Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th October 2021

Saturday 16th.  A light to moderate flow from the SSE, slowly becoming ESE, brought in  overcast skies.  Initially the cloud base, at around 1800' QFE, was high enough for Toby Wilson and Jamie Quartermaine to attempt to give some of the day's First Flight pupils an experience of gliding.   However, after 3 launches off runway […] Read More...

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Friday 15th October 2021

Friday 15th.  A sunny day, saw Cumulus blossom in the afternoon, allowing 2-3 hours of soaring as a initially moderate N'ly backed into the south over the course of the day, becoming light, cloud base eventually reaching around 4,000' asl.  24 ATs were flown off runway 02 behind the Pawnees, resulting in 11 flights of […] Read More...

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Thursday 14th October 2021

Thursday 14th.  If Wednesday was a tantalising wave day, Thursday was a terrific one as a initially light W'ly increased to moderate, leading to a mixture of 13 winch launches and 9 ATs off runway 24, with 9 of the flights climbing to 10,000' asl or above and a number of cross countries flown.  Steve […] Read More...

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Tuesday 12th to Wednesday 13th October 2021

Tuesday 12rh.  A weak cold front draped down the right flank of a high pressure over the UK brought low cloud and bit of light rain and drizzle to the site on a light N/NNE'ly wind so there was no flying. Wednesday 13th.  Cloudy conditions again prevailed with transient wave slots coming and going as […] Read More...

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Monday 10th October 2021

Monday 10th.  A light NNW'ly slowly backed into the W over the course of a day that provided both thermal and wave lift, the latter for a select few. 21 ATs were flown off runway 24, this including 8 for private owners who accounted for all 5 of the flights to achieve over an hours […] Read More...

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Saturday 9th to Sunday 10th October 2021

Saturday 9th.  The cold front that had been lingering over Northern Ireland and western Scotland finally made slow progress southeastwards with the result that low cloud persisted all day at site ruling out any flying. Sunday 10th.  The cooler airmass behind the front produced some convective activity to tempt those wanting to soar, so the […] Read More...

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Thursday 7th to Friday 8th October 2021

Thursday 7th.  A light to moderate S/SW'ly airstream ahead of a stationary front over Northern Ireland and Western Scotland brought with it low cloud and unseasonably high temperatures, reaching 17.7C at site.  The combination of low cloud and Pawnee unserviceability meant only single seaters could be launched behind John Tayler's Super Cub, initially to  low […] Read More...

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Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th October 2021

Monday 4th.    A day of sunny intervals and occasional showers as a light to moderate SSW'ly blew led to operations off runway 20 with 27 AT flown, the start of flying being delayed until just before midday.  Two of YGC's private owners and 7 visiting pilots flew, with the club 2 seaters being also […] Read More...

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Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd October 2021.

Saturday 2nd.   While the airfield was a hive of inactivity due to the weather, as reported previously, this was not the case in the club house where an evening of fun and food had been arranged.  By common consent the evening was a great success with plenty of food, games, and Karaoke to entertain  the […] Read More...

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Wednesday 29th September to Saturday 2nd October 2021

Wednesday 29th.  Overnight fronts were followed by a transient ridge of high pressure, the wind being WNW and moderate to fresh with gusts into the high 20 kts.  Only 2 ATs were flown off runway 24, the first saw Steve Thompson and Mr Oakes have 41 minutes flying time in K21 JVZ, during which they […] Read More...

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