Archive for September, 2017


A very flyable week so far and today an Avila PB for Chris.

September 28th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

Almost to Avila yesterday for Russell, and today a superb Cu filled day with climbs to near 3000m.   Russell and Chris crossed the Pass ( I bombed at the Villafranca junction with Phil).  A nice 55km to Avila and a PB for Chris.

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Local flying and a bit towards Barco.

September 25th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

Easy flying with nice climbs, but not much more that 2300m.  Only Phil ventured towards Barco, the rest of us flying around the Big Spine.  Things picked up around 4pm, so we went down then went back up for the evening soar.

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Valley triangles and climbs to 3400m

September 23rd, 2017 - Posted by Steve

A light SW day with remarkable convergence in the Avila Valley.  However, we stayed put as it is the last day and we have an early start tomorrow morning so did not fancy a 6 hour epic retrieve.   The boys did some good triangles around the valley, the Swiss landing back on take off.

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Lastra to orbit.

September 22nd, 2017 - Posted by Steve

A great forecast with big potential but some risk of  big Cus and Cbs more to the east.  I was the first out of Lastra, and from take off I went directly to near cloud base at 3300m in a 4+m/s climb. After waiting for John, Nico and  Lucas we set off along an amazing cloud […]

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Beyond Avila for Nico.

September 21st, 2017 - Posted by Steve

A windier day with some bigger Cus about today.  A bit crossed on launch so we launched from the Bees spine.  Only Nico and Simon went over the Pass, Simon nailed in the sink from more than 3000m but Nico going about 10km beyond Avila then coming back to land at Avila.

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6 pilots beyond 100km. Segovia again!

September 21st, 2017 - Posted by Steve

Excellent conditions yesterday with very light winds and thermal tops to 3300m. Very easy flying in good quality thermals and little turbulence.   Once again, like last weeks goal flight, we were landing around Segovia as the sun went down after around 5 and a half hours of flying.

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So far very flyable and today Avila.

September 19th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

Good evening soaring on arrival day, a bit strong yesterday, but Ok for local flying in the post frontal crisp air.  Today a slow start and climbs little above 2600m with a light NNW.  The Swiss and Simon made it pretty much to Avila.  Nice evening soaring for some who did not make it.  

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A classic Avila day

September 16th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

A great forecast, and great conditions with Cu rising towards 3000m and a light NNW.   Thermal beyond 5ms, but smooth in general.  We nearly all decked it near the cemetery near the Pass, but mostly recovered.  Nigel, Ben and myself flew back home (suffering extreme cold hands) whilst Howard and Fredrik carried on, Howard making […]

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Quick flight to Barco and evening soaring

September 16th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

Yesterday a windy NE forcast, but nice clouds early on.  We made an early break for Barco (20km), hardly going above take off height along the route.  Lee and I made it and Juan and Howard a bit further back.  Down before the winds really picked up.   Some nice evening floating later towards sunset. […]

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The Pass and Back

September 14th, 2017 - Posted by Steve

Light NW winds but not going much above 2600m and a bit north in the Avila Valley so Pass and back for Lee and I, though Nigel did a nice circuit going towards the NW.  Good evening conditions as well.

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