AUTUMNAL ALL THE WAY

Look for a mixed bag his coming week, with strong west wind on Friday (think beaucoup lift at the work camp) followed by a shift to northeast after that.  The weather service is calling for cool and cloudy on Saturday, but our patron saint Dr. Jack says full sun.  Either way, if the northeast flow includes mostly north we can expect favorable conditions near the mountains, and if it’s mostly east… bring your own lift.  Remember, you’ve been spoiled by six months of summer, and now it’s time to be spoiled by a few weeks of sweet autumn weather.  Enjoy it while you can.

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A MATTER OF TIME

Many times over the years we’ve pointed out that Crystal offers soarable conditions every single day from mid March to mid October, and guess what? October is half gone as of this weekend and we will have blue thermals — of the sustainer variety. Wind will remain light, and if northerly enough may support better lift in the mountains, but climbing higher than, say, 8000 feet will require holding your tongue in just the right place…

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HAPPY OCTOBER

Thermals this coming week will definitely be of the autumnal variety, meaning half strength to maybe mountaintop height.  It’ll remain sunny each day though, with mostly lite winds, and once again the warmest should come on Saturday.  We’ll have a chance of classic wave on Sunday if it’s southerly enough, and a better chance of bow wave on Monday if it’s northerly enough.

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DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS

Hurray!  Julie Bennet passed her private pilot check ride last Monday – and Patrick Herklotz got his glider commercial the same afternoon!

The coming week will be sunny and ‘cool’ with the warmest  on Saturday as easterlies give way to southwest flow, and possible wave on top of autumn thermals.

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