Wednesday 16th August 2017

Met-guru Keith predicted that thermal strengths would be suitable for competitive tasking from mid-day onwards, but that later in the afternoon some high top-cover would encroach from the west and cut off  the energy.  The comp director therefore chose one of his three planned tasks, with the idea that competitors would need to be back by […] Read More...

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Tuesday 15th August 2017

A better day than yesterday, although  more blustery, with the wind at 3-4000' QNH being noted as 22knots at 260 degrees.  Most pilots experienced the turbulence when transiting over the western edge of the airfield - the tugs pilots experienced it even more, so "well-done" to them!   Club flying started at 10:40 and utilised […] Read More...

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Monday August 14th 2017

After the previous day almost anything would have been an anti climax and so it turned out.  The decision was made fairly early in the day to abandon setting a task for the Northerns competitors. We imagine this was not unwelcome in view of the lengthy flights on Sunday. It also gave them and their […] Read More...

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Sunday August 13th 2017

Sunday August 13th 2017: Well yesterday was not the Glorious Twelfth for glider pilots but that description fits this day and the 13th was a lucky day for all. It was the stuff glider pilots dream about - a long day starting early with consistant conditions over a wide area, a very high cloud base, […] Read More...

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Friday August 11th – Saturday August 12th 2017

Friday 11th: A series of Atlantic fronts continued to influence the gliding weather. The passage of one of these in the middle part of the day allowed some flying to take place during the morning then later in the afternoon. Morning flying commenced under an overcast sky with a lively SSW wind meaning there was […] Read More...

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Thursday 10th August 2017

Of course the best day in August so far had to coincide with the club temporarily having just one tug available so the launch queue became an quite impressive length.  However it wasn't all bad news. The forecast was for a good x/c thermal day and thats how it turned out. In spite of the […] Read More...

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Wednesday 9th August 2017

With our Pawnee off-line, and the Super Cub away for its inspection, towing duties fell to our Eurofox.  The conditions were not kind! It was a north-westerly day at Sutton Bank, and north-westerlies are not our favourite wind direction, owing to the likelihood of the wind causing rotor over the airfield during the launching phase, […] Read More...

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Monday 7th to Tuesday 8th August 2017

Monday 7th.  All nineteen aerotows were performed by the Super Cub, prior to its visit to Bagby for its 150-hoiurs check in readiness for its duties at the YGC Northerns next week and the Pocklington two-seater competition the week after.   The longest club two-seater flight was by J. Norman and M. Bolton in the […] Read More...

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Sunday 6th August 2017

There were twenty nine aerotows performed by the Super Cub and the Eurofox, and of these five were trial lessons. Most of the club two-seater flights were of about half-hour duration, the longest being Dick Cole and Mike Collins in the DG1000 (50 minutes)..  None of the club single-seater fleet was flown.   There were […] Read More...

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Saturday August 5th 2017

The day lived up to the briefing forecast. Early Cu gave good lift with cloud base rising quite quickly but the instability always threatened showers in the local area and further afield. These curtailed some of the more optimistic declarations but overall it was one of the better days in what has been a disappointing […] Read More...

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