Archive for September, 2019

 

Over the Pass again.

September 30th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A great forecast, but slow and tricky going.  Chris and I crossed on the north side plateu at around 2200m, Chris unfortunately landing around Amavida.  On his second flight, Laurie managed to fly to Muñopepe, some 15kkm from Avila.  Pleasant evening soaring once again later on.  That is it for our season.  We will fly […]

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Avila!

September 27th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Conditions improved a little more today, with still only 2500m and more often going to less than 2200m.  Light winds from the NNW.  4 over the pass, with laurie and Will making around 30km.  Chris and I managed to get to the south side of Avila after scratching along the south side of the mountains. […]

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Our the Pass at 2500m+

September 26th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Another nice day with many at the Pass, but only Simon, Hans and myself going over.  However, only a few small climbs on the other side so no Avila today.

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Nice flights down towards Barco.

September 25th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A very gentle day with climbs not much above 2300m (some at 3m/s).  Light and variable winds but with a hint of N.  An early scratching flight to Santiago de Collado, followed by a longer flight down to Barco and finishing with an evening flight.

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Back to nice weather.

September 23rd, 2019 - Posted by Steve

It has been a tough two weeks with Cyclone DANA causing historic destruction in SE Spain, and contributing a fair amount of non flying weather in our area.   Today 3 flights, though very gentle and a low cieling.  Many of us managed a modest XC to the Pass, but with only around 1900m thermal […]

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A decent flight after plenty of bad weather.

September 18th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Althogh we have had short flights at Chia on Monday and tuesday and an occational top to bottom from PN, today, we finally had a quality day with nice  thermal soaring around the Valley.  Cyclone Dana, which has caused so much historical devastation in the SE of Spain, has finally started to receed.   Many […]

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Local thermal soaring

September 9th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

With a very strong wind forecast we went up and launched early in still very light wind conditons.  Altough before 11am some of us were able to  stay up (Grita, Magnus, Hugo, Ben and myself).  Magnus was able to almost cross the valley, finding the stronger winds starting to enter over there.  After nearly 2 […]

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The Final day for the Derbyshire Soaring Club.

September 8th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A nice end to the last day.  A more thermic day than the previous day (also a Barco goal).  With better Cu and base above 2900m.  We flew a modest goal to Barco.  Myself, along with Alan Horsfield, on the tandem, making two nice tandem XCs with Alan over the 2 weeks (Avila and Barco). […]

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2 small XCs, early afternoon and evening to Barco (20km)

September 6th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Quite a cool day, sunny, but with slow thermic conditons.  5 made Barco on the first flight, although a short distance, taking around 1.20minutes due to the thermal tops being little more than 2100m (200m above take off).  The evening flight, with restitution being easier and those trying making it in less than 30 minutes.

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Early at Chia and late at PN. Thurs.5th Sept.

September 6th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A very strong wind forecast so some light wind soaring (and downflights) at Chia until around 12, then at PN we found light conditions but reports of strong winds in valley.  We decided to return only for the eveing flight.

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