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Any interest in flying May 10th?
05-08-2014, 10:45 PM,
#1
Any interest in flying May 10th?
Thought I would get this out to see if there is any interest. Since Sunday is Mothers Day it would be a no go for me, as I'm sure it is for most of you married members who want to remain that way. Saturday on the other hand is totally doable, for me anyway. Early forecasts for the Tipton area is showing mid to upper 70's, 30% chance of isolated storms (instability is a good thing), West winds 6-11. It is an early forecast and the unstable air could be tempered depending on how much rain that area gets tomorrow. Is there any interest?
I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things. Antoine de St. Exupery
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05-10-2014, 07:35 AM,
#2
Any interest in flying May 10th?
I'm spending this weekend in Ohio with my kids. I should be available to fly next weekend, let's hope for good weather!
"I saw on this nature show how male elk douses himself with urine to smell sweeter to the opposite sex. What a coincidence!!" ~Deep thought by Jack Handey
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05-10-2014, 07:42 AM,
#3
Any interest in flying May 10th?
The extended forecast looks epic for Henson for next weekend. Should it remain this favorable would there be an interest to make a group road trip?
"I saw on this nature show how male elk douses himself with urine to smell sweeter to the opposite sex. What a coincidence!!" ~Deep thought by Jack Handey
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05-10-2014, 08:49 AM,
#4
Any interest in flying May 10th?
Again, I can't make it, but it does look like a very good day. XC skies forecast B/S ratio at top of the chart 9-10 which is excellent. Updraft velocity 500 to 600. Cross country potential likely. I have been working too late to keep up with responding. 12 to 14 hour work days working locally right now. My flying can only be done vicariously through all of you right now, so help a poor guy out will ya!? Michal did his part last week with 3 hours. Who will be the first one hour in Indiana?
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05-10-2014, 09:13 AM,
#5
Any interest in flying May 10th?
We had three available until this morning! James texted and then called to say he had a rough night and didn't think he would be able to pull it together to make it. So we ended up cancelling about an hour ago. It looks like to me that it would have been post frontal anyway. But who knows, it could have been legen--wait for it--dary! The front is actually south of me right now, I can tell because of the rumbles of thunder from that direction. Oh well, there will be other days! I hate the idea that xc-skies was calling it that good though. I'll just keep telling myself we didn't miss anything epic!:whistle:
I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things. Antoine de St. Exupery
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05-13-2014, 08:29 PM,
#6
Any interest in flying May 10th?
For the record, we did fly on May 10. The weather looked awesome, but we had a late start and the rope broke twice, so we attached it to a pole increased the tension. It took two more breaks and splicings before we could get it to 250 pounds. By that time the thermals had passed us by. James flew two more times I did once. "It beats a stick in the eye" as James says. We got to verify once again people there were very welcoming.
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05-13-2014, 09:31 PM,
#7
Any interest in flying May 10th?
Glad to see you guys are active. This Saturday looks to be flyable, from the extended forecast. I'm planning on bringing my trailer, and if we fly in the Tipton area I hope you guys can help me load the scooter tow up so I can do some tune-up on it. Who's available?
"I saw on this nature show how male elk douses himself with urine to smell sweeter to the opposite sex. What a coincidence!!" ~Deep thought by Jack Handey
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05-14-2014, 08:46 PM,
#8
Any interest in flying May 10th?
It is a great idea Michal. We have had WNW winds so we have used the Tipton EW road, but towing at Cruzan airfield would have been better since a 40 degree cross N wind pushes the towing rope against the trees. This week end it should be mostly West 4-5 mph. I also found a NS road just W of Greefield 17 miles from Kim's which is .7 mile long.
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05-15-2014, 12:18 AM,
#9
Any interest in flying May 10th?
I'm in for whichever weekend day the majority decides on! I'll also help however I can to get Kent's scooter tow operational. Just keep me posted on the what, when and where.
As a side note, I got an e-mail from the USHPA asking what level of cell phone connectivity we had at our flying sites. Other officers received the same. I did go ahead and fill it out as best as possible, using the following sites, Tow road 1 east-west, tow road 2 north-south, and Cruzan field. I did not list the Madison site since it is in high disrepair and needs work. The information I gave them is not going out to the members, it is strictly for internal use. They are trying to implement a system by which we can check members currency through text message. Not a bad idea, but right now isn't really applicable to our little corner of the flying world. Your Vice- President hard at work! :great: Haha
I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things. Antoine de St. Exupery
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05-15-2014, 09:08 PM,
#10
Any interest in flying May 10th?
I am in too Michal, but as far as flying is concerned, Sunday may be a better day. Rain is forcasted on Sat afternoon.
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