Thursday, Jun 30 2011
Austin, Texas, USA
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
The URL's for the various tracking sites:
Google Maps Large: http://www.hawketracking.org/hobbs/files/trackinglarge.htm
Jacques Bott <<jacques.bott>> writes:
When? From July the 15th till August the 6th
Where? Serres (Klaus Ohlmann's airfield) in the southern French Alps:
For who? Any Class 2 or 5 XC experienced pilot
For what kind of flights? Let's have a look at my last sessions' flights:
At what cost? 15 to 20€ per aerotow pending of number of pilots, 31,50€ per flying day for airfield use
Helps little dinosaurs run away
Thanks to Lorenzo
Light winds, lots of cu's (Zapata, Texas, USA)
This is what it looked like yesterday at 5 PM from the air:
Today the sky is a bit more congested with cu's:
BJ is out trying to fly a fast 100 km triangle. Gary andshould be out there also.
1.5 trillion barrels of oil (Harrison Piloncillo Ranch Airport)
The estimate above came from here. But, I'm more interested in what is happening here in Texas, and in particular with the lands over which we fly. North of Laredo and up to south of the hill country you'll find the Eagle Ford Shale. One estimate is that within a decade there will be an additional 30,000 oil/gas wells there between Laredo and San Antonio.
More here: http://eaglefordshaleblog.com/ and http://oilshalegas.com/eaglefordshale.html. Because of the location of a recent landing by one of our hang glider pilots we are particularly interested in this portion of the country to the north here. See more maps here.
Oil shade extraction is economic at $90/barrel. We've lived with natural gas extraction here in Zapata County for the whole time that we've flown from Zapata. Of course, it is often the roads that go toward wells that have allowed us a way out after an outlanding.
Five times the amount of oil resources in the US than are found in Saudi Arabia? If true that would certainly make us a little less interested in Middle Eastern and North African adventures.