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    Seminars and Weather

    I had been invited by VSA President Pat A., and subsequently by Instructor Ben M. to offer some insight to other pilots into the reviewing of weather forecasts for soaring. Even Rex had mentioned several times the need to provide more have more help and training on the subject of weather so that more glider pilots would be able to enjoy cross-country soaring, which we all agree is THE activity that is the ultimate enjoyment of flying gliders. I've been working on my seminar since late October, and I am finally narrowing the subject matter to a presentation , an interactive presentation at that, of less than one hour.

    Having full access to creating web pages for VSA (just as each of you may have, if you want it ! (just ask me for a password)) I've created a couple of pages of "required reading" for those that would like to participate in the weather seminar on January 12, 2019 at Williams Soaring Center.

    I invite pilots to visit these pages about weather forecasting when you have the time/ interest:

    https://www.valleysoaring.net/weathe...s-complicated/

    https://www.valleysoaring.net/weather-2018/windy/

    https://www.valleysoaring.net/weathe...s-on-the-rasp/
    Peter Kelly

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    Re: Seminars and Weather

    Peter - thanks so much for this - looking forward to Sat 12th.

    That WINDY.COM app is incredibly good - what a find!!!

    2T

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    Re: Seminars and Weather

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Deane View Post
    Peter - thanks so much for this - looking forward to Sat 12th.

    That WINDY.COM app is incredibly good - what a find!!!

    2T
    Yes, it is very useful and is really a treasure, but It's been around a while. many pilots have been using it for some time. Jim Smith - E2 talked about it in one of his Forum Posts in nov or early december.

    As for the seminar, people will be interested in your specific responses on the panel about weather. i too am looking fwd to the day.

    We may have time at the end of my presentation or we may have to wait until both you and Kempton have made the presentations, but here is a tentative slide from my talk - of what I envision as discussion by panel members ...
    I am interested in having / inviting at least you- Peter D.- , and Pete -98, and Kempton, and Key, and several others who are willing to share. If Luke and Ramy are there, we need there inputs for sure, John - BB, etc.... all long haul x-c pilots!

    Here is the current extract from my talk...


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    Peter Kelly

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    Re: Seminars and Weather

    I have been going through the wx information Peter wrote and posted. It is quite well written: informative and clear. Very much work the time reading.

    Key

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    Re: Seminars and Weather

    Thanks Key.

    Here is a handy list of the RASP Maps (menu names and file names), and, at the bottom are the panel discussion questions.

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    Discussion-1-11c.pdf
    Peter Kelly

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