THUMBS UP

Yes, it’s been ‘soarable’ every day for a long time now, like every summer, but this season has delivered little of the TERRIFIC thermal conditions our area is known for — so far.  The coming weekend might make up for some of that, with a warming trend and light westerlies generating nearly perfect soaring conditions each day of the ‘foreseeable’ future.

SEE YOU SOON!

TIME FOR SOME LEMONADE

This recent period of 105 degrees every afternoon may come to an end soon.  It’ll be somewhat less humid over the weekend too, with or without continued smoke from the many fires upwind.  We’ve been very lucky over the years at Crystal, in not losing our beautiful skyline to one burn or another.  Let’s pray that continues!

AS YOU WAS

Weather over the coming days will remain much like last week, only not quite as hot, with winds staying light except for some thermal powered gustiness during mid- to late afternoons.  The stuffy humidity will be low enough that even the highest thermals may spawn no cumulus at all…

SEE YOU SOON!

IT’S NOT THE HUMIDITY, IT’S THE HEAT

First, this week’s congratulations go to Casey Sholz who passed his commercial glider check ride last week, and to Travis Michael (a rated power pilot) who flew his first glider solo solo.

In other news, you may have already noticed our current heat wave.  It will continue this week, with tall and powerful thermals boiling mostly unmarked except for maybe Sunday.   Winds aloft will be very light and southerly, but during the maximum heat of each afternoon a merciful westerly breeze should provide a little comfort.

SEE YOU SOON!