Archive for September, 2020

Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th September 2020

Wednesday 23rd.  A variable N'ly between light to moderate to moderate was accompanied by low cloud and rain as the cold front that affected Tuesday's flying crossed the UK.  Rain, on and off all day, led to an accumulation of 8.6 mm and accordingly there was no accompanying accumulation of flying time. Thursday 24th.  The […] Read More...

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Friday 18th to Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Friday 18th.  A light to moderate ENE'ly blew all day under sunny skies, so operations were off runway 06, with 12 ATs flown, 4 of which were for First Flight pupils.  One of these, Ian Sampson, flying with Dave McKinney in K21 JVZ had the longest flight of the day, 32 minutes off a Mile […] Read More...

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Sunday 13th to Thursday 17th September 2020

Sunday 13th.  A moderate to fresh at times WSW'ly brought a good hill and wave day, albeit a blue one, with 9 ATs and 23 winch launches flown, enabling many pilots to venture vertically and horizontally.  Chief of the horizontal venturers was Paul Whitehead in his Ventus who flew 422 km while visiting Staindrop, Harrogate […] Read More...

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Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2020.

Thursday 10th.  A initially light NW increased to light to moderate around lunch time as it backed into the WSW.  Early sunny intervals provided convective conditions but an approaching front brought increasing cloud so that those planning cross countries  had relatively short tasks in mind.  It was a busy day at the launch point, with […] Read More...

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Saturday 5th to Wednesday 9th September 2020

Saturday 5th.  A moderate W'ly blew all day with a mixture of ATs (5) and winch launches (19) off runway 24, plus 2 self launches.  The result was 12 flights of between 30 and 59 minutes and 8 in excess of an hour, resulting from hill and  thermal lift.  Darren Lodge in his LS8-18 was […] Read More...

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Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th September 2020

Wednesday 2nd.  A sunny start to the day was followed by increasing cloudiness as a warm front approached from the SW,  the mainly S'ly wind increasing from light to moderate to moderate.  15 ATs resulted off runway 20, with 5 private owner launches and 3 First flight pupils among those flying.  Some convection and hill […] Read More...

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Tuesday 25th August to Tuesday 1st September 2020

Tuesday 25th.  Another named storm, this time Francis, brought strong ESE to SSE'ly winds which gusted over 50 kts and copious rainfall, 32.3 mm falling over the day, so there was no flying. Wednesday 26th.  The aftermath of storm Francis was a dull, overcast day, the light N'ly wind bringing in showers.  However, the low […] Read More...

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