This Sunday’s forecast on the Blipmap was showing reasonably high cloudbases. It also showed that the day would shut down early due to sea-breezes. So not a hugely promising day. But exceptionally high cloudbases were forecast out west. So it’s not a problem if the day shuts down early and you’re 120km from home if you’re at 12,000ft with a tail wind all the way home.
We didn’t see the forecast for wave though. There were lenticular clouds all over the sky like a fleet of invading flying saucers from Mars. Have a look at this one that’s beaming up an innocent cumulus cloud.
Here’s another one, pretending to be a cumulus…
Check out the results of the flight on the OLC link on the right-hand side of this page.