The dangers of Microbursts

A weekend read that may save your life. A detailed analysis by Clemens of a recent fatal glider accident in Colorado. I don’t think this issue is just a concern out West: https://chessintheair.com/invisible-microburst-kills-expert-glider-pilot/

Weather tools

Our weatherman is at the region 5 North contest in South Carolina. But here are some tools you can use: Check Wunderground: https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/pa/hilltown/40.32,-75.24 Windy: https://www.windy.com/40.342/-75.253?39.863,-75.253,8 Dr. Jack: http://www.drjack.info/BLIP/NAM/NE/index.html Here is one, which presents a good forecast for aviation: http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KDYL&state=PA And you’ve probably heard about Skysight – a very compelling tool, if for no other reason … Read more

SSA magazine -worth a read

If you haven’t yet – have a read in this month’s SSA magazine. Several really good articles. From first land outs to wave flying out West, electric powerplants to knife fights in phone booths and “exciting losses” – how inattention can cost in money and downtime. But wait – there is more. Open that paper … Read more