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Old April 28th 06, 01:08 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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If you were pulling up stakes, where would one move to find:

1. The longest soaring season.

2. The best x-c conditions, on average.

The OLC would suggest Blairstown, NJ... Any other opinions, with or
without objective data?

Erik N.
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Old April 28th 06, 02:08 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Define "soaring season". We have a 12-month season in Arizona, but
obviously some parts are better than others. (We had several 300-400k
days in January and February.) The x/c weekends far out-number all
others here.

And we're one-day drive from Exlxyx, NxVx, home of the best soaring on
the planet! (Name munged to keep the the Lennys out.)

~ted/2NO

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Old April 28th 06, 02:34 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I'll second Ted... I live in Southern NV, we fly year round, some months are
better than others... and "winter" soaring depends on the ElNino effect..
I'd live in So NV or So AZ before I'd live in SoCal
BT

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Define "soaring season". We have a 12-month season in Arizona, but
obviously some parts are better than others. (We had several 300-400k
days in January and February.) The x/c weekends far out-number all
others here.

And we're one-day drive from Exlxyx, NxVx, home of the best soaring on
the planet! (Name munged to keep the the Lennys out.)

~ted/2NO



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Old April 28th 06, 02:43 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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The Great Basin is the best in the USA for the summer. When the big
bang happens, its the best for your buck. Takeoff locations could be
discussed, but Ely seems to have the best bang for a early start
inwhich you can head out. Parowan is close, really close, and if
Parowan was on the east side of the range, then it could very well be
the best, for the summer. The best about these sites, is, you can go in
any direction, but summers don't last long, so play time is short.
Running the ridges for the winter, that's cool, ya, and its cold.
Spring time in Mifflin is good, really good when the wind blows and you
get in a ridge misson. Marfa, Hobbs, Uvalde, the homeless of ASA,
all have steller soaring, and remember Odessa, home of many long, long
flights. Moriarty has ABQ soaring club, whuch has shown the conditions
over the last several years in leading the USA OLC for clubs. Maybe
your answer comes in any day you can get up and away, is best where
ever your at, and I seem to like that the best.

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Old April 28th 06, 05:08 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I'd have to plug Dallas/Fort Worth. They soar year round and it's the
home of Texas Soaring Association. That part is as important as the
weather. It matters not how great the weather is if you can't get a
tow. That group has it together and will for a long time.

Regards

Jack Womack

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pull them up properly and move to Australia!
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Old April 28th 06, 02:47 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Hours of research has already been done on this very question with over
100 parameters.
N 33'37.17
W81'15.30

This is not a joke and when you scratch your head, remember your
question. R

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Old April 28th 06, 02:59 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I DID pull up stakes for the soaring two years ago, and am in Minden.
Good wave (although a little late this year), good XC in the summer,
and world records just waiting to be set. There's a commercial
operation offering tows, oxygen and other support every day of the year
(weather permitting), and the scenery is stunning. Minden's reputation
stretches around the world (we have four Japanese and one British pilot
flying with us this week), and for good reason. We are not without
criticism, as future posters will doubtless point out, but we're
working on the things we can change and I think I made the right
decision. Fred

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Old April 28th 06, 04:07 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Erik,

If you want to consider some other factors such as:

Cost of living,
Uncrowded 7500 X 150 Runway, No tower, very little traffic
Excellent Soaring Condition
Rural Area
Temperate Climate
Beautiful Scenery


Look at Siskiyou County, CA
Montague

Link to Mount Shasta Soaring Center http://www.craggyaero.com/mssc/


Richard
www.craggyaero.com

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Old April 28th 06, 05:28 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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You need to keep watching OLC.

Frank Whiteley
Colorado

 




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