Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th February 2024

Tuesday 27th.  Morning rain delayed the start of flying until 1240 hrs and then low cloud limited launches to 2, Derek Smith Dave McKinney in the DG500 and Bob Calvert in his Discus 2t.   Derek/Dave managed to maintain their release height of 1,600'QFE and even climb a couple of hundred feet for a while in […] Read More...

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Saturday 24th to Monday 26th February 2024

Saturday 24th.  A light SSW'ly blew all day, initially dispersing fog and low cloud from the surrounding Vales of York and Pickering and providing a quiet day's gliding, with little lift to find from the 14 ATs off runway  24, landings being on 20.  Flight times were generally between 10-20 minutes, but a few pilots […] Read More...

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Thursday 22nd to Friday 23rd February 2024

Thursday 22nd.  Another Atlantic depression's frontal system brought a day of rain and low cloud, the wind being a light to moderate SW'ly, so there was no flying. Friday 23rd.  After some light, early hours rain, the day dawned with the weather providing flying conditions as a light to moderate SW'ly blew, 25 winch launches […] Read More...

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Tuesday 20th to Wednesday 21st February 2024

Tuesday 20th.  A moderate to moderate to fresh S'ly soon veered into the SW, necessitating a change of runway after 5 winch launches off runway 20.  The switch to runway 24 saw a further 6 winch launches flown.  The launches off 20 realised release heights of around 800' to 900' and with some weak lift […] Read More...

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Sunday 18th to Monday 19th February 2024

Sunday 18th.   A light to moderate NW'ly slowly backed into the W on a day of sunny intervals that generated some weak thermals.  15 ATs were flown off runway 24, but the conditions only led to 3 flights of over 30 minutes, with 1 over an hour, the latter aided by mechanical means.  Visitor Colwyn […] Read More...

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Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th February 2024

Thursday 15th.  A cloudy, damp and moderate S'ly airstream kept the hangar doors closed. Friday 16th.  A light to moderate SW'ly blew under cloudy skies, the cloud base being initially low, but improved as the day progressed, the wind tending to veer into the W.   12 launches resulted, 8 via AT and 4 via the […] Read More...

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Saturday 10th to Wednesday 14th February 2024

Saturday 10th.  Although the site was initially in clear air, it was surrounded by low Stratus/fog which meant there were no landing options in the event of a failed launch at low level.  The cloud eventually encroached onto the site, so there was no flying, as the light to moderate NW'ly slowly backed into the […] Read More...

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Thursday 8th to Friday 9th February 2024

Thursday 8th.  Wednesday's cold front returned north as a warm front, bringing a sustained fall of snow on a moderate easterly wind, so there was no flying. Friday 9th.  Another front slowly progressed northwards bringing low cloud and rain that lasted all day resulting in another non-flying day, the NW'ly wind slolwy increasing in strength […] Read More...

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Tuesday 6th to Wednesday 7th February 2024

Tuesday 6th.  A cold front moving south brought rain in the early morning with its associated cloud not clearing until mid afternoon, the moderate to fresh WSW'ly wind veering into the NW and slowly declining to become light as the front departed.  Consequently, there was no flying.  Wednesday 7th.  A light and variable, but essentially […] Read More...

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Sunday 4th to Monday 5th February 2024

Sunday 4th.  A moderate WSW'ly blew, accompanied by overcast skies which, shortly after the start of flying, produced a period of rain that limited the day's flying to one AT off runway 24 behind the Pawnee.  Should the rain not have arrived, the gradual increase in wind speed to fresh to strong over the day […] Read More...

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