Archive for September, 2013

 

Light N, blue thermals to c2600m.

September 17th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

A slighly cooler day and themals probably not going above 2600m.  Light N winds, which will allow us to go either E or W (or both). What Happened Pretty light conditions put most down by La Aldehuela, though Tomas marked a thermal there for me to escape and get to my lunch in Barco.  Seb […]

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PBs for Andy (23.5), Sebastian (53) and Tomas (56km)

September 16th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

The frontal systems are keeping to the North and our area continues under relative stability giving us good flying conditions today.  an inversion around 3100m but good thermal quality  starting around 1-30 pm.   Light winds and Avila as a real prospect for XC What Happened Great climbs to 3000m and a light NW.  Three […]

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5 to Avila and a new PB for Andy with c60km

September 14th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Another day with a slow start but conditions getting good later in the afternoon, although we may start getting cirrus which will calm things down too much. A goal at Avila is reasonable, going further maybe possible, but weakening conditions and the NW may impede it. What Happened Once again , great conditions and good […]

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Avila for Mick and Andre

September 13th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Hight Pressure scenario with once again quite a late start.  We  could do an early flight before the XC attempt again if we want.  The light winds will likely be W in our valley and a gentle E in the Avila Valley, though  we should have less problems at the Pass and beyond to today. […]

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Light conditions. Some nice O&Rs to the Pass

September 12th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

  Situation More stability than yesterday and generally blue thermals in the flats.  Probably quite weak, with inversions around 2300 to 2600m.   It will probably be a bit of a struggle early on.  Early winds from the NE, but as conditions allow us to get higher we will find more NW in altitude.  Not […]

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Better later in the day

September 11th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Situation A cold front has gone through overnight leaving us this morning with a fair amount of upper level instability which is enough to trigger some large Congestus clouds, some of which are giving us showers around 9am.  There should be an improvement over the day and I image by late afternoon we could manage […]

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Another fantastic day. Biggish O and Rs

September 10th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Not disimilar to yesterday, though probably with a higher thermal quality without the early inversion.  Morning east lies, which already light, should lighten more.  Ideal day for another circuit flight to either of the Passes and back (or both). What Happened Excellent thermals topped with Cu at c3300m.  We went to the Pass, then Back […]

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Nice Out and Returns for first day of Joint Services

September 9th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

High pressure moving in will stabilise thins for the next few days removing the risk of  Cbs which we have had since Thursday.  Light winds from the NE, but with more NW above the boundry layer. An inversion initially at 2600m, rising to 3200m later in the afternoon.  Good quality blue thermals, with perhaps some […]

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More instability!

September 7th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Cb wend off to the north of the valley at 8am, so things not looking good at all.  Local forecast is showing OK for late afternoon, so we will have to hope that it is the case. What Happened. No flying due to Cbs  .  A trip to Salamanca.  

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Westerly and unstable

September 6th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Situation Today Not disimilar to yesterday, though with more westerly than SW and tending to NW by end of day, so things may become nice on the mountain at the end of the day for evening flying if we have no Cbs. A better scenario early on this morning than yesterday, so we shall go […]

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