Some good conditions cut short this morning by the growing clouds. In the Avila valley some big storms with hail stones up to 2cm. An evening flight 30 Minutes before dark, the evening restitution almost taking Colin on a longer trip than he wanted.
In the 17 years I have been here, we have only had an official landing field for a few brief months. Finally the town hall have sorted an excellent field just by the village, only about 100m from the house. The moment permission came through we staked our territory with windsocks.
Light NW with climbs to 3300m. On the second XC flight most of us fizzled out at the Long Bar, but Mike took a mega climb to 3300m and crossed the pass, but landed at the same spot after the pass as on Monday. An evening flight with some unusual cloud formations……..looking much like mamattus, […]
Conditions by 12.30 were very good, even those intending to do a down flight found it difficult to get down. The strong climbs made many decide to land early and have a more relaxing afternoon on the ground. The eveninng flght started early at around 6.30, with excellent condtions and strong climbs to almost 2900m […]
An uneventful morning flight, a very good evening soar till after sunset with the ridge run to the Zig Zag track, and a powerful midday flight, with climbs of over 5m/s, but not too much more than 2500m (so we stayed in the valley). On the ride to the hill for the evening flight Nick […]
A very pleasant day, with an uneventful morning flight then good XC conditions in the afternoon. Light W in the valley and a slightly difficult climb at the pass. Colin and Dave, first to arrive, landed near the Cemetery. Later, Bill and myself found a good climb and went via the Antenna route, followed by […]
While I was collecting the new group Dave made a flight towards the pass and had a bit of a moment around the inversion level leaving him with no option but to throw his reserve. Luckily a good landing under his Metamorphosi Conar and he made an evening flight with the rest of the group. […]
A windy looking sky and much overcast but surprisingly OK and smooth conditions (11am). With the sun coming throgh in the valley things started to become very lifty and a bit windy so we landed early.
Light wind forcast, but conditions not really getting going till after 2pm . We had an early morning flight, then on the XC I thought conditions were a bit north at the pass. Most of the pilots were in a position to go over, though Dave Quinn landed near Villafranca after an excellent run ahead […]
The tail of a front going through with moderate W winds at launch. Graham and Dave took off, but the turbulence caused by the W wind made the rest decide to go down in the van. The winds in the valley stayed light till late on, and mid to late afternoon hang gliders were flying, […]