Archive for July, 2023

Tuesday 11th to Wednesday 12th July 2023

Tuesday 11th.  A moderate WSW'ly blew all day, overcast skies and a few afternoon showers not affecting flying too much, with the Tuesday evening group flying until 2130 hrs and enjoying clearing skies as well as soaring opportunities.   After a quiet morning with 2 ATs off runway 24, one for the first of the day's […] Read More...

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Monday 10th July 2023

Monday 10th.  A light to moderate S'ly blew, slowly backing into the SSE, a sunny start soon giving way to overcast skies and showers, these being mainly in the late afternoon, stopping flying after 15 ATs off runway 20.    The cloudy skies meant soaring opportunities were limited, but Rob Bailey in his ASG29t flew […] Read More...

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Saturday 8th to Sunnday 9th July 2023

Saturday 8th.  An  approaching and thundery cold front meant there was only time for 3 ATs off runway 20 for three of the day's First Flight pupils before it started to rain, this continuing for the rest of the day and overnight.  Nigel Burke and Kelly Teagle shared the P1 duties, with Nigel finding a […] Read More...

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Friday 7th July 2023

Friday 7th.  A warm and light to moderate S'ly airmass resulted in a max temperature of 26.9C at nearby RAF Leeming and scattered high Cumulus.  22 ATs were flown off runway 20, including 5 for private owners and 4 for First Flight pupils, the conditions resulting in some cross country flying, climbs to 6,000' asl […] Read More...

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Thursday 6th July 2023

Thursday 6th.  A moderate SW slowly backed into the S under generally overcast skies that did not, however,  prevent Cumulus forming underneath.  21 ATs were flown off runway 24, including 6 for private owners and 5 for First Flight pupils, with the day providing 9 flights of over 30 minutes including 5 over an hour.  […] Read More...

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Wednesday 5th July 2023

Wednesday 5th.  After a bright start it clouded in as the Cumulus spread out, but thermals still formed to augment the hill soaring, as a moderate WNW'ly slowly backed into the WSW.  The day's 18 ATs off runway 24 comprised 13 in 3 of the club's two seaters and 5 by private owners, the latter […] Read More...

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Tuesday 4th July 2023

Tuesday 4th.  A moderate WSW'ly blew all day, initially accompanied by overcast skies but the cloud broke up later to provide an day of sunny intervals and Cumulus Congestus.  It was a busy day at the club with 27 ATs and 6 winch launches, the latter preceding the former with all launcnes generating 25 flights […] Read More...

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Monday 3rd July 2023

Monday 3rd.  Overcast skies and frequent showers until 1300 hrs kept the hangar doors closed but brighter conditions allowed flying to commence around 1500 hrs with 6 ATs off runway 24 as a moderate and at times moderate to fresh W'ly blew.  The wait turned out to be worth it, as initially demonstrated by Guy […] Read More...

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Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd July 2023

Saturday 1st.  A moderate and at times moderate to fresh W'ly provided another good soaring day at Sutton, with 15 of the day's 24 winch launches off runway 24 exceeding 30 minutes with 9 of these exceeding an hour and 3 flights exceeding 6 hrs.  In addition to hill and thermal lift, some pilots contacted […] Read More...

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Thursday 29th to Friday 30th June 2023

Thursday 29th.  A favourable forecast for good thermic conditions, including a light to moderate WNW'ly backing into the W later, led to a busy day at Sutton with 30 ATs off runway 24,including 17 by private owners and some landings on 02.  Laurie Clarke/David Bill in K21 JVZ set the ball rolling having an hour […] Read More...

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