Sunday 1st. The ex Burns Night revellers and attendees for the morning briefing were greeted with an 5-15 kt E’ly and a temperature that fell from 0 to -2C during the day. The accompanying low cloud and snow flurries meant that no flying was possible.
Monday 2nd. A cold and snowy 5-15 kt ENE’ly throughout the day led to the metalled access road to the site off the A170 becoming impassible to most vehicles.
Tuesday 3rd. Although the metalled access road to the site from the A170 had been ploughed, vehicular access off the metalled road into the club car park was impossible for most vehicles due to snow. Little improvement was anticipated as the temperature was below freezing all day in a 10-15 kt NE’ly.
Wednesday 4th. With generally 4-6″ of snow on the site and significant drifts around the hangar and buildings, vehicular access into the car park remained impossible to most vehicles. Mark was however busy spraying his glider a nice shade of red in the club workshop while Mo and Desmond arrived late am to continue with their painting of interior doors. The weather, for what it is worth was a flat calm am with very poor visibility although a 5-10 kt SE’ly developed midday bringing snow flurries.