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Flying in Utah

Postby pstrzel » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:34 am

Many of you have probably seen Bruno's videos, but this new one shows him flying around Nephi and Mt. Nebo, which is featured in the Utah scenery. It will give you some idea of the difference between Condor and real life. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLmcBUqgIA4
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Re: Flying in Utah

Postby pstrzel » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:17 am

On a sadder note, there's one less of us here:

http://www.kutv.com/news/top-stories/st ... 2110.shtml

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Re: Flying in Utah

Postby pstrzel » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:01 pm

You can visit the Utah potash mines in Condor via Canyonlands airport. :D

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=30481604&nid=1012&title=nasa-images-showcase-moab-potash-mines&s_cid=queue-7
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Re: Flying in Utah

Postby pstrzel » Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:51 am

Over 100K km's flown during the Nephi Soaring Safari 1st week of July 2014:

http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/gliding/flightsOfAirfield.html?aa=NEPHI1&st=olcp&rt=olc&c=C6&sc=&sp=2014

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Re: Flying in Utah

Postby pstrzel » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:04 am

There's nice article about our local Nephi, Utah events in the upcoming Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Gliding International magazine. Make sure to pick up a copy and read about Bruno Vassel's efforts in organizing them. Ah yes, and don't forget to visit Nephi in Condor (http://www.condor-club.eu/viewscenery/0/?id=174). :)
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Re: Flying in Utah

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Re: Flying in Utah

Postby pstrzel » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:56 pm

Capricorne wrote:Another way to fly to Utah:

http://www.e-adrenaline.fr/terre/actual ... gopro/3208

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Or you can visit the area without worrying about BASE jumpers:

http://www.condor-club.eu/showtask/0/?id=8176

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Re: Flying in Utah

Postby Flightbase » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:44 am

pstrzel wrote:Many of you have probably seen Bruno's videos, but this new one shows him flying around Nephi and Mt. Nebo, which is featured in the Utah scenery. It will give you some idea of the difference between Condor and real life. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLmcBUqgIA4


The conditions are just sick! Climbing up to 9m/s, average climb of 5m/s? I wonder why they got a record of below 140km/h... Having cloudbase later on at 6400m - now, thats a final glide!

I wonder if Bruno would have fun at 1800m cloudbase and avaerage climb of 2m/s ;)
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Re: Flying in Utah

Postby pstrzel » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:42 pm

Flightbase wrote:
pstrzel wrote:Many of you have probably seen Bruno's videos, but this new one shows him flying around Nephi and Mt. Nebo, which is featured in the Utah scenery. It will give you some idea of the difference between Condor and real life. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLmcBUqgIA4


The conditions are just sick! Climbing up to 9m/s, average climb of 5m/s? I wonder why they got a record of below 140km/h... Having cloudbase later on at 6400m - now, thats a final glide!

I wonder if Bruno would have fun at 1800m cloudbase and avaerage climb of 2m/s ;)


Sometimes I do wonder if some northern European training wouldn't do wonders for our confidence and skills. I'm still a beginner (checkride last September), but it seems that the locals don't venture out much if the cloud base is below 2500m AGL. We're a little spoiled here in the desert, but you must understand also that landing out 50 miles from the nearest settlement presents problems that many Europeans may not appreciate:

http://listosaur.com/travel/top-10-remo ... ed-states/

I guess every region has it's particular challenges though.
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Re: Flying in Utah

Postby Flightbase » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:58 pm

pstrzel wrote:
Flightbase wrote:
pstrzel wrote:Many of you have probably seen Bruno's videos, but this new one shows him flying around Nephi and Mt. Nebo, which is featured in the Utah scenery. It will give you some idea of the difference between Condor and real life. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLmcBUqgIA4


The conditions are just sick! Climbing up to 9m/s, average climb of 5m/s? I wonder why they got a record of below 140km/h... Having cloudbase later on at 6400m - now, thats a final glide!

I wonder if Bruno would have fun at 1800m cloudbase and avaerage climb of 2m/s ;)


Sometimes I do wonder if some northern European training wouldn't do wonders for our confidence and skills. I'm still a beginner (checkride last September), but it seems that the locals don't venture out much if the cloud base is below 2500m MSL. We're a little spoiled here in the desert, but you must understand also that landing out 50 miles from the nearest settlement presents problems that many Europeans may not appreciate:

http://listosaur.com/travel/top-10-remo ... ed-states/

I guess every region has it's particular challenges though.

You are welcome at my home anytime! Just tell me in time - and we will do some nice flights. You can leave your oxygen system at home :P

Kinda regards, Nik
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Re: Flying in Utah

Postby pstrzel » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:16 pm

You are welcome at my home anytime! Just tell me in time - and we will do some nice flights. You can leave your oxygen system at home :P

Kinda regards, Nik


Be careful what you wish for. I have family in Poland, England, and Austria. It wouldn't be a stretch. :) Actually, I grew up in Lubin in Poland, and it would be a dream come true to fly over my home town someday. I spent considerable time playing in the vicinity of the airport and watched gliders thermaling up high when I was a kid. Witnessing a landout made an impression on me. It was a cute girl that flew out of Leszno and didn't quite make the airport.
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Re: Flying in Utah

Postby arneh » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:24 pm

pstrzel wrote:Sometimes I do wonder if some northern European training wouldn't do wonders for our confidence and skills. I'm still a beginner (checkride last September), but it seems that the locals don't venture out much if the cloud base is below 2500m MSL.


And here in Norway we're lucky if cloud base is above the terrain! :P
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Re: Flying in Utah

Postby pstrzel » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:43 pm

arneh wrote:
pstrzel wrote:Sometimes I do wonder if some northern European training wouldn't do wonders for our confidence and skills. I'm still a beginner (checkride last September), but it seems that the locals don't venture out much if the cloud base is below 2500m MSL.


And here in Norway we're lucky if cloud base is above the terrain! :P
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Yes, we get those days too. We call them Condor days. :lol:

P.S. Sorry, I made a boo-boo in my previous post. I meant to say cloudbase below 2500 AGL of course (I edited my post). Our airports in northern Utah are around 1500 MSL (5000').
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Re: Flying in Utah

Postby pstrzel » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:02 pm

Nephi 2015 is done. Here's Bruno's synopsis and commentary of this year's event:

https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!topic/rec.aviation.soaring/rs16TU8mo0U

And here are the OLC specifics:

http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/gliding/flightsOfAirfield.html?aa=NEPHI1&st=olcp&rt=olc&c=US&sc=9&sp=2015 (dates 27 June - 5 July)

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