Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Blanchard March 20

My first real thermal flight of the season!

Blanchard is awesome this time of year since it's often snow-free before the higher and inland flying sites, and the presence of the water mitigates the strong spring thermals which could otherwise result in cloud overdevelopment and storminess.

Conditions on launch were a bit cross for both the south and west launches (typical!) so pilots were using both launches.  But once in the air it was straight to cloud base (which was admittedly low, maybe 1000m), and then it was easy flying all over the place.  As per usual at Blanchard on a good spring day, the flatlands to the south were working very nicely and it was easy to fly to Bow Edison, or even beyond to the airport if you wanted to.



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