Archive for May, 2020

Thursday 21st to Monday 25th May 2020.

Thursday 21st.    A moist and light to moderate airstream from the SW/WSW provided another soaring day with thermal and wave, although it took a little while for soaring to get going.  Robin Hutchinson, taking off around 1045 hrs in K21 JVZ  posted the first soaring flight of the day, 45 minutes, one of 10 […] Read More...

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Wednesday 20th May 2020

Wednesday 20th.  The anticyclone had moved further east, advecting some very warm air over the UK from Spain and France, with the result that the day  delivered the highest maximum daily temperature of the year so far, 26.8C at Topcliffe.  Clear blue skies and a light to moderate S'ly wind made for a pleasant day […] Read More...

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Tuesday 19th May

Tuesday 19th.  The anticyclone influencing the weather over the UK  had remained to the SW  so that it was again a day with WSW'ly winds, though they had declined in strength slightly to become light to moderate.  Operations were again off runway  24 and 11 ATs were flown behind the Eurofox.  Fronts moving up the […] Read More...

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Saturday 16th to Monday 18th May

Saturday 16th.  Following the very welcome news that recreational flying could recommence with certain restrictions, specifically that all flying must be solo,  the YGC restarted flying today.  The board had decided that to maintain compliance with current social distancing rules, a phased return to gliding was to be implemented, with attendance at site being initially […] Read More...

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