The suckers are those pilots who stayed home
Posted by Doug C on 6/13/2012, 8:24 pm, in reply to "Re: I don't see any sucker Qs from my seat...."
Today was overcast in the morning but the soaring turned out to be tremendous in the late afternoon. I rode cloud streets at 4500ft between Hannas Acres and Hornell. Lift was as strong as 500fpm. |
Rick Klingenberger arrived KDSV at 9am to tow but the soaring pilots did not turn up for soaring until after lunch. Rick and Ted Timmons did yeoman service helping me work on the Pegasus for the morning and part of the afternoon.
Geoff Cline is scheduled to visit Rochester tomorrow so I plan on reserving 58KG to use it to soar with Geoff who will fly V. Last week Geoff flew a 250km out and return in California so I will need to work hard to keep up with him.
: Well if you looked at this morning's sounding
: you would have seen all the lake moisture
: trapped under the inversion at 850 mb (and
: dry as a bone above that). Or, looked out
: the window when you got up...totally
: overcast. But, the sun is as strong as it
: gets, and the deck started breaking up
: sooner than we (well, Chuck and I)
: expected...i.e. by ~ noon instead of 2 or 3.
: So I do think those early cu would have been
: difficult to work. However, I overestimated
: the negative rain effect. We did get well
: over an inch...and yet it has turned into a
: great day. It's easy to underestimate the
: power of the sun, cold advection, and
: healthy roots.
: Cold advection is not in the cards for
: tomorrow. Sure it will be drier, but...still
: think the NE flow will make for a lessor
: day. We shall see.
: BTW...just to add more of my
: confusion...Friday could be better than
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: It looks like a great day out there. I
: not have made it any way. maybe tomorrow.