Archive for July, 2012

 

Probably too windy

July 31st, 2012 - Posted by Steve

If we believe the Data from NOA then it is unlikely that we can safely fly today.  Winds in the SW with climbs to 3200 but with excessive wind speeds.  I we do fly then it will be early from Lastra and with a track to the NE as shown on the diagram and conditions/time/X […]

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The calendar for end of season 2012 and 2013 is now open.

July 30th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

We have now published our calendar for next season and our end of season and pre season trips to the South of Spain. Due to austerity measures in Spain there has been an across the board rise in taxes and costs and, so we too have increased our prices. For 2013 in Piedrahita our weekly […]

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Good XC day. 3200m SW and Convergence

July 30th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

The high pressure over the Atlantic to our West continues to stabilise conditions.  A heat low beginning to form to South over the Peninsula.  Good quality themals with around 15km/hr at take off level, perhaps 30km/hr at top of convectgion layer.  Mainly blue thermals with likely blue convergence.  A good day for flgihts beyond Avila […]

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SW and Bluie thermals to 3200m (Bills´big day)

July 29th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

The risk of storms have passed.  Todays SW winds around 20km at take off level with climbs of 3200m if temperature reaches 27ºC (which is should). I will do the airport run, retruning from Madrid at 5pm, so can be in Avila area around 6pm. Fly with trackers and I can retrieve you if you […]

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An improvement, but..

July 28th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

The trough seems to have moved somewhat to the east.   High pressure begins to move in from the west which should fully stabalise things from Sunday onwards.  However, untill then we continue with the risk of large cloud build ups.  The cold front arriving should only affect adversley the northern part of Spain as is […]

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Nigel: 480km and 35hrs so far

July 27th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Nigel Page who is on his second week has so far logged 35 hours and 480km flown since he arrived.  It could have been nearly 100km more but he landed early on the 106km day at the beggining of last week.  Nigel is something of a veteran of Piedrahita and has been comming  to see […]

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Late Season Trips to Southern Spain

July 27th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Later this season we are once again running some trips to Southern Spain. We have been visiting Andalucia with groups since the early 90s and have found it to be reasonably reliable for modest XC flying and thermalling even into late November. Flying Area Perhaps the most pleasant area is the cluster of sites around […]

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Cbs

July 27th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

No chance today with very high probability.  Infact thunder as I write this at before 9am. Nice to have some rain on the ground after so long a dry spell – but no consilation for our pilots.  Anybody interested in a cultural trip to Salamanca? The trough and upper level cool air is just the […]

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Not disimilar to yesterday

July 26th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Not the ideal paragliding scenario weather wise with the trough still nearby giving us to much upper level instablity and risk of large cloud build ups. The local forecast gives no risk of storms, howerver the Skew T with seems to hint otherwise.

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c3800m base. S wind and Cbs

July 25th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

The heat low has further deepened and we now have an trough across us and a very high probability of isolated Cbs.  The winds are S most of the way through the convection layer so little vorticity and hence little chance of super cell development.  However, early Cu development to Congestus and probably Cbs in […]

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