Friday 15th to Monday 18th March 2019

Friday 15th. Another very windy day with the moderate to fresh WSW'ly gusting into the mid 40 kts and bringing some showers. So no flying. Saturday 16th. Another day of moderate to fresh winds, this time from the SSW, but while the gustiness had declined significantly, the reason there was no flying was rain, and […] Read More...

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Saturday 9th to Thursday 14th March 2019

Saturday 9th. Morning rain delayed the start of flying until midday, the initially light W'ly wind steadily increasing over the course of the rest of the day. Two early short flights with Scouts off runway 24 were then followed by some soaring flights, as first John Marsh and Tasha Dodds had 50 minutes in K21 […] Read More...

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Saturday 2nd to Friday 8th March 2019

Saturday 2nd. You may have noticed that the previous Blog described the happenings at the YGC on Saturday 2nd March and if you did, you may now wondering what else there is to say. Well in fact the majority of YGC members were elsewhere on the 2nd March and for a very good reason, in […] Read More...

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Wednesday 27th February to Saturday 2nd March 2019

Wednesday 27th.  A light and variable wind, mainly between S and W, led to another day of circuits off runway 20.  12 ATs were flown behind the Eurofox in either K21 JVZ or the DG1000, with the only solo flight of the day being by Andy Evans.  Flight times didn't exceed 30 minutes in spite […] Read More...

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Saturday 23rd to Tuesday 26th February 2019

Saturday 23rd.  A day of parially sunny skies, light to moderate winds from the SSE and the unseasonably high temperatures were all the result of the continuing dominance of a large anticyclone over continental Europe, the other main feature of this synoptic situation being an absence of any useable lift.  Consequently, while members enjoyed the […] Read More...

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Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd February 2019

Tuesday 19th.  A bright start to the day didn't last, but the later cloudiness didn't detract from a good soaring day, as the moderate WSW'ly generated consistent hill lift and some early year thermals.  The day's 16 ATs off runway 24 led to only 2 failing to achieve flight times of greater than 30 minutes, […] Read More...

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Sunday 17th to Monday 18th February 2019

Sunday 17th.  A bright start to the day didn't last as cloudy skies gradually developed, but these were not a limitation to flying, the base being reasonably high.  Operations were off runway 20 into an initially light to moderate ESE'ly wind, but this soon veered into the S and increased to become moderate, providing some […] Read More...

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Thursday 14th to Saturday 17th February 2019

Thursday 14th.  The wind  had become a light to moderate SSE'ly that slowly backed into the ESE as high pressure continued to dominate the weather and bring unseasonal warmth to the UK.  A thin high cover didn't detract from a predominately sunny day, but it was not one that produced any significant soaring opportunities, so flights […] Read More...

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Thursday 7th to Wednesday 13th February 2019

Thursday 7th.  Early morning rain from a light WSW'ly air flow ceased around 1000 hrs, having deposited 17.8 mm, but the clrearance led to the wind increasing to become moderate to fresh with gusts into the high 20's, these conditions being considered to be too rough for flying. Friday 8th.  The windiness of Thursday continued […] Read More...

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Thursday 31st January to Wednesday 6th February 2019

Thursday 31st.  Freezing fog remained in place all day in the Vales of York and Pickering, but its northern limit was just to the south of Sutton Bank, which had bright sunshine all day and enough visible fields to allow flying to take place.  4 ATs resulted off runway 20 of the snow covered airfield, […] Read More...

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