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National Weather Service support to soaring activities
  • Published Date:
    1971
Filetype[PDF - 1.58 MB]


Details:
  • Personal Authors:
  • Corporate Authors:
    United States, National Weather Service., Western Region,
  • Series:
    NOAA technical memorandum NWS WR ; 69
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    "Soaring activity and the increasing requirement for National Weather Service support can be enhanced by a better understanding of the part meteorology plays in contest planning. From early spring into late falI, Western Region Staff Minutes frequently describe meteorological support at local, regional, and national soaring contests. Soaring and the requirement for meteorological support are steadiIy increasing throughout the country. Some of the best soaring sites and soaring weather in the world are located in the Western Region. The current world's altitude record (46,267 feet) was established in a wave over the Tehachapi Mountains of southern California. During the national soaring contest held at Reno in 1966, several contestants made distance flights reaching the Pocatello area. A flight from San Diego eastward into western Texas held the two-place distance record at one time. To give Western Region personnel a better feel for soaring, excerpts from Soaring Society of America (SSA) publications [1] have been prepared. In addition, a forecast manual covering the meteorology of soaring and questions commonly asked by soaring pilots, written by Charles V. Lindsay, Quality Control Officer (QCO), Weather Service Forecast Office (WSFO), Washington, D. C., wilI be distributed to the field in the near future"--Introduction.

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