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Old Dec 06, 2012, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Vortex000111 View Post
WOW, all you people with flight of halsf an hour, i have been trying to catch a goof thermal for about 2 months now and only managed to find ones that let me hold altitude, not gain, oh well it is something i guess. I will time my next flight to see how it compares to all of you. amazing work to the rest of your, you continue to inspire me to renew my efforts.
Keep practicing and it WILL happen, you will find that a certain time of day will produce the most thermals, often 11am is best around here in the spring/summer but winter is 12 ish but usually very weak and not big enough to climb.
In summer I usually go down for 10:30 and fly for a couple of hours searching for thermals and in that window there is usually some thermal acticivity when its sunny and calm ish, but sometimes thermals are there even when it's not sunny, it depends of lots of things so you never know when you will find one.
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