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Michael in his hangie had a super long flight yesterday! ;)

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The weather and safety outlook for Sunday 14 April 2024.

There is an acronym index at the bottom of the report for those not understanding some of the weather jargon. ;)

14 April 2024

Good morning all you amazing Wild2Fly people! :)) As we all know, never write off Sedge! Yesterday surprised us all with it working pretty well in the side-on conditions - many were out and had some lekker flying. We say cheers to Andre who is off to EU today - safe travels and see you next summer! ;) (Many of our last EY friends will be leaving in the next few weeks - a sure sign that summer is over!) :)
We can all hear the thunder outside - some CB's expected around our region today. The wind is quite a mess it seems. Very east with over 25knt at 800ft and hardly any on the surface. lol. A big wind gradient and super bumpy stuff around. Hhhmmm... I don’t see anything flyable around the Wilderness area today. And the next few days does not look that exciting either. Ai. Sometimes you have to wait for the sun to go around the earth a few times! ;) Further away, PV side things are looking up = as you probably have heard we are heading that way today and spending a few days there getting some last summer type of flying. The forecast looks good that side and you are all welcome to join us. ;) Lekker! See you out on the hill and don’t forget to take the chance and get closer to God. That's what life is really all about. :)) (John 3:16, Gal 5:13-26) Windy and rainy blessings to you all!

Beach Hotel Site Briefing link here: https://wild2fly.co.za/index.php/weather-wilderness/weather-wilderness-forecast 

The trough neatly along the central parts but def showing winter signs! Lower bases and quite a lot of CB's ;)

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Wind and isobars for midday. :)

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Sedge Spot at 12:00 :)

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Do you like reading flying related stuff? ;) Check out my old blog for some interesting fun and musings on life and flying around the tropical islands of Seychelles. http://wingsandwhalesharks.blogspot.com/

Wild2Fly weather report Acronym sheet


IOH – Indian Ocean High Pressure System
SAH – Southern Atlantic High Pressure system
LSH - Lesotho High Pressure System
B/S - Boyancy Shear ration
CB - Charlie Bravo, Aviation term for Thunderstorms
CT – Cape Town
CP – Cape Point
CF - Cold Front
CATS - Clear Air Turbulence
GR - Garden Route
EL - East London
GE - Great Escarpment
LR – Lapse Rate
LH – Lions Head
SH – Signal Hill
SLP – Sir Lowries Pass
FB – False Bay
FH - Franschoek
RB - Rondebossie
PV – Porterville
PB - Picketberg
SB - Swartberg Pass
CP – CarPark
BH – Beach Hotel
WC – Western Cape
PE – Port Elizabeth
PA – Port Alfred
WWB - Wrong Way Bob
W – West
OD - Over development
Q's - Cumulous clouds
SW – South West
WSW – West South West etc
MIT - Metrology
MET - Meteoroly

If I have missed anything let me know.

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