Archive for May, 2022

Monday 16th to Tuesday 17th May 2022

Monday 16th.  A light to moderate SSE'ly blew all day as the low overcast produced periods of light rain that meant it was a non-flying day. Tuesday 17th.  The SSE'ly wind had increased to moderate, so operations were off runway 20, with 35 ATs flown.  The overcast skies meant it was generally a day for […] Read More...

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Friday 13th to Sunday 15th May 2022

Friday 13th . The WSW'ly wind had freshened compared to Thursday, becoming fresh at times, so it was a winching day at site, with only 2 seater flying off runway 24.  After 2 flights in the morning, the increasing wind strength caused a break in proceedings, flying recommencing around 1400 hrs with a further 6 […] Read More...

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Wednesday 11th to Thursday 12th May 2022

Wednesday 11th.  A moderate SW'ly that slowly veered into the W meant a day of winching and hill soaring although this proved to be patchy.  The day's 12 launches off runway 24 led to 6 flights of 30 minutes or more, two of these being over an hour.  Martyn Johnson in his DG600 was the […] Read More...

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Tuesday 10th May 2022

Tuesday 10th.  A moderate to fresh and at times a fresh WSW'ly blew all day, providing hill lift for all, thermal lift for most and wave for some.  The daytime operations were augmented by the Tuesday evening group's flying, with the result that 36 winch launches were flown off runway 24, with 26 of them […] Read More...

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Friday 6th to Monday 9th May 2022

Friday 6th.  An overcast day with a light to moderate SSW'ly that slowly veered into the WSW and strengthened to moderate led to mixed activity with  4 winch launches and 9 ATs being flown off runway 24 , the majority of landings being on runway 20.  Winching didn't start until after midday, following a morning […] Read More...

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Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th May 2022

Monday 2nd.  Overcast skies that produced a few showers were brought in on a light to moderate NNE'ly wind, resulting in operations off runway 06 with landings on 02.  14 ATs behind the Pawnee was the day's total, but in the absence of any lift, the longest flight, by Dave McKinney/Colin Fearon in K21 JVZ,  […] Read More...

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Friday 29th to Sunday 1st May 2022

Friday 29th.  A light and variable wind brought a day of thermal activity which resulted in 29 launches off runway 20, 10 of these by private owners.  All but 4 of the day's flights resulted in flight times of over 30 minutes, with 17 flights of over an hour, ranging from Clive Swain's 6:37 in  […] Read More...

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Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th April 2022.

Tuesday 26th.  Increasing cloud after a sunny start meant it was a day of circuits, with flight time very dependent on launch height.  The day's 35 launches were virtually all dual, with all the club's 2 seaters flown, but Amelia Forrester continued to tot up solo time with12 minutes in K21 JVZ off a 2,000' […] Read More...

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Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th April 2022

Saturday 23rd.  With High Pressure to the NW and Low Pressure to the south, the persistent NE'ly flow prevailed, keeping temperatures in the mid teens in spite of virtually unbroken sunshine.  The strength of wind, moderate to fresh, was the main factor in there being no flying. Sunday 24th.  Little change in the synoptic situation […] Read More...

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