Archive for April, 2012



April 29th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Light wind again but having swung to the SW may make Peña Negra inviable till late in the day (when we must be at the airport). Possible option at Pedro Bernardo. Still under influence of low pressure with trough to our west.

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Nothing good comming soon

April 28th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Keep calm and carry on. Relentless rain…….but the wind is now right!

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SSW wind and rain

April 27th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Maybe some small hope if the rain clears to fly at Lastra. See 3D flights of this week at on google earth/live track24 //

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Strong SW wind and rain

April 26th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Oh dear…….!

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First live testing of live trackers

April 25th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Yesterday we had some good flying. Four flights each for most of the group. I even managed a quick flight to test conditions on the first flight when it still looked a little windy. Post cold front conditions with hoar frost at launch and a wind chill factor well below zero. We all landed after […]

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Some improvement in the weather

April 24th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

After the passage of two cold fronts we now continue with the cold NW flow though we should have flyable conditions at Peña Negra today. However winds at the coastal regions of NW Spain are already strong with the approach of further unsettled weather. A Cu filed sky expected with winds of around 20km with […]

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April 23rd, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Paul Williams with a group from his school in SE Wales returns to piedrahita. Paul was last here in 1998! Weather for today. Cool airflow from NW with moderate winds and base limited to 2300m. Weak passage of a cold front with sky opening a little later. However the NW may limit our flying mid […]

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A short flight before the return of poor flying weather

April 10th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Yesterday Paul and I did an hours flight along the valley landing near the Long Bar (el Lavadero) as the W wind started to get up. A good looking sky with nice Cu nad some powerfull climbs. Paul has been working almost non stop on the new tracking/guiding software over the last weeks during the […]

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Decent flying at last

April 9th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Today may give us a chance to fly to Avila with blue thermals to around 2500m and maybe small Cu at around 3000m if the temp goes a little higher in the hot spots. Yesterday a very peasant flying day, though our clients were at the airport after a week of suffering very poor weather. […]

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A slight improvement in the weather

April 7th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

A very disapointing week so far for our guests. Today and tomorrow offer some hope. Later today the wind should moderate and be OK or Peña Negra. However, probable 8/8 cover of stratocumulus near take off level, ad probable stratus (and maybe Nimbostratus above). Sunday looking Ok or thermal flying, but most need to go […]

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