Archive for July, 2019

 

North of Avila for Ana (70km+) and a reserve throw for Martin.

July 31st, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Rasp perfectly described the day, with wind coming on hill around 2pm and a swing to the NNE after the Pass of the convergence with a strong SE east of track.  Sofi, Dimitri, Colin, Ana, Martyn and myself crossed the Pass, myself with a gaggle of sailplanes at 3500m.  Unfortuntely Martin (Mantra 6) had to […]

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Tuesday 20th July: 2 Goal flights to Barco. Morning and evening.

July 31st, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A NE flow day and poor thermals initially,  We did the classic run to Barco on the xc flight, then repeated it for the eveinging flight (though only Sofi and I arrived on that one).

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Monday 29th July. Avila Goal

July 31st, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Goal for Sofi and I on a day with quite scratch conditons in the Piedrahita valley then N convergence in Ambles valley.  A bit windy on landing in Avila for us both. Very nice evening flying later for all.

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PN and near 8 hours flying for SinGas.

July 26th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Backon the main site with a NW and some pretty strong climbs (upto 7m/s), but not going much more than 2700m.  Most stayed local, with only Huy going over the Pass.   Great evening flying, smooth and easy with the whole ridge run possible.

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Flights in Pedro Bernardo and at end of day at Peña Negra.

July 25th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A lot of driving today for just some local flying this morning at Pedro Bernardo.  The strong wind forecast gave us the best hope of a flight for all experience levels at PB.  So was the case.  Later , on route back (after visiting the caves near PB) 4 of the group had a flight […]

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115km Goal to Medina del Campo. PB for Helen and around 140km for SinGas

July 25th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A big day from Lastra with climbs to around 3300m and around 20km of wind pushing us along the convergence to the NE.  A few early bomb outs, but Anton to 90 and Media for Ana, Helen and Steve.  Singas carried on to the airspace of Valladolid.

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Segovia,120km for Chino and Avila, 55km, for Ian.

July 21st, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Saturday and a good forecast and empty take off compared to previous days with the pre PWC.  We went early due to probably higher winds coming down. However it was pretty scratchy low down and many in our group landed at the Cemetery near the Pass.  I manage a strong climb there but only made […]

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154km for Nadav. To Arcones.

July 19th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A personal best and an amazing flight for Nadav.  Today the forecast was one of those epic amazing days…but with wind variable and mainly behind with dust devils at launch.  The Pre PWC cancelled and soon after the conditions became good for aobut 20minutes. However, in our group, only Nadav was able to launch.

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Huge day. Segovia Goal (115km), and out and returns of over 100km.

July 18th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

An excellent day with a NW flow and NE low down at times.  The pre PWC did an ambitious task or around 130km with a TP at Sanchidrian, far to the NE and back to the Avila valley for goal.  We avoided the worse of the headwinds, some pilots: Gal and Chino, returning to the […]

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Avila, Barco. Outs and returns.

July 17th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

the Pre PWC flew the race to Avila and back to near the Pass. Over 60 in goal I believe.  Our group made various choices, 3 following the task and others staying in the Corneja valley, some, such as Chino, going from the Pass, to the north, Barco and back.  Good Cu development, but getting […]

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