Very nice soaring conditions and the milk run flight to Barco. Base around 2700m when we landed. Looking good for the evening flight. All in , we flew every day this week, made 6 personal bests and a few 100km flights. Next week looking nice!
Not disimilar to yesterday in many respects. We may go to La Lastra, the other S site, which is a little easier to get away from. A similar convergence effect to the North is expected once again. So another long day!
What Happened, Chia was just a rough flight for me but we then went to Lastra where we all got of and promptly went to over 4000m and flew the convergence in the plains towards Salamanca. Pretty epic. Back to Chia today again but this time the forecast is for it to drop by […]
A better day for themals with an inversion higher at 2600m. Winds should be light but may increase a fair amount. Easy potential for a flight to Barco de Avila or to the Tornavacas Pass. Maybe not so good to continue due to the low thermal tops. Should be a nice day all in all. […]
High pressure over the Azores, and a deep depression over the UK and a heat low over the Peninsula. A cold front is moving through the N of Spain, which may twitch up the winds a little today and tomorrow, however the winds lower down are generally light initially though may mix down as the […]
Another typical summer time forecast with the heat low building . Light NW going a bit more W as the day goes on. An inversion around 2600m, moving to 3000m later in the day. A blue thermal day. Trigger temp around 26ºC. Top temperatures won’t be much above 27ºC so it will be a slow […]
Wind at launch is directly on the hill at 8.30 am. forecast is for increased instability , so we shall get bigger cloud build ups, with probably congestus in the Avila valley. Storms not predicted in this area, but further to the N and E. my internet connection is going very slow so the maps […]
Monday looking good. We may attempt a crossing of the Gredos to the South.
Situation Anticyclone well installed giving us nice weather through to Tuesday with a bit of a heat low forming over the Peninsula. Generally light NE today. A bit more stable with a lower inversion to start with at around 2600m, with blue thermal tops reaching 3000m later in the afternoon. What Happened Super condiitons, but […]
This is an excellent article written by Nigel Page for the Derbyshire Club visit. Nigel Has been visiting us for over a decade and has had heaps of airtime and distance here. He is also the Author of 50km or Bust. Piedrahita PG Tips – Nigel Page This is a quickly written draft of a […]