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by RMoore
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Gear for Sale or Trade
Topic: Anyone Want to Sell a Falcon 220 or 225?
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Anyone Want to Sell a Falcon 220 or 225?

I'm looking to increase my glider portfolio, and would love to get a big SS floater. I'm willing to pay the market rate.

RM
remmoore at hotmail dot com.
by RMoore
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indian Valley Flying
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Indian Valley Flying

Despite the closing of Tweeten's bailout LZ, there's been plenty of flying in IV this summer. Last weekend, five of us flew, including two pilots on Sport 2's. We all had fun soaring flights, getting over 10k' and soaring over both the ridge and valley. IV is not, and never has been, a site for newb...
by RMoore
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Gear for Sale or Trade
Topic: LARA 250 Chute For Sale - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 125

LARA 250 Chute For Sale - SOLD

SOLD - LARA 250 parachute for sale. Excellent condition, never deployed, always stored in harness, indoors in cool dry location. Never exposed to moisture or dirt. Repacked annually, and freshly repacked for sale. Complete with paraswivel and deployment bag - also in excellent condition. Chute is wh...
by RMoore
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indian Valley Bailout Closed aka Tweetins
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Indian Valley Bailout Closed aka Tweetins

I took a few minutes to calculate the glide to the three most popular LZ's in Indian Valley: Meyer's (sometimes called The Woodpile) - 6.8:1 Snow White - 7.6:1 Dave's - 7.8:1 While I wouldn't recommend single-surface gliders attempt to fly out toward the valley on a straight sled-run, intermediate o...
by RMoore
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "New" XC Skies Forecast Models - Which Are Most Accurate?
Replies: 0
Views: 154

"New" XC Skies Forecast Models - Which Are Most Accurate?

I had a pretty good idea as to which models I used in the previous version of XC Skies. While none of them were perfect, I most often trusteed the GFS model for Diablo and sites further north in California - especially for T/L. The rest of the Bay Area sites seemed to conform closer to NAM models. N...
by RMoore
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indian Valley Bailout Closed aka Tweetins
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Indian Valley Bailout Closed aka Tweetins

The tips I posted are an effort to help pilots gain confidence - and actual ability - they can avoid the bailout. Sinking out to Tweeten's has to do with hanging around the launch or ridge area behind Tweeten's, hoping to get up in that area. There can be better soaring in other parts of the ridge, ...
by RMoore
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indian Valley Bailout Closed aka Tweetins
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Indian Valley Bailout Closed aka Tweetins

Chris,

I'm glad you had a fun flight. Like most sites, Keddie Ridge has it's sweet spots, and site familiarity helps get you up! I bet Dave took advantage of the house thermal behind his place, which can be the best thermal ride on the whole east side of the ridge.

RM
by RMoore
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indian Valley Bailout Closed aka Tweetins
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Indian Valley Bailout Closed aka Tweetins

We knew it was likely, if pilots kept dropping in without permission. At this point, pilots who aren't confident they can make it to the valley LZ's shouldn't launch from the Burn. Maybe we should consider reopening the old Keddie Launch... This time last year, I wrote up some tips for soaring IV. T...
by RMoore
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill Creek Road is OPEN
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Mill Creek Road is OPEN

... otherwise, Juniper isn't a good bet for me. Juniper is highly soarable, and we've had many XC flights from that launch. Juniper is the second highest launch site in the Bay Area - after the Tower. Don't shy away from Diablo on Juniper days! Want to join us in flying Diablo? Contact us and let u...
by RMoore
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill Creek Road is OPEN
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Mill Creek Road is OPEN

Missionaries, I must admit, I'm proud of your stoic avoidance of temptation. Despite my offer to help you enjoy the pleasures of the Devil Mountain, you were ever-virtuous, keeping it in your bag - or at least getting your kicks in some distant location. It must've been tempting; we've been soaring ...

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