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Flying possibilities Nov 1,2,3 Wed - Fri @ Gray Hill

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:12 pm

Mike has me looking at conditions for Gray Hill Camping/Flying on Nov, 1,2,3 -? Wed, Thu, Fri.
Night time lows are 38º and day time highs are 66º for those three days.
Wind WNW going WSW through the period.
Mike is thinking of bringing our 185 Eagle and I'm bringing our 195 Falcon,
Go to the Gray Hill forum and check out the weather links if you too are thinking about camping/flying at Gray Hill next week.
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Flying possibilities, Gray Hill, Nov., 1st ,2nd, 3rd.

Postby Bill Cummings » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:59 pm

On Sunday night 9:50 pm things are still looking favorable for camping/flying at Gray Hill (Reference the Gray Hill thread.)
https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/nm/magdalena/KNMNEWME10?cm_ven=localwx_10day
For all three days the highs will be 66º and lows will be 38º.
For Wed. and Thu. winds 15 going 12 mph WNW. For Fri winds 7 to 10 mph SW.
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Re: Flying possibilities, Gray Hill, Nov., 1st ,2nd, 3rd.

Postby Bill Cummings » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:12 pm

Bill Cummings wrote:On Sunday night 9:50 pm things are still looking favorable for camping/flying at Gray Hill (Reference the Gray Hill thread.)
https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/nm/magdalena/KNMNEWME10?cm_ven=localwx_10day
For all three days the highs will be 66º and lows will be 38º.
For Wed. and Thu. winds 15 going 12 mph WNW. For Fri winds 7 to 10 mph SW.

Still looking good for Gray Hill. Less north and more west Wed Thu. Temp forecast holding, Friday more west than SW wind.
I'm still hopeful and am planning to go.
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Flying possibilities, Volcanic Peak Sat. 18, 2017

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:09 pm

Buzz, Bill and Sebastien will be headed for Volcanic Peak:
http://ushawks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2638
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The plan is to meet at my place at 09:00 Sat. and head out whether flyable or not and fly or not anyway.
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Re: Flying possibilities Dry Canyon 2/29/18

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:46 pm

I'll be driving to Robin's house tomorrow at 8:20 am to go to the Cox Field LZ (Griggs Sports Complex) by 10:00 am.
We are planning to take H2 Jaun Mira up to the La Luz launch. There is a SW launch mound there although the main rim faces west. I've been looking at Windyty and they are showing SW at 8 to 10 mph between noon and 3:00pm.
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Re: Flying possibilities

Postby RobinHastings » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:48 pm

Saturday, September 29, 2018:
Things went very well today! Bill and I got to Cox Field exactly at 10:00 am, and in a couple of minutes Juan Mira showed up with his friends Leslie (who lives in Alamogordo) and Maritsa (sp?) who also goes to University of the Southwest in Hobbs. (She and Juan are on the tennis team there, Leslie used to be before graduation.) We went to the La Luz landing zone, pointed out the power lines to Juan, and headed up to launch. I took off about 12:35 pm MDT into perfect conditions - southwest winds, right up the slope, 12-15 mph. I went up a bit, got bumped a bit but nothing bad, and headed out to the LZ so that I could be there to radio Juan on in. Bill stayed on launch to make sure Juan had a perfect takeoff, at 12:43, and within the first minute I could see that Juan was going to be just fine. Like me, he had a 3-minute sled run (my estimate) and a perfect landing. Great first flight in New Mexico! He loved it, and everyone back on launch was well impressed. We'll see what we can do tomorrow, too. It looks like we have an excellent new Hang 2 in our region!
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Re: Flying possibilities

Postby JoeF » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:27 pm

Join a National Hang Gliding Organization: US Hawks at ushawks.org

View pilots' hang gliding rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System
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