Archive for August 20th, 2016

 

110 km O&R for Sebastian, and a near 80km circuit for others.

August 20th, 2016 - Posted by Steve

Excellent day but not so high, with climbs not often over 2300m, though touching 2600m occasionally. However, powerful strong, especially at the Cemetery near the Pass.  Most of us turned at the Pass excel for Sebastian and Simon.  Eric, Andy and I flew together to Barco via the centre of valley then back to take […]

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NW, decent soaring day but limited XC day

August 20th, 2016 - Posted by Steve

A fair amount of status early on which should burn off, but unusually we still have quite low inversions.  However, the direction is perfect for easy soaring on the mountain and winds light enough for pleasant flying and Moderate XC flying between the Tornavacas and Villatoro Pass.  It may be worth going over for some, […]

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Sebastian to Avila, then lots over Pass on evening flight

August 20th, 2016 - Posted by Steve

With forecast higher winds we were rather cautious during the day, but those winds did not arrive till late in the day, giving good thermal climbs, but to not much over 2200m till mid afternoon.  A spectacular evening flight with good Cu forming at 2800m.  Much of our German contingent took advantage for a flight […]

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