NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

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NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

Postby kitewing » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:58 pm

Hello,

A group of experienced pilots from the Bay Area are thinking of taking a trip down to Pine over the Labour Day weekend. Most of us have flown Pine once before, exactly a year ago, during an evening glass-off, which was really pleasant. Our goal for this weekend would be to go XC, and we've never done so at Pine. Are there any local pilots who are planning to be there that weekend, who might be able to give us some XC tips based on the forecast, and local knowledge, and may be able help out with with retrieves?

Thanks,
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Re: NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

Postby Fast Eddy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:21 am

Hey Evan

Contact myself Fast Eddy Or Tom Truax for weather.

I am probably one of your best X C guides around. I am also a Pilot. Just not flying at the moment.

Let us Know

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Re: NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

Postby Fast Eddy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:21 am

S D is Tom Truax sorry you would not know that

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Re: NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

Postby Southside » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:59 pm

The updates for Saturday at least aren't looking very promising.
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Re: NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

Postby kitewing » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:42 pm

Ya - still on the fence about whether we'll make the trip down. Saturday's looking decent at our local sites, and we also considering heading up to Tahoe for Sun / Mon. I'll post here & get in touch if it's looking likely that we will make the trip down there.

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Re: NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

Postby Southside » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:30 am

Someone else can chime in, but I think you should go with your second option.
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Re: NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

Postby NMERider » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:18 am

Southside wrote:Someone else can chime in, but I think you should go with your second option.

Sunday looks nicely soarable but not high enough to reach Lockwood Valley or the beach. Good for site flying and landing in Dry Canyon. Not worth for for a long driving trip.
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Re: NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

Postby Dizzy » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:43 pm

I will be in Owens, hopefully flying Walt's on Sunday if weather forecast holds.
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Re: NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

Postby max hogan » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:11 pm

"Nicely soarable" with some laps around the fishbowl sounds good to me.
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Re: NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

Postby max hogan » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:40 pm

Monday is starting to look nicely soarable, 10k easy.
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Re: NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

Postby Southside » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:31 am

I'm seeing the same 8-9k tops all three days. Winds L and V tomorrow (double digit west above 10k) south on Sunday and SW on Monday. For the NorCal pilots you want something over 10k to cross the "Badlands." But even if you managed to eke through, the desert doesn't look very good. Breezy SW winds tomorrow and Monday with tops around 6k. Sunday is not much better with SSW winds and 7k tops.
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Re: NorCal PG pilots @ Pine over Labour Day weekend

Postby dteal » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:17 pm

How's Monday looking now?
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