WSW thermals to 3200m but increased instability(111.5km)

Upper level wind very light and c15km/hr westerlies in the convective layer and likely convergence in the Ambles valley.  Cu development then rapid build up of congestus clouds once thermal trigger temperature is reach.  Not an ideal situation for stress free paragliding.  Limited XC potential if the forecast is correct as Cbs may build early in the convergence area towards Avila.  However, today we may be lucky with just sporadic build up and we may be able to divert to the north to avoid the worst of it.


Time conditions sections PN to Segovia

What Happened

a very high quality day and luckily the instability stayed in the mountains.  Unfortunately the Pass claimed its usual victims, but 3 new PBs (personal bests) for those who got over.

Pete at  111.5

Marshall 75.6

Kim at 92.3.

Myself and Nigel landed near Pete.  I was flying with the wrong tracker today and showed as the Van if anybody watching the live tracking was confused.  I also test flew the new Arcus from Swing and had plenty of time to get to grips with it and will do a little review else where.

Booming thermals to around 3600m.  A real quality day.  Nigel and I nearly missed it with a 80m save near  the cemetery.  I am sure the other guys had mulitple similar adventures on what was a superdooper day.






nr Avila looking back



Posted: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 07:28 by Steve Ham in Daily Report, Flying Journal.

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3 Responses to “WSW thermals to 3200m but increased instability(111.5km)”

  1. Mike Thomas Says:

    Rock on Captain Pete!

  2. Paul Chalmers Says:

    Well done Dad (Pete), I am really proud of your run. It looks like you are all having good fun out there. Enjoy and stay safe.

    Paul Chalmers

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