Archive for November, 2009

Another Narromine Return

Ready for Launch

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.

Flying Saucers

Here’s another one, pretending to be a cumulus…

Lenticular cumulus

 Check out the results of the flight on the OLC link on the right-hand side of this page.


XQY Is Back In The Air