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Hannah’s Final Blog: A Lasting Impression

It has been three days since the closing ceremony of the World Gliding Championships in Uvalde.  I am now settling in at home, nearly 2,000 miles away from Garner Field.  I think it is safe to say the same for those of you who were at the WGC…

August 18 914(CDT) 1414(UTC)

Weather today is a little more uncertain.  There is a boundary of unstable air mass lying across the northern task area.  There is mid level cloud intrusion from the NW almost to Uvalde and greater instability in the sea breeze front to our S…

August 17 904(CTD) 1404(UTC)

Wx. should be uniformly good over entire contest site with no significant threat of sea breeze intrusion. Launches a little earlier and probably blue initially, but good cu development later.  Racing tasks for all classes using N. task area early …

Leigh Zimmerman "Around the Worlds"

Rick Walters is on site now and we were chatting about 2012 WGC Speeds. Per Rick: “The fastest flight after 10 days of competition has been Peter Harvey’s. His speed of 161 kph on day 7 is the equivalent of Ron Tabery’s speed of 100 mph at la…

Weather – August 16 916(CDT) (1418 UTC)

Yesterday a small area of moisture up the Rio Grande provided a local area of cumulus SW to NE over Uvalde.  Farther to the SE it was dry and blue.  Lift altitudes restricted competitors to generally less than 7000ft. through 16:00, thereafte…

August 15 1425CDT(1925 UTC)

A shot of moisture from the Rio Grande Valley brought some low cumulus late morning continuing still at launch time that was not evident in the morning models.  Weathermen still expect it to dry out.

Hannah’s Blog: Day 10

Sitting on the grid here at Garner Field waiting for launch to begin momentarily. Unexpected for day 10, clouds fill the sky all around from view of the airport. The first open class pilot just launched, and all the crews are slowly beginning to scat…