Tuesday 27th to Wednesday 28th July 2021.

Tuesday 27th.  A day of light and variable winds mainly from the SSE meant operations off runway 20, with 17 ATs flown.  Lift was hard to come by, with only I flight of over an  hour out of a total of  4 with 30 minutes or more.  It turned out to be lady's day as […] Read More...

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Sunday 25th to Monday 26th July 2021.

Sunday 25th. A light to moderate NNE'ly flow brought partially cloudy skies and soaring opportunities.  3 private owners launched, with Rob Bailey in his ASG29 visiting Beverley and Garforth and Toby Wilson in his Standard Cirrus venturing to the south but not quite getting to Rufforth before returning to site.  Darren Lodge in  his LS8-18 […] Read More...

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Saturday 24th July 2021

Saturday 24th.  The anticyclone continued to move away to the north as a depression brought thundery rain to the south of England and Wales.  At site a light E'ly brought in extensive cloud which at first limited launch heights and excluded any chance of significant soaring.   Flying commenced around 1045 hrs off runway 06, with […] Read More...

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Friday 23rd July 2021

Friday 23rd.  A very light ESE'ly slowly strengthened to light over the day, a day of overcast skies that only brightened late in the afternoon.  The result was a delayed start to flying and subsequently a quiet day, with all of the day's six 2 seater flights for  First Flight pupils and 3 single seater […] Read More...

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Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd July 2021

Wednesday 21st.  A low overcast brought in on a light ESE'ly flow from the North Sea didn't start to break up until late morning, delaying the start of flying until early afternoon.  Thereafter, 22 ATs were flown off runway 20 with most landings on the same runway.  Five private owners rigged and contributed 6 launches […] Read More...

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Monday 19th to Tuesday 20th July 2021

Monday 19th. Another hot and sunny day with some Cumulus that didn't provide much lift, the wind being light mainly from the south.  The  three private owners who launched all recorded flights of over an hour, with Rob Bailey in his ASG29 having 1:23 and Peter Goodchild in his Pic 20 having 1:05.  Both stayed […] Read More...

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Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th July, 2021

Saturday 17th.  The anticyclone was well in charge of the UK weather, with the  wind being light  and variable and scattered Cumulus soon visible in the blue skies. With a maximum temperature at site of 27.9C, it was the hottest day of the year so far, but those flying had access to the cooler climes […] Read More...

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Thursday 15th to Friday 16th July 2021

Thursday 15th.  The Azores anticyclone slowly ended to cover the UK providing a day of light to moderate mainly N'ly winds, some initial cloud slowly disappearing to leave blue skies.  Launching of the first of 12 visitors sponsored by the Air League off runway 02 was at around 1030 hrs, with the last at 1115 […] Read More...

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Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th July 2021

Monday 12th.  Flying got under way off runway 06 around 1045 hrs but soon came to a halt after 2 launches in K21 KLW, as low cloud and rain set in and continued for the rest of the day. Tuesday 13th.   Monday's depression left a legacy of extensive low cloud and drizzle, the latter slowly […] Read More...

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Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th July 2021.

Saturday 10th.   Frequent and slow moving showers meant it was a non-flying day. Sunday 11th.  A bright start didn't last long as the sky soon clouded in, the wind being moderate from the S/SSE.  Flying got underway off runway 20 just before 1100 hrs and continued until mid-afternoon, by which time 14 ATs and a […] Read More...

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