Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th December 2018

Wednesday 5th.  The site was affected by a vigorous depression that brought the usual mixture of low cloud and rain that lasted all of the day, so that there was no flying. Thursday 6th.  Low cloud meant it was almost a non-flying day but a clearance tempted Andy Evans to take a flight in the Falke, […] Read More...

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Wednesday 28th November to Tuesday 4th December 2018

Wednesday 28th.  Storm Diane brought a succession of fronts across the UK, the associated low cloud and rain,  together with strong and gusty SE'ly winds, ensuring it was a non-flying day. Thursday 29th.  Another windy and wet day in the aftermath of storm Diane led to a further non-flying day.  A clearance around 1300 hrs lead […] Read More...

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Saturday 24th to Tuesday 27th November 2018

Saturday 24th.  The overall synoptic situation had not changed much so it was another day of light to  moderate winds although now from a NNE'ly direction, this slowly changing to become N'ly over the course of the day.  Cloud base was again a limiting factor for the morning, restricting launch heights but not stopping flying altogether, […] Read More...

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Tuesday 20th to Friday 23rd November 2018

Tuesday 20th.  Frequent showers in a gusty, moderate to fresh NE'ly wind led to both an accumulation of 10.2 mm of rain and a non-flying day. Wednesday 21st.  A period of rain in the morning as an occluded front slowly moved north led to a further 11.0 mm of rain, the moderate and occasionally moderate […] Read More...

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Wednesday 14th to Monday 19th November 2018

Wednesday 14th.  The light to moderate wind had reverted to an ESE'ly direction, accompanied by extensive cloud, the relatively low base delaying the start of flying until just before midday.  Thereafter, the uninspiring conditions didn't tempt too many members to fly so the majority of the day's 9 ATs were for  5 First Flights, the […] Read More...

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Friday 9th to Tuesday 13th November 2018

Friday 9th.  The cloudy and damp ESE'ly flow, which was moderate to fresh at times.  continued to plague the site with cloud, low enough at times to shroud the hill and always low enough to prevent any flying. Saturday 10th.  The wind had declined to become a light to moderate SE'ly which slowly backed into […] Read More...

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Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th November 2018

Tuesday 6th.  The cloud filled, murky and moderate ESE'ly flow continued, keeping the site in cloud for some of the day and keeping the gliders and tugs in the hangars for all of it. Wednesday 7th.   The only changes to the weather were a strengthening of the ESE'ly wind, this becoming moderate to fresh wiht […] Read More...

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Sunday 4th to Monday 5th November 2018

Sunday 4th.  A light to moderate ESE'ly blew all day as a weak front made slow progress eastward over the UK, its low cloud and associated poor visibility meaning it was a no-flying day for the visiting Juniors and members.  Clearing skies after lunch raised some hopes of flying but the improvement was brief and […] Read More...

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Saturday 3rd November 2018

Saturday 3rd.  Ex hurricane Oscar, tracking NE between Scotland and Iceland, brought cloudy skies and a moderate to fresh SE'ly, the cloud increasing as the day progressed.   In spite of the low cloud, typically 1500' QFE, the launch point on runway 20 was busy as the Juniors descended on the Yorkshire Gliding club for one […] Read More...

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Tuesday 30th October to Friday 2nd November 2018

Tuesday 30th.  A light to moderate NNW'ly that slowly backed into the NW brought in cloudy skies and frequent showers, particularly after lunch.  The combination of low cloud, a moderate NW'ly and showers meant it was a non flying day. Wednesday 31st.  A light ESE'ly and sunny skies greeted the day, the wind increasing to […] Read More...

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