Archive for June, 2015

 

Steve Senior, Ans Khan and Jocky Sanderson Caricatures

June 30th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

The wind did not abate today so I had time to finish of this which has been lingering on my drawing board for quite a while during this busy period of flying lately.   I really loved the reference image and I hope the painting makes you smile if you know these guys.

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Similar thermal forecast to yesterday but windy

June 30th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

After yesterdays epic conditions today is going to be disappointment I fear. Although the thermic conditions are similar, though a lower inversion at 1500hrs at around 3800m, it is unlikely that we can safely fly during the day time due to the forecast winds.   which are 40km/hr at take off level and 60km/hr at […]

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4-5000m thermal tops day SW wind. Very very Epic.

June 29th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

A potentially remarkable day. The inversion at 12 noon is 3800m which is markedly higher than the usual which is around 2600m.  Later the inversion reaches 5200m where thermals should reach if above 36ºC.  Winds at lower levels around 15 to 20km hour, touching 30 at top of climbs.  It is possible that the wind […]

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Monday . Tomorrow. 10 am Briefing at the house. Looks like a big day.

June 28th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Very high climbs, south wind and potential for well over 200km.  Meet at 10am for early trip to La Lastra. I will update this in the morning, but looking at the skew T now we should be getting very excited about this coming day!  

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Excellent Open XC day. Light SW, 120km, plus PB for Ulric

June 27th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

A very hot day with lighter winds than yesterday and a little more around the west rather SW.  This should give us safer and easier conditions at PN. At 12am the trigger temp is around 27 ºC, which is hot, and there inversion around 2600.  this inversion rises to around 3200m by 2pm.  It needs […]

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100km O&R yesterday for Brent.

June 26th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Excellent conditions yesterday which Bernt fully utilised by doing the 100km out and return to near Avila.   Jim and I who were ahead tried pushing beyond Avila but fatigue and age kicked in and we landed at Avila for a snack. Really excellent evening conditions with climbs above 3000m even after 8pm.

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W. SW, light winds 3200m+ mainly blue. Great XC Day!

June 26th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Another Epic day!  SW wind so convergence effects to N of Ambles valley and beyond.  NE lower wind at Avila will depend upon the strength of the SW.  Could be another O&R day or to carry on towards Segovia.  

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Classic Open XC day

June 25th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

SW winds around 15 to 20km at flying levels going a bit more NW towards afternoon.  thermal climbs at peak hours to around 3600m.  Some isolated Cu may form with a base near 4400m. Classic SW convergence will happen, though will be mainly blue, probably to the N side of the Ambles Valley and more […]

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Light winds and climbs to around 2600 to 3000m

June 24th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

The instability problems seems to be moving off to the SE, however we still need to be a little cautious today.   We will launch from PN though ay have to wait till later than yesterday for conditions.  The flow early in the day is SE, but seems to move more SW later in the […]

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Ulrik Caricature sketch

June 23rd, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Here was a fast sketch/painting from a photo and a bit of observation of Ulric whist on his computer in the kitchen yesterday.  Unusually I only made one sketch and did this in about 20 mins.  Not enough exaggeration but in the right direction I think.

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