Archive for November, 2021

Saturday 27th November 2021

Saturday 27th.  Storm Arwen made its presence felt as it tracked southwards over the North Sea, the site weather station recording a minimum pressure of 975 mb around 2100 hrs on Friday night before it ceased recording early on Saturday morning.   A fresh to strong NNW'ly blew in a mixture of rain, sleet and snow […] Read More...

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Friday 26th November 2021

Friday 26th.   A non flying day as  operations were scrubbed due to the forecast approach of storm Arwen with its severe gale force N'ly winds.  Wind speeds at nearby RAF Topcliffe were initially moderate NW/WNW'lys but slowly increased to moderate to fresh over the course of the flying day with increasing gustiness.    Read More...

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Thursday 25th November 2021

Thursday 25th.  A moderate to fresh NW'ly blew for most of the day before veering into the WNW and becoming light to moderate, this change coming too late to allow any flying to take place. Read More...

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Wednesday 24th November 2021

Wednesday 24th.  A light to moderate SW'ly veered into the NNW later in the day as 13 ATs were flown from runway 24.  Blue skies predominated and with smooth air and  good visibility, the day's 2 First Flight pupils had every reason to enjoy their introduction to gliding. Two seater flying was the order of […] Read More...

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Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Tuesday 23rd..  The high pressure remained in place, resulting in another initially sunny and light wind day at Sutton although low cloud restricted launch heights at times.  The benign conditions favoured the day's  7 First Flight pupils with 20 ATs flown initially off runway 02 into the light NW'ly and then off runway 20 as […] Read More...

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Monday 22nd November 2021

Monday 22nd.  High pressure was in charge with the result a light wind day and blue skies.  Operations were initnally off 02 into a NW'ly breeze and this applied for 8 of the day's 11 ATs, the final 3 being off 20 as the wind dropped.  In the absence of any lift most pilots resorted […] Read More...

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Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st November 2021

Saturday 20th.  A moderate W'ly continued to blow while showing a tendency to veer into the NNW, providing another day of hill and wave soaring.  The day's 28 ATs off runway 24 generated 19 flights of over 30 minutes, 9 of these being over an hour and 5 being over 2 hours, with a number […] Read More...

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Friday 19th November 2021

Friday 19th.  A light to moderate W'ly brought another hill and wave soaring day at Sutton, with a number of flights getting to above 10,000' asl. 18 ATs were flown off runway 24 with Steve Thompson and Dave Thompson 1st off in the DG1000 on another attempt to fly the club's 200 km wave task.  […] Read More...

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Thursday 18th November

Thursday 18th  A moderate W'ly ushered in a day of hill and wave soaring, the latter being fairly weak, while launches were mainly by winch but included a couple of ATs.  The first of these saw Steve Thompson and Andrew Bedford launch in the DG1000 with the declared intent to fly the club's 200 km […] Read More...

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Tuesday 16th to Wednesday 17th November 2021

Tuesday 16th.  A light to moderate SW'ly continued to bring in copious amounts of low cloud so there was no flying. Wednesday 17th.  At last, some sunshine, albeit hazy due to thin, high cloud, but nevertheless very welcome as flying was possible as a initially light W'ly slowly increased in strength to become moderate by […] Read More...

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