Archive for July, 2011


Tato y Eitel

July 9th, 2011 - Posted by Steve Ham

Mis más sinceras condolencias a la famila y amigos de Eitel y Tato.

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First Task. 154km to Arcones. c80+ arrivals

July 5th, 2011 - Posted by Steve Ham

A good day for the classic run to Arcones with top  of the convection layer not much over 3000m for much of the course.  This will have simplified the problems of staying within the Notam area (max 3048m).   Following the  live tracking was pretty exciting at the end seeing that final glide in and also […]

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Offical Training Day

July 4th, 2011 - Posted by Steve Ham

A classic day with Cu to just over 3000 and light NW winds.  Shame it was not a comp day. I set a short 66km course around the valley with a pre start point then start at the Wooden House.   The often flown course crossing and opening out towards the valley and goal in Piedrahita.   […]

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A long day of Admin and Protocol

July 3rd, 2011 - Posted by Steve Ham

Nearly over now, just the evening meal with the pilots and dignitaries.  A particularly drawn out day for both teams and us with the many checks needed for entering this cat 1 event.  A particularly nice flag parade with paper fireworks and inagural speech by the Consejer de Castilla y Leon.  The weather looking pretty […]

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Fast run to Avila and a bit back

July 1st, 2011 - Posted by Steve Ham

Most of our group bombed at the pass, but Ed and I carried on to Avila with around 2800m and some strong climbs and a 20km/hr wind. The climbs were dramatic enought to fly a percentage back without turning, though wave and alto cu build up made things back towards the pass uglier by the […]

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