Late Season Trips to Southern Spain

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 the town of Algodonales in the Province of Cadiz. However, it is not unusual for strong SW wind to set in for a number of days, which makes for a disappointing week if you are not prepared to travel away from that area. With such conditions if is often perfectly flyable 200km to the East in the Granada region. Likewise going to the West coast may provide some reasonable coastal flying if the winds are not too excessive.

Essentially we believe it is important to be prepared to travel to where the flying is most likely during these months. The plan would be to collect pilots at the airport in Malaga and based on the weather forecast go to the appropriate region.

Live Tracking and Retrieve

We would be using our live tracking system for safety and retrieve purposes. I would normally be ground/van based on these trips rather than flying with you as I do in Piedrahita. On particularly good days I may recruit local drivers so that I may fly with you.

Numbers, Booking and Costs

Numbers are restricted to 8 with a minimum of 4 to activate the week. A range of dates are available and if a group of 5 wish to adjust the arrival/leaving dates within the calendar then we can probably shift things to accommodate a group.
Have a look at the BOOKING CALENDAR for dates.

The price of 330€ covers airport shuttle, rides to hill, retrieve, guidance and Live Tracking.
As we will be mobile it does not cover the costs of accommodation. This we will organise as and when we decide the location by the day. Assume around 25€ per night for a mid range hotel in a twin room and significantly less if we stay put in an area long enough to rent apartments.

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 10:03 by Steve Ham in Information, Latest News.

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