Archive for August, 2019

Thursday 15th August 2019

Thursday 15th.   Thursday started with low cloud and rain, but this soon cleared, and with a moderate to fresh W'ly blowing, the winch was soon in operation launching the first of the day's Task Week competitors on primarilly a hill soaring task but with thermal and wave based options. By midday, however, the wind  became […] Read More...

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Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th August 2019

Monday 12th.  A light WSW'ly blew most of the  day, being accompanied by low cloud and occasional rain until the afternoon.  Task Week participants were given a Snooker based task based on an expected clearance to the weather in the early afternoon.  This duly arrived and with better than expected conditions, excellent visibility, a high […] Read More...

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Sunday 11th August 2019

Sunday 11th.  Another 12.4 mm of rain had fallen overnight and the morning dawned to overcast skies, dry conditions and a light to moderate SW'ly wind.  The base of the overcast was around 1,000' QFE, with some wave indentations rather than slots evident.  The  start of flying was delayed until just before lunch by the […] Read More...

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Wednesday 7th and Friday 9th to Saturday 10th August 2019

Wednesday 7th.  A light to moderate WSW/SW'ly that was at times moderate, meant a day of both winching and ATing off runway 24 and with thermal conditions adding to hill soaring some cross countries were flown.  Bill Payton and Chris Thirkell posted the longest flight of the day, just under 4 hours as they flew […] Read More...

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Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th August 2019

Tuesday 6th.   A light to moderate SSW'ly blew all day, so operations were off 20 with 26 ATs flown, including 6 for First Flight pupils.  The majority of the  day's isolated heavy showers missed the site,  but one arrived around 1700 hrs and caused a brief termination of flying and also a marker between those […] Read More...

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Wednesday 31st July to Monday 5th August 2019

Wednesday 31st.  Heavy, frequent showers brought in on a light to moderate WNW wind that slowly veered into the NNW, meant no glider flying apart from on the Simulator where Bruce Grain introduced a party of Scouts to gliding.  However, there was a sufficient gap between the showers to allow the Super Cub to return […] Read More...

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