Archive for August, 2010

 

Task 4. 103km O&R for Andy Davies to Avila

August 31st, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Poor visibility, but great climbs and a light W wind.  On our retrieve team Andy made Avila and back to the official Piedrahita field after 5´plus hours of flying.  He finished in second place behind Reynald Mumenthaler from Switzerland. More information on the competition is here

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Another big day with forecasted climbs to 4000m

August 30th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Ýesterday the best distance was made by Paul Tomassi (CH) who landed near Almaraz (150km), unfortunately next to the nuclear power station.  The police were around this morning asking if they were ecological protesters. Todays forcast gave stronger winds and a higher base.   We have reports of pilots around the 150 or more mark at […]

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Some Photos from the Malverns weeks.

August 29th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

I had a great time with our regular Malvern guests. Here are a few shots which I managed to take over the two weeks. If you are reading this Malverns week 1, the T shirts have gone with Brian. I didnt have an XXL which was ordered, but put in an L. The colours are […]

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Sunday 2nd Task. N-NW. Climbs to 3000m reported

August 29th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

An easy day to stay in the air, with few bomb outs at the time of writing (6pm). One of our pilots recently reporting to be well down the Cherry tree valley at over 3000m.

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Saturday 28th First Task XC Open 118.8 km best.

August 29th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Light NNE with the best distance of 118km. Our Malvern group finished with flights around Barco for the majority and a final evening float.

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Dropping W wind. 4 over the pass

August 27th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Although the forecast was poor, the W dropped and swung on nicely. Early on a little weak but we moved down valley and were rewarded with a reasonable though breezy climb near the Cemetery. Brian, Graham, Dave, Martin and myself few over the pass, all landing just short of Amavida where I just hooked the […]

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Strong SW. No flying but some hiking.

August 26th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Very strong from early on. We had a visit to Barco for coffee and Horchata followed by a 3 hr hike up to the lagoon of the Duke (Laguna del Duque). The white van is now miraculously repaired only 24 hours after its near destruction.

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Light SW, good climbs to 3400m.

August 25th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Although it came on late to Peña Negra things soon turned on. I was first over the pass on the tandem with Pepe Luis, a Bullfighter from Salamanca and a local pilot. Graham, Brian, Nigel, Martin and Carolin followed. Carolin and Martin landed soon after the pass, leaving the rest of us to decide what […]

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Light NW. a bit stable, Avila Goal.

August 24th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

After the clouds clearing in the morning we did a quick morning flight then tried to get to Avila. With climbs to an inversion around 2300m it was a bit tricky, but Graham, Gavin and myself went through to 2600m at the quarry, allowing us to get over the pass. Tricky going on the other […]

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Strong wind and wave.

August 23rd, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Just a down flight today late in the evening after a hot windy W windy day.

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