62 =========== ---------- *AT* Fremont, CA
PGs have a high sink rate. I use it as a guide, not necessarily because I think I can get there.
104 =========== Jamey Jacobs *AT* Hollister, CA
offset too large for Glass sailplanes, but I understand that...
166 =========== James Gaar *AT* Ottawa, KS
179 =========== ---------- *AT* Ellenville, NY near Wurtsboro, NY
I stopped looking at this as it didn't seem useful. I never found a sunny day that I couldn't climb in thermals.
221 =========== Bill Whelan *AT* FDK MD
Seems to be pretty good for the piedmont to the east of ridges lying just west of FDK. Seems to hit the "average" thermal fairly well; tends to under predict the exceptionally strong thermals. Suggest leave as is.
261 =========== ---------- *AT* Truckee/Minden
Overall, local conditions seem to have a more profound influence.
270 =========== ---------- *AT* Williams, CA.
Conditions were not as good as predicted for hills west of Williams, CA. I was flying in late September/early October. There was a heavy inversion that was not picked up in the forecast.
276 =========== Doug Levy *AT* Warner Springs, Ca
I don't use this often
279 =========== ---------- *AT* Woodstock, VA
As you may guess, I am an optimist.
282 =========== Jim Hays *AT* Air Sailing, NV
303 =========== Bill Ricker *AT*
This is more with BLIPSPOT, mission is way optimistic. Diablo is fairly good or a bit on the low side.
306 =========== ---------- *AT* Mission Peak -- Fremont, CA
Often at our local sites (Mission Peak in Fremont, CA and Ed Levin in Milpitas, CA) top of lift is closer to the boundry layer top. My presumption has always been this is the result of the local terrain which is not well resolved in your model.
326 =========== ---------- *AT* fd40
381 =========== Ben Rogers *AT* hernandez
This has been pretty close.
421 =========== Dr. Hugo Vifian *AT* Hollister
This is my first map I look at. If Hcrit is >10K for Avenal then I will fly that day if in any way possible because I can stay up all day and make it back to Hollister without risk.
441 =========== ---------- *AT* La Grange, GA
467 =========== John Medley *AT* Crystalaire Llano, CA
Have not been keeping track of "error" enough to provide a comment in that column on this one
468 =========== ---------- *AT* Austin, TX
Use this, but not often.
486 =========== Martin Hellman *AT* Hayward, CA
Probably for the same reasons mentioned in W* above, even though BL TOP should be the top of the thermal, not the usable top (Hcrit), I find BL TOP to be close to the usable top.
515 =========== Ramy Yanetz *AT* Hollister
Too Low for Hollister XC routes
517 =========== Mike Parker *AT* El Tiro Gliderport Tucson, AZ
Just an impression that predictions are low. I don't have accurate data. At the end of the season I stopped looking at it and looked at height of BL top instead because I could compare easier with other met data.
518 =========== George Hamilton *AT* Rancho Murieta, CA
This paramenter is usually "right on the money" for our site.