Archive for September, 2021

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Wednesday 22nd.  A depression to the north of Scotland generated a moderate/moderate to fresh WSW'ly at site with the result being a good wave soaring day, with 3 cross countries >350 km, 5 climbs to >10,000'asl and 9 of the day's 22 launches being aloft for > 3 hours.  The first of the  three long […] Read More...

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Tuesday 21st September 2021

Tuesday 21st.   A high overcast and a low inversion combined to severely limit any soaring opportunities, consequently, the day's 31 ATs off runway 24 into a light wind generated a longest flight of only 30 minutes, this by Ron Beezer and guest M Beezer in K21 KLW.  Flights over 20 minutes were also hard to […] Read More...

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Monday 20th September 2021

Monday 20th.  Another day of light winds, this time from a westerly segment,  as high pressure remained in charge of the UK weather, operations being off runway 24 with 15 ATs flown. After a morning of clear blue skies convection suitable for soaring became established by early afternoon with flat Cumulus forming and 3 private […] Read More...

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Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th 2021

Saturday 18th.  A light to moderate SW'ly blew all day with flying getting underway off runway 20 around 1030 hrs and continuing until the last landing around 1810, 33 ATs being flown.  Cumulus blossomed during the morning with conditions becoming soarable late morning and soaring continued until around 1630 hrs by which time 17 flights […] Read More...

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Thursday 16th to Friday 17th September 2021

Thursday 16th.  An area of  high pressure brought of day of Cumulus filled skies as a light to moderate W'ly blew, the conditions tempting 11 private owners to rig and fly.  Conditions aloft were not as good as it  appeared, but  14 flights of the day's total of 36 exceeded 30 minutes, of which 8 […] Read More...

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Tuesday 14th to Wednesday 15th September 2021

Tuesday 14th.  Atlantic fronts brought of day of low cloud and rain at times so there was no flying. Wednesday 15th. The departure of the rain overnight left of day of sunny intervals with variable cloud amounts.  Cloud base was initially low and while it improved later in the day, pilots struggled to get above […] Read More...

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Saturday 11th to Monday 13th September 2021

Saturday 11th.  A moderate W'ly meant it was a hill soaring day with some wave for those fortunate enough or skilled enough to contact it. I will leave it to those who contacted the wave to decide which category they fit into.   In all there were 35 winch launches and 2 ATs off runway 24 […] Read More...

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Friday 10th September 2021

Friday 10th.  A light to moderate S'ly slowly veered into the SW as showers and thunderstorms blossomed in the late afternoon/early evening, but not locally to the site so that flying continued until the last landing around 1700 hrs.  13 ATs off runway 20 plus 2 Falke flights resulted, with extended circuits generally the order […] Read More...

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Thursday 9th September 2021

Thursday 9th.   A light SE'ly started off the day as high pressure gave way to low pressure, the wind slowly veering into the SW as heavy showers and thunderstorms arrived late afternoon.  ATing off runway 20 started around 1015 hrs, but with no significant lift to be had and visibility poor, flight times never exceeded […] Read More...

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Wednesday 8th September 2021

Wednesday 8th.  Another blue, hazy day with the maximum temperature reaching 25.1C as a light to moderate SE'ly blew before slowly backing into the ESE.  26 ATs off runway 20 only resulted in 8 flights of over 30 minutes with 3 of these over an hour. the latter being flown by Clive Swain in his […] Read More...

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