Posted by: 13rob | December 17, 2012

Dec 17th – Thunderstorms!

There was a rather a dire forecast of widespread thunderstorms from Topmeteo. Topmeteo man, Bernd Goretski, who is flying at Bitterwasser at the moment, persuaded the Bitterwasser pilots not to fly today. So we had a lot of the Bitterwasser pilots visiting Kiripotib today. As it happened, he did get the forecast right. Away from the thunderstorms, conditions were fantastic and a few pilots flew out to the escarpment and found very good conditions out there. After a few hours a monster storm developed close to Kiripotib, and all gliders were asked to return early. We didn’t fly and instead helped Mr Bally put his two gliders away.

 

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The mid afternoon sat pic.

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