I found this site useful for making sense of the NOTAM;
Big news from Denman today, Christine has a new car/machine/shopping trolley.
It seems she wants us all to know that she can talk the talk AND walk the walk. As if we didn't know already?
Watch out any one who wants to injure themselves and dislikes worms & lime.
(Be afraid. Be very afraid.)
But seriously... are we due for another visit soon?
Following from our last meeting, Frans has coded up a script to grab notams for areas relevent to our flying activities so that they can be shown on this website.
When you log in to this site as a member of the club, you will see the Notams section appear in the left column, between the search box and the "Who's online" area.
Currently it looks for notams for
Autumn can really turn of some nice flying weather. Light winds, smooth lift and short retrieves. In a word...nice. Thanks to Dawson rattling the cell bars, a few of us were treated to a perfect slice of Autumn on Sunday.
Matt, Virpi, Scott, Jason Mack, Dawson & myself fell off Brokenback in light and variable conditions, and did a formation climb to base over launch. All off safe, all climbed out - that's a good start to any day.
Ric Evans put together this video from StingFest last year.
Since Wingtech is close to the wetlands at Jewells, its not unusual to get the odd little critter come to visit. On Easter Thursday we caught a glimpse, of a hint, of the tip, of something diving into the plotter's pump housing. I was thinking mouse/rat but after opening the door a smidge, I made out, in the gloom, a (big) striped reptilian face staring back.
That door has never shut so quick.
Seems like years since we've flown at Pete and Chris's, but Easter Friday & Saturday were good reminders of why the drive is so worth it.
What's happening over Easter? Any plans - fly ins etc.
I'm proposing a couple of days at Denman.
I'll check with Pete and keep an eye on the forecast.
Too much cloud, too little sun. The grey layer was above hill height but not by much. Light drift did little to nudge dormant looking clouds and a patient gaze was needed to see any growth in the margins. I sat with Camo in Freeo's car lot sheltered from a gentle ENE. We hoped conditions would prove better than they looked but the optimism slowly faded while we waited for others to arrive. Then a tower of cloud was spotted in the distance, a pillar of hot air going vertical. Then another. Each time instantly sowing seeds of hope and stirring that excited anticipation only a pilot knows.
Any interest for Denman this Sunday? We have a member who wants to learn to tow.