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 […]
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 […]
A big day from Lastra with climbs to around 3300m and around 20km of wind pushing us along the convergence to the NE. A few early bomb outs, but Anton to 90 and Media for Ana, Helen and Steve. Singas carried on to the airspace of Valladolid.
Perfect Cumulus streets running along the Sierra de Avila towards the horizon beyond Segovia. Climbs to 3400m and in some cores of 7m/s, so a bit hectic at times. Flo landed N of Avila so I followed him down to land back at Avila. Ondrej a bit further back. We had set the goal at […]
After a run of mediocre days,(No flying on Thursday and just local flying on other days) Friday came good. Due to low cloubase earlier on we made a first flight staying local untill the base rose. Then, after warming up (a very cold day at base), we took off again around 4.30 pm and […]
A tricky day with a relatively strong forecast, but light in the convergence towards the NE. Setting a goal at Navalmanzano, with the option to go to 200km in the case of us all doing well and going early. As it was we had to use a poor SW site north of the Pass. 4 […]
A windy day, classic convergence and all that, but just too much wind to fly. We did an Archeological trip to the Celtic ruins at Ulaca. Below a picture of Ralph and I on the human sacrifice altar. After lunch at the restarant below the Menga take off we went to do a little […]
A light NW with climbs to 3000m forecast, although a little weak early on putting us all on the ground a bit sooner than we wished. Our 2nd attempt was much better, with Magnus, Hans and I going over the Pass towards Avila. At Avila, Marcus and I tried to go towards Segovia but ended […]
Today we have moderate winds from the west with a risk of storms, more so to the north. An inversion will probably keep us safe from overdevelopment here, but a layer of cumulostatus is likely to keep the sun away for much of the day.