Friday 18th to Monday 21st May 2018

Friday 18th.  A light to moderate SW'ly blew for most of the day until a sea breeze front arrived in the early evening causing a change in wind direction to ENE'ly.  The day was essentially blue with extensive Cirrus, the combination limiting cross country flights and soaring, but not entirely the latter, with 5 flights of […] Read More...

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Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th May 2018

Tuesday 15th.  High pressure was firmly in charge, leading to a day of sunny blue skies, light W'ly winds and an absence of Cumulus.  The result was a busy launch point, a preponderance of circuits and a scattering of soaring flights throughout the day.  The number of private owner launches reached 9, boosted by two flights […] Read More...

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Saturday 12th to Monday 14th May 2018

Saturday 12th.  A light NNW'ly and bright conditions opened the flying day but it became progressively cloudier as the day progressed and rain arrived around 2000 hrs.  It was a busy flying day, with 33 ATs off runway 20 as the wind soon backed into the S, but soaring opportunities were limited as evidenced by the […] Read More...

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Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th May 2018

Post Script to last Weekend.  Congratulations to John Ellis, Chris Gill, Toby Wilson and Chris Booker who represented the YGC at the local  interclub competition held over the May Bank Holiday weekend.  The anticyclonic weather resulted in 2 out of 3 contest days and mainly blue conditions with the YGC team coming second behind the team from Rufforth. Wednesday […] Read More...

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Saturday 5th to Tuesday 8th May 2018

Saturday 5th.  Flying got underway just before 1000 hrs off runway 20 as light to moderate S'ly blew, this slowly veering into  the WSW as the day progressed.  With the anticyclone still in control of the weather, it was hot and sunny by Sutton Bank standards and it took a while for convection to get […] Read More...

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Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th May 2018

Wednesday 2nd.  An eastward travelling front brought low cloud and rain to the site, the cloud and rain starting to clear around 1100 hrs and allowing flying to get underway in the early afternoon, the wind having become a variable, but generally moderate, WSW'ly, having veered from its initial direction of SSE'ly with the passage […] Read More...

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Friday 27th April to Tuesday 1st May 2018

Friday 27th.  A rainy and non-flying day as a light to moderate ENE'ly brought in copious amounts of low cloud, the temperature failing to reach double figures. Saturday 28th.  A less than promising forecast meant a low turn out at the launch point, but the early low cloud soon gave way to reasonable flying conditions […] Read More...

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Thursday 26th April 2018

Thursday 26th.  A moderate WSW'ly blew all day, initially accompanied by frequent showers that delayed flying until late morning, with, thereafter, 20 winch launches off runway 24.  All the available club 2 seaters were flown plus 3 of the club single seaters, while private owners  were represented by Jon May who flew his Duo Discus […] Read More...

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Tuesday 24th to Wednesday 25th April 2018

Tuesday 24th.  The day started with generally cloudy skies and a moderate WSW'ly wind, allowing winching to get underway around 1020 hrs from runway 24.  However, the wind started to decrease and so, after the 4th winch launch, a change to ATing occurred, but this only accommodated a single launch as the cloud thickened and […] Read More...

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Monday 23rd April 2018

Monday 23rd.  A moderate to fresh WSW'ly blew for most of the day, gusting into the high 20 kts, before backing into the SW later, the skies being generally cloudy.  The conditions meant it was a winch day off runway 24 and as well as steady hill lift to soar in, a few pilots contacted […] Read More...

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