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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Friday 26th to Monday 29th October 2018.

Friday 26th.  An overnight, SE travelling, cold front had introduced an Arctic air mass leading to a large drop in temperature as a initially light NW'ly blew.  Operations off runway 02 ceased after 4 launches as the wind strength increased to moderate with significant gustiness, leading to unflyable conditions on take off from runway 02.  […] Read More...

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Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th October 2018

Tuesday 23rd.  The large anticyclone remained to the west of the UK, and the flow of WSW'ly winds continued, these being moderate with gusts into the high 20 kts.  It was therefore a winching day off runway 24 with one private owner launch and 5 others in  club 2 seaters. Apart from hill soaring, there […] Read More...

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Tuesday 16th to Monday 22nd October 2018

Tuesday 16th.  A  light to moderate SE'ly that slowly veered into the S was accompanied by a low overcast that prevented any flying. Wednesday 17th.  The early, light to moderate, WSW'ly slowly declined to become light and variable by the end of the day, the morning cloud cover slowly dispersing to leave a clear afternoon […] Read More...

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Monday 15th October 2018

Monday 15th.  A dull and drizzly start to the day, with a light to moderate N'ly blowing, delayed the start of flying until 1130 hrs when John Carter and Mark Newburn took off in K21 JVZ to investigate the potential of low level wave clouds to the north of the site and over the main […] Read More...

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Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October 2018

Thursday 11th.  A murky start to the day eventually cleared early afternoon, allowing flying to get underway just after 1400 hrs off runway 20 into a moderate, and at times, moderate to fresh ESE'ly that slowly veered into the SE.  Flying in the afternoon lasted until 1725 hrs by which time 8 ATs had been […] Read More...

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