Slope Forecast for Sunday Sept 4 2022

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Slope Forecast for Sunday Sept 4 2022

Unread post by rhyneheimer » Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:12 pm

Launch window forecast for slope soaring at Lawrencetown. Looks like a sea breeze.
"Issued 03:30 PM ADT 02 September 2022
Sunday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots."

Windfinder.com - Lawrencetown Beach
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Re: Slope Forecast for Sunday Sept 4 2022

Unread post by JohnOSullivan » Sat Sep 03, 2022 8:33 pm

Looks like perfect slope conditions after Noon. Talked to some guys and everything seems to be a go.
Light conditions just right for Shannon in the morning and wind strengthening for Lawrencetown in the afternoon. Keep flying.
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Re: Slope Forecast for Sunday Sept 4 2022

Unread post by JohnOSullivan » Mon Sep 05, 2022 1:20 pm

An Excellent afternoon flying Sunday at Lawrencetown with 6 fliers. Flew from 1pm and finished up at 6pm.
Winds were due south at a consistent 25 kph. Bright sun was a bit dazzling at times.
Time to give Slope Soaring a try.
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Re: Slope Forecast for Sunday Sept 4 2022

Unread post by rhyneheimer » Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:18 pm

Yes, perfect weather and perfect SW winds. With an endless stream of visitors, tourists, and spectators, and with 6 flyers, it felt like a mini-Slopefest '22. Our activities were closely scrutinized by an eagle overhead for much of the day, and I was chased by what I'm fairly sure was a Peregrine Falcon which was a privilege! I have been chased by them before. They're the fastest animal on Earth. Yes, we had girl student flyer, with a five-to-one instructor to student ratio! Ha!
Thanks guys! Great to see everyone again!
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HEFA/MAAC pilot, slope soaring fanatic, electric enthusiast -
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