Airport run for me yesterday, but flying at PN, in quite windy conditions. Only Pea crossed the pass to land in strong wind at Amavida. Paul,( not in our group this year) flew a fantastic flight of 258km. Bravo to him and to his ever patient wife and retrieve driver.
Most of the group, feeling a bit flown out, did a bid of valley flying. Only Singas, Luc and Joerg went over the Pass, with honours of the day to Luc.
NW flow yesterday and N wind low at Avila which stopped many, however, Singas pushed on to the 100km mark towards Segovia and a flew made it quite a way back to the Pass. unfortunately, John, had a bad landing fracturing his hip.
A good forecast for open distance flying, though very sinky after Pass for the second group. Stu and myself very early at Avila but trapped by North flow, though Tim took the convergence more to the north and made a fast flight to near Villacastin.
A very pleasant day with little geostrophic wind, a head wind at Avila made us decide to land there.: 9 of us. Then a swift retrieval for some evening flying. Climbs today to 3000m. Things seem to be picking up for the next days.
Most of the group in Barco, though a few brave souls did venture down to Plasencia via the Bejar mountains.
Not a great day with climbs little above 2300 and an increasing NW wind. Most landed at Barco, some 20kms, with a few extending up towards the Tornavacas Pass. Great floaty evening flying with dynamic lift up to 600m above take off.
Turnaround day for us, so limited goal to Avila (55km). 2 in goal and David a bit past Munogalindo. Both picked up by Steve on way back from Airport shuttle. Good evening flying though breezy early on. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx0qZWB-fbY&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]
With the north west flow and climbs not generally above 2900m it was a bit of a struggle but David, Tim and myself arrived at the declared goal next to the Segovia Hospital. Next back was 100km for SinGas, then john and Carl at around 67km and just near Avila, Martin. 4 others over the […]
Another good day, with more of a W flow than yesterday so it may be worth pushing on to Segovia rather than the out and return. More detail at 11am briefing.