Archive for August, 2017

Sunday 6th August 2017

There were twenty nine aerotows performed by the Super Cub and the Eurofox, and of these five were trial lessons. Most of the club two-seater flights were of about half-hour duration, the longest being Dick Cole and Mike Collins in the DG1000 (50 minutes)..  None of the club single-seater fleet was flown.   There were […] Read More...

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Saturday August 5th 2017

The day lived up to the briefing forecast. Early Cu gave good lift with cloud base rising quite quickly but the instability always threatened showers in the local area and further afield. These curtailed some of the more optimistic declarations but overall it was one of the better days in what has been a disappointing […] Read More...

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Friday 4th August 2017

The metoffice forecast promised the after-effects of some occluded fronts with amounts of cloud but no rain.  A westerly wind of ridge-soaring strength ensued, and although no significant wave was forecast either in the "215" or by RASP, wave bars were obvious both to the west and the east.  Much like yesterday, then! Flying operations […] Read More...

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Thursday 3rd August 2017

10:57 Waiting for the rain to stop before the wind veers from southerly to westerly and we all go winching! 12:22 Patience rewarded.  Flying started! All twelve launches of club aircraft were by winch, as the wind had veered into a WSW and was gusting over thirty knots with an underlying strength at 15-20 knots.  […] Read More...

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Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Flying started at 10:46 and finished at 12:33; well, it is summer! The weather was not good enough to fly any trial lessons, and there were only four flights in K21 JVZ. It would be too embarrassing to mention how "long" the longest flight was!   CT Read More...

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Tuesday 1st August 2017

August has arrived, and with it the last third of the British Summer!  It was a day of forecasted showers, many of which duly arrived some of them very heavy, with people resorting to whatever shelter they could find, be it in a glider, a tug, or the launch point van!   However, there were twenty-three […] Read More...

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