11 =========== ---------- *AT* Bay Area, CA
I normally fly in the SF Bay Area. I took a trip to Toronto last year and used the BLIPMAP there as well.

13 =========== ---------- *AT* 75G, Manchester MI
Just moved to CA and haven't yet started soaring again. No current gliderport in CA yet.

24 =========== ---------- *AT* BDL/ Suffield, CT
I belong to the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics). I local and contests in RC size soaring only.

30 =========== ---------- *AT* Woodrat Mtn OR
I am a meteorologist with a goal of improving the use of weather information for the local hang/paraglider community.

45 =========== Bill Geiger *AT* Keystone Gliderport Julian, PA
In the months of June, July and August, I also fly from Bandel Airport, Pittsburgh, PA which is where I live.

46 =========== ---------- *AT* York Soaring, Arthur Ontario Canada

48 =========== Dieter Bibbig *AT* ase; CO; Aspen
I have looked at your maps very little. Honestly have not read your how to's Would need more time! Would like to see forecasts in a different way, feature, simpler? The colors confuse me similar, possibly less colors?

56 =========== Jaime Pinto *AT* SOSA Gliding Club - Toronto - Canada
Soaring Association of Canada SOSA Gliding Club

60 =========== Todd *AT* Bermunda high sc
Great Job!!!

61 =========== Ernst W. Schneider *AT* Invermere, BC
we fly just north of the US Border in Invermere, BC. Columbia Valley out of Invermere Airport an you established a seperate Blipspot for us.

62 =========== ---------- *AT* Fremont, CA
I am a paraglider pilot who flies the local sites occasionaly, but prefers to fly in the bigger mountains. Still I use Dr Jack mainly for the local weather information.

66 =========== Jim Fryett *AT* Arthur East ON
I am a member of Soaring Association of Canada Club membership in 2003 South Ontario Soaring Association in 2004 York Soaring Association

76 =========== Julian (Tim) Tuck *AT* Gatineau Gliding Club, Ottawa, ON
Soaring Association of Canada

81 =========== Ron Gleason *AT* Groveland, FL plus many others around the US
I travel full time but do most of my flying in FL, TN, TX, CO and WA. I mainly fly Hang Gliders but just got my sail plane ticket. My objectives are setting state, regional, National and world records. I am ranked #3 in the US for Class 5 hang gliders and will be competing in the worlds championships for the USHGA this June in Austria

82 =========== John Downiing *AT* Hemet, CA
I am based at Hemet. But fly in many places. Last year: Air Sailing, Bishop, Elsinore, Estrella, Parowan, Jean.

89 =========== Josh Cohn *AT* Mt. Diablo, CA

91 =========== ---------- *AT* Gadsden, AL
Power pilot 1968- Sailplane pilot 1979-2000 Hang Glider pilot 2003-

104 =========== Jamey Jacobs *AT* Hollister, CA
I am receiving a motorglider soon so all areas of CA/NV are of interest to me - not just Hollister, CA

108 =========== Guy Acheson *AT* Minden-Tahoe, NV
Can't live without it. Wave predictions could be cleaner.

109 =========== Gary Rubus *AT* Buena Vista, CO
The overwhelming majority of my sailplane activity (and, therefore, my BLIP usage) is in CO, WY, and NM.

111 =========== Joseph Vella *AT* Colgan On. ( Great lakes soaring )

113 =========== ---------- *AT* Minden, NV
I instruct in powered aircraft in Texas and go to Minden to do my soaring. I've completed my silver badge, gold and diamond altitude gains, so I am particularly interested in cross country soaring in CA/NV and TX.

125 =========== ---------- *AT* Sterling MA
I don't bother with the TI much anymore

138 =========== Charles Petersen *AT* Toronto ON
Fly at York Soaring 60 mi. NW of Toronto in summer, and at Seminole Lake FL in the winter. Belong to Soaring Association of Canada and Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. Have suggested the custom forecasts for our area clubs.

145 =========== ---------- *AT* Avenal, CA
I also fly ultralights and am a NAFI flight instructor and Master CFI for ASEL, AMEL, CFII, CFIG.

147 =========== bruce breidenbach *AT* eagleville nashville tn
small group of r/c pilots in nashville love to fly ridge/slope, thermal or what i call slermal depending on condition.competing only with the feathered clan.i have some logbook entries from eagleville,tn with bill mcfarland as instructor.due to funds model flying is main activity.any info directed to r/c flying would be appreciated.

151 =========== John(Jock) Proudfoot *AT* Arther East, Ontario, Canada
Soaring Association of Canada

153 =========== Roger Felton *AT* Krey Field, Adelanto CA
Also a member of the 1-26 Assn.

