September 27th, 2019 - Posted by Steve Ham

Conditions improved a little more today, with still only 2500m and more often going to less than 2200m.  Light winds from the NNW.  4 over the pass, with laurie and Will making around 30km.  Chris and I managed to get to the south side of Avila after scratching along the south side of the mountains. […]

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A decent flight after plenty of bad weather.

September 18th, 2019 - Posted by Steve Ham

Althogh we have had short flights at Chia on Monday and tuesday and an occational top to bottom from PN, today, we finally had a quality day with nice  thermal soaring around the Valley.  Cyclone Dana, which has caused so much historical devastation in the SE of Spain, has finally started to receed.   Many […]

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The DSC group. 1st week review.

August 30th, 2019 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 Ham

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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115km Goal to Medina del Campo. PB for Helen and around 140km for SinGas

July 25th, 2019 - Posted by Steve Ham

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.

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Classic convergence day

June 12th, 2019 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 […]

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7 over the Pass towards Avila.

June 7th, 2019 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 […]

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Declared 108km goal.

July 23rd, 2018 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 […]

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Wednesday 18th July. Just some small hill soaring.

July 19th, 2018 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 […]

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Flights to Avila

June 20th, 2018 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 […]

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