Tow pilot for Tuesday

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      Don GrilloDon Grillo

        looking for a toll pilot for Tuesday, August 4. Starting at about noon. Sky site is forecasting a decent cross country day. Will update if the forecast changes.


        Will update if the forecast changes.

        Thanks, Don

      • #8998
        John ScottJohn Scott

          I’ll be around Tuesday.

          John Scott

        • #9000
          Erik SchnaubeltErik Schnaubelt

            I’ll be out there as well!
            But would like to fly gliders in the afternoon.

            – Erik Schnaubelt

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            John LincolnJohn Lincoln

              I plan to be out to fly. John Lincoln

            • #9004
              Don GrilloDon Grillo

                The forecast for today has changed. Forecast winds are now gusty out of the either the northeast or northwest depending on the lake breeze. I’ll keep an eye on it but may have to cancel as the winds may be over my crosswind limit for my glider. I’ll still be going out to the field though.


                 For the 12Z TAFs...
                    Currently, a narrow band of showers over Lake Michigan is
                    streaming southward toward GYY. The band of showers is being
                    maintained by the confluence of winds via overnight land breezes,
                    allowing for a westerly component to the winds at ORD/MDW
                    (330-350). Just north of the band, a secondary surge of gusty
                    north/northeasterly winds is thought to be occurring over the
                    lake. Taken altogether, a challenging wind forecast remains
                    primarily at ORD/MDW.
                    Going forward, the expectation is the band of showers will remain
                    offshore helping maintain the slight westerly component to the
                    winds at ORD/MDW (though a VCSH remains warranted). Should the
                    band manage to build inland, a flop to northeasterly winds is
                    possible for a few hours before northwesterly winds become
                    reestablished. Additionally, winds may become somewhat gusty for
                    a few hours this morning as mixing commences before the influence
                    of a building high pressure system slackens the low- level wind
                    field. Finally, later today, a modest lake breeze is expected to
                    push inland flopping winds northeasterly (again?) at ORD/MDW.
                    Winds will become light and variable tonight, and then westerly
                    (though still light) after daybreak Wednesday.
                    Elsewhere, a more straight-forward (literally) forecast is in the
                    cards with primarily north/northwesterly winds decreasing with
                    time, and becoming and variable overnight. A scattered VFR cloud
                    deck is possible this afternoon before easing to a few high clouds
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