Last week’s soaring conditions were tops for this year, or at least tied for the nomination, anyway. Several pilots flew cross-country from here on Saturday, including Peter Kovari and Karl Sommer, 350 miles to Austin, NV, and Richard Smolinski on his first straight-out diamond, to Gabbs, NV. (Incidentally, all three of these fine pilots happen to be immigrants to the U.S. Imagine that! Lets hope they never lose courage and decide to ‘go back’) Stories of two of those flights appear below, on our SOARING IS LEARNING page.
As for this week, expect temps in the nineties, with thermal heights limited by an unseasonably flat temperature gradient. Moderate westerly winds might produce a south cross late each day, and possibly even some wave, especially on Friday.
SEE YOU SOON!