Archive for May, 2019

Sunday 19th to Tuesday 21st May 2019

Sunday 19th.  A light, mainly SW'ly wind blew with operations off runway 20 getting underway around 10:20 hrs and continuing until the last flight landed at 16:15 hrs, the day's launches totalling 30.  The private owner launch total of 11 owed a lot to the visitors from the Stratford GC and they also contributed the […] Read More...

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Saturday 18th May 2019

Saturday 18th.  A flabby low was now controlling the UK's weather, which at Sutton Bank meant a light N'ly flow and a continuous cover of cloud, the base of which was too low to permit flying.  That is with the exception of the simulator, where Tony Drury provided some flying and decision making  challenges to […] Read More...

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Thursday 16th to Friday 17th May 2019

Thursday 16th.   The anticyclone to the east of the UK had started to move away and be replaced by low pressure moving north from France, so a different air mass resulted, giving a reasonable soaring day, although the wind, again from the ESE, had increased to become moderate.  Operations off runway 20 comprised 26 launches […] Read More...

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Tuesday 14th to Wednesday 15th May 2019

Tuesday 14th.  An initial light W'ly soon backed into the now familiar SSE/SE direction as a few isolated and transient Cumulus appeared around midday to enliven an otherwise blue day, 13 hours of sunshine being recorded.   A long and busy day ensured, as the day's activities extended into the evening courtesy of  Steve Thompson and […] Read More...

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Friday 10th to Monday 13th May 2019

Friday 10th. The brief postponment of Steve Thompson's cross country course did wonders for the weather as Friday produced, instead of the forecast showers and thunderstorms, a soarable day, a light ESE'ly bringing brightening skies with embedded Cumulus. This allowed some 16 ATs to be flown off runway 20, with 11 flights exceeding 30 minutes […] Read More...

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Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th May 2019

Tuesday 7th. A slow moving depression meant that the day started with periods of rain at site as a light ESE'ly blew. Steve Thompson's cross country training course therefore started the week with a talk on field landings but, with the prospect of a drier interlude before further rain arrived , plans were made for […] Read More...

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Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May 2019

Saturday 4th. A moderate to fresh NW'ly, with high 20 kt gusts, was accompanied by heavy showers, the combination of wind and showers meaning that there was no flying for anyone, including the competitors who has assembled for the first day of the local interclub league competition. Sunday 5th. With the prospect of another non-flying […] Read More...

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Tuesday 30th April to Friday 3rd May 2019

Tuesday 30th April. Those travelling to the club for the morning briefing mainly left home in foggy conditions and were pleasantly surprised when approaching the site to find it in sunshine. although the fog/low stratus was not very far away. The trailer park was soon a hive of activity, but the fog/low stratus remained stubbornly […] Read More...

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Saturday 27th to Monday 29th April 2019

Saturday 27th. Saturday turned out to be a very wet, none flying day with 10.6 mm recorded, the rain being accompanied as usual by low cloud as a light to moderate NW'ly blew, all the consequence of named storm Hannah. Sunday 28th. The aftermath of storm Hannah were cloudy skies and an initially light to […] Read More...

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