Archive for March, 2024

Tuesday 5th March 2024

Tuesday 5th.   An occluded front draped along the UK's east coast slowly moved east, so the overnight cloud and light rain/drizzle was replaced by drier conditions and eventually brighter skies, allowing flying to get underway around 1430 hrs as the light to moderate SSE'ly slowly backed into the ESE and declined to light.  Guy Harland/Neil […] Read More...

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Friday 1st to Monday 4th March 2024

Friday 1st.   A fresh E'ly brought low cloud and rain from midday to late afternoon, so there was no flying. Saturday 2nd.  Another non flying day due to low cloud and rain.  Sunday 3rd.  A light SSE'ly blew all day, a bright start fading as cloud amounts increased, not sufficient to prevent gliding but sufficient […] Read More...

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Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th February 2024

Tuesday 27th.  Morning rain delayed the start of flying until 1240 hrs and then low cloud limited launches to 2, Derek Smith Dave McKinney in the DG500 and Bob Calvert in his Discus 2t.   Derek/Dave managed to maintain their release height of 1,600'QFE and even climb a couple of hundred feet for a while in […] Read More...

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