Friday 16th to Tuesday 20th June 2017

Friday 16th.  A light to moderate WNW wind greeted the day with wave evident and this was soon exploited by those taking off during the morning.  A slowly approaching weak front resulted in the skies becoming increasingly cloudy and the wind, while slowly increasing to  moderate, backing to become WSW. 16 ATs were flown, with flying […] Read More...

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Monday 12th to Thursday 15th June 2017

Monday 12th.  A predominately moderate to fresh, W'ly wind gusting into the high 20 kts ensured it was a winching day, with good hill lift and evident wave, although the day's cloudiness meant getting into the wave was somewhat problematical.  14 winch launches were flown, all in one or other of the club's four 2 […] Read More...

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Monday 5th to Sunday 11th June 2017

Monday 5th.  A moderate and at times fresh SSE'ly airstream slowly veered into the SSW over the course of the day, as a slow moving depression tracked northwards over the east of the UK, the accompanying rain lasting all of the flying day and amounting to 9mm in total.  The combination of rain and low […] Read More...

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Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th June 2017

Thursday 1st.   A moderate SW'ly blew for most of the day  and while the generally cloudy skies restricted soaring opportunities, nevertheless,   4 of the day's 19 ATs led to flights in excess of an hour, with 9 further flights exceeding 30 minutes.  The conditions did allow 5 First Flight pupils to be introduced to soaring, […] Read More...

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Friday 26th May to Wednesday 31st May

Friday 26th.   A moderate, and at times fresh, SSE'ly ushered in the warmest day of the year so far, with isolated and transient Cu appearing around lunch time.  However, soaring proved to be difficult with only one flight, that by John Ellis in his DG800, and that off the last launch of the day, […] Read More...

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Wednesday 24th May to Thursday 25th May 2017

Wednesday 24th.  The  High pressure remained in charge of the weather so it was another day of blue skies, light winds from the NWstern quadrant and shallow Cumulus in  the morning, they disappearing during the afternoon.  Take offs were from runway 24 with the majority of landings on 20.  Private owners contributed 7 launches and First […] Read More...

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Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Tuesday 23rd.  A high pressure system to the south of the UK meant it was a sunny day at Sutton with a moderate breeze, this starting off in the WNW and slowly backing to become WSW'ly by the end of the day.  Cumulus started to appear quite early but the cloud did not overdevelop and […] Read More...

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Saturday 20th to Monday 22nd May 2017

Saturday 20th.   The  forecast of a  cloudy, showery afternoon was borne out in reality, with flying coming to a halt just after 1400 hrs, but not before 17 ATs had been flown and some soaring done during the sunny morning.   The soaring was principally down to Martyn Johnson in his DG600, who rigging early, fitted in […] Read More...

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Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th May 2017

Wednesday 17th.  A cloudy, damp airstream covered the site for most of the day, the wind being light and variable but generally from between SE and SW.  The rain was patchy, amounting to 4.6 mm over the day, with some dry spells allowing the Falke to have 2 flights as cross country course attendees did […] Read More...

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Sunday 14th to Tuesday 16th May 2017

Sunday 14th.  A cold front went through overnight depositing 7.6 mm of rain and leaving the site in a cloudy WSW'ly airstream, the wind being of moderate strength.  The post frontal cloud soon broke up and a good soaring day resulted, with 45 AT's flown, including 17 from private owners.  Pilots were soon setting off […] Read More...

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