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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby Bill Cummings » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:19 pm

I was looking at Google Earth and happened to zoom in on the Socorro, NM Airport and it looks like they might have a trike or hang glider using the airport:
Looks like the Soccoro Airport may have a trike..JPG
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oops. Socorro I think it's spelled.
I hope they used a longer rope and used full flaps on that two engine jet for the tow up. :crazy: :roll:
OR
Is that the tail section of the jet as a result of a hard landing? :? :? :? :? :?
I'm sorry now for posting this. :oops:
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Gray Hill flying and directions. Blown out April 28 to 30th

Postby Bill Cummings » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:04 pm

Robin Mike and Bill were tentatively looking to make our first trip of 2017 to Gray Hill west of Socorro, NM this coming weekend, -- But -
There seems to be a wind event planned for that time frame. That and a possibility of rain Sat and Sun.
Mike and I decided not to go. I have however started gathering my camping gear together. Mike and I will look ahead for the following weekend, May 5 through the 7th.
The average temperatures for that time of year have the Highs around 67º to 76º :thumbup:
The night time camping temperatures expected Lows will be 35º to 43º. :thumbdown:
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Check back on the first page of this "Gray Hill," thread to remind yourselves of the driving directions if you are free to go.
I'm also planning on taking my static tow equipment along since there are three good roads near Gray Hill.
I look at a Gray Hill trip as 60% camping and 40% flying.
For those that haven't been to Gray Hill it's not a soaring hill although it has been done. And so far no known XC flights have taken place.
It is a hill good for training flights, sled rides, and camping.
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Gray Hill flying and directions. 5-5-17

Postby Bill Cummings » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:00 pm

Pilots and drivers,
Re: GRAY HILL.
Looking at the Windyty's three models for Fri May 5, 2017 through Monday May 8, 2017 from five days in advance things
are not looking good.
Too south and too windy, but there is a lot of time for forecast corrections in the next five days.
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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby Bill Cummings » Wed May 03, 2017 8:16 pm

Only Friday May 5, 2017 looks good for Gray Hill.
Saturday, South at 49 mph.
If I lived in Albuquerque I would run down to Gray for one day of flying
but I'll be staying around Las Cruces this weekend.
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Gray Hill flying and directions. July 2017.

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:11 pm

Looking at the Gray Hill weather forecast for the week of July 16, 2017, a good chance of rain.
It's monsoon season and electrical storms over the mountains to the southwest of Gray Hill tend to be
plagued with fires started by lighting.
I'll be keeping an eye out for dryer weather and no smoke in the weeks to come since day time high temperatures average 86º
and night time temperatures are in the high 50º range in this high country. Nice for a weekend camping trip with foot launch
and towing.
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