Personal Bests


Segovia Goal. 115km PB for Johan

June 26th, 2017 - Posted by Steve Ham

A post cold frontal day, though we all managed to bomb out after the first flight at around 12.15.  However, on the second attempt, braving the rather spicy conditions at launch, we found easier conditions.  Juansa was the first to go for the Pass, myself, Johan, Bill and Fred reluctant to commit to the end […]

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Personal Best for Ian . Over the Pass

September 26th, 2016 - Posted by Steve Ham

Saturday was a great day with various over the Pass, notably Ian, on his first week of paragliding post Cp.  Sunday, nice conditions for those who stayed on with Cu and only Michael going over the Pass.

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PB for Richard. Excellent day for all.

August 24th, 2016 - Posted by Steve Ham

Fantastic conditions with perfect Cu around 3300m.  Most went from PN towards the Pass then moving N towards Salamanca, Richard to its East for a PB of 62.5km and Hugh to West for a similar distance.  Both Joe and Dave tried to make it back, Dave making around 100km.  I flew with Alan on the […]

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2 New PBs, 100km Out and Return for Johan and 54.8km for Nick on first ever XC

August 1st, 2016 - Posted by Steve Ham

Todays forecast lived up to expectations with climbs to 3300m, light winds and strong thermals.  Johan made it back from 50km out to the NW of Avila, and Nick on his FIRST EVER Xc, made 54.8km.  Marshal also made it a good deal back from Avila to near the Pass.   An epic day.  Also […]

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PB for Ian and Richard. 155km and 70km

July 1st, 2016 - Posted by Steve Ham

Really nice soaring XC conditions yesterday and the classic run made by Ian.  We had intended to land at the Segovia goal the competition had set, but as Ian’s PB was a little beyond that (126km he did here last year to Tordesillas) he pushed on to finish the classic Piedrahita -Acrones flight.  7 hours […]

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PB for Gunnar 175.4km.

September 11th, 2015 - Posted by Steve Ham

A big day from Lastra today with Gunnar making his PB of 175km.  Curiously, his last PB was in 1995 in the PWC race task I set to Acrones from La Lastra.  That 170km goal was something of a revelation in the PG world when around 50 pilots made it.  Even now nearly 20 years […]

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Laurence matches his PB with flight to Avila on his Buzz 3

August 19th, 2015 - Posted by Steve Ham

This week we are blessed with nice easy XC conditions, though the light winds tend to give us convergence and often a quartering headwind in the Avila Valley. Most of us opted yesterday for a circuit around the Piedrahita Valley.  Laurence went over the Pass for a 4 hour flight on his Ozone Buzz 3 […]

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W to NW blue thermals to 3000. PB for Bill, Andreas and David.

August 15th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

Similar to yesterday but slightly more west and higher base.   Today it may be more difficult to come back from Avila, though also may be difficult to push much beyond it due to the north wind effect, though it may be worth it, but flights beyond 100km may be difficult .  Thermals will take […]

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Big Day!, another PB for Sondre with over 90km O&R, 80km circuit for Bernt and over Pass for Bart

August 14th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

Not disimilar to yesterday with valley breezes probably to the W early on then more NE predominating later in the day.  Perhaps a chance of going over the pass to Avila and return with these conditions, or a similar task to yesterday, though I would favour Avila and back today if the wind stays light. […]

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New Spanish Record!

July 26th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

At launch last night I was surprised to be congratulated by a pilot from Madrid for getting the spanish open distance record.  Apparently my flight of 246km last week was the farthest flown by a member of the Spanish flying Fed.  Maybe it is the case, but I have not logged a flight anywhere for […]

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