Big Bear(From the Long Beach Flying Club and Academy Newsletter)

Saturday, May 24, we had two planes ground loop or depart the runway and damage themselves; a beautiful C-195 and a Cirrus S-20 . The primary reason for the problems was the wind from the north at 10 kts, gusting to 18 kts. Whenever we get north winds above 15kts crossing the runway, it produces turbulence in excess of the wind velocity because of the close proximity of mountains north of the field that concentrate/funnel winds.

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