Archive for July, 2013


Lighter winds and should come onto PN

July 21st, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

  Airport for me today, but Tom may get some flying and it should be on PN for the afternoon.

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4000m+ SW. 72km for Dave

July 20th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

  Not disimilar to yesterday so we will have the same issues with the take off.  Once again very high potential for a long XC, but those relatively high winds will make it a bit problematic at launch later on. What Happened Surprising light winds at Lastra, with hinds of N and W.  Good climbs […]

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High Potential. 4000m, mainly blue thermals. SW

July 18th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

  This is looking like an epic open distance day.  We will go to Lastra both to avoid the HGs and the backwinds.  Very high thermal tops to over 4000m What Happened Mmm, well we went to Lastra but it got out of hand (windy) quick.  We scuttled of to Candelario, where it also looked […]

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3500m SW/ PBs for Alan and Chris

July 18th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

  Classic  conditions for convegence and big open xc beyond Avila.  Drier airmass, but still with Cu, though hopefully less build up than yesterday. What Happened An excellent day.  A climb to 3400m at the Pass then decision time.  Biggish congestus at Avila so Chris, Joaquin and I went quite N to avoid the Avila […]

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Light winds from N. Good thermals to 3200m

July 17th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

  Light winds and likely wary on to be from the N.  This should  make launching at PN easier.  The section shows to Segovia, but some risk of large congestus.  An out and return towards Barco or the NE may be a better option. What Happened A nice day but with very powerful conditions by […]

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3500m+ SW, good quality thermals(mainly blue) and convergence.

July 16th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

  Most of the upper level instability has moved more north .  According to the skew T we should have mainly blue thermal, though some build up in the convergence is likely.   Wind from SW will give us the classic convergence for flights towards Segovia. What Happened It did not come onto PN until […]

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Light SW 3000m+ Comgestus and local flying

July 15th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

  Relatively light SW winds so it should come onto PN reasonably early.  Forecast for storms is mainly for   more to our NE however, we should expect congestus build up from quite early.  this of course is going to restrict our flying today (and tomorrow).  We must stay out of the Ambles valley and […]

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Light winds, but still unstable and Cb risk

July 14th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

For Chris, Bart and Dave who are staying on whilst I go to the airport.  Light winds which should come on early at PN.  Get of early and land before things get out of hand, staying in the Piedrahita Valley

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3500m light winds from S. More instability

July 13th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

After yesterdays epic day we have something similar regarding winds, but perhaps greater risk of storms.  South wind which is again quite light and probably will come on to PN.  However, we may want to get going early like yesterday so may go once again to Lastra. The track below is the  same as Nigel’s […]

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122km for Nigel: SW 3600m light winds.

July 12th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

      Forecast and Plan Still under the influence of the heat low with a trough to the N of the Peninsula.  The Skew T looks less threatening today with a little more stability from around 3000m which reduced the threat of Cbs.  The wind is SW and because of the relative stability of […]

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