04 Week 3

Home Up 20 Jun 04 21 Jun 04 24 Jun 04 25 Jun 04 Postscript 04 04 Week 1 04 Week 2 04 Week 3 04 Gallery

Thermalling in the Ecrins

A classic view of the mountains in June - 45 degrees of bank looks about right... 

The soaring day in June usually starts between midday and 2pm, frequently extending beyond the club's normal requested last landing time of 8:30pm, giving long soaring opportunities that often stretch over several consecutive days. Temperatures regularly climb to the mid-30s Celsius and some days may be technically demanding, so pilots must keep themselves aware of the dangers of fatigue. A self-imposed day off every few days is no bad idea.