Local soaring and weather conditions for the Anchorage and Matanuska area and links to club airplane owner manuals and operating handbooks.
Soaring Weather Reports
Select the button link to the report below and input the following info:
- Select the button for a “Complete Report”
- Select a RAOB station. (For the Anchorage bowl and the Valley, use Anchorage.)
- Enter your best guess in F° for peak temperature for the day. If you anticipate flying thermals in the Chugach, add 4 to 8°F to account for the lapse rate. (Yes, there is a reason why the mountains generate better thermals.) If you are looking for wave prospects, do not adjust for lapse rate.
- Enter the altitude limit for the Thermal Index calculation. 6,000 is more appropriate for thermal flying in Alaska. 18,000 and up gives a better indication of wave prospects.
Click to get the local soaring forecast
Other Weather Links for Gliders
Alaska Weather Cams
Click the link below to view the weather cams for the area that we fly gliders
Club Aircraft Owner Manuals and Documents
Click the link below to for glider launch and tow signals
Click the link below to see glider operations checklist. From FAA 8080-13A
Click here to download the entire FAA 8080-13A Glider Flying Handbook
Click for traffic pattern info regarding Wasilla Airport PAWS
Click the link below for AMSA local checkout procedures at Wasilla Airport
FAA Aeronautical Experience
Local Area Condor Terrain Maps
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