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4 months ago

Gatineau Gliding Club - GGC
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Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there. It's a nice flying day for those checked out to fly. From the tracker, it's a bit higher down by the Seaway and maybe better to the west. Not many going across the Ottawa River to the north... Montreal Soaring, Rideau Valley, and GGC are doing well after a few days of rain. You can click on the picture to make it bigger. ...
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4 months ago

Gatineau Gliding Club - GGC
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On June 12th, thermals topped out at about 7,000'. A modern glider can go about 70 km from that height, so a cross-country that allows the glider to get home at any point can be done without fear of landing out (though there are airports along the way where a tow home can be done). This is a triangle from Pendleton to Lac Blanche, Pine Hill, and Martin Town, then home to Pendleton, about 221 km. It was a day without cloud markers, a blue day, and quite a challenge, given the late start due to the pandemic restrictions, but very rewarding. It's nice to get out of the house! ...
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When the humidity is high, the haze comes to Eastern Ontario (June 4th). Never really cooled down at top of climb... ...
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