Archive for October, 2008


The last day this week and 2008 season. Very nice thank you.

October 4th, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

Gentle thermic conditions with very light northerly winds.  The morning flight had Rob and Ian duelling for an hour, and Bob catching a great low save over the town.  The afternoon flight was actually hard going due to sheets of cirrus cutting out the sun.  Nevertheless, most stayed up for over an hour, with Rob […]

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Roast Suckling pig and a bit of flying

October 3rd, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

A bit breezy from the east at Peña Negra so we went to Alba , a low site, but it was even windier there.   Off to Salamanca for a bit of tourism and a big dinner, Suckling pig for many.  Later, after seeing the famous arm in a box, we did a little late soaring […]

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The Villafranca run

October 2nd, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

After a successful early flight the XC flight took us towards Villafranca.  With base only around 200m above the top and with a strengthening westerly we chose not to try for  the pass, the whole team landing around Villafranca, with only Rob taking a climb at the quarry to land at the Cemetery near the […]

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Some very strong climbs

October 1st, 2008 - Posted by Steve Ham

The days forecast was lght winds and stability above take off height.  However, during the XC flight we found plenty of climbs over 6m/s probably reaching 3000m.  Simon left and myself left one before 2800 as it was getting very rowdy.   There were wave bars set up over the Gredos, but the valley winds remained […]

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October 2008