Saturday and Sunday - June 27th and 28th, 2015

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Saturday and Sunday - June 27th and 28th, 2015

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:11 pm

Here are the forecast winds for Dockweiler this weekend:

  Forecast for Saturday, June 27th, 2015 (made on Sat Jun 27 04:39:28 2015 UTC)  



Time6a7a8a9a10a11a12n1p2p3p4p5p6p7p8p9p10p
Direction250250240240240250250250260260260250250250250250250
Speed5.05.07.07.07.013.013.013.015.015.015.015.015.015.014.014.014.0



  Forecast for Sunday, June 28th, 2015 (made on Sat Jun 27 04:39:28 2015 UTC)  



Time6a7a8a9a10a11a12n1p2p3p4p5p6p7p8p9p10p
Direction240240240240240260260260260260260260260260260260260
Speed6.06.06.06.06.016.016.016.016.016.016.017.017.017.017.017.017.0



They look very very good!!!

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Re: Saturday and Sunday - June 27th and 28th, 2015

Postby Bill Cummings » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:24 am

Is straight in 245 degrees?
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Re: Saturday and Sunday - June 27th and 28th, 2015

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:08 pm

billcummings wrote:Is straight in 245 degrees?

That's a pretty accurate estimate Bill!!    :clap:

The site offers a few different launch directions. The primary launch (according to Yahoo Maps and my math) favors a wind from around 250 degrees (shown in red below). There's a shorter section of the site that faces mostly south at 190 degrees (shown in blue below). For actual soaring, 250 is ideal, and that's what's forecast for tomorrow!!    :thumbup:

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Re: Saturday and Sunday - June 27th and 28th, 2015

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:53 pm

It was a pretty good day yesterday (June 28th), and Joe and I spent most of the day flying my Falcon 195. The 16 and 17 mph winds didn't quite materialize, and it was more like 13 to 15. But we had a great time. Here are a few shots from just one of Joe's flights and just one of mine.

One of Joe's Flights:

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One of Bob's Flights:

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It was another great day at Dockweiler!!!

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