Notes for new & Visiting Pilots
1. Make sure you're current!
2. Contact a club member:
Julia Knowles - JHFFC President - 207-504-4107
Richard Grove - JHFFC Vice President - 925-785-7885
John Hovey - JHFFC Treasurer - 605-381-9358
3. Understand the Weather
Issued daily by National Weather Service. Keep reading it daily and it'll sound more like English
Pocatello, ID 6 Hour forecast. Pocatello is closest city upwind of JAX. Check AM & PM.
Pocatello, ID 12 Hour forecast. Good to look at in morning.
Hi-def mobile radar. Zoomable radar loop. Know what's going on around you.
Summer tram wind readings, every 15 minutes. Average 30-min delay. Often turned off when lightning is within range; occasionally they may forget to turn it back on.
Winter tram wind readings, every 15 minutes. Average 30-min delay.
Shows wind dir/strength at wx stations. Snow King station displays wrong wind direction. Airport readings are suspect.
Soaring forecasts for free flight pilots. Sign up for the membership!
4. Get in Touch with the Locals
WhatsApp Group Messaging- contact Julia, Courtney or Chad to be added!
Morning meet-up at 7:45am in the Bridger Center
Afternoon meet-up at 5:00pm at Snow King
5. Educate Yourself!
Literature (click titles for more info):
The Art of Paragliding- Dennis Pagen
Understanding the Sky- Dennis Pagen
Thermal Flying - Burkhard Martens
Mastering Paragliding- Kelly Farina
50 Ways to Fly Better- Bruce Goldsmith
Prepare to Fly- Simon Blake
Cloudbase Mayhem Podcast by Gavin McClurg
The Paraglider Podcasts by Judith Mole
"I'm Right Here!" app