Archive for August, 2015

 

Problematic conditions

August 31st, 2015 - Posted by Steve

A difficult day for paragliding.  Although the surface winds may be relatively light the upper level winds are stronger and the greatest problem is the marked instability which will lead to larger Cu and Cbs forming during the afternoon.  However, we should not loose all hope.  The surface level winds during late afternoon do seem […]

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Chia or Lastra?

August 29th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Once again we have a southerly flow, though today the strength is high enough for it to be unlikely for it to come onto PN.  Some forecasts show a S to SE movement which would go in our favour as Chia take off is very forgiving with strong winds unlike la Lastra.    We also […]

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SW, 3000m+, high potential day

August 28th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Lighter winds today which may but may not come onto Peña Negra.  Light c5km/hr at PN at 9am.   The directions and the convergence seems to put things very much to the north, which is excellent for avoiding the Madrid TMA for flights over 100km.  I think it likely that we will leave at 10.45 […]

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Strongish WSW again.

August 27th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Another unlikely day with a strong WSW flow at around 30km/hr at take off level.  Also some high level cloud, although generally higher temps.  Not an inspiring day for XC nor for any sort of decent PG.  Once again our best chance is late in the day if the wind comes onto PN.  Wind at […]

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Nigel caricature

August 27th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Here is a quick sketch of Nigel Brevitt started in with a bull point pen in the Terrace of the Bar  in Barco and finished at home before dinner.

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Difficult Day

August 26th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

A marked increase in the winds today with a stronger flow from the SW.  Trigger temperature around 25 ºC mid afternoon and top temps around 30ºC.  Yesterday the day was relatively cool at it took a long time for it to get as good as forecast.  Today temperatures should get things going earlier but our […]

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Classic SW convergence day.

August 25th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

This is a perfect day for a jaunt to Segovia, not much more, but that should be possible.  Not an extremely high base, just over 3000m later in the day.  This is beneficial if we want to go under the Madrid TMA  A  very marked convergence going to the North of Avila.  This should be […]

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Improving throughout the day

August 24th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Passage of a cold front last night leaving us with a bit of stratocumulus in the valley which should thin and clear as the day progresses.  Wind is also decreasing and is from WNW  which makes for good dynamic soaring on the ridge.   Thermal quality also good.  Inversion around 2500m which will keep development […]

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Craig Morgan Caricature

August 22nd, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Here is a requested Caricature of Craig Morgan, X UK PG  Champion and one of my personal heroes.

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ST ANDRE BRITISH OPEN

August 22nd, 2015 - Posted by Steve

I won’t be going, but I think I would like to so that I could be at Calvo´s final comp as a Meet Director.  If you are new to the British Open series you may not know that Calvo has been involved in the organisation of British Paragliding and international events for around 20 years. […]

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