Colin gets the best of it

Like yesterday a forecast with a lot of southerly wind…..and a high chance of back winds at Peña Negra.  However, both today and yesterday the wind was on the hill quite early.   Just like yesterday we decided not to over the pass (the winds in the Avila valley are often stronger and conditions more turbulent).

Ony Khobi and Jan stayed up on the first flight and made their way to Villafranca.  On the second flight although light at launch it was much easier and 4m/s not uncommon.  Colin made a good climb near the Long Bar and made a fast glide home, though the rest of us got caught in the increasing winds landing between the Villafranca junction and San Miguel on the way back.

Conditons are looking good for the Brit Open next week with long flights likely.

Posted: Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 at 18:08 by Steve Ham in Flying Journal.

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4 Responses to “Colin gets the best of it”

  1. Phil Mackereth Says:

    Colin, how do you do it? Hope you are getting some good flying in. Go on Col, you might as well enter the British Open ……

    Got an email today off Andrew’s wife to say thank you to everyone for helping out. I’ll send full email to Steve.

    Its great to be back at work … Not !!!!!!

    How’s the kitten Steve?

    All the best,

  2. Pat Rowley Says:

    yes, what is the new kitty called?

  3. Steve Says:

    the new kitty, a stay kitten, is called Ginger. For his colour and becaue of our other cat Fred…….a tribute to Astair and Rogers.

  4. Colin Says:

    Hi Phil
    I had a bad start to the week with lots off flop to bottoms while every one else flew off somewhere else.
    But on that day I just sat on full (almost) speed bar all the way back.
    No fancy routs.

    I was suprised every one else landed early.
    Fun flying for me no comps or pressure.
    Glad you had a good flight to el barco while I chickened out that day

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