Archive for August, 2017


NE flow this week.

August 9th, 2017 - Posted by Steve Ham

Monday was a not flying day with strong winds.  Tuesday, quite ok, but just a dash to Barco at 20km, though some nice evening flying.  Today, Wednesday we took an early trip to Alba to see if we could fly the small site there, but would have been better to stay local.  NE can be […]

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British Team HG World Champs

August 7th, 2017 - Posted by Steve Ham

Opening Ceremony yesterday in Brasilia for the HG Worlds.  Here are the British team sporting my T shirt design I did for them.  Jenny the Team Manager also made one up for me with my name on the sleeve.  I did make a minor HG Brit Team event about 30 years ago (Bleriot Cup) so […]

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Saturday and Sunday

August 6th, 2017 - Posted by Steve Ham

Yesterday most of our group bombed at the Pass, though the sky had an incredible look about it with good Cu , though some towering towards Avila at the end of the day.  Today our guys flew around the valley, though I did see a glider landing at 80km on my way back from the […]

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90km out and return for Jorg and Neil.

August 4th, 2017 - Posted by Steve Ham

A Very strong thermic day with climbs to around 3400m.  Convergence along the Avila Valley marked by Cu up until Munogalindo, the turning point. Well done to Jorg and Neil, also Helen, Laurence,  Stu and Hans over the Pass to the Avila Valley

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55km Avila Goal for 6 pilots

August 4th, 2017 - Posted by Steve Ham

Light wind day and promise of a big evening restitution so we went for a relatively short goal of 55km to Avila to ensure all the group would fly in the evening.  8 over the Pass and along the valley with 6 to the City goal. Evening conditions remarkable with a huge lifty glass off […]

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4000m day. O&R over Pass and back and Avila goals.

August 3rd, 2017 - Posted by Steve Ham

Another big conditions day with very strong climbs to 4000m and light winds allowing a variety of XC options.  Jorg probably the best with a flight to near Sotalvo castle south of Avila and back to Villafranca.  Tin Tin and Stu in Avila and others spread around the Avila and Piedrahita Valley.  I had one […]

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7 in Segovia Goal at 115km. PBs galore

August 2nd, 2017 - Posted by Steve Ham

A long slow day with no tailwind but 5 personal bests and 7 over 100km and in goal (and Stu and Niel a little beyond).  Nice conditions with some Cu and convergence  exactly as predicted by RASP which allows us the flatland cuise from Avila to Segovia. Today also looking very good.

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