Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th October 2019

Wednesday 16th.  Low cloud and rain in the morning cleared away to the NE allowing brighter skies to develop and flying to get underway around 1430  hrs from runway 24, as the initially moderate, SE'ly flow veered into the WSW.    Only 4 ATs were flown, all in K21 JVZ, with the visitors from the […] Read More...

Read more

Thursday 10th to Tuesday 15th October 2019

Thursday 10th.  A moderate and at times moderate to fresh WSW'ly meant a winching/hill soaring day with 3 private owners taking advantage and 2 contributing  to the 4 flights of over an hour that were flown.   Mr Crump in his DG200 had the longest flight of the day, 1:47, being closely followed by Ron Beezer […] Read More...

Read more

Sunday 6th to Wednesday 9th October 2019

Sunday 6th.   A day of low cloud and rain, 30 mm of the latter, meant it was a non-flying day. Monday 7th.  The low cloud persisted and  althouth the rain  had become light and patchy,  it was another non-flying day.  Tuesday 8th. A moderate to fresh SW'ly provided of day of hill, thermal and for […] Read More...

Read more

Sunday 29th September to Saturday 5th October 2019

Sunday 29th.   An Atlantic depression and its accompanying fronts meant it was a dull and wet day at Sutton, with 23.4 mm of rain recorded and not surprisingly, no flights. Monday 30th.   Sunday's depression had moved off to the east leaving the site in an unstable, light to moderate WNW'ly flow that provided some limited […] Read More...

Read more

Saturday 28th September 2019

Saturday 28th.  Overnight rain was followed by a transient ridge of  high pressure that was the basis for a good soaring day, the moderate W'ly wind providing hill, thermal and for some, wave lift.  The soaring potential of the day can be judged by the fact that only 2 of the day's 26 winch launches […] Read More...

Read more

Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th September 2019

Tuesday 24th.  The remnants of an Atlantic Hurricane brought a day of heavy rain on a light to moderate wind, this starting in the E and progressively veering into the SW.  The 37.1 mm of rain that fell accompanied by low cloud meant a non-flying day.  Millfield was similarly affected so it was a day […] Read More...

Read more

Sunday 22nd to Monday 23rd September 2019

Sunday 22nd.  A bright start to Sunday, as a light to moderate ESE'ly blew, saw operations commence off runway 20 around 1030 hrs as Toby Wilson took the first of the day's 4 First Flight pupils for a flight in K21 JVZ.  However, rapidly thickening cloud removed any possibility of convective lift and with the […] Read More...

Read more

Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st September 2019

Thursday 19th.  Blue sunny skies were again a feature of the day as the anticyclone continued to dominate the UK weather, winds being light and variable but mainly from the SSE, so operations were off runway 20.  Some Cumulus appeared in the afternoon, but these were mainly over the Pennines, these being investigated by Rob […] Read More...

Read more

Tuesday 17th to Wednesday 18th September 2019

Tuesday 17th.  The high pressure was still in charge but had shifted position, with a resulting moderate NNW'ly to start the day, this slowly veering into into the ENE, so operations were off runway 02 with some turbulent take offs.  Cumulus blossomed late morning, encouraging 3 private owners to rig, and fly cross country, although […] Read More...

Read more

Thursday 12th to Monday 16th September 2019

Thursday 12th.  A moderate S'ly soon veered into the SW and increased to moderate to fresh over the middle of the day before declining to moderate, all the time accompanied by extensive cloud.   The presence of wave was evident by the transient slots  that kept appearing and disappearing in the cloud sheet, so cloud descents […] Read More...

Read more