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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby RobinHastings » Wed May 30, 2018 7:39 pm

Wonderful flying, Andy! How about the other guys - did anyone launch? I'm glad the van made it up there!
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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby Andy » Thu May 31, 2018 8:20 am

Robin,

No, there was only an hour or so where it was flyable and the other guys hadn't set up in time. But, it was nice to know that it's soarable in SW and NW winds.

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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby Andy » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:06 pm

Anyone thinking about Grey Hill tomorrow (10-24-2018)? Looks OK to me.

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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby RobinHastings » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:25 am

Hi, Andy. We have our RGSA quarterly meeting scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 27th, at the home of Bill and Terry Cummings. So a campout at Gray Hill seems to be out of the picture. Bill and I checked out the road to Volcanic Peak yesterday evening, and despite the big rainstorm on Tuesday night we can make it to the site. We plan to go, maybe with Mike and Matt, on Friday morning. It would be great if you could join us! But if you head for Gray Hill instead, soar it well. The winds there Friday might be north/northwest, which should be really good. Hope to hear from you!
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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby Andy » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:44 pm

Anyone for grey hill tomorrow? Looks pretty dang good.
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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby Bill Cummings » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:53 pm

Wind chill of 35 degrees tomorrow. It sure looks blown out for HG.
I like to go there when there is a forecast for flyable for three days in a row and camp but not this time of year.
If you decide to come with us to the Deming site tomorrow you won't have to go so far to get blown out. :roll:
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Gray Hill flying June 15, 2019 Mike E. (Eagle)

Postby Bill Cummings » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:06 am

Gray Hill New Mexico USA.JPG
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Mike above the Gray Hill Tower June 15 2019.JPG
Mike above the Gray Hill Tower June 15 2019.JPG (32.35 KiB) Viewed 484 times

Mike E. and I met at Gray Hill near Magdalena New Mexico (USA) June 14, 2019 near 7pm for flying Sat. and Sun.
Although Gray is more of a training hill for first high flights, slope and cliff, it is possible to soar if conditions are right
and you know what you are doing. (Mike knows what he is doing.)
After Mike's flight on Saturday the 15th Virga was coming out of the clouds all around us so I decided to wait until Sunday.
The forecast didn't hold its WNW direction on Sunday and was NNW which was cross for each face on Gray Hill.
Mike had the only flight on our Eagle 180.
https://youtu.be/RD123dAiPII
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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby RobinHastings » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:41 pm

Wonderful flight, Mike! That was fun to watch. Someday I'd like to actually soar that site...
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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby wingspan33 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:27 am

Thanks for that post Bill.

I really enjoyed the video of Mike gaining out at that "small" hill. There were times when I was trying to RC pilot him, but to no avail. lol I think a higher performance glider might have gotten even higher, but who knows. It also reminds me that I've got to edit and put some of my recent flights up on YouTube. It's always fun to watch someone flying.
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