Archive for January, 2022

Friday 14th to Saturday 15th January 2022.

Friday 14th.  Blue, sunny skies again prevailed as a light S'ly blew, operations of runway 20 commencing around 1030 hrs. Although the majority of landings were on 20, the light winds led to pilots landing on 24, 02 and 06, the last a hangar flight at the end of the day.  25 launches were the […] Read More...

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Wednesday 12th to Thursday 13th 2022

Wednesday 12th.  A light, mainly SSW'ly blew, but around lunch time take offs from runway 24 became turbulent, so a halt was called to proceedings this lasting around an hour before launches restarted.  In all 19 launches were flown, mainly in the club 2 seaters as the visiting Cambridge GC pilots and YGC club members […] Read More...

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Monday 10th to Tuesday 11th January 2022,

Monday 10th.  An Atlantic weather front brought a moist, light to moderate SSE'ly flow with a lot a cloud, the latter delaying the start of flying until mid afternoon and restricting it thereafter to 4 launches to between 1100' and 1500' QFE.  All the launches were for members of the visiting group from the Cambridge […] Read More...

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Sunday 9th January 2022

Sunday 9th.  A brief sunny start to the day with the light to moderate WSW'ly wind soon bringing in overcast skies. these lowering over the day resulting in reduced launch heights and shorter flights.  In spite of the uninspiring conditions, 29 ATs were flown behind the Eurofox although only 3 flights managed longer than 20 […] Read More...

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Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th January 2022.

Thursday 6th.  A moderate SSE'ly brought in a copious amounts of cloud and from midday rain, so flying was restricted to the morning with 2 flights in the Falke. Friday 7th.  Atlantic frontal systems brought a snow to the site in the early hours of Friday, but not sufficient to prevent flying which commenced around […] Read More...

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Saturday 1st to Wednesday 5th January 2022

Saturday 1st.  A moderate and at times moderate to fresh SE soon veered into the SSW, providing some restricted hill soaring on the into wind slopes and even a taste of hill triggered thermal, it being a remarkable mild day with the maximum temperature reaching 14.6C.    6 ATs off runway 20 were flown, with […] Read More...

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Friday 31st December 2021

Friday 31st. A moderate SW'ly that veered into the WSW brought mainly cloudy skies but with a base that didn't restrict flying, the conditions providing hill soaring for most pilots and a good wave flight for one.  Initally, ATing was the launch method of choice, with Paul Whitehead in his Ventus and Steve Thompson/Tomer Altman […] Read More...

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