Posted by: 13rob | May 24, 2012

Cumulus in the Atlas

Wednesday was a very good day in Morocco. Launching at 1115, was somewhat late as there were already good cu throughout the mountains by then. Cloudbase was around 14000′ and it was fairly easy to route along the main spine to the East. Turning back at about 280km out, the central spine was beginning to overdevelop, though still easy to run. As we progressed westward a convergence line formed with the slightly damper air from the Atlantic side producing that curtain cloud, characteristic of sea breezes. We turned the Toubkal Mountain, by which time another line of cu had formed at the head of the Agadir valley, which tempted us to fly around 150km on it without circling.

We achieved a distance of just over 900 kms in 7 hours, so there was probably 1100 or 1200 kms available if you used the whole day.

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  1. Very nice, Rob!


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