Archive for August, 2017


The Return of decent weather.

August 31st, 2017 - Posted by Steve

Yesterday and today we had pretty good thermal soaring conditions after quite an unseasonal stretch of bad weather which set in last Thursday.  Yesterday most did Valley circuits, though Ricard Fry went over the Pass to around 40kms.  Today, loads of flying, 3 flights for most, and mainly valley flying, with a few pushing towards […]

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Wednesday:Over the Pass and Back for some.

August 26th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

Wednesday gave us a lot of top cover, but even with that, there were tremendous climbs to 3500m.  Most went over the Pass, but the convergence along the north of the Valley started to drop rain so Rob. Jason and I decided to turn back and had an interesting headwind flight back of over the […]

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Segovia Goals, 100km PBs and more

August 23rd, 2017 - Posted by Steve

Sunday arrival of the DSC and a nice evening flight at PN.  Monday amazing conditions with convergence lines running north from the main ridge, followed by a group to around 60km to the NE.  Yesterday, another big day with 3400m climbs with a goal to Segovia made by 3 of us and a PB by […]

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Arrival of Derbyshire Soaring Club

August 21st, 2017 - Posted by Steve

A decent day yesterday with many doing good XCs between the Pass and Barco.  Our group arrived too late for the XC flight by enjoyed a good evening soaring, may doing the full ridge run and Valley flying in the restitution.

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Evening Restitution

August 18th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

A reasonable forecast, but gusty strong winds from quite early on.  Only Hans decided to fly, where he found reasonable conditions, though the rest of us decided to leave it until the evening.  Once again, like many evenings this week, a fantastic restitution flight with abundant lift on hill and out in the valley til […]

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Avila (55km) for Hans and Rob. 6hrs +for Ralph

August 18th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

A light NW wind day and climbs to 3600m later in afternoon.  Light N winds, more E on the surface in Avila valley.  Rob first in Avila Goal and Hans about an hour later.  Ralph stayed on the mountain to the SW of Avila and returned back towards Pass.   Nice evening soaring had by […]

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2700m and light N

August 16th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

After yesterdays windy day, things settled today, though still with powerful thermals, stopped from going high early in the day by an inversion.  With no defined wind direction we stayed local doing circuits around the Corneja Valley.

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Classic early part of day but failure to connect

August 15th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

A forecast of 4000m with good pancake clouds early on but with a risk of Cbs later.  Our plan to fly early was foiled by the wind over the back at PN..Along with 70 other HG pilots in the event here.   We finally flew late afternoon and did a nice XC back to Piedrahita […]

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4300m on a Sunday.

August 13th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

After a week of NE flow and trips towards Barco, Saturday gave us a decent day over the Pass towards Avila, though E most of the way, but climbs to above 3000m.  Indy went best with an arrival at Avila, and Soren, turning near Munogalindo, flew back to near the Pass. Sunday, airport day for […]

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Towards Barco

August 10th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

A poor forecast today with strong SE early on.  However, Peña Negra worked its magic and the wind came on by 1pm.  An early bomb out of me (Steve) near Santiago, but much of the rest of the group flew down to Barco.  Still too cool and stable for it to be decent and interesting […]

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