Archive for May, 2012


Reasonable XC potential

May 18th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Approx. 15km/hr winds from W with upto 3/m climbs to Cu at c2500m. Not a bad day to cross the pass for a flight towards Avila. The developing low pressure will likely bring Cbs over the next few days curtailing flights by mid afternoon. Congestus clouds likely today in mountains and Ambles which is one […]

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Strong SW and increasing instability

May 17th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Not a good day with too much wind to safely fly paragliders. Maybe a chance late afternoon at Lastra del Cano. More moderate wind over days to come

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It turned out nice again

May 16th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

4 flights in weak thermals and light NW drift. To the Cemetery at Casas del Puerto for mysef and Alberto on the 3rd flight.

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N going SW????

May 16th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Forecasts seems puzzling with isobars giving more easterly winds and the computer models more W. Light W to our W in Bejar, E on the plateau behind Peña Negra and S in Avila. Thermal strenght supposedly weak. yesterday the day turned out far better than forecast with good climbs to above 2300m, allowing the hero […]

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More light thermic conditions,but less wind

May 15th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Yesterday oly one flight due to increasing wind. Today looks more interesting, but only for local soaring. No XC potential. Increasing winds above the inversion. First trip at 10am for a top to bottom. 5pm: A quick top to bottom then straight up for another which turned out very nicely. Top of the table for […]

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NW wind, soarable but mediocre

May 14th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Less wind this morning but forcast to reach around 20km/hr later in the day. Poor thermic conditions with a blue thermal base little above the hill at the forecasted 23ºC. I believe the temperature will go higher and at 27ºC large Cu build ups will occur (base at 3000m) with possible storms in Ambles and […]

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W wind. Reasonable XC Potential

May 13th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

After yesterdays poor thermci conditions, the next few days offer improving conditions. A weak cold front over the far N of Spain doday with a weakening high level trough may give us some buid up o larger Cus. XC direction towaqrds Avila with winds around 15km at take off level and termal tops around 2300, […]

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My UK flying holidays: Rain & snow, but 9hrs and 100km

May 11th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Back to 30ºc + heat, leaving a rather poor run of UK weather, though it was not all bad. I took along a new Skywalk Cayenne 4 (S) which I had been hoping to get some decent airtime on. I had also tried getting my hands on some other new C class gliders but most […]

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