Albuquerque Soaring Club

First Soaring Seminar of 2020-Tuesday March 3

The Albuquerque Soaring Club will be kicking off it's 2020 Summer Seminar series on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 pm at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center located at 501 Elizabeth St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. Bill Hill will be speaking about Flying in Wave. This presentation is open to everyone, not just club members.

Anatomy of the Mountain Wave
Take-aways:
•Mountain wave is insidious and not readily recognized without proper study.
•Conditions can exceed the climb performance of most general aviation aircraft.
•Mountain wave can be used to augment the climb performance of most aircraft.
•Mountain wave can have catastrophic consequences (UAL 585.)
•The 1964 B-52 incident where the vertical stab and rudder were lost in mountain wave condition.
•Clouds are not always present during wave condition.
•Wave turbulence and down drafts can go all the way to the ground.

posted on: 2020-02-26