Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th July 2018

Monday 16th.  Early bright skies were soon replaced by cloudy ones as a front approached from the west and after 4 launches from runway 20 into a light S'ly wind, operations were delayed for a little while by the first of the day's rain.  A temporary clearance then allowed a further 5 launches before more […] Read More...

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Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2018

Friday 13th.  Another low base overcast delayed the start of flying until 1100 hrs, the wind being a light SSE'ly, with the first launches being limited to around 1,000' QFE  by the cloud, but perfectly acceptable for circuit training.  The cloud base slowly rose allowing the first of the day's 7 First Flight pupils to be […] Read More...

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Wednesday 11th to Thursday 12th July 2018

Wednesday 11th.  The predominately light to moderate N'ly flow continued, varying from NNW to start the day before progressively veering to become NE'ly at the end.  An early morning overcast soon dispersed to give a reasonable soaring day, although conditions away from the site were significantly worse.  Unlike Tuesday, Cumulus of significant vertical extent developed […] Read More...

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Saturday 7th to Tuesday 10th July 2018

Saturday 7th.  A light to moderate NNW'ly slowly backed into the WNW over the course of the day with Cu blossoming relatively early but not leading to overconvection.  Consequently, it was a good soaring day with a plethora of cross countries to report from the 38 ATs off runway 02 on the day.  Derek Taylor […] Read More...

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Thursday 5th to Friday 6th July 2018

Thursday 5th.  Thursday dawned blue with a light to moderate NW'ly wind, this slowly veering into the NE over the course of the day.  Cumulus started to appear mid morning, with the first of the 6 private owners to launch, Lindsay McLane, setting off in his Ventus.  Lindsay visited Barnard Castle and Grantham, but on the […] Read More...

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Tuesday 3rd to Wednesday 4th July 2018

Tuesday 3rd.  The day started with predominately cloudy skies with a light N'ly blowing, this having a tendency to veer into the NNE.  The initial cloud base was high enough to allow operations off runway 02 to commence just after 1000 hrs and continue, courtesy of the Tuesday evening group, until 2138 hrs, the intervening […] Read More...

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Friday 29th June to Monday 2nd July 2018

Friday 29th.  A light to moderate N'ly blew all day accompanied by blue skies, as the Scandinavian  anticyclonic  continued to dominate the weather, meaning it was another day of limited soaring opportuities, with only blue thermals to arrest the inevitable return to earth.   The 2 seaters were busy all day with members, 7 First Flight […] Read More...

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Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th June 2018

Tuesday 26th.  The high pressure, with its centre to the NE of the UK, continued to provide blue skies, light winds and high temperatures, 27.1C being the day's maximum after an overnight low of 14.3C.  However, the inevitable temperature inversion meant that usable thermals were hard to find during the morning but were present in […] Read More...

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Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th June 2018

Saturday 23rd.  The wind was light to  moderate for the whole of the day, initially from the WNW, briefly from the west and then finally veering into the WNW, a medium level overcast for most of the day resulting in an absence of much in the way of soaring opportunities.  No flights, from the 15 […] Read More...

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Friday 22nd June 2018

Friday 22nd.  Yesterday's NW'ly had veered into the N and become light to moderate, this moderation continuing throughout the day as the wind declined to light and backed into the W, this eventually causing a runway change from 02 to 24 by the middle of the afternoon.  The skies remained blue for most of the day […] Read More...

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