P.W.A.I.T. SHOULD BE USED AT THE LZ BEFORE GOING UP TO LAUNCH. THEN AGAIN AT LAUNCH AND CONSTANTLY RE-EVALUATE THE AIR.
PERSONAL ANALYSIS - mental and
physical assessment, equipment
assessment, prepared, batteries, radio
channel, GPS, cell phone, listen to the
little voice in your head.
WEATHER CONDITIONS -MACRO,
pressure, fronts, lapse rate, wind,
stability, MIRCO effects, temp. clouds.
ALTERNATIVE – launching & landing,
launch point of no return, primary LZ
vs. alternate LZ, safe air.
INDICATORS – birds, pilots, water,
smoke, plants, wind speed, direction,
avoided areas and local knowledge
discuss with and watch other pilots
TOPOGRAPHIY – lift, sink ,rotor,
OBSTRUCTIONS, power lines, ridges,
tree, tops, buildings, fences, rock &
rock walls, people, color contrast
TERMNAL CHARTS–air speed,
N.O.T.A.M.S (notice to airman),
Hong Kong avation weather and charts
NOTE 1 – Successful pilots are the
ones that pay attention to details and
think about them before, during and
NOTE 2 - It’s better to be on the ground
wishing you were in the air, than in the
air wishing you were on the ground.
Reference site for weather conditions,
Locations for Easterly winds check
Tate’s Cairn-strongest , instruments
Wagland Island–moderate as coastal,
instruments at 83 MSL
Sai Kung-lightest as inland,
instruments at 31 MSL
EASTERLY LOCATIONS IN ORDER FOR FLYING BASED IN WIND SPEED
Wagland Island – STRONGEST WIND.
Ma On Shan–Moderate.
(Best for general flying & TOP L AND)
Long Kee Wan – Lightest.
(BEST TO BUILD ALL SKILLS,
BASIC & ADVANCE)