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Mountain Wave presentation
3 March 2020 @ 18:30 - 20:00
The Albuquerque Soaring Club is sponsoring the presentation “Anatomy of the Mountain Wave” by Bill Hill.
•Mountain wave is insidious and not readily recognized without proper study.
•Conditions can exceed the climb performance of most general aviation aircraft.
•Mountain wave can be used to augment the climb performance of most aircraft.
•Mountain wave can have catastrophic consequences (UAL 585.)
•The 1964 B-52 incident where the vertical stab and rudder were lost in mountain wave condition.
•Clouds are not always present during wave condition.
•Wave turbulence and down drafts can go all the way to the ground.
If you are interested, the presentation will be on Tuesday, 3 March 2020, at 6:30 pm at the Manzano Mesa Multicultural Center off of Southern and Elizabeth (near Costco on Eubank), Albuquerque.
All are invited to attend.