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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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Avila again. 3400m blue thermals

September 4th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Another Van load in the Avila valley with a number of us at Avila, (Tim, Andy and myself) along with the rest beyond the 40km mark. Excellent evening flying later after the retrieve.  

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Avila 57km for many.

September 3rd, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A great day with nice climbs to 3400m with pleasant Cu.  around 9 over the Pass and a van load in Avila including Alan and myself on the tandem.  Nice evening flying conditons also. A PB for Tim.

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Flying at Chia and Peña Negra

September 2nd, 2019 - Posted by Steve

An early flight at Chia, with a few of us staying up then running from the clouds forming over take off. Later a downflight at PN around 4pm, then an evening soaring flight around 7pm.

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112km for Steve Watts to the NNE.

September 1st, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Quite a stable and overcast day early on which cuased most to do an early bomb out.  Taking of a little later Hugh, Pete, Luke managed to climb out, Hugh making around around 25km, but Steve W going on to make a great flight landing around 8pm at 112km.  An evening flight in very light […]

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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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