The autumn this year is more than windy.
Stable high pressure systems located over Ukraine with corresponding massive cyclones coming from GB and North Sea cause, that the air is waving.
Our two Perkozes, owned by national Aeroclub of Romania, fly very intensively there. Go to read the last information published onto OLC about two long cross‑country flights, more than 1.000 km! On a high wave over Carpathians. Congratulations to our colleagues! Some of details are available here:
November always seems to be the most challenging month from whole the year, as far as strong wave conditions are concerned.
Bielsko‑Biała (EPBA), where our manufacturing plant is located, lies at the foot of Beskidy Mountains. Altocumulus‑lenticularis clouds are to be seen almost...daily, when the wind blows from the SE, S and W.
However, to get an access to the laminar flow, the glider pilots need to get through exceptionally severe turbulence, marked (or not!) by rows of rotor clouds. As the runway is short and may be soft, sometimes a take‑off is even impossible. So than we are watching the sky from the ground....
Some of the impressions from last November waves over Bielsko and Tatra Mountains below.