I have seen several vids of the same location with the rotor in the same location. The trees do not seem that close. What's causing the rotor? _________________ Aspiring Pilot for LIfe and Focused
1st Flight/Solo Nov 1993
I have seen several vids of the same location with the rotor in the same location. The trees do not seem that close. What's causing the rotor?
from where I'm standing taking the video, behind me is a huge gigantic bush that creates a huge rotor on north days. we were standing on the southwest corner of the parking lot while this vid was captured.
when launching S.E. on Marshall Mtn at Crestline/AJX --ya better have yer sh7T together. There's a BAD rotor when the wind is switch. That OHMYGOD moment is NOT to be repeated. My Bad-- this was launch vs landing
Last Saturday at Funston I had two encounters with the rotor field. First time I was way high on my approach and then just fell out of the sky at what felt like 10,000fpm but made an OK landing on the cones.
I wanted a do-over, so second flight I came in further back and further south, sure I would be out of the rotor zone. No such luck this was messier -- got kicked one wing up then the other and fortunately was ready for it. Plonked down in suddenly still air and had to run it out hard in the thickest part of the ice plant. Training paid off and I stayed on my feet. I have video of that one I'll have to edit it to post.