Archive for June, 2013


83km For Alex and Yvan and Emilio near Plasencia

June 29th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

However, probably lower unless we get to 30ºC.  Maybe uncomfortably windy. Briefing at the House around 11.45am   What Happened A  great day for some.  Brilliant for Alex, Emilio and Yvan who finally got down the Cherry Tree valley.  

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Light NE, 3200m blue thermals

June 28th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

  Today blue thermals so  we do not have the threat of yesterday.  this could be the day to carry on down the cherry tree valley What Happened Nice conditions but the base was no more than 2600 when we got to Barco, and with a 20km wind by then we decided to land for […]

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Potentially very interesting again!

June 27th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

High pressure once again (also looking epic in the UK, and well done Helen Gant on her 200km yesterday!) and looking very favourable for nice XC soaring conditions. (Also shaping up very well for next week for Mike Thomas, Nigel Page et al). Easterly flow which may make yesterdays task difficult and from the Cherry […]

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100km Out & Return. 6 out and back over Pass.

June 26th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

  A blue thermal day but with conditions perhaps being good from earlier with climes to around  3400m or more.  Light winds, probably NW in our valley, and NE in the Avila Valley and NE  near Barco.  Not an open distance day for sure but a very high quality paragliding day for circuit flights.   […]

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Barco for Many and beyond and Back for Steve Nagle

June 25th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Briefing in the House at 11-15am. We are dominated by high pressure and have light E to NE winds low down and NW above the convective boundary.  We should go better than yesterday with maybe the     of avoiding the Cherry Tree valley by going more NW. It will be a late start once […]

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NE light winds, potential to 3000 m if we get around 30ºC

June 24th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

      What Happened A really nice day with little wind and gentle thermals to 2700.  Plenty of Barco trips and a few onto the Tornavacas Pass.  Nice evening flying.  I finally got in the air this evening , feeling a bit better after quite a few days now suffering from some bug which […]

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Lightish N winds and blue thermal tops around 2600m

June 22nd, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

  Influence of high press with a cold front far to the NW of the Peninsula.  It should be a reasonable day but for the inversion around 2600m.  Probably best to do a circuit of the Valley or flight to Barco. Flying to Avila maybe tricky due to the north wind.  However, we must see […]

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Light N wind. A successful flight towards Avila

June 21st, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

A weak cold front went through in the early hours.  Early on in the afternoon there maybe some congestus development in the mountains or convergence areas  but this will reduce throughout the day as a marked inversion develops around 2600m. Once again quite a cool day which may give near 3000m in hot spots and […]

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Lots over the Pass and one in Avila

June 20th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Yesterday we managed an evening flight and Andy a bit of a breezy soar mid afternoon.  Today finally decent conditions forecast with a good chance of a flight to Avila.   What Happened: A nice day but never getting hot enough for the 3000m climb.  Alan went over the Pass twice and Beart (Swiss) made […]

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Really rubbish weather

June 18th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Ugg. Wind is fine if we could see the hill through the rain!

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