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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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.