Michael Marshall

John Good JWGC Report 8/10-Final Contest Day

A hot day today (around 96F) – hot enough to make a moderately stable airmass work moderately well, (though not hot enough to produce cumulus clouds). Good climbs were available [...]

John Good JWGC Report 8/8-Contest Day 9

Widespread morning cloud was accompanied by considerable skepticism that flying would be possible today. We duly gridded all gliders on the possibility that a clear area approaching from the west would [...]

John Good JWGC Report 8/7-Contest Day 8

A warmer day today, with another dose of quirky weather.  One feature near home was wave over cumulus clouds, which allowed many pilots to climb to their best altitudes of the [...]

John Good JWGC Report 8/6-Contest Day 7

We had another dose of weird weather today.  The key feature was an unusual line of lift, probably controlled by wave generated by interaction between low-level southerly winds and the upper-level [...]

John Good JWGC Report 8/5-Contest Day 6

A difficult and eventful day today.  At the morning pilot briefing, we were told to expect the best weather of the contest – and when the tasks were displayed, we learned [...]

John Good JWGC Report 8/4-Contest Day 5

A challenging day today, with post-frontal weather that produced some very good lift and some difficult areas, with spreadout, light rain and then dead skies on final glide. In the [...]

John Good JWGC Report 8/2-Contest Day 4

Probably the trickiest day yet at JWGC2019.  All forecasts called for thickening mid- and high-level cloud to march into central and eastern Hungary by noon, and a morning view to the [...]


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