Yesterday we had a great day. Although starting very overcast by 3 pm we were on our way with nice Cu at 3300m for a relatively easy flight to Avila. Once there some tried to get back, Magnus making it back to Amavida near the Pass. Today with a relatively strong S forecast we went […]
A good forecast, though a veil of cirrus slowed things and a bit of a headwind kept us from reaching Avila, Nigel being closest. However, a great flying day and some classic evening restitution for the evening flight.
Due to the large cloud build ups we were reduced to a decent evening flight. The HG comp went to Pedro Bernardo, leaving us alone yesterday
2nd day of spanish HG nationals and we took of from a separate site a litte to the East. dificult stable conditons then later turning stronger and easier, but some Cbs forming in the Avila valley kept us near home.
This Week, starting with the Practice day on Saturday, we have the Spanish HG nationals. The rather unusual weather continues…but flyable. Saturday a nice circuit flight by most around the ridge and valley, with Aniko, Magnus and Sebi flying off to the NW when Cbs threatened the main ridge, Magnus making around 70km. Yesterday, Sunday, […]
Yesterday, with curious weather, we flew the N side of Armenteros, just 15km NW of Piedrahita, whilst at PN the wind was near 50km south, the wind curving around the mountains go give a light area in one area of the plains. Later in the afternoon it briefly came onto PN, but we missed that […]
Yesterday we had some big development by mid afternoon. Magnus was able to make the most of things with an early start and an hour or so crossing the valley. Today, Thursday, Cbs lurking about so we have been rafting. I have not had my rafts out since 2011, since these days we do not […]
A light NW with climbs to 3000m forecast, although a little weak early on putting us all on the ground a bit sooner than we wished. Our 2nd attempt was much better, with Magnus, Hans and I going over the Pass towards Avila. At Avila, Marcus and I tried to go towards Segovia but ended […]
Due to the wind we had a short morning flight. An attempt towards Barco but we got nowhwere near! The evening was interesting with a lauch for the PN east launch. We were able to fly to the valley and soar the E face of Cerro la Cruz hill.
The last day of this week for our Belgian group. Nice conditions, but NE and most of us not prepared to go down the Cherry Tree valley with the altitude we were getting. However, we should have all gone, since Eric had a good time of it reaching Plasencia. Good evening conditons. On Sunday a […]