Yesterday, Saturday, once again a glorious day with nice climbs to around 2400m and even a 6m/s climb amongst most of the light Autumn climbs. Brian and I flew to near Barco (we wanted to get to Solana to collect Chesnuts). We got to Solana via the car with Puri and the children and managed […]
No clients now, but Bryan and I had a break from the building with a few hours this afternoon around the valley. High pressure and good weather set to continue it seems.
Our last day of the season with clients and very nice conditions. I made a tandem flight this morning, easy to stay up with nice Cu´s, though a bit low. For the second flight the base was not much more than 2000m, but Bryan and I made a nice flight to Barco. Chris and Horst […]
Saturday bought us enough rain to go on the river. In fact, there was so much water we had to run a section very high up the Tormes, very pretty, through pine forest, though not as interesting water as the usual section. Even so, everybody managed to spend quite a time out of the boat […]
John, Brian, Terry, Sandara and myself spent the moring climbing up to look at the iron age remains of the ancient village of Ulaca in the Ambles Valley. The weather has really closed in now so flying tomorrow also looks unlikely.
Strong SW winds. Puri took our walking clients and Bryan up the Gredos mountains. The others opted for Salamanca.
We started out at Lastra with the S forecast. Brian, myself and John flew, with me bombing early and John going over the back. The next flight at Peña Negra with a light wind on the hill an Cus dotted behind launch and in the Avila Valley. Brian flew to the pass and most of […]
Very light wind and thermal with blue skies. We did three flights, with the thermals not going to more than around 100m above the take off.
Sunday we had howling winds and some rain. However, by mid afternoon today the mountain cleared and we had some nice thermalling and soaring. Brian and I were able to get out to the river, then surf upwind in a clould streed then get back to Piedrahita for a mini-miniscule triangle. Fun though.
Today we had Thomas and Petra with us. They were with us during the XC open, and are with us till mid next week when they fly off to Brasil after which they will spend most of next year in Australia. Thomas myself and Juaquin made a good climb at the bottom of the big […]