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					  Mountain Flying




      You’re in for a treat!
Sugarbush XC/Racing Experience
The Daily Cycle

       Morning
The Daily Cycle over the Course of the Day
Strong Lift Develops
As the Thermal Climbs
The Slope
The Effect of the Slope’s
Shape Can Vary
Wind/Sun Direction can help – Luv Thermals . . .
Or hinder – Lee Thermals
So what’s it all mean?

Mountain Soaring Technique

        Climbing

        Running

        Routing
Tight, Controlled Circling
Required!
Life is good above the peaks
         Safer – more terrain clearance
                 more fields in reach
         Faster
                 Accept lower climb rates to stay high
                 Avoid time being pinned down low
         Better View
Course perpendicular to Ridges   Course aligns with Ridges
Wave Flying is great for fun

        But rarely a factor in competition here

				
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