Archive for January, 2019

Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th January 2019

Wednesday 16th.  The WSW'ly wind continued to blow but had moderated somewhat compared to Tuesday, now being light to moderate.  Some light rain in the morning delayed the start of flying until around 1445 hrs but thereafter, 6 winch launches were flown of runway 24, generating 1 flight in excess of an hour and 2 […] Read More...

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Sunday 13th to Tuesday 15th January 2019

Sunday 13th.  A light to moderate WNW'ly flow greeted  members arriving on site  and flying got under way off runway 24 around 1030 hrs.   2 ATs were flown   in K21 JVZ  before flying came to a halt as the wind increased in strength to become moderate to fresh and veered into the NW, the gustiness […] Read More...

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Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th January 2019

Tuesday 8th.  A sunny and cool day saw a single launch, as John Carter and Phil Turner took an AT off runway 02 to to investigate take off and landing conditions in a light to moderate NWly.  Returning to earth after 14 minutes, the conditions were declared too turbulent for any further flying, this decision […] Read More...

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Thursday 3rd to Monday 7th January 2019

Thursday 3rd.  The centre of the cloudy anticyclone  remained in place over the UK with the result that winds were light W'ly , the overcast cloudbase being low enough to restrict launch heights to 2,000' QFE or even below at times.  Consequently, only K21 JVZ was flown, Tom Kirby having all 4 dual flights with […] Read More...

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Sunday 30th December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Sunday 30th.  A light to moderate WSW'ly blew all day under generally sunny skies with the intermittent cloud cover not proving to be a problem.  10 ATs were flown off runway 24 with some landings on 20 and a combination of hill lift and some weak wave meant that 8 of the day's flights exceeded […] Read More...

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