A great day with NW and a Cu filled sky. With 3 turnpoints to maximise distance, many pilots flew to Avila, back towards Menga, and then to Avila again. Some flew to near Madrd (unaware we imagine of the airspace!).
Too windy during the day for a task, but most pilots did a nice evening flight. Over 100 pilots registered.
We tried Chia in the morning and Lastra in the afternoon, but too strong. Lots of Pilots arriving for registration for the XC Open.
Some great thermalling with Griffon vultures in Chia, though limted XC options due to threatening Cbs. An afternoon trip to Salamanca, and on return the village filling with XC open competitors.
Some interesting thermal flying at Chia, though stopped short by over development. During the afternoon I went with Hans and Gaynor to remove a bee colony from somebodies bathroom near the square, but when we got there they had already made a massacre of bees with insecticide. Very sad.
Burkhart Martens (of the XC conditions book) was flying with us and was first off, getting the last thermal of take off to 3400m and allowing him to fly back to Piedrahita. The rest did a little soaring, landing at the bottom
Awesome sky, epic Cus around 4000m and wind over the back. Meanwhile, some kitty photos as requested by Pat. Young Zara has certainly come on since we were feeding her with a syringe in May.
A great day for our first XC with the new group. Star performers were Rene, Hans and Horst who all crossed the pass. Hans landed at Muñogalindo, and Horst a little before Muñana. Rene and I took 3hr45min, but we did spend a lot of time on the west of the pass trying to fly […]
This week we have Germans, French, and an Israeli pilot. No Brits at all!. We all managed a great evening flight getting down through the lift just before dark. We flew over the bull fight in progress. Another band on in the square tonight as the town is in full fiesta mode.
There was a small risk of storms so we were away early, finding easy nice climbs from 12pm. Colin made off towards the Red Roof at Santa Maria de Berrocal, and somewhat later the rest of us followed. Strengthening winds on the ground made us decide to land, but later by mid afternoon they had […]