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Thread: Thu- Sat, 12-14 Sept - Good Soaring Forecast on BLIP!

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    Thu- Sat, 12-14 Sept - Good Soaring Forecast on BLIP!

    BLIP forecast for next few days says we will have more of the same great flying weather.

    We have a forecast of over 11,000 foot thermals, with cu, all the way to the Trinity alps and around the horn to Mt Lassen.
    I might go up to Williams to and fly on Thursday and/or Friday of this week, but I hate to fly alone.
    Anyone else thinking about flying the next couple of days?
    Peter Kelly

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    Re: Thu- Sat, 12-14 Sept - Good Soaring Forecast on BLIP!

    I plan on coming out to play. Will be there Thursday.
    ~ Larry Roberts

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    Re: Thu- Sat, 12-14 Sept - Good Soaring Forecast on BLIP!

    Super.
    But... looking out the window today I saw a lot of high cloud cover.
    Let's look at the forecast data in a few minutes and evaluate what it will really be like.
    Today probably was not as good as the BLIP maps said it would be... but I don't know that to be a fact, since I didn't evaluate anything except the sky above Vacaville.
    I'll post my opinion about tomorrow's wx later again tonight.
    Peter Kelly

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    Re: Thu- Sat, 12-14 Sept - Good Soaring Forecast on BLIP!

    Yikes!!!
    i just looked at BLIP.

    Don't miss Saturday in any case
    Really good!
    look at BLIP!

    If we fly tomorrow, we need to fly on Friday and Saturday also.
    Every day it gets better and better.

    Definitely a "holy cow" kind 'a day.

    I need to check in with the chief-of-staff when she gets home in a few minutes - to make sure we don't have other plans for the next few days.
    I'll get back to you w/n the hour Larry.
    Peter Kelly

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    Re: Thu- Sat, 12-14 Sept - Good Soaring Forecast on BLIP!

    Yikes indeed... I'm planning to fly Thursday - Saturday and possibly Sunday.
    Pete Alexander -- 98

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    Re: Thu- Sat, 12-14 Sept - Good Soaring Forecast on BLIP!

    My bird is Truckee, but maybe I will try to fly to Williams on Saturday. And then use the transporter ha ha ha to get back to the start for car and glider. Yes, it looks like some good days are coming.
    Luke - SD(1)

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    Re: Thu- Sat, 12-14 Sept - Good Soaring Forecast on BLIP!

    Pete's coming out too - that wraps it. I will fly on Thursday.
    See you there Larry.

    two things : comments about the wx and the fires.

    wx:
    high CAPE over Mendos on Thurs - not quite as much for sat.
    watch for OD Thurs PM over Yolla Wilderness.
    look at that BL wind pattern. see the trof of low pressure w/n the BL over the Mendos, with a tight low spinning over nevada.
    winds in that low spinning over Nevada are decreasing from now until sat.
    everything is dynamic. lots of energy in the air.

    fires:
    News shows big fire somewhere near Redding - need to look into TFR's and smoke problems if we go past Trinity Alps.

    Sorry to hear you can't join us Luke.
    Peter Kelly

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    Re: Thu- Sat, 12-14 Sept - Good Soaring Forecast on BLIP!

    four TFR's up north
    will affect us if we go far
    see map
    see list

    see link at
    http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr_map_ims/html/.../tile_1_3.html

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    The usual route we take over the Trinity Alps and the nearby TFR....
    Blue Circle around Weavervile...


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    Last edited by Peter Kelly; 09-12-2013 at 08:19 AM. Reason: add weaverville
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    Re: Thu- Sat, 12-14 Sept - Good Soaring Forecast on BLIP!

    Looking at details
    10 W of redding is only up to 5,000 ft
    4 S Somes is in the Happy Camp Valley
    10 SW Sawyers Bar is to 11k but it's west of the main body of the Trinity Alps. I never go that far west of T Alps.
    But check the TFR's yourself and get the facts from the source don't (as in never) rely on my comments for safe flying.
    Peter Kelly

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    Re: Thu- Sat, 12-14 Sept - Good Soaring Forecast on BLIP!

    Sounds like the usual suspects have been rounded up. Count me in on the fun. See you at the field Thursday.
    Jim D. - 1B

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