Posted by: 13rob | May 16, 2013

May 15th – Strong winds

Today we were forced to use runway 31, the uphill runway, because of strong NW winds. We enjoyed a few hours of good soaring, but found ourselves surrounded in most directions by big showers. This wind direction makes for very turbulent conditions locally and most experienced challenging approaches.

Alex in HBB, had a calmer approach but unfortunately into a field at Almansa. It was Andy’s last day with us in AB, and the picture shows him taking off towards the hills.

Image31 take-off

 

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