Archive for May, 2012


Light SE. Good climbs to near 4000m

May 31st, 2012 - Posted by Steve

A heat low which has formed in Southern Spain bringing a little more instability in medium and upper levels.  Increasing temperatures (28ºC Piedrahita) with decent thermal climbs.  The diagram shows the thermal index along the track Plasencia/Segovia.  Probably best XC direction would be towards Guijuelo to the NW.  Light SE so we expect P.Negra to […]

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More stability. Local flying

May 30th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

We continue with high pressure and light winds.  Some instability in altitude, though storms not expected, though we may see some OD in hot spots.  Light S winds.  S wind at Peña Negra.  Cirrus may give rise to a late thermal start. a at 9.30 am We shall go up at 12.00 Conditions a liitle […]

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Light winds and good climbs. Brian over the Pass.

May 29th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

The light instability at altitude brought us some storms around 6pm yesterday.  This will not bre a problem today with a mainly blue thermal day and possibly some small Cu around 3200 in the mountains.  Light winds, probaby N in the valley and SW in altitude.  Possibly a circuit task or the Avila direction. Light […]

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Light W and good XC potential (PB for Bart)

May 28th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

A ridge of high pressure to the W will bring light winds and good soaring conditions for the next few days.   Today light SW to W (NW on mountain) should give us a good oportunity for a flight to Avila.  Base around  2500, rising to over 3000m in some areas. The wind at take off […]

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An excellent week ahead

May 27th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Looks like an easy week for flying with generally light winds and good thermal conditions. Today the thermal quality should be particularly good with thermal tops around 2900m.

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Post cold frontal.

May 26th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Too windy yesterday, but now a stretch of very pleasant conditions await.  Only a few of us around next week, this last week of May being one of the only weeks when we are not fully booked for the rest of the season.  Just finishing off the last bits of DIY repairs on the guest […]

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Classic Day Coming Up I Hope

May 24th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Light winds and good thermals to near 3000m. Hopefully we will have a good day today. Paul Russell has just arrived and along with Bryan Hindle we will give it a go. No retrieve as I am taking Jorge our driver on the tandem to try an XC on the new Magnum 2. Further tracker […]

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A run of very nice weather

May 22nd, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Looking good for a while ahead. To much to be done on the ground though untill Thursday.

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Rain since 8.30am.

May 19th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

No chance today or decent flying — nor probably even a fly down

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4 Personal Bests

May 18th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Strong thermic conditions at mid day after short morning flight. Only Alberto and Luis near towards the Pass. The evening flight in restitution gave 4 personal bests with with landings around Villafranca and Casas del Puerto. Our low airtime coastal ridge soaring group were very happy.

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