Archive for July, 2015

 

Not suitable for PG. Maybe late in day

July 31st, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Moderate SW wind and a strong convergence along the mountains.  Strong chance of Cbs.  A mild chance of a decent flight late this evening. Tomorrow is looking good….also after that. A day trip to Salamanca for those interested?

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Potentially a good XC day. Some complications. 110km for Thomas.

July 30th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Westlies, not too strong and base over 3000m.  However, the general situation begins to become more complex and unstable.  Likely build up of congestus and possible Cbs at the end of day especially in the convergence.   The Hirlam surface winds show an interesting convergence on the E side of the pass at 11am.  convergence […]

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Hanging out with Vultures. Mike Thomas caricature

July 29th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

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Another Avila/Segovia day.

July 29th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

(Tin Tin.  I will be around just before 10am when the shop opens.  I need to buy a large bodkin at the sewing shop to make the line loop.) A reasonable day with a bit more wind than yesterday, once again, a little too farf to the north to make a good open XC day, […]

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Mike Thomas video last Friday

July 28th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Here is the link for Mike’s day last Friday: 

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Chipper Tuesday. Not bad, NW with climbs to near 3000m

July 28th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

A reasonable day starting out light but the wind getting up from the NW later in the day.  Probable day for Avila, maybe more. There may be a bit more N in the Avila valley than we would like, so slow progress.  A good day to come a way back from Avila.  Inversion at 2600 […]

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NW winds, a bit strong and low, but OK for Avila.

July 27th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

A weak cold front going through to day.  the winds generally in the NW with convergence to the south.  It’ll get windy around Avila so no going beyond there.  It is also inverted just above take off till daly on with conditions not really developing well to late afternoon.  A flight of 60km is on, […]

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Back to Open distance. An Avila day

July 26th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Winds back around to the west and will get a bit strong later in the afternoon.  As long as you go early this is a decent day for Avila/Villacasting.  Inversion around 3000m. Convergence, but back in the mountains and above the main ridge in our valley.  I´ll  pick you up in Avila on the way […]

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A good closed circuit day. Almost closed 95km FAI triangle.

July 25th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Post cold frontal with a light E component low down.  Generally NE, but with convergences and varying winds depending upon the topography.  Light NW above the boundary layer.  Not too high early on due to an inversion around 2600m, but climbs to  3000m by the end of the afternoon.  Barco and back, or more interestingly […]

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More West wind and lower base.

July 24th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Not such a clear day for success as the wind is higher and thermal tops lower.  Appoacing cold front is bringing the winds up to an uncomfortable level.  This plus the lower base will make for a more problematic crossing of the pass.  Convergence will be over the back mountains and surface winds will get […]

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