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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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
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
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 […]
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.
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 […]