75 =========== ---------- *AT* Salida, CO
This is a chart where the vario offset your be useful. I'd like to see at a glance if the convergence updrafts would sustain flight before and after thermal convection starts and ends.
85 =========== ---------- *AT* Mission Ridge, CA
hardly ever get in convergence, would be great if I could just fly to some!
107 =========== ---------- *AT* Ames, IA
Looked at but rarely useful in the midwest region. Can indicate convergence areas for thunderstorm potential which has a separate usefulness
113 =========== ---------- *AT* Minden, NV
I haven't been on the web site in a while so all of these below this one are new to me. I use an article published several years ago in Soaring to brush up on the blip maps for my annual soaring trips to Minden.
145 =========== ---------- *AT* Avenal, CA
Doesn't seem to predict the movement of sea air through the gap near Belridge at all, doesn't predict the shifting of the Avenal convergence over the day. Inaccurate sometimes for whether the convergence is east or west of the Diablos.
160 =========== ---------- *AT* Alexandria Indiana (formerly Terry airport)
It happens so rarely around here, I just hope I can jump on it one day. Or maybe it happens a lot and we just don't know about it. I'm kind of new at this game, actually.
166 =========== James Gaar *AT* Ottawa, KS
179 =========== ---------- *AT* Ellenville, NY near Wurtsboro, NY
We don't see much convergence in our area other than a little seabreeze convergence which is not near any of our flying sites.
211 =========== ---------- *AT* Lookout Mt. Flight Park Rising Fawn GA
We haven't seem much of this and would have a little trouble traveling to get to the convergence if it could be identified.
221 =========== Bill Whelan *AT* FDK MD
Have never found a correlation with this parameter. Could be due to insufficient parameter resolution in the NE.
261 =========== ---------- *AT* Truckee/Minden
I haven't found much use for it.
276 =========== Doug Levy *AT* Warner Springs, Ca
I don't use this often
286 =========== ---------- *AT* Boulder, CO
Convergence lift is the most frequent lift mechanism on the Front Range. Finer resolution of the forecast is required to make this parameter more useful here.
337 =========== ---------- *AT* Kelly Airpark Elbert, CO
Works fairly well for predicting the frequent Front Range convergence
343 =========== ---------- *AT* Owl Canyon Gliderport Wellington, CO
Model scale not useful enough to be of much use to soaring pilots soaring shear lines
360 =========== Ian Cant *AT* Tehachapi CA
Rely on local knowledge for shearlines
361 =========== ---------- *AT* Crazy Creek, Middletown, CA
Just starting to use. Became aware of this at PASCO safety seminar talk last November.
375 =========== ---------- *AT* Soaring Society of Houston, Navasota, TX
will look at this feature and use it when it appears that shear lines are in my vicinity.
381 =========== Ben Rogers *AT* hernandez
Haven't bothered with these others.
416 =========== Morgan Hall *AT* Plowshare Peak, HG Launch near New Cuyama, CA
same basic concept, the resolution is not precise enough for our area.
461 =========== Finbar Sheehy *AT* Warner Springs CA
Actually, maybe I use this but don't understand it! Do the thermal predictions already account for convergence, or not?
468 =========== ---------- *AT* Austin, TX
Convergence flying is usually too rowdy for paragliders in Texas where any usable convergence is usually associated with a fast-moving and turbulent inbound cold front.
472 =========== ---------- *AT* Boerne TX
No convergence in this area
477 =========== ---------- *AT* Ridgely, MD
seems there is convergence on the Eastern Shore everyday. Lots of sea-breezes & bay breezes that are not resolved.
486 =========== Martin Hellman *AT* Hayward, CA
Having this parameter available has helped me understand, and use, convergence much more effectively.
489 =========== ---------- *AT* Mountain Valley Airport, Tehachapi, CA
Use to qualitatively establish the probability of a shear line, and look for it if predicted.
518 =========== George Hamilton *AT* Rancho Murieta, CA
So far we haven't seen this phenomenon at our local site. Have seen it show up on the maps for the Sierras, but did not have a chance to personally verify.