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Looking good. NNW 3000m. Most over the Pass and to Avila.

July 12th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

  According to the trace the inversion has risen to 3200m,  and with over 26 §C we should start to get good quality thermals (about time!).    It seem during most of the day we have  a NW component, though moving more North at end of day.  A far more typical  forecast for July.  Should […]

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Classic big XC day! PB Pete 103km, and for Ian 68km,

June 18th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

Clouds at potentially near 4000m, winds light from SW to NW.  Excellent thermal quality.  What could go wrong! This is  an ideal day for going over the pass and beyond Avila, though later in the day and along the track after Avila it may go more north.  Excellent opportunity for 100km. 1500 What Happened. Great […]

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Classic Open XC day. Blue convergence 3800m thermal tops

July 24th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Lighter winds today and likely to come onto  Peña Negra. Less S in the wind and convergence along the Avila valley and beyond very likely.  A little cooler and not likely to get very good till around 2pm. Typical conditions for flights to Segovia and beyond. We must decide on an early start at lastra […]

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Light SE climbs over 3500m. Circuits and PB for Mike.

July 5th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Lighter SE winds but some risk of congestus.  A good reason to follow yesterdays flight direction .  Wind is also more favourable for that.  it should come onto PN with this windspeed, but we could change launch to Chia. What Happened A very nice day with climbs to around 3600 and convergence out in front. […]

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Light SW and good XC conditions:107.6km and PB for Luc

June 12th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

Should be a nice day with a light SW wind and probably convergence in Ambles.  base around 3000m.  What could possibly go wrong! What Happened Pretty much as forecast.  5 of us over the Pass.  Great racing conditions in the convergence with somewhat big Cu at times.  Geert went down for a Pee at 72km […]

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Light NW: 2 XC attempts and over the Pass on the second:PB for Ian

June 11th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

    A weak cold front going through after which temps will rise.  A bit stable and risk of some Congestus build up especially in the Ambles Valley.  Should be an OK day for PG   What Happened Nice conditions though spread out put us on the ground before the Pass on the first attempt. […]

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Much Better. PB for Andrew

May 30th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

We now have more influence of the Azores high and the upper level instability has moved Eastwards.  Winds still may be a little strong mid afternoon,  but we should get some decent flying out of the day.  thermal tops around 2600m.         What Happened: Not so bad.  Nice early soaring and then […]

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