Archive for September, 2010


Light W, high base, good Cu´s

September 30th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

That is what it looked like, but I had to do the MOT on the white van, do some beekeeping stuff and move a lot of rocks around the garden. We were due to fly late afternoon, but Thomas and Petra missed the bus from Madrid, so I ended up driving to Avila to collect […]

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Light WSW, Cu at 3000m and Convergence

September 29th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Another great looking day with cloud streets along the Ambles valley. I flew with Pete and Juaquin, our local Civil Guard. Unfortunately Pete and Juaquin bombed at Casas del Puerto. As the retrieve was with Juaquins wife, I decided to fly home from the Pass, which, given the 5m/s climbs and light winds was pretty […]

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Light N, Nice Cu 2600-2800m

September 28th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

A warm pleasant day with good thermic conditions. Pete flew eary and I did a late afternoon tandem flying locally and going to 2600m with upto 4m/s climbs even around 6pm. Looks like tomorrow is the last decent day for some days to come.

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Light NW, nice blue thermals

September 27th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

An early commercial tandem or me, having to land before 1pm so the client could get to work. Pete missed the climbs on that flight, and unfortunately, on the second flight managed to have a RTFM problem with his Top Nav (turned of sound) causing him to fly through most of the climbs.

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Light wind, blue skies and climbs to 2300m

September 26th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Pete took our group back to the airport whilst I flew 4 commercial tandems in very pleasant thermic conditions. Autumn does feel like it is closing in, but we are still being served up some great days like yesterday and today. Pete and I alone for the next few days so we will concentrate on […]

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Nice Autumn thermalling

September 25th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

A very pleasant day with very light winds from the N. Even on the early flight the thermals were abundant, though low, allowing Crispin and myself to have a good stab at Barco, most of the others fizzling out at Santiago. The second flight was fantasic with big easy climbs out in the valley. The […]

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Back to Peña Negra

September 24th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Low cloud to start and a little breezey. A nice early flight for all landing E of town. For the second light we could not get off due to the presence of the angry farmer who was hanging around the lower launch (too windy at the top). I investigated a new take off on the […]

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Poor conditions. Fly down at PN

September 23rd, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Overcast the whole day. We tried Lastra in the morning, but too crossed to the West. A late afternoon bit of soaring and down flight at Peña Negra when the wind came on, though ruined by a bit of drizzle.

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S 15-20km, 2600m. Lastra again

September 22nd, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

An nice morning flight from Lasta with easy climbs though not to so high. Of those who flew, Crispin and Pete landed on the N110. I managed to climb out and flew to the N of the Piedrahita valley then flew upwind to land at home ( a shame since downwind to Salamanca was on). […]

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Lastra flight again

September 21st, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Light winds in the Corneja valley and a great looking sky, but strong winds during the morning at Lastra due to some foen effect. Light winds at Chia, the other southerly, but too crossed for an easy launch. We finally flew at Lastra at around 6.30 with a huge lift band and mellow thermals shared […]

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