Archive for July, 2019

 

Helen and SinGas to around 50km from Lastra.

July 16th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

This morning we went to Lastra whilst the unfortunate PrePWC had to deal with the tail wind at PN.  Althought we managed 3000m behind launch, the lead group hit heavy sink and bombed out on the north side of the valley .  Helen and Sin Gas took better lines and made nice flights towards Penaranda. […]

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Late afternoon goal flight to Avila.

July 16th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

The PrePWC had to cancel today as the winds at launch were a little top end.  However, later in the afternoon, around 5.30 , we launched from the lower take off, and 13 of the group crossed to the Avila valley.  Some getting as high as 3600m.  5 in Avila and the rest spread back […]

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Another Avila Goal

July 12th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A challenging day with a lot of overcast.  Approaching the pass in a group, along with quite a few other pilots arrived for the pre PWC, it looked as though we were all to land at the Cemetery of Casas del Puerto. However, just as the saddle before the conical hill half of us managed […]

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Goal at Avila 55km. Most arrived.

July 11th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A very pleasant day with light winds and smooth thermals to occationally 3200m , but a little inverted in places with tops to 2600m.  The highlight for me was when our group were thermalling with a big flock of young strorks just after the Pass.  Ken, Mike, Wallis, Sunnith, Ester, Mark and Steve in Avila, […]

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60km FAI triangle for Melle, Wallace, David, Sunnith and Steve.

July 10th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

With climbs only to arond 2700m we made a nice circuit of the Croneja Valley going form near the Corral, to Puente de Congosto, to Barco, then home.  Mike and Ester landed on route at Barco.  A day of low saves and flatland cruising.  The evening flight also very good with nice restitution.

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Barco and beyond.

July 9th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A nice flying day with Cu around 2400 and light to mod NE flow.  Most of the group got to Barco, with a few of us going on to the big fields towards the Tornavacas Pass (31km).  An evening flight too, but a bit windy

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Sunday and Monday the 7th and 8th of July

July 9th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Sunday gave up some good conditons with the convergence running NE from the Pass.  The new arrivals managed a short soaring flight at Lastra in the evening.  Monday was a short thermalling flight from PN, landing early before storms at around 2pm

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Goal 136km. New PBs for John.

July 5th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Today we set a goal to Iscar, the town just between the airspace gap south of Valladolid.  Leaving Lastra before 12am we found things rather scratch with climbs not much above 2400m for the first hours.  A few landed before exiting the Piedrahita Valley.  Ian, flying a loaned Phi Tenor made 100km.  Luc and Fred […]

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Thursday. Just evening soaring at Lastra.

July 5th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Strong winds and  ugly clouds during the morning.  Lunch for may of us at the long bar and horse riding in the river near Salamanca for Luc and Ian.  A nice evening soar at Lastra at the end of the day.

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Wednesday. Two XCs. Afternoon and evening.

July 5th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

With a la launch form Lastra on our first trip at around 11.30 we found it hard to climb away, but once over the back things got easy with climbs to 3000m and good Cu.  However, the sky soon started to look big with Congestus clouds on track, so those of us in the air […]

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