Yesterday was a spectacularparagliding day at Bulwer. Some guys got high in convergence. 6m/s averages were recorded. Pete Relleen made 2050m above take off. Marc Aldridge got to 3300 meters above take off! Many students had great flying.
A cold front moved in yesterday evening with thunderstorms. We've had 14mm of rain so far. The weather forecast for the weekend looks a bit dismal for paragliding with a lot of clouds on Saturday and still very cold. Sunday could be ok. It is likely that the wind will be North after the front has passed by.
It was a really good weekend for paragliding at Bulwer. On Saturday the wind was quite strong East at times. Hans did some tandem flights but unfortunately student Mark Hendy was grounded. There were cumulus clouds dotted across the sky with lots of lift under each cloud. Sunday was epic with great climbs and quite a few pilots including Brett Powell and Jo Chanani had good cross country flights. We had a great music concert on the lawn at Wild Sky on Sunday. On Monday the wind was Westerly. Brett waited on the mountain to fly as the wind direction tried to go East but eventually gave up. Today a cold front has pulled in bringing with it much needed rain.
It looks like Bulwer will be flyable both days this weekend, with quite a lot of cloud around on Saturday. Its fairly chilly here today with a strong East wind blowing.
Bulwer has seen some great paragliding weather lately. Last weekend student Brad logged 16 flights! Hans had great tandem flights on Sunday. The air is very smoky despite a massive thunderstorm that swept through yesterday evening. We got 25mm of rain, finally some decent precipitation! This week every day has been flyable at Bulwer except on Monday there was a strong Westerly in the morning.
It was a great afternoon with student Brad logging nine flights and Dylan Fairfield logging tandem flights with Gerald Zondi as passenger. Josh landed in Himeville he got 700m above the peaks.