Thursday, December 25, 2008

Gorman Wave Attempt June 6, 2007

After Brian Choate's inspiring flight from Hollister to Bermuda Dunes flown first in thermal then in wave, I've thought that the transition he used at Gorman is very consistent and could be used as part of a 1000km straight out flight from Williams. I attempted this flight on June 6, 2007 and almost, but did not, catch the wave. This video chronicles the favorable forecast, parts of the flight, and the attempt to find the wave. If you have Quicktime (QT) installed (or have a mac), click the picture above. If you have a PC without QT, click here Flash version to view. For best viewing, you need a DSL, cable, or faster connection. 61MB, 2:29.

The GFS forecast maps shown in the video are available in a higher resolution size, just click on the image above for the GFS moisture map.

Click on the image above for the higher resolution 700mb wind forecast.

1 comment:

RamyYanetz said...

Thanks Kempton for this video. On May 15 I did exactly as described and flew from Hollister to Yuma, using thermals and wave, after studying your video the prior evening.

Ramy Yanetz