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Re: Guads President's Day W/E

Postby RobinHastings » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:43 pm

Hi, Nate. I hope you get to the Guads and get to fly. When I check the Dell City forecast with Weather Underground I see some pretty strong winds for Friday, and again on Sunday and Monday. This is long range, though, as you noted. I think your account of the past gatherings' weather is pretty much right on. It can be almost anything out there, at this time of year. I hope we get to meet up, either at the Guads or at the Dry Canyon Fly-In in late May.
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Re: Guads President's Day W/E

Postby RobinHastings » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:02 am

The weather for this weekend still looks pretty strong. On Friday the top winds on the ground may be 30 mph or more. Saturday looks pretty good, though, with top winds in the 15 to 20 mph range. Sunday might be cross slope until it turns in the afternoon, and then gets pretty strong, into the launch. Time it right, for that day. Monday gets strong as well, but coming in to the launch, southwest. My advice is to be ready to launch early in the day, and if it's what you want, take it then. It'll only get stronger. The temperatures should be normal for New Mexico, at least - highs in the 50's and 60's each day, lows at night in the high 30's and low 40's. The chances of rain look pretty slight, so it should be dry (we're getting rain in the area this morning, Tuesday). All in all, the Guads look possible for this weekend, but expect the winds - as usual.
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Re: Guads President's Day W/E

Postby Bill Cummings » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:34 am

Max sent a text:
"Guads this weekend!
Spread the word to the
RGSA!"
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Re: Guads President's Day W/E

Postby SamKellner » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:01 pm

Bill,

Got a message from a former student, Stephen Marcum. He had a super flight, 45min. and 400' over the ridge.
He was stoked.

Thanks Bill,
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Re: Guads President's Day W/E

Postby RobinHastings » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:07 pm

Guads This Weekend actually did happen. Friday was too strong to fly, but everyone got airtime on Saturday. About 15 pilots, I think, were in attendance, many from Austin, Houston, Midland and other spots in Texas, as well as Albuquerque and Los Alamos. Some landed down in the valley, when the winds calmed down after launching, but others made good top landings. No crashes, that I heard of, at least. A real nice gathering. The bonfire was wonderful, so was the food, and the company was best of all. A lot of great visiting. More of it took place this morning (Sunday) as well, since the winds at launch were straight in at 30 to 35 mph. Nobody crazy enough to fly in that, I'm pleased to say. I left at noon, leaving Mike Ellsworth as the sole Southern New Mexico representative and reporter. Skies were clearing, I think, but the wind kept going strong, all the way back up to Cloudcroft at least. Back to you now, Mike... (Who never posts, so don't be looking for it here!)
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Re: Guads President's Day W/E

Postby Bill Cummings » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:26 pm

Nate put up an excellent landing on top video. Check it out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NWcZ9iWjvg

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