailed, technical
: report. A few lines, how high, how far, how
: long, etc. Without input from the
: "audience", these notes are going
: to shrivel and dry up just like the decrepit
: old body of the "resident
: meteorological master".
: --Previous Message--
: This is short notice, but Wednesday is
: like soaring conditions may be exceptional.
: But as usual I must confer to the advice of
: the resident meteorological master. What do
: you think Ray, in mortal speak.
: Anyone what to fly? Gold distance perhaps?
: Mark VNE
- Wednesday Flying - Mark VNE 6/11/2012, 8:36 am
- Jack, I'll help you rig on Thursday - Chuck Z. 6/12/2012, 4:36 pm
- I changed my mind after more rain on Wednesday - Chuck Z. 6/12/2012, 4:28 pm
- Let's bet on Wednesday - Chuck Z. 6/12/2012, 10:14 am
- OK then, what about Thursday, or Friday..? - Mark VNE 6/12/2012, 7:34 am
- Re: Wednesday Flying - Ray 6/12/2012, 5:36 am
- Did I fly on Thurs? - RIZ 6/12/2012, 8:55 am
- I flew that Thurs....so did - JG 6/13/2012, 8:53 am
- BLIPs and XC Skies show a good but not great day - Chuck Z 6/11/2012, 11:59 am
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