Saturday 14th December 2019

Saturday 14th.   A day of frequent, squally, snow showers brought in on a moderate to fresh WSW'ly wind restricted flying to 4 winch launches off runway 24, none of the resulting flights lasting very long. John Tayler and Junior member Alex Altman recorded the longest flight of the day, 28 minutes in K21 KLW off […] Read More...

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Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th of December 2019.

Tuesday 10th.  A fresh and gusty SE'ly accompanied by low cloud and rain meant it was a non-flying day, the rain lasting from 0730-1830 hrs and depositing 7.6 mm. Wednesday 11th.  A light to moderate SE'ly slowly veered into the SW over the course of the day which was generally sunny, but with a thin, […] Read More...

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Saturday 30th November to Monday 9th December 2019

Saturday 30th.  Blue, sunny skies and a light E'ly that backed into the ENE, resulted in a busy launch point as pilots took advantage of some flying weather after a week of cloud and rain.  The latter had made parts of the airfield very soft so an added challenge was to land on  the firmer […] Read More...

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Sunday 24th to Friday 29th November 2019.

Sunday 24th.  The run of non-flying days continued as although 2.0 mm of overnight rain did not extend into daylight hours, a low overcast and very murky conditions carried along on a light E/ESE'ly wind ruled out any attempt to fly. Monday 25th.  A slow moving depression meant another wet day, with 5.1 mm of […] Read More...

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Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd November 2019

Thursday 21st. A dry day in a very wet autumn overall but the low overcast, bourne along on a moderate E'ly,  never rose sufficiently for any flying to take place.  Friday 22nd.  Rain in the early morning stopped around 1000 hrs as a moderate ESE'ly blew, and while conditions improved the improvement was brief as […] Read More...

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Tuesday 19th to Wednesday 20th November 2019

Tuesday 19th.  A light ESE'ly slowly backed into the E and strengthened to become light to moderate as high thin cover slowly thickened, leading to a day of 15 ATs off runway 20.  The majority of the day's flights were of the up and down variety, with flight times in the range 13-24 minutes, with […] Read More...

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Thursday 14th to Monday 18th November 2019

Thursday 14th.  Showers with attendant low cloud in an increasingly fresh N'ly wind kept the gliders in the hangars and would be pilots either in the clubhouse or at home. Friday 15th.  The light to moderate wind had veered slightly into the NNE and pushed along a number of showers and longer spells of rain […] Read More...

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Thursday 7th to Wednesday 13th November 2019

Thursday 7th.  Overnight rain  continued until mid afternoon with showers following in a moderate ENE'ly wind, so  there was no flying. Friday 8th.  A moderate to fresh NNW'ly soon decreased to a light to moderate N'ly but rain until the early afternoon followed by a brief dry period meant there was again no flying. Saturday […] Read More...

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Friday 1st to Wednesday 6th November 2019

Friday 1st.  A moderate ESE'ly brought in a non-flying mixture of low cloud and rain, the latter amounting to 11.4 mm  and the former low enough to shroud the hill. Saturday 2nd.    After another 6 mm of rain overnight, the skies had completely cleared by briefing, so operations commenced just after 1000 hrs off […] Read More...

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Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st October 2019

Tuesday 29th.  Blue skies were in order to start the day, as a light to moderate NE'ly blew, leading to  operations off runway 02.  3/4 Octas of Cumulus and Stratocumulus developed later in the day, providing some lift that enabled Albert and Martin Newbery to have 2:32 in their DG1000t, during which time they visited […] Read More...

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