Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th July 2019

Tuesday 16th.  A light to  moderate WSW'ly blew all day with ATs off runway 24, medium level cloud at times not seeming to detract too much from lower Cumulus development, allowing some local cross countries to be flown from the day's 50 launches.  The 2 seaters were busy as another group from Barnsley College, sponsored […] Read More...

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Tuesday 9th to Monday 15th July 2019

Tuesday 9th.   A light to moderate ESE'ly brought in an overcast with light rain in the morning, the wind veering into the SW around 1530 hrs, but the conditions never improved sufficiently to allow any flying.  So it was a rest day for the Enterprise competitors. Wednesday 10th.  The initial  cloudy conditions soon improved as […] Read More...

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Friday 5th to Monday 8th July 2019

Friday 5th.  Friday was a generally cloudy day as a intially light SW/W'ly wind blew, increasing to become moderate as the day progressed.  The day's 12 AT launches off runway 24 inlcuded 6 for First Flight pupils, shared between Bruce Grain, Les Rayment, and Robin Hutchinson, while 4 pilots had over an hour inlcuding some […] Read More...

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Thursday 5th July 2019

Thursday 5th.  A light SSW'ly with an accompanying thin, high cover opened the day, the wind increasing to become moderate by the afternoon and veering into the WNW and the high cover thickening.  In spite of the high cover, Cumulus eventually developed, providing some help on a very soft ridge, but prior to this the […] Read More...

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Tuesday 2nd to Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Tuesday 2nd.  A light WSW slowly veered into the NNW over the course of the day, the air mass providing thermic conditions that allowed pilots to post some good soaring flights in terms of duration, but not in terms of distance, with the BGA ladder and OLC not troubled by YGC pilots.  Additionally, with the […] Read More...

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Monday 1st July 2019

Monday 1st.  The moderate to fresh WSW'ly continued to blow, although slowly moderating and veering into the WNW by the end of the flying day, so it was another day of winching off runway 24.   A steady demand for launches resulted in 20 being flown, this including 4 by private owners and 3 in the […] Read More...

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Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th June 2019

Saturday 29th.  The Spanish plume brought sunny, if hazy skies, a light to moderate wind varying from E to SE and the highest temperature of the year so far, 25.9C.  What it didn't bring, however, was any soaring weather, so it was a day of circuits off runway 20 and a limited number at that, […] Read More...

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Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th June 2019

Wednesday 26th.  The feed of low cloud off the North Sea in  the light to moderate N'ly wind continued into Wednesday, and although conditions slowly brightened, the cloud base never rose sufficiently to allow the gliders to be employed.  However, the Falke was put to good use, first by Derek Smith and George Clayton as […] Read More...

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Saturday 22nd to Tuesday 25th June 2019

Saturday 22nd.  The high pressure continued to dominate the weather, although starting to decline, with the outcome another soaring day at Sutton as a light to moderate mainly SE'ly blew.  The trailer park was soon busy, with eventually 16 private owner launches contributing to the 40 flown on the day off runway 20.  Soaring conditions […] Read More...

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Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st June 2019

Wednesday 19th.  8.1 mm of rain between 0600 to 1100 hrs delayed the start of flying until around 1400 hrs, the  wind being light from the NW until backing into the SSE late in the day.  The poor start to the day meant a lack of members on site, so the 5 ATs flown off […] Read More...

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