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Meteorology: Turbulence

Postby JoeF » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:15 pm

Meteorology: Turbulence
This "turbulence" section within Meteorology chapter invites a general study of turbulence of possible interest to the recreational hang glider pilot.
See also other chapters, e.g., "waves" ...
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To tease a start: here is a note from Aviation, December 27, 1926, page 1080
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Re: Meteorology: Turbulence

Postby Rick Masters » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:38 pm

When Joseph Thoret landed at the base of the Algerian ridge as night fell, he said he could have remained airborne for seven days. A few months later, he set a world distance gliding record of almost five miles. I think he was the first to fly a glider off Mt. Blanc for a 15 mile flight in 1928.
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