Archive for October, 2012


Back in Piedrahita from the South

October 29th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

A long drive yesterday after the airport drop at Malaga.  Finally some more flying at El Bosque on Saturday, though the previous 3 days we spent in Seville and Ronda sightseeing and doging the rain.  Very autumnal in Piedrahita with frost and the Populars turning golden.  Things are also a lot more green now. Next […]

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October 23rd, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

A trip to Otivar today. I have not been here for 18 years and remember it as the place where Puri overshot the tiny landing field and went into some trees below. Today some nice thermic conditions, though Bart undershot the landing twice. A mention in dispatches for Nigel who braved the deep vegetation to […]

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Granda and Cenes

October 22nd, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

We have now had two decent days in Granada from Cenes. Nothing particularly special, just light climbs and normally to the bottom. Out tonight for dinner in the centre of Granada like yesterday, maybe another Lebanes meal.

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Southern Spain Trips

October 19th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

This Thursday we had substantial rain here and over most of Spain.  This has been the worse weather since we finished the season at the end of September and since then it has been very good for flying.  I have only done a few tandem flights and have spent most of the last weeks on […]

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Another good weather week ahead

October 7th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Last week lived up to its promise with light wind PG conditions trhoughout with temperatures in the mid 20s.  Base around 2800- 3200m mid week, though dropping to only around 2400m yesterday (saturday) when I made my only flight of the week ( a commercial tandem).  Puri flew one day earlier in the week, though […]

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A nice week ahead but we have finished our season.

October 1st, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Yesterday, Sunday, the sun came back and a pleasant soaring day for Dave who stayed on before his drive down to Andalusia.  Last week was a bit grim with only 2 flying days for our last group of the year.  This week would have been perfect for them of course. That´s it for the 2012 […]

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