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Old Dec 07, 2012, 12:19 PM
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Xc is often flown from ground height up to a mile high. Higher up the thermals can be huge. On the scale of miles. Often I skirt the edge of cloud formations. At that altitude I don't think there is much rotation and I usually don't circle because it is a race and I want some forward component towards the end at all times. Likewise sink can go for miles. I often find good lift at the edge of a cloud where there is a lot of activity meaning cloud formation and destruction. I usually don't see rotation in these areas. Pick a spot away from the sun some day and watch the cloudshow. It is very interesting.
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