Archive for August, 2018

 

Another Big day. 100km + triangles.

August 31st, 2018 - Posted by Steve

Another classic day with light wind and climbs to over 3500m.  We initially set Avila and return but the Cu conditions decayed half way along the Avila valley.  Some of us landed in Avila, others turned earlier, Ralph making it back to Barco then home with a closed triangle of 103km.  The most spectacular flight […]

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Segovia 115km PB X2.

August 31st, 2018 - Posted by Steve

A great day with climbs to over 3500m and decent Cu.  Or origional goal to the North was adapted and we continued to Segovia, though with a light headwind so it was slow going and nearly a 6 hour flight.  Richard and I landed on the outskirts of Segovia. A PB for Richard in time […]

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Towards the west.

August 30th, 2018 - Posted by Steve

A very pleasant day with a light NW but conditions rather weak earlier on so a number of early landings.  Myself , Ralph and Gordon took a highish climb near Barco with around 40 vultures and decided to check out conditons towards the Cherry Tree valley.  However, as things looked stable there we decided to […]

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New PB for Hans. 115km on low B Ion5.

August 28th, 2018 - Posted by Steve

After plenty of 55km flights to Avila this year, Hans made a big flight of 115km with a climb of over 4000m in the approaching front line.  As the shadow of the front and wind came in from the west it kicked off a line of lift ahead of it which we were able to […]

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New PB for Bob, and Richard to Avila and back to La Torre.

August 28th, 2018 - Posted by Steve

Whilst I was doing the airport drop off and collection (Sunday 26th)the group had a goal to Avila….and back some before a land by time of 5.30.  Bob, on his lightweight Gin A class glider made it over the pass with a new PB of 42km.  Richard, more of a veteran on his D class […]

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Towards Barco and towards Avila

August 24th, 2018 - Posted by Steve

Most of us went west towards Barco, Chris making the 40km O&R.  Hans went the other way at flew 49km to the Avila direction. Today no storms, but yesterday just local flying due to the large Cbs later in the afternoon.

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Cbs, but Ricard makes around 50km.

August 23rd, 2018 - Posted by Steve

Very quick Cb development at launch with showed rain in the valley before 12.30.  Myself, Nigel and Faisal choose not to fly, but the others were off early enough for a quick safe flight down or away towards Barco.  Richard however carried on, escaping to the north away from the rather dramatic electrical storm near […]

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71km for Richard.

August 21st, 2018 - Posted by Steve

We set a goal of 90km, but the conditions soon became too problematic with large congestus forming behind launch and to the south of the Avila valley.  Most of us flew around the valley , taking an early landing before things got too exciting.  Richard, somewhat more intrepid than the rest of us went over […]

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5 hours triangle for Nigel and Faisal.

August 20th, 2018 - Posted by Steve

A high quality thermal day with tops around 3200m and with very little wind.  Most of us did circuits around the valley, those doing most being Faisal and Nigel with over 5hours each.  Here is Faisals track below.               SaveSave

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Decent XCs each day of last week.

August 20th, 2018 - Posted by Steve

Another week over and good flying every day of the week.  Mostly very light winds with few days with convergence  with which we were able to utilize for long easy XCs.  However, we all had plenty of flying, though mostly triangles between the Villatoro and Tornavacas Pass.  We did get 2 Avila goal days however. […]

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