154 =========== ---------- *AT* Chilliwack, BC, Canada (many launch sites)
I'm a member of HPAC (Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada), and some time member of USHGA (U.S. Hang Gliding Association), and the webmaster of

156 =========== Larry Ortega *AT* Blair, NE
I also am about to start flying a high performance ultralight that can be used as a power glider. I'm getting back into soaring and flying after a 15 year stint away due to family and work responsibilities.

161 =========== Vic Thompson *AT* Kars ON (Canada)
SAC (Soaring Assoc of Canada) RVSS (Rideau Valley Soaring School)

162 =========== Discus Flyer *AT* Hinton, OK
Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico locations of greatest interest. Secondly regional competitions and Standard Class Nationals.

165 =========== Jeremy Zawodny *AT* Hollister, CA
I'm also a PASCO member thru BASA.

166 =========== James Gaar *AT* Ottawa, KS
I hope to use the BLIPMAPs to help with Regional contests next year and in the future but for this 2004 season I want to be able to let local nad visiting pilots know what to expect,especially if they are going to drive a long ways to fly with us.

175 =========== lou scheel *AT* minden, nv

177 =========== ---------- *AT* Hobbs, NM - Hobbs Industrial Airpark
1-26 Association

178 =========== H.D. (Bill) Heidel *AT* Hawkesbury (NV4) ON
Member of S.A.C. - Soaring Association of Canada

186 =========== Ray C. Johnson *AT* Chattanooga/TN
I'm interested in becoming a sailplane pilot. All the pilots I talked to at the SSA convention in Atlanta really like your site and complemented on how accurate your data is.

188 =========== ---------- *AT* CYYJ
Aircraft is HK36R Motorglider so it did not really fit choices. Am director of COPA, and RAA in Canada. I am new to your service and it is a steep learning curve to use the system effectively. I am a highly experienced test pilot - but of course, the soaring data you provide is a new challenge for me. Thanks kindly for the service. Feel free to contact me for any further input. Yours truly, Ken Armstonng

190 =========== Mark von Roeder *AT* Colgan Ontario, Canada
Soaring Association of Canada

202 =========== Carl Anderson *AT* Kars ON Airport ID PL3
Canadian user. member of Soaring Association of Canada

206 =========== Tim Harrison *AT* Ely NV
New Zealand resident, visiting Minden and Ely. Comments below relate to flying in USA

211 =========== ---------- *AT* Lookout Mt. Flight Park Rising Fawn GA
I love the Blip Maps. This wonderful resource saves me wasted trips on marginal days, and draws me out for great flights on days I never thought would be good. Thanks for your help and I'm happy to pay to keep em coming. Ollie

215 =========== Dennis Haley *AT* VAL-AIR , DURANGO, CO
Phasing out of hanggliding to sailplanes primarily .

218 =========== Dennis Haley *AT* VAL-AIR , DURANGO, CO
Phasing out of hanggliding to sailplanes primarily .

232 =========== ---------- *AT* ASE
NAA also (other)

236 =========== John Lawton aka Sequatchie Soaring Society *AT* TN89 Whitwell, TN
I fly hang gliders, sailplanes, powered planes and am a tow pilot.

238 =========== ---------- *AT* Middletown, CA
Extremely valuable for flight planning, and I value the new ETA "long-range" forecast (the extra day for me is long...) I've visited after learning of it from the Williams Newsgroup. I use Thermal strength and BL height parameters plus the Blipspot for launch timing and day of flight task planning.

241 =========== Alan Hoar *AT* Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
SAC is the Canadian national association. There is also provincial association in Alberta called ASC. (Alberta Soaring Council)

244 =========== Bill Richardson *AT* Warner Springs, CA
Under types of flying, record = badges

246 =========== ---------- *AT* Alexandria I99
Excellent job Doctor!

254 =========== ---------- *AT* kerry
thank you very much. you are way more accurate than any other soarcast. john kerry

258 =========== Raul D. Boerner *AT* CO15 (Kelly Air Park, Colorado)
Although employed as a professional pilot, my remarks on this survey are for my soaring activities.

260 =========== ---------- *AT* Chipman, Alberta Canada
Edmonton Soaring Club Soaring Association of Canada

262 =========== Hal Chouinard *AT* Truckee, ca
Flying 2 years. Just started using blipmap last season.

267 =========== Kurt Wimberg *AT* Arco ID. Moore ID, Jackson Wy.
I foot launch my Hang Glider in various locations and use your Big Southern Butte Map

268 =========== Ray Perino *AT* Invermere, BC Canada
You provide a BLIPMAP for the Invermere area, which I use. I belong to CSA and COPA.

