With not such an epic forecast, but light winds and a strong convergence in the Avila valley, 7 of us managed to do the trip to Avila and back. From a group of 15, all but one made it over the pass and of those only one failed to reach Avila, the rest returning a […]
After 2 windy days of South wind today we got to fly Peña Negra. A fair bit of wind especially just after the pass. Today we were joined by the Candelario Open XC event. Candelario tends to be a more fickle site, so they all ended up with us at Piedrahita. Best flights amonst the […]
Whilst I was hanging around the airport all day for the new arrivals, Esa managed a great out and return to Avila. Also, Bart made Avila along with Simon and Abbey on the tandem. In the comp event up the road at Candelario, 2 pilots made it over 200km. Unfortunately, today, Monday, has not been […]
A reasonable day with blue thermals going above 3000m. More at briefing at 11.15.
Another day for a flight to Avila, though only Alan arrived, with 4 other over the Pass downed in the Ambles valley.
Today a shift in the wind direction with a more complex airflow making open distance not a good option but still some good potential for interesting flying. Climbs to maybe 4000m and an interesting convergence line running from near Barco to Gijuelo. More detail at briefing at 11.15am
Q Quite a tricky day with increasing winds at take off. 5 over the Pass, all landed before Avila except for Ollie who made Villacastin.
Tough to get up on the other side of the pass yesterday. Many of us went down, but Abbey and Simon on the tandem made it as did Ollie and Mark (nearly)
Similar day to yesterday with thermal tops mainly around 2600m with the occasional 3000m probably. More westerly flow. Avila probably, Segovia difficult. More details at briefing at house at 11am
RASP forecast pretty much as announced. Myself and Olli landed at the arranged Avila Goal and Ana, Alan and Mark flew a good deal back towards the pass after making Avila. Mark Senior, whose radio was down carried on to 90.2km landing at Navas de San Antonio.