Wednesday 11th 2019

Wednesday 11th.  Early low cloud that delayed the start of flying until late morning cleared to leave a good soaring day, with hill, thermal and wave lift on offer, although the latter not to all.  A moderate W'ly meant it was a winching day, and 26 were flown, including 8 by private owners. although problems […] Read More...

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Thursday 5th to Tuesday 10th September 2019

Thursday 5th.  A moderate WNW'ly with a tendency to veer into the NW led to an early AT off runway 02 and a subsequent landing on 30, but the turbulent conditions led to a decision to suspend flying for a while.   Flying resumed an hour later with 3 successive Falke flights off 24, with glider […] Read More...

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Tuesday 3rd to Wednesday 4th September 2019

Tuesday 3rd.  The airstream continued to flow from  the Southwesterly  quadrant and be of a showery nature and its variation from  WSW'ly to SSW'ly while staying light to moderate, caused the operating runway choice to alternate between 20 and 24.  Winching and ATing were again on offer, but only 2 ATs were flown to add […] Read More...

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Friday 30th August to Monday 2nd September 2019

Friday 30th.  The  moderate, initially SSE'ly wind, soon veered into the SW and strengthened to moderate to fresh, resulting in a mix of ATs and winch launching, the day's 3 ATs being  off runway  20 and followed by the 12 winch launches off runway 24.  The skies were initially cloudy but cleared after lunch to […] Read More...

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Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th August 2019

Tuesday 27th   Tuesday turned out to be the last of the hot days, with the hazy blue skies gradually clouding over from the west as a series of troughs and fronts approached.  The maximum temperature reached 26.9C as a light ESE'ly blew, so operations were again off runway 20.  the Tuesday evening group continued flying […] Read More...

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Tuesday 20th to Monday 26th August 2019

Tuesday 20th.   A light to moderate WSW'ly blew all day and with generally cloudy skies but with thermal activity, 5 private owners launched on a soaring day, with 20 of the day's 27 launches exceeding 60 minutes and 6 of these exceeding an hour.   The private owners all had flights exceeding 2 hours and while […] Read More...

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Sunday 18th to Monday 19th August 2019

Sunday 18th.  The winner of Day 4 and  the overall winner of Task week were presented with they prizes following briefing, as described in the summary of Task Week which preceded this Blog.  Sunday's weather was virtually a repeat of Saturday's, an initially light to moderate SW'ly veering into  the WSW and increasing to moderate […] Read More...

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YGC Task Week 11-17th August 2019

This year's task week, from 11-17th August, sponsored by Hill Aviation Insurance,  had 4 contest days with Task Week Director George Rowden, providing a sporting theme to the tasks confronting the, on average, 9 contestants.  After a scrubbed day on Sunday 11th, a wet and cloudy morning on Monday 12th was followed by a good […] Read More...

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Friday 16th to Saturday 17th August 2019

Friday 16th.  Another deep Atlantic depression kept the site in cloud, with rain falling from 1200 hrs and continuing for the rest of the day, 19.8 mm being recorded.  The wind, a light to moderate SEl'y  veered into the SSE and increased to moderate to fresh as the day progressed. Saturday 17th.  The depression,  now […] Read More...

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Thursday 15th August 2019

Thursday 15th.   Thursday started with low cloud and rain, but this soon cleared, and with a moderate to fresh W'ly blowing, the winch was soon in operation launching the first of the day's Task Week competitors on primarilly a hill soaring task but with thermal and wave based options. By midday, however, the wind  became […] Read More...

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