Thursday, March 24, 2011

723 km

Our own Rick Sheppe, of course! Weekday slacking, Southern style.

Well done, Rick.

Spring Wave

A friend (Mark Lindberg) was skiing at Attitash last Thursday (3/17) and took these pictures looking toward Mt. Washington (to the left).

Here is the skew-t:

I guess the clouds were around 12,000'. Surprisingly light wind (multiply w/s in m/s times 2 to get kts). About 26 kts at 6,000', 40 kts at 12,000', 46 kts at 18,000'. The observatory on the summit of Mt. Washington was reporting 40 kts.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sight for Soar Eyes

The VT soaring season opened on the last day of Winter, at 12:43pm. I've always enjoyed the view down Runway 5 at VSF, but rarely more so than yesterday.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

1,280 Miles in the Sierra Wave

Here is an audio interview with Gordon Boettger who recently flew 1280 miles in the Sierra Wave:



Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thermals in action

A longish video but very interesting to watch.

This came via Paul Kram.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

PMSC in Soaring Magazine

If you haven't noticed on page 36 of the March issue of Soaring is Pete Dodd's photo of Tom Hopper returning from his Diamond Altitude flight.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

PMSC in Florida

If you haven't noticed, Tony has been tearing up the skies in FL. Go Tony!