Archive for June, 2021

Thursday 17th to Friday 18th June 2021

Thursday 17th.   A light NNE'ly blew to start the day, slowly backing into the ESE .  Initially cloudy, the skies cleared for a couple of hours during the early afternoon, before clouding in again.  After a busy few days, Thursday was quiet with only 4 ATs off either runway 02 or 06, but with all […] Read More...

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Wednesday 16th June 2021

Wednesday 16th.  A reversal of Tuesday's soaring conditions saw wave being the predominant source of lift during the day as a light to moderate SSW'ly blew, this tending to veer into the SW.   Thus, 13 of the day's 31 launches resulted in climbs to over 5,000' asl, with the best altitudes reached being  10,000' asl […] Read More...

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Tuesday 15th June 2021

Tuesday 15th.   A light SSW'ly slowly increased to become moderate, leading to 34 ATs off runway 20 and a number of cross countries using  thermal or in one case, wave lift.   The latter saw Jesper Mjels use the engine of his DG400 to climb to 5,500' asl over Topcliffe to contact the wave and proceed […] Read More...

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Monday 14th June 2021

Monday 14th.  Another southward travelling weak cold front brought cloudy skies but no rain, the wind being a mainly light  W'ly.  The height of the cloud layer delayed flying until around 1115 hrs.  The resulting 17 ATs off runway 24, after a couple of weather check flights, found consistent lift hard to come by, with […] Read More...

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Sunday 13th June 2021

Sunday 13th.  A mainly light W'ly blew, slowly backing into the SW as a weak cold front slowly moved SE, bringing a medium level overcast but no rain, the skies eventually clearing in the early evening. 28 ATs were flown off runway 24, with 9 private owner launches.  19 flights exceeded 30 minutes with 11 […] Read More...

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Friday 11th to Saturday 12th June 2021

Friday 11th.  Morning drizzle and low cloud cleared as a weak cold front slipped away to the SE, allowing flying to commence around 1215 hrs as a moderate W'ly blew, this backing into the SW later.  Hill, thermal and good wave lift was available, the latter for some, with 7 private owner launches out of […] Read More...

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Thursday 10th June 2021

Thursday 10th.  A generally cloudy air mass, borne on a moderate SW'ly flow persisted most of the day, the cloud clearing in the evening.  16 ATs were flown off runway 24 with a mixture of thermal and hill soaring available, the latter mainly limited to the into wind section of the main bowl.  Only one […] Read More...

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Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th June 2021

Monday 7th.  A   trough affecting the area was forecast to  produce thundery showers in the afternoon, but while they formed as forecast, they were all well to the south so didn't affect flying. This didn't commence until early afternoon off runway 20, as the light to moderate ESE'ly slowly veered into the SSW.  8 ATs  […] Read More...

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Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th June 2021

Wednesday 2nd. A blue day with a light to moderate ESE/SE'ly flow did not tempt many to fly.  KTrax, the online log sheet, recorded 2 ATs off runway 06 resulting in flight times  of 12 and 18 minutes in K21 KLW, but I couldn't find the analogous paper log sheet so the pilots remain a […] Read More...

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Tuesday 1st June 2021

Tuesday 1st. A SE/ESE'ly blew all day, slowly increasing from light to moderate as high pressure continued to dominate the weather over the UK. The day was essentially blue but usable thermal activity in the afternoon allowed some soaring activity.  Rob Bailey in his ASG29 led the way with a flight of just under 3 […] Read More...

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