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Segovia,120km for Chino and Avila, 55km, for Ian.

July 21st, 2019 - Posted by Steve

Saturday and a good forecast and empty take off compared to previous days with the pre PWC.  We went early due to probably higher winds coming down. However it was pretty scratchy low down and many in our group landed at the Cemetery near the Pass.  I manage a strong climb there but only made […]

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154km for Nadav. To Arcones.

July 19th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

A personal best and an amazing flight for Nadav.  Today the forecast was one of those epic amazing days…but with wind variable and mainly behind with dust devils at launch.  The Pre PWC cancelled and soon after the conditions became good for aobut 20minutes. However, in our group, only Nadav was able to launch.

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Huge day. Segovia Goal (115km), and out and returns of over 100km.

July 18th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

An excellent day with a NW flow and NE low down at times.  The pre PWC did an ambitious task or around 130km with a TP at Sanchidrian, far to the NE and back to the Avila valley for goal.  We avoided the worse of the headwinds, some pilots: Gal and Chino, returning to the […]

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Avila, Barco. Outs and returns.

July 17th, 2019 - Posted by Steve

the Pre PWC flew the race to Avila and back to near the Pass. Over 60 in goal I believe.  Our group made various choices, 3 following the task and others staying in the Corneja valley, some, such as Chino, going from the Pass, to the north, Barco and back.  Good Cu development, but getting […]

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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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