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May 25, 2017, 09:57 PM
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5/26/2017


Planning to go to Mission tomorrow afternoon if this great forecast holds up. Note that winds won't turn Westerly till the afternoon. Dress warm if you plan to go.

Speaking of Mission, couple of warbird shots with Mission as the background, taken today.
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Feb 18, 2018, 07:32 PM
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Feb. 18th, 2018


Bringing back a long dormant thread.......

Based on a very favorable forecast we invited some of the Coyote Hills locals and SF bay slopers to Mission. None had ever been there before. Mission put it's best foot forward welcoming the guests with superb sloping conditions, 20-30 mph W-NW, unlimited ceiling, full ballast flying! Lot's of speed runs with molded ship and F3F racers.

Everyone was so amazed with the slope and quality of lift that they want to join SBSS.
Jun 10, 2018, 11:42 AM
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Trying to get the hang of posting ...
Flew at Coyote Hills in the 90's want to try Mission Peak, hoping to see some experienced flyers there to see what the usual landing pattern is. Taking off is optional, but landing isn't and all that. Went last Sunday and it was just me an a couple of seagulls. When's a good time to go to see other flyers?
Last edited by AChacon; Jun 11, 2018 at 01:14 PM.
Jun 12, 2018, 12:14 PM
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Hi Dean,
Mission's peak season is usually late winter to Spring. Watch the weather forecast and look for NW winds, in the mid to high teens at least. Other times are flyable also, but it's more Slermal flying than Sloping.
Jun 12, 2018, 02:54 PM
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When I was there is was pretty much a westerly in the 10's. Good for a Gentle Lady or similar, I'd guess. What I could not figure out was how you'd get out of the lift to land. At Coyote Hills I'd fly off to one side (south usually). Guess I should launch and try approaches and see what works.
Thanks for the info
Jun 12, 2018, 03:10 PM
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Since the new weekend parking restriction went into effect last year, folks tend not to fly on weekends at Mission. We've mostly switched to Coyote. Weekday parking is a lot easier.

Sean


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