Flying the week of May 9th-15th

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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby jj » Fri May 13, 2016 9:48 pm

Shawn, 8 is too early to launch for more than a sledder. I will be a lz to head up around 830 so we could carpool up if you are ok with that. should be able to launch by 930 or 10 which is when things start warming up.

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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby Tomcat137 » Fri May 13, 2016 9:52 pm

Sounds good JJ, i'll see you then.

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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby HangDiver » Sat May 14, 2016 8:17 am

Looks good today, Saturday with upvalley southerly flow turning west - southwest as the day progresses. Some low level clouds east of the Sangre De Cristos could filter through Hayden Pass early. If that happens it will end when heating in the San Luis Valley strengthens the up valley flow.

Should be a good day for flying Villa.

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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby jj » Sat May 14, 2016 5:44 pm

Challenging HUGE air day.
cross on launch. had to wait for something to roll up launch.
then timy snot rocket thermals with lots of sink in between.

but if you could work it up past 12k. there was huge lift everywhere
had to work hard to find and core sink

several flights. 7HGs & 2PGs flew one or two flights. that incuded Shaun with his sweet new Sport 2C. Only a few of us managed to break through to the big air. But it was far more than a glass off. the lift was huge, everywhere.

unfortunately wit the big air came big turbulence on landing for PGs.

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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby Steve Ford » Sat May 14, 2016 11:22 pm

DUH! The forecast said it all! And you all act surprised....... really?

One must respect:
The forecast
The limitations of their chosen wing
The limitations of ones skills with consideration of ones currency as well

Failure to do so will result in injury or death.

That is the reality of our sport.

Ignore that reality at your peril!

Dean shot 4 top landings and then went XC south on his 5th flight on Friday at Lookout, the forecast supported that; Matt and Tim decided not to launch Williams Lower on Thursday 'cause it was too strong mid afternoon then it went cross in valley flow; I waited until late day today and got 20 minutes soaring the north point at Lookout, once it shut down, I RAN.............RAN........to hit the water tower LZ while it was favorable ........would have packed up and walked off if it was not right though. Al flights/non-flights mentioned done with respect. I suggest some folks get some respect! 'cause I want you on the planet flying for as long as possible!

Respect the forecast, observed conditions, your chosen wing, your current skills and do this for many years....... Anybody can do something once: doing it over and over again over the course of many years is the goal however. So, be smarter!

We have 5 deaths nationwide in 2016 already, Knock it off damn it!

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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby jj » Sun May 15, 2016 7:22 am

SF agree about respecting conditions.
Not suprised at all. There were several nice flights. And people headed up early 8:30 am to take early condition flights. People waited and chose cycles and conditions.

Near the end of the day some chose not to take a second flight because they didn't like the conditions. Many people made good decisions.
No broken downtubes.

We don't want any injuries. Pushing it, waiting too long to make it to an LZ, trying to stretch it, can ruin a season for the pilot, their families, and our whole flying community.
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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby slimtd » Sun May 15, 2016 10:10 am

To those with injuries, get well soon!

Tim

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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby Mark Windsheimer » Sun May 15, 2016 12:51 pm

To Eric and Jeff Heal soon and my thoughts go out if you need any help let me know

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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby KG » Sun May 15, 2016 4:20 pm

The air was rather large with not many places to hide. While I was trying to get down my vario read (10s averager) max up 2280 fpm and max down 1650 fpm. Maximum speed 70mph. It should have been the other way around. Altitudes were high too. I now know my side wires can play a good tune.
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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby jj » Sun May 15, 2016 6:08 pm

Hope both Eric and Jeff heal soon.

It was a very active day. Although winds both at launch and in the LZ were relatively light 5-10. Many of us from the launch and the LZ watched both PGs spiral down. But soon after that the fallout from the virga caused a gust front. Larry called it out on the radio so they could point into and prepare for it. That helped, but I'm sure that the air was very turbulent.

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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby Mike Jobin » Sun May 15, 2016 7:17 pm

What has happened to Eric and Jeff?

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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby jj » Sun May 15, 2016 8:09 pm

I heard Jeff is back at home very sore, but ok.
Also heard Eric had to be taken to St. Anthony's with lower back injuries.

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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby Benzie » Sun May 15, 2016 8:49 pm

By the way this is Jeff Bevan and Eric Bader
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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby Jeff B » Sun May 15, 2016 9:13 pm

Yep one was me. We, Eric and I, lost our race with timing and were hit by a gust front trying to get down at Larry's. I was forced down going briskly backwards in some tall scrub oak, thankfully, as they absorbed a huge amount of the energy of the impact. Eric was nearby and landed/hit on open ground. My last talk with him noonish today things were looking better than last night. Yes some back injury but I'll let him comment on that when the timing is right for him.
In hind sight, Steve Ford, decison making can be called into question.
For me just bruised, battered and humbled.

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Re: Flying the week of May 9th-15th

Postby jj » Sun May 15, 2016 9:27 pm

Jeff,

Good to hear from you, hope you'll heal up soon, and hope we all learn from this.


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