25 =========== Bill Whelan *AT* Frederick MD
One of the critical parameters I always look at.

27 =========== ---------- *AT* Avenal, Ca
Used to some extent but not altogether understood.

49 =========== ---------- *AT* Toronto ON & Clermont FL & State College PA
First parameter I check

50 =========== ---------- *AT* Van Sant Airport, Erwinna, PA
Generally right on.

62 =========== john cochrane *AT* chicago glider IL
medium usefulness. Would like to understand algorithm better.

75 =========== Matt Herron *AT* Middletown CA
Not a major predictor

81 =========== Bob Gibbons *AT* Texas Soaring Association (TSA), Dallas, TX
Seldom used. I most rely on BL Depth in the winter, and LCL in the summer.

101 =========== ---------- *AT* Ellenville, NY
The most useful but a large differnece in optimisim between RUC and ETA.

102 =========== Mark Stump *AT* Mt. Magazine, Waveland, AR
In hang gliders we usually see this rate of climb.

108 =========== ---------- *AT* Santa Barbara, CA
Not that important to me

132 =========== Bob Ireland *AT* Williams, CA

137 =========== Ramy *AT* Yanetz
Not very useful for my area (Hollister)

152 =========== ---------- *AT* KLEB
Consistently under-estimates maximum climb, but still very useful.

154 =========== Paul Summerskill *AT* St. Catharines, Ontario
This parameter is extremely helpful in predicting both the flight path and numbers of migrating raptors.