Archive for March, 2023

Friday 10th to Saturday 11th March 2023

Friday 10th.  Overnight snow left a good covering on the airfield and although the skies cleared around 1000 hrs it was not possible to fly due to the state of the airfield. Saturday 11th.  An overnight very sharp frost meant the snow on the airfield was slow to melt, even though the day was sunny […] Read More...

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Wednesday 8th March 2023

Wednesday 8th.  The day dawned with sunny conditions to the North and a high overcast to the south as a depression tracked eastwards bringing snow to southern England, the light to moderate N'ly eventually becoming E'ly.  The morning was sufficiently soarable to provide limited cross country opportunities as light snow eventually arrived putting a stop […] Read More...

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Monday 6th to Tuesday 7th March 2023

Monday 6th.  An initally light to  moderate W'ly soon veered into the NW and increased to moderate to fresh, ruling out any hope of flying.  Its subsequent decline to light came too late for any flying on a predominately cloudy day that developed into an medium level overcast from mid afternoon. Tuesday 7th.  A weak […] Read More...

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Sunday 5th March 2023

Sunday 5th.    A light and variable wind varying between WSW and NE and a high overcast, led to a day of circuits, all off runway 24, with landings on any of runways 24, 20 or 02 , 14 ATs being flown.  Most of the pilots elected to take 1000' to 1500' tows, and, with […] Read More...

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Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th March 2023

Friday 3rd.   Another day of light to moderate N/NNE'ly winds and overcast skies as the high pressure remained in place.  The overcast affected release heights at times, but some patches of lift were found, enabling some flights to briefly arrest their descent and extend flight times.  The first 3 flights of the day were for […] Read More...

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Thursday 2nd March 2023

Thursday 2nd.  A light NNE'ly blew all day as the high pressure showed signs of weakening, but still fed in overcast skies which, although not preventing flying,  limited tow heights to typically 1300' QFE, although 2 of the 8 flown on the day did get to 1700' and 1900' QFE.    Due to the low […] Read More...

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