Archive for May, 2008


Flight to Bonilla

May 30th, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

An early start with a low cloud base but surprisingly pleasant thermal conditions with a light westerly. Half hour after take off some lower Cu formed out in front of take off which was fun to fly over and around. We had a window of about 45 minutes with improving conditions and nice climbs in […]

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Some Splits

May 29th, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

Windy weather and low cloud, but some breaks of sunshine. No flying but an opportunity to make some artificial swarms in some of my hives on the north of the Valley near Tortoles. It is very likely that they

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Peña Negra repairs.

May 28th, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

You can read a little more about the long history of problems with the take off (see the PDF article Piedrahita, the first 500 years). The promise of reconditioning the launch area was made nearly two years ago now, but due to a change in political groups in the town hall and lack of money,

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Grim weather and take off work

May 28th, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

Just over a month ago much of the talk is spain was about how to get water to Catalunya because of their drought. Now they are in floods! We managed to salvage one flight yesterday, but Avila as the rest of Spain and much of Europe continues with showery weather. The work at take off […]

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More walking weeks planned.

May 25th, 2008 - Posted by Paul Russell

We are planning to have two more walking weeks in October 2008. The weeks will run from Sunday to Sunday and will start on October 19th and October 26th. If you would like to book, or would like more information, contact us using the contact page.

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Take off reconditioning started

May 24th, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

After a long delay, the improvement of the take off has finally started. Improvements to the access of the car park and some rain drains have been started to be dug to the top launch. Also some of the larger boulders have been dug out. The idea is to remove the large boulders and cover […]

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Best rain in 34 years!

May 24th, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

In early April the whole of Spain was worried about the reservoirs being to low to see us through the year, with water restriction starting to come into effect in many regions. Rainfall in April was about normal for this region, however, after April, things generally start to dry up quite quickly. On the northern […]

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El Tormes

May 23rd, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

Rain and wind so we went to the river Tormes for some boating. The normal sections were far too high, but nobody was that interested in the really high section as it looked a bit tame so we ended up running a mid section which soon proved to be perhaps not such a good idea. […]

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Glider testing and Swarms

May 22nd, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

Wednesday gave us some showery conditions. After an early flight, we only managed an evening flight when things had calmed down. Dave got to fly the new Airwave Sport 4 which we have in as a demo(see photo), and Steve is on his second day now of demoing the Niviuk Hook.

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Avila at last!

May 20th, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

Yesterday, Monday, some our new group managed the three flights, though generally with local soaring. Today however, a normal day, with good Cu a base around 2800m and light NW winds. On he early flight Keith and myself flew to

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