Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Wednesday 2nd.  The end of the 2nd period of lockdown in England due to Covid 19 meant flying could restart,  with North Yorkshire being under Tier 2 restrictions.  Initially, attendance at site was limited in both number and to solo pilots with the required currency, but it is hoped to extend to ab initio pilots […] Read More...

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Wednesday 4th November 2020

Wednesday 4th.  An extending Azores anticyclone gave a dry, sunny and light wind day at Sutton and even some thermal activity early to mid afternoon.  The light wind was principally from  the NNW but the operating runway was 24 although there were a few landings on 02.  Pawnee Tango Mike and Eurofox Oscar Foxtrot shared […] Read More...

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Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Tuesday 3rd.  A light S'ly opened the day with the first launch at around 0930 hrs off runway 24, the club being busy prior to the expected shut down of operations from  Thursday when the  lock down in England starts due to rapidly increasing Covid 19 infection rates.  Some of the early launches contacted weak […] Read More...

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Thursday 29th October to Monday 2nd November 2020

Thursday 29th.  A dull and wet day with rain from 0930 hrs into the evening meant a  non flying day, the wind starting off as a light to  moderate SE'ly and veering into the SW and increasing to moderate to fresh later. Friday 30th.  A light to moderate WSW'ly wind blew all day under cloudy […] Read More...

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Friday 23rd to Wednesday 28th October 2020

Friday 23rd.  A light to  moderate SSE'ly opened the day with the first launch off runway 20 seeing Dave Campbell take G Donald, a First Flight pupil, for a  20 minute flight in K21 KLW.  Rain from an approaching cold front then caused flying to be suspended for a couple of hours, the wind behind […] Read More...

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Friday 16th to Thursday 22nd October 2020

Friday 16th.  Sunny intervals prevailed on another day of light to moderate NNE'lies as  High Pressure continued to prevail.  Flying got under way mid-morning off runway 02 and continued until 1630 hrs, by which time 27 ATs had been flown.  Lift was hard to come by, but mid-afternoon, Army pilot Darlow, flying their LS10, found […] Read More...

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Wednesday 14th to Thursday 15th October 2020

Wednesday 14th.  High pressure centred to the north of the UK led to a continuation of the NE'ly flow, now light to moderate,  and also showers coming in off the North Sea that deposited 2.5 mm or rain.  In spite of this, flying was possible and 13 AT launches resulted off runway 02, with all […] Read More...

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Monday 12th to Tuesday 13th October 2020

Monday 12th.  A light ESE'ly slowly veered into the S before a major change to WNW around 1730 hrs and an increase in wind speed to moderate as clearer weather spread in after a day of low cloud and rain that prevented any flying. Tuesday 13th.  The depression responsible for Monday's non-flying day was still […] Read More...

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Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th October 2020

Saturday 10th.  An initially moderate NW'ly wind delayed the start of flying until late morning with Les Rayment taking Robbi Turnbull for 11 minutes in K21 JVZ.  Flying was then suspended for a couple of hours due to showers before Bruce Grain and Sam Powell took the 2nd  flight of the day, again in JVZ […] Read More...

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Friday 9th October 2020

Friday 9th.  A light to moderate W'ly blew all day, and there were also some showers about but they did not significantly  inferfere with flying ,  The wind speed was not considered sufficiently strong for winching, so the day's 11 launches off runway 24 were by AT, most landings also being on 24 with runway […] Read More...

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