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Saturdays weather. NE Flow and a trip to Barco

June 25th, 2016 - Posted by Steve Ham

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!

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Another probably excellent day for XC

June 22nd, 2016 - Posted by Steve Ham

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!

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A lighter SE. Climbs to 4000m!

September 25th, 2015 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 […]

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Light N/NE

September 23rd, 2015 - Posted by Steve Ham

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. […]

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NW mainly blue thermals. 100.3 km for Sondre

August 11th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 […]

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Light NW, inverted at 2600m early on. Avila for some

August 5th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 […]

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Cooler, W c20km/hr

August 1st, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 […]

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Sunday. Not really flyable today. Frontal and strongish winds.

July 6th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Ham

Monday looking good.  We may attempt a crossing of the Gredos to the South.

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Another Excellent day. Barco and Back

August 31st, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 […]

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Nigel Page´s article on Piedrahita Flying Tips for Derbyshire Club

August 12th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 […]

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