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Old 01-13-2021, 08:44 AM
Jimzim Jimzim is offline
 
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Default Wind in the mountains

I cancelled my plan to ski Copper Mountain, west of Denver, the next two days.
The winds up there are forecast as 35 knots with gusts to 60. Wind chill as low as -18. Also high wind forecast for front range and eastern plains. Ouch!
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:54 PM
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Thanks for the fantastic input. I’m leaving tomorrow. Going to try to go non stop at 17500 to stay on top of the turbulence and clouds. If that fails I will make a stop in Las Vegas and pickup some go juice.
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:47 AM
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It's very windy here along the front range today.

Winds aloft over the Rockies are showing 40-60kt @ 14000'

I would not fly over or around / near the mountains today.
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:15 PM
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Winds in Eastern Co expected to last until about noon on Friday. Denver’swinds expected to subside. If you have time I could come to Akron for a coffee. Nine seven zero five nine seven one six four two
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Old 01-16-2021, 12:05 PM
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Please give us an update on your trip. Winds were significant and still are.
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:19 PM
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[quote=SR2500;1494811]Please give us an update on your trip. Winds were significant and still are.
Jerry[/


Good trip. A little bumpy but quite acceptable. My takeaway is that Rockies and Mountain flying can be fun and gorgeous. The heater of my airplane is unacceptable though. I was freezing once I got above 10,000 feet.

Thank you for the advice and wisdom provided
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:42 PM
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[quote=Lemos;1495154]
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Please give us an update on your trip. Winds were significant and still are.
Jerry[/


The heater of my airplane is unacceptable though. I was freezing once I got above 10,000 feet.
Are you the builder? Some builders have disconnected one or both heat muffs because there is so much heat. I cannot imagine my -10 cabin being ‘freezing’.
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:02 PM
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I am not the builder but I will check the heating muffs.

I think my problem is the doors. It was about -20 At cruise altitude and my doors are definitely letting in outside air at a few of the edges. So I have -20 degree air competing with my heater to keep the cabin warm.
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:12 PM
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Also check the baggage area bulkhead. It’s corrugated and cold air can go thru the triangular openings to the tailcone, unless they’re plugged up with foam or such. Until I fixed that my back seat passengers had cold ears (from that cold air) and sweating feet (from the aft heat vent).
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