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A week’s flying

Arnaud and Bernard had an ok week’s flying. The weather wasn’t particularly brilliant but we managed to fly everyday from a potential O2H day, to a thermic day at Cenes, to a ttb from Itrabo and with lots and lots of soaring at la Herradura with a special (wave) day where we went up to almost 600m at the end of the day.

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Xmas and New Year

Today was the last day of a two weeks flying period around Xmas and New Year. We flew every day at different sites : Otivar , Cenes de la Vega, Itrabo, Padre Eterno and Sierra de Lujar. Thanks Mike, Mariette, Wouter, Ellen, Eric, Ulf and Eva for coming to join us here at the hotel California for the festive period.

Back to normal

Chris Hans Brigit and Wytse had a full weeks of flying besides one day of strong easterly wind. Otivar and Cenes were on the program with a couple of Itrabo days thrown in.

Much better

Rudi Wouter Pieter Peter Philippe and Ken had a normal week’s flying as the weather had changed for the better. Lots of days flying at Cenes de la Vega. We managed one day Otivar which was enough for Ken to fly to the beach although conditions were marginal.

Difficult week

Rain and wind, wind and rain a difficult week where we had to drive to Darro to have at least one good day. 1900m asl and a two hour flight for some. A few top to bottoms at Cenes on the last day and that was it.

Mixed week

Huub, Martijn, Jan and Hein had a week of mixed flying. From top to bottoms from Itrabo to an O2H for Martijn a few days ago. Cenes south and west take off were flown as well.

Plenty of alpine and reverse launching practice to be had at different sites. La Herradura was the icing on the cake yesterday for a he guys.

Ducking and diving

Well it has been a tricky week with rain and wind trying to mess up the flying. Iain Helen and Graham managed a few good days at Otivar where they managed to fly to the beach of La Herradura followed by some soaring at the horseshoe bay. We even managed to open up a new site near Darro because the forecast let us down. It is called Helen’s Hill from now on. Oh almost forgot to mention that we had our first proper snowfall in the Sierra Nevada.

Last week

Last week came and went quickly with flying at Otivar, La Herradura and Cenes. We even managed to fly from Itrabo. Helen, Iain and Graham had a classic HC day a few days ago as they did the O2H run followed by some soaring above the sea cliffs of La Herradura. Rain and wind has come to visit us today so we chilled.

Moclín before…

Graham and I went to Moclin to see if we could escape the heavy cloud cover on the coast and fly of course. Ken, Wallis, Bryan and Alan decided to stay at the HC. Loo and behold a semi blue sky gave Graham a half an hour window to fly before big clouds started to approach towards Moclin.

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