Wed 1/27, 10:30 to 10:45 at Parma for EJs

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Wed 1/27, 10:30 to 10:45 at Parma for EJs

Postby sd » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:55 am

Wednesday Morning Perception

Good mountain day for beginners. Very little wind, from both a mass flow and local draw perspective. Light offshore flow, so dry with only limited marine influence. Thick high clouds, so moderated even surface heating, which combined with light wind should yield mellow conditions but not much lift. The lapse rate is weak down low but OKish above 3Kish, so recommend launching high, preferably EJs if you can get off, which I think we can midday, and if we can't then the Skyport is a sure thing. No need to launch early due to the delayed heating and limited potential soaring window.

Not much wind in the Channel and with the limited heating and weak lapse rate, I don't expect much onshore draw. The tide is pretty high midday through early afternoon, so don't expect much beach at Wilcox. The onshore draw was robust Tuesday, but today has a different set of variables.

It's Laura's birthday and we are going to try do her first mountain flight. Expect to be at Parma about 10:30 to 10:45. No crew, but we have room for a couple more gliders. Will Uber back up to retrieve our vehicle if necessary? Contact info at http://truax.org/3/a_tom
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