Archive for September, 2010


Over the back at Lastra

September 20th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

A poor forecast so early to Lastra and a successfull climb out for all. Loads of Vultures, Black and Griffon, helping us find the climbs. The sky was getting a little overdeveloped after less than an hours flying, so we landed mostly over the back, but with Phil and Alan in front. Cb developement for […]

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Festival de Vuelo del Club

September 19th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Quite a busy flying weekend with the local club´s flying festival. Today a very nice sky filled with Cu at around 2900m. I flew a tandem late in the day enjoying nice climbs on both ridge and the Valley. A number of our group (Phil and Alan et al) have been stuck at airports with […]

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4 flights but with low and weak conditions

September 18th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Cloud on the hill till around 2pm, then good thermic climbs, but due to the depth of cloud we tried to avoid most stronger climbs. Later generally overcast with spread out Cu, but getting good around 6pm with good climbs in the increasing sunlight.

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The Cycling Tour of Spain. Piedrahita start.

September 17th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

To attract attention to next years World PG Championships, the Vuelta Ciclista de España started a leg in Piedrahita this morning. Quite a circus with a huge security presence, helicopter, TV, Umbrella girls, displays etc. After starting outside the Palace, and with a lap up to Pesquera and back we saw them pedal off towards […]

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Good weather still but poor to come

September 15th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

A very nice first flight with light winds and large areas of lift. The sky however form early was showing cirrus and wave. I had fun skimming around our house and the bottome of the big spine at around 100m for 15 mins before finally getting up. Paul had problems getting down, which he wanted […]

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Another hot day

September 14th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Temperature over 30ºC and light winds, though it looked as though it was going to blow up when we arrived at launch. As it happened, light N with strong climbs to around 2600m+ Our group was strung out between Santiago and Santa Maria, with only Paul and I plodding on to San Lorenzo then comming […]

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Light winds and high base for first day.

September 13th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

After a top to bottom in the morning we climbed easily on the XC flight, though a large congestus cloud behind launch started to drop rain. Due to this we moved out into the blue of the valley, finding nice climbs and making our way to the NW. I was flying tandem with Alan, who […]

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Once again 3000+…..but I missed it

September 12th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Another airport run and another day looking at epic skies from the centre of Madrid. Didnt get back till 8-30pm, in time to see the fireworks (we are in Fiestas) and to hear the tales of daring do.

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Mega conditions. Ligth winds to Cu at 4000m. 100km for Jakub

September 11th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

A fantastic day with hardly any wind but big easy climbs to 4000m. Fantastic Cu in streets along the Ambles valley, but we turned at the Pass. Paul Russell, veteran of Piedrahita of about 15 years and our very best client, headed along back to the NW along the N side of the valley with […]

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Light N and a trip over the back

September 10th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

A blue day with slow conditions again. We started out going toward the corrals to the E, turning around after 6km then going towards Barco. Never getting more that around 200m above the top we finally got some bigger climbs as we reached the Barco valley. Paul bombed Nr San Lorenzo and I decided to […]

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