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Old Oct 11, 2012, 03:23 PM
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One of our locals on a very recent trip to North Wales.
Denbigh Dreaming (4 min 36 sec)
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 03:36 PM
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so is that mostly slope lift?
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Yup. He also is well known for his low level sloping exploits. If you take a look at some of his other vids on youtube, you'll see what I mean.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:04 AM
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very nice. shared it with our club
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 06:44 PM
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Here is one from last year.

Sept 19, 2011 (9 min 33 sec)


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Old Oct 22, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Awesome looking sky you have there Mike. Very jealous.

Our typical summer (nice day) cloud-base is about 5000' and on the 'day of the year' 7000' max. More often than not I'm to be found on an average day grovelling around at about 4000'. Just as well I like doing cloud-climbs.....
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 12:11 AM
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Hi Godon,

I think cloud base that day was around 15,000 ft (9,000 ft agl). We can not fly in clouds, so this is how we are compensated.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:01 PM
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I had a nice flight Nov 10th.

Flying the DG100 Avenal Ca Nov 10 (13 min 45 sec)
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Certainly looked a nice day out.
Weather here has been very poor for the last month, and I have only managed a couple of circuits in the clubs K-18 and K-13.

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:31 PM
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a bad day soaring is better than a good day at work! I hope that someone who is an RC soarer sees these posts and gets motivated to find a soaring site and try it out!
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Awesome looking sky you have there Mike. Very jealous.

Our typical summer (nice day) cloud-base is about 5000' and on the 'day of the year' 7000' max. More often than not I'm to be found on an average day grovelling around at about 4000'. Just as well I like doing cloud-climbs.....
Gordon
That is the same for the most part here in Florida and it's best in the spring with 5-7K typical. In the summer months you can get to 5K or better but you have to be prepared for OD and major thunderstorms that can develop very quickly.
By the way, great video of slope soaring in England, you guy's have some of the most beautiful slopes anywhere in the world IMO.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:04 PM
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wow you guys want to get a really good book its called Advanced Soaring Made Easy. New
3rd edition is just out, has a lot on technical stuff, lift formation, contest and XC flying as well as just good stuff on working lift.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:15 PM
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Santa is already briefed on the 3rd edition.

We have had some inclement weather over here in the last week which resulted in a very bad morning when I arrived at work!
Luckily the glider was in the workshop.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:24 PM
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wow that would have been the end of the glider!!! well maybe the fuselage would have been ok but one wing crunched for sure.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:56 PM
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I fell over an old image of my chariot which I thought you might like to see?
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