Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2017

Friday 13th.   An extensive  cloud sheet persisted in the moderate to fresh S'ly flow, the latter slowly veering into the SW by the end of the flying day.  The base of the cloud did, however, allow flying to take place, the ridge between Gormire and the A17o ascent of the escarpment providing lift and  […] Read More...

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Wednesday 11th to Thursday 12th October 2017

Wednesday 11th.  A cloudy and damp, moderate and predominately SSW airstream, gusting into the mid to high 20's, led to a day of low cloud and bits and pieces of rain that precluded any flying.  This is the sort of day to retire to the simulator and take part in the winter competition to post […] Read More...

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Friday 6th to Tuesday 10th October 2017

Friday 6th.  A light to moderate NW'ly slowly backed into the WSW over the course of the day, the initially sunny skies being dotted with Cumulus by late morning, the thermic conditions persuading 5 private owner to  launch and allowing 11 of the day's 28 ATs to yield flights of over 30  minutes.  The most […] Read More...

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Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th October 2017

Tuesday 3rd.  A light to moderate WSW'ly slowly strengthened over the course of the day to become moderate, the initial ATing operations, being complemented by winching from mid afternoon.  A combination of hill soaring and wave led to a number of good climbs with only 2 of the day's 17 ATs and 4 winch launched flights failing to exceed […] Read More...

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Wednesday 27th September to Monday 2nd October

Wednesday 27th.  A moderate E'ly was accompanied by low cloud and poor visibility, restricting flying to a single sortie by both K21 JVZ and the Falke.  JVZ, piloted by John Carter and Will Blackburn, went aloft to check the weather, their 18 minute flight confirming that the day was unsuitable for gliding activity.  The Falke […] Read More...

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Wednesday 20th to Tuesday 26th September 2017

Wednesday 20th.  A light to moderate S'ly slowly backed into the SE during the course of the day, sunshine being at a premium on an overall cloudy day.  However, cloud base was sufficiently high to allow gliding and there was even sufficient convection to allow a few flights out of the 13 ATs flown on the […] Read More...

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Tuesday 19th September 2017

Tuesday 19th.  A transient ridge of  high pressure produced a thermic and cross country day at Sutton, 33 ATs being  flown off runway 20 into a light SSW'ly wind that later veered into the W and strengthened slightly.  Some patience on the part of the 7 private owners who rigged was required, as although Cu […] Read More...

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Friday 15th to Monday 18th September 2017

Friday 15th.  A light to moderate NW'ly wind meant operations off runway 02 had to cope with the usual low level turbulence on take off, while the predominately cloudy skies meant soaring opportunities were absent.  In the event, 13 ATs were flown in one or other of the K21s behind the Super Cub, with none of […] Read More...

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Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th September 2017

Tuesday 12th.  A moderate W'ly that veered into the WNW before later backing into the SW and decreasing to light to moderate meant it was a winching day, albeit with a single AT, the skies remaining predominately cloudy although with some convective activity.  28 winch launches were flown, with 7 pilots having flight times in […] Read More...

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Saturday 9th to Monday 11th September 2017

Saturday 9th.  A light SW'ly progressively veered into the NNW and increased to light to moderate on a day that produced a number of showers from a generally cloudy sky, cloud base never getting much above 2,000' QFE.  Only the 2 seaters were flown, including the Falke, to accommodate a a group of visiting Scouts […] Read More...

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