269 =========== Paul Summerskill *AT* St. Catharines, Ontario
My research outlining the correlation between (W*) and raptor migration is dependent on the daily accessing of Blipmaps during spring and fall raptor migration within the U.S.A. and southern Canada. The Hawk Migration Association of North America has made my study available through a link on their home page to it's 1,200 members, the general public and its hundred and more hawk-watch sites situated throughout North America. My study is also available on my website.

274 =========== Bill Vickland *AT* Front Royal, VA
1-26 Association, a Division of SSA

279 =========== ---------- *AT* Woodstock, VA
I appreciate your efforts. I think Blipmaps are a good predictor, but believe it underestimates lift rate and top of usable lift. Still, I look at the thermal prediction every time I go flying.

291 =========== ---------- *AT* Hemet Ryan/Hemet Ca.
I fly both from Hemet and Mountain Valley/Tehachapi. Most cross country Owens Valley Sierras/Inyos/Whites.

292 =========== ---------- *AT* BZN
Great service, thanks for the help

295 =========== Carl Anderson *AT* Kars ON Airport ID PL3
Canadian user. member of Soaring Association of Canada

323 =========== ---------- *AT*
i am interested in using this for research on migrating raptors. i would be interested in obtaining data from 2003 and for 2004 in fall months for NY and PA, eastern region

324 =========== Steve Burany *AT* Rockton On (near Toronto)
soaring assn. of Canada

332 =========== ---------- *AT* Crazy Creek, Middletown,CA

335 =========== Chip Evans *AT* Franklin & Winchester, IL.

336 =========== David Grah *AT* Bishop, CA
Many flights I contimplate extend between BLIPMAP regions.

347 =========== ---------- *AT* (BSB) or S_Butte_ID
former USHGA member but dropped them when they let paragliding take over organization.

351 =========== ---------- *AT* Sky Soaring / Hampshire, IL
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and was not able to fly in 2003, yet I would look at the blipmaps and used them in 2002 and will fly again in 2004.

352 =========== ---------- *AT* Hollister, Ca.
Recent Pilot, just beginning to understand and use BLIPMAPS.

358 =========== ---------- *AT* Hinckley IL
Tow Pilot

359 =========== David Denman *AT* Flying 10 - Gainesville FL
Fly out of Seminole Lakes (6FL0) - Clermont FL just as often as Flying10

361 =========== ---------- *AT* Crazy Creek, Middletown, CA
Your work is extremely valuable to the flying community. Thank you for all you do. I heard a rumor that you may be incorporating a wave prediction into your BLIPMAP. If that is true, it would be great. We fly wave in the winter at Crazy Creek.

362 =========== Milton Hare *AT* Williams, CA
Because I am unable to fly much these days, I try not to look at BLIPMAP to avoid depression. If it looks really good out my window I generally can't help it and take a look to see what I'm missing. I also help friends with BLIPMAP forecasts even if I'm not flying myself.

381 =========== Ben Rogers *AT* hernandez
excellent site. Very accurate. I would volunteer to help devise a more detailed blip of the Hollister area (+100 miles each way) if that was possible.

386 =========== G. E. (Tim) Wood *AT* Arthur, ON
I reside in Canada. I am a member of SAC (Soaring Association of Canada)

388 =========== Bob Davis, SSA state governor *AT* (DKX) Knoxville Downtown Island Airport
member of BFA, also past AIAA member.

397 =========== Dan Shoemaker *AT* Caddo Mills, TX
Caddo Mills is only one area. Flying SE OK, N and Cntrl TX as well this year.

408 =========== ---------- *AT* Spartanburg Dowtown Airport - Spartanburg, SC
I am a new pilot. At this point, XC is something I hope to do soon.

410 =========== John Watkins *AT* Springfield, VT KVSF
Also fly model gliders

432 =========== ---------- *AT* Blairstown, NJ
Very useful, please continue the service and make it a subscription service if $ is a problem

443 =========== David Schuur *AT* Lawrenceville IL
member Vintage Sailplane Assoc.

468 =========== ---------- *AT* Austin, TX
I'm registered, but I'm not sure I got the ID right above.

475 =========== ---------- *AT* Batavia, OH

483 =========== ---------- *AT* Saratoga County Airport, Ballston Spa, NY
I am also a member of CAP.

488 =========== ---------- *AT* Invermere, BC
BC hang gliding and paragliding association, Canadian Soaring Association

504 =========== ---------- *AT* Invermere BC

510 =========== MAJ K. Mason Smawley *AT* Highland Aero Sports, Ridgely MD
also use for when flying weight shift ultra lites. soon to be BFI with ASC

512 =========== Larry Springford *AT*
I no longer fly from a "home" airport, but I travel a lot. I belong to the Soaring Association of Canada

523 =========== Heinz *AT* Arlington, WA & Ephrata WA
Student Glider pilot for 51 years. Finally converted to Private in 2003. Weather is my longtime avocation.