Archive for August, 2019

 

The DSC group. 1st week review.

August 30th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Sunday night gave us tremendous storms and Monday was too unstable to fly. Tuesday the 27 nice conditions were most had a good valley flight, with Jamie making it to just hort of Avila.  Wednesday, so far, the big day, with Steve  Watts just short of of Segovia (hours plus flight), Jamie at 101km, Fred […]

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Segovia goal (115km)

August 25th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A great finish to a very good XC week with our Belgian (and Dutch, Irish  and Swedish) group.  Once again nice Cu at 4000m and light winds with some nice convergence lines.  We had a nearly a vanfull at Goal.  The competition (Liga Nacional) aslo had a great day with 160km goal on a line […]

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4000m, light winds, nice Cu. Epic!! and a big circuit.

August 23rd, 2019 - Posted by Steve

An amazing day.  Light winds at launch and a take off from the PN rock to avoid the competition.  Quick climb outs to near 4000m and we set off on a trip towards the NW and the south of the Lake and Guijelo.  turning there, and in a nice group we headed east norht of […]

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107km Goal to the West.

August 22nd, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A remarkable day with most of the team well down the course to Goal.  Today we flew over the Bejar range, getting low at the ski station then runnng the mountains and flats beyond Plasencia.  Belgian Steve, Luc and Peter in Goal with most of the others scattered around Plasencia.  A Classic day with climbs […]

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A flight from Cerro la Cruz.

August 21st, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A complex day with early SE wind with cloud too low to go to Chia. However, blue in the Piedrahita valley and some of the group climbed Cerro La Cruz (small hill next to and NW of Piedrahita).  Most got decent climbs from the small hill and flew untill the clouds became to problematic.   […]

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Fast goal to Barco and amazing evening restitution

August 20th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

We planned for a short goal flight to Barco as the forecast showed some stronger NE winds later on.  Leaving the hill around 11am most of us got there.    The wind in the end did not get to problematic and we had an magnificent evening soar with restitution lift right across the valley.

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Overcast, but still 55kms to Avila.

August 20th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

An early start in overcast with our gaggle making its way slowly and little more  than take off altitude towards the Pass.  Some decent climbs around the Cemetery and Conical hill took 7 of us over and to around 45 with Koen making the best and making Avila.

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Sunday 18th. New Group and evening soaring

August 18th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

An unusual weather day with the passage of a front but leaving good evening soaring for the new arrivals.

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112km for Steve Bishop (just short of Segovia)

August 18th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Saturday 17th August: A great day with climbs to 3700m earlier on.  Many went down near la Torre, However, Esa, Martin, Steve and myself carried on.  A bit North near Segovia with Steve falling just short of the goal.

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88 and 87km (nr Villacastin) for Toby and Maarten. Many others at Avila.

August 16th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A good day with climbs to 3000m.  5 down just before Pass, but most others made it to Avila and beyond, with Maarten and Toby past Villacastin and Hans near Windmills after Avila.

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