Archive for June, 2014


SW wind and some congests cloud by the afternoon

June 19th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

No the best day for XC paragliding.  We  have a trough over central spain  and th super level instability could lead to some  problems of towering clouds , rain and even storms.  The south wind won’t help us as we will have to wait for it to come on at PN or go to our […]

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Classic big XC day! PB Pete 103km, and for Ian 68km,

June 18th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

Clouds at potentially near 4000m, winds light from SW to NW.  Excellent thermal quality.  What could go wrong! This is  an ideal day for going over the pass and beyond Avila, though later in the day and along the track after Avila it may go more north.  Excellent opportunity for 100km. 1500 What Happened. Great […]

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120 km O&R .PB and 7.5 hrs for Alex.

June 17th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

Light E with blue thermals to 3100m Better wind forecast today for paragliding.  A marked inversion  at 3100, but heating to 30 degrees may give us some cumulus (potentially towering).   We can wait a  little today for better thermic conditions as there is less risk of strong winds. Very unstable with rain and storms […]

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Lighter NE. Blue thermals to 3000m+

June 16th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

Not as strong at suspected, and very light at take off at 8.30 am.  Skew T is showing light, but local a bit stronger from the NE.  Good quality thermals, with aybe an inversion early on  around 2500m, but later going over 3000m.    A trough in the Pyrenees, but that instability won’t affect us. […]

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127km over the back of Gredos. PB for Jim, Tim and Ulric

June 14th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

It should be a good day with much less chance of overdevelopment (which of course never happened yesterday).  Winds mainly N or NE in the convective layer and more NW around base and above.  Winds likely to get stronger and more East at the end of the day. A potentially good day to repeat Bernt´s […]

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PB 127 km for Bernt. Light N wind, 3400m+ base.

June 13th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

Light north wind with perhaps NNW in the Avila Valley and NNE in our region will make it easier flying towards the Barco direction.  Instability still persists, but less than yesterday.  A very good XC day with high potential if the towering cumulus stays away or we can fly to a region with less problems […]

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Light E, Some isolated Cbs perhaps. 3800m base

June 12th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

  Higher temperatures today and the upper level trough has moved more to the East.  Still chance of some overdevelopment , but hopefully we can get going earlier from Peña Negra.  SE flow at take off level but will go NE. What happened. Great climbs from take off and we moved quickly NE to get […]

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June 11th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

Ayer se nos fue un amigo. De repente, sin avisar. Discretamente… como hacía él las cosas. Gracias por tu sencillez, tu amabilidad y tu permanente sonrisa. Te vamos a echar mucho de menos.   We lost a friend yesterday. He went suddenly, without warning. With no fuss…as he normally did things. Thank you for your […]

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Some similarities to yesterday, but

June 11th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

A light south wind and high instability.  A higher chance of storms today with an upper level trough having passed , but still near, overnight.  Our best opportunity is to go to Chia once again early, even though I believe it will come onto PN.  In this way we can get going and away from […]

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Lighter winds from SW. Base to 3000m. Some overdevelopment

June 10th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

Certainly a better forecast as far as wind is concerned with a light SW flow which would give us good convergence in the Avila Valley .  However, upper level instability is going to make things a bit too exciting perhaps as along that convergence is where we will see the quickest and biggest cumulus and […]

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