Archive for September, 2013


More wind and even rain

September 27th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Huge wave bars this morning.  Could not be worse for Paragliding (excepte maybe tomorrow!)

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More of the same I am afraid:Wind

September 26th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Not disimilar to yesterday, but stronger winds though a little less chance of Cus

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Not that good really!

September 25th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Situation The depression is slowy creeping across from the Atlantic, though being held at bay a little by the high pressure to the  East.   Winds once again quite strong at altitude so things maybe similar to yesterday but with increased Cu development and more cirrus.  

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SW winds and deeper Cu

September 24th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Situation The slow approach of the low in the Atlantic is beginning to get the upper level winds a bit higher from the SW.  Today more Cu and thicker.  As the week advances these Cu will be more Congestus and Cbs by Friday.  Saturday we will get frontal rain, however, we may get some reasonable […]

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Light southerlies with 12,000ft thermal tops

September 23rd, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Situation We are still under the influence of high pressure but a low slowly approaching from the West whichy thursday will complicate the flying a lot. Light SW winds today at most levels, though should come onto our launch at PN.   High base at around 12.000ft and supposedly blue thermals, though I would suspect […]

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3100m light NE going SE

September 21st, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Ridge of high pressure giving us further good flying weather with an inversion around the 3100m  level.  Light NE, with a tendency to move more SE towards the end of the day.  This maybe a day to venture out to the NW flatlands to avoid Barco and the Cherry tree valley pass. What Happened Another […]

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Light NE and a good looking thermal day

September 20th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Situation The  Azores high and lighter winds today with possible climbs to near 3000m.  Barco or the Cherry Tree Valley!  Looks like a later start nearer 2pm will be in our favour. What Happened Very good strong thermal conditions with hardly any wind drift from around 1.30pm.  The Swedes in Barco and Hans a little […]

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NE wind and quite inverted

September 19th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

The Azores anticyclone is keeping most of the frontal systems far to our north.  Today there seems to be more NE wind and inversions not far above take off.  This may give us some quite strong winds by mid afternoon.   Not much more than a flight to Barco can be expected. What Happened Perhaps […]

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Light N wind and blue thermals to near 3000m. NW PBs to Avila

September 18th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Situation Still influenced by high pressure with fronts well to the N of the Peninsula.  Nice flying weather once again and quite similar to yesterday, though a little warmer with the promise of going above the inversion around 2600m.  Once again we could go either way, but should perhaps wait for conditions to be a […]

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40th Coupe Icare. My Evolution film made the Official Selection

September 17th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

I am very happy to have my film selected for the  Offical Selection at the Coupe Icare which starts this Thursday. From what I can see there are only two Brits who made the selection.  The other is  Philippe Dalton (who sounds suspiciously French, but lives in Bristol (so maybe a fellow Bristolian), but whose film […]

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