Hit 206 MPH over the ground in my 601 thanks to the combination of a nice tailwind at 15,500 and a mountain wave.

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Comment by Stephen R. Smith on December 5, 2017 at 8:57pm

I find the higher I go, the less likely I am to find turbulence.  Mountain waves tend to show up after the air has passed over a large ridge. The Waves can be energetic but not what I would call turbulent. Mostly you notice a series of rising and falling air currents that diminish with lateral distance from the ridge that created it. Under autopilot the waves can be a pain as the autopilot fights to maintain altitude. It would be better to just maintain attitude instead and let the altitude wander.

Steve

Comment by Christopher Jon Brown on December 5, 2017 at 7:30pm
Big turbulence or was it smooth?
Comment by Sebastien Heintz on December 4, 2017 at 11:22am
Wow!

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