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  • Kempton's Avatar
    02-14-2020, 11:19 AM
    Kempton replied to a thread sun feb 9? in News & Discussion
    With the exceptional generosity by Rex and Noelle, we were able to put John's ship in the main hangar, with FH and FNX into Danny's shop, greatly...
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  • Noelle Mayes's Avatar
    02-11-2020, 07:15 AM
    We had a good Samaritanturn in a black duffle bag yesterday that had this sweatshirt in it along withseveral yellow green thermal shirts....
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  • Noelle Mayes's Avatar
    02-09-2020, 07:39 AM
    Noelle Mayes replied to a thread sun feb 9? in News & Discussion
    Conditions at first launch winds out of the NWN at 20mph with 33mph gust earlier. 7:30 FNX with Kempton and Danny launched "5H" 7:33 FH Thomas...
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  • Kempton's Avatar
    02-08-2020, 09:45 PM
    Kempton replied to a thread sun feb 9? in News & Discussion
    As of this evening, we have myself with Danny as copilot, Thomas, John Cochrane, and Matt Gillis to fly the wave tomorrow. FNX will launch first with...
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  • Kempton's Avatar
    02-07-2020, 04:56 PM
    Kempton replied to a thread sun feb 9? in News & Discussion
    And for the record, the NAM charts for Sunday 10a and 4p: 10a 850mb 4p 850mb 10a 700mb 4p 700mb 10a 500mb 4p 500mb Let's hope the...
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  • Kempton's Avatar
    02-07-2020, 01:27 PM
    Kempton replied to a thread sun feb 9? in News & Discussion
    Yes, I've been tracking this setup for a week now, and it's coming in nicely. This morning's charts from Skysight, Norcal and WSC RASPs show...
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  • John Cochrane's Avatar
    02-06-2020, 06:57 PM
    John Cochrane replied to a thread sun feb 9? in News & Discussion
    Wow. Saturday now looks like a decent valley day, with 5 thermals. And then a dynamite NE wave on Sunday. Kempton, Kempton, where art thou Kempton to...
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  • RamyYanetz's Avatar
    02-05-2020, 07:39 PM
    RamyYanetz replied to a thread sun feb 9? in News & Discussion
    Latest rasp and skysight does not show post frontal clouds but showing a great NE wave on Sunday. We need to hear from Kempton... Ramy
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  • John Cochrane's Avatar
    02-05-2020, 10:53 AM
    from forecast discussion Next weather feature of note will be a dry cold front timed to arrive late Saturday nigh into Sunday. By late in the...
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  • Kempton's Avatar
    02-03-2020, 09:57 AM
    Kempton started a thread Glider ADS-B in News & Discussion
    During the VSA dinner, some questions on ADS-B for gliders came up. The person who knows the most on this is Darryl Ramm, as he's been working this...
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  • Noelle Mayes's Avatar
    02-03-2020, 08:21 AM
    Report provided to the SSA by our representative Jay McDaniel (Thank you Jay) SSA Region 11 Report for February 2020 Overview Region 11 soaring...
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  • RamyYanetz's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 11:10 PM
    Thanks Peter. On the way back I followed nice clouds in a line from Sacramento to Stockton and further SE. I didn’t try for wave again as the wave...
    20 replies | 509 view(s)
  • Peter Kelly's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 10:30 PM
    Just heading off to bed after a strenuous day of flight tracking, and football watching. Checking OLC, at ......
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  • Peter Kelly's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 02:42 PM
    exciting just to watch.. Caught a second thermal south of the causeway ,now up to over 9,000 easy glide to Byron for sure - see blue line. He...
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  • Peter Kelly's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 02:31 PM
    Passed north side of Davis, almost over the causeway, caught a climb, passing 7,500 as we watch. Rio vista less than 25 mile to the SSW , maybe...
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  • Peter Kelly's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 01:37 PM
    looking to see a larger view of the area, here is what it shows for 2 PM - 30 minutes from now... see 14,000 ft and below that is 5,000 ft... ...
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  • Peter Kelly's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 01:25 PM
    Interesting to look at windy.com and see what they are dealing with... four screen shots for 1pm at four levels in the area they are flying -...
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  • Peter Kelly's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 12:57 PM
    We need a zoom-able, rotatable mountain web cam to follow this kind of action. Don't know if they have such things, and cost is probably prohibitive...
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  • Peter Kelly's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 12:49 PM
    I've keeping an eye on Ramy - TG this morning He climbed near Antioch to over 16,000 ft down to below 10 near the bessa dam, running the...
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  • mgallian's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 10:09 AM
    mgallian started a thread VSA dinner in News & Discussion
    Great food , wonderful visiting, excellent slide show/talk(as always with Kempton), and of course the Williams venue. thanks to you all, Mario
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  • John Cochrane's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 08:17 AM
    Thanks Noelle! I'm going to bet it will be too windy to fly by the time thermals are out. It's always a bad bet to not go flying, as you miss the...
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  • Noelle Mayes's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 08:17 AM
    Thomas Greenhill just launched in FH....will post updates 8:30 released over Stonyford Area 7500 in 3 knots lift 8:45 climbing through 10K over...
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  • Noelle Mayes's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 07:45 AM
    Sunday Feb 2 condition report. 7am winds were light out of the West. 7:15 picked up to a few knots from the West. 7:30am about 3-5 from the North....
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  • Peter Kelly's Avatar
    02-01-2020, 03:28 PM
    couple of pilots did contact wave today. Dennis - DL reported going to over 12 or 13,000. Russ and I flew in the ASG32 - but did not contact any...
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  • RamyYanetz's Avatar
    01-31-2020, 07:38 PM
    I know Kempton’s enthusiasm is contagious, and in the end he is almost always right. but both rasp and skysight keep trending down on wave. The only...
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  • Kempton's Avatar
    01-31-2020, 05:08 PM
    In my role as temporary on-site weather observer, these 5p lennies are encouraging for tmro: Considering today's 5p Black Butte sounding shows...
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  • John Cochrane's Avatar
    01-31-2020, 02:28 PM
    I've flown thermals in remarkably strong wind, above 30 mph. Strong wind means streets, especially with wave above, and convergence in our valley. A...
    20 replies | 509 view(s)
  • Garykemp's Avatar
    01-31-2020, 10:04 AM
    This was a different day, Kenny Price towed me, I think I was the only one that towed, flew to Redding took me about 2.5 hours and back in about 30...
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  • RamyYanetz's Avatar
    01-31-2020, 09:27 AM
    Gary, if I recall correct you flew straight out downwind that day. Where did you end up? With these kind of wind, you can’t go anywhere in thermals...
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  • RamyYanetz's Avatar
    01-31-2020, 09:18 AM
    Yeah the wind looks crazy. Nearly 90 degrees direction change from NNW on the ground to W at altitude in the morning without increase in velocity, so...
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