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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Friday 12th to Saturday 13th May 2017

Friday 12th.  A shallow depression moving slowly northwards over the Irish Sea gave rise to a lowering  base to the cloud sheet and eventually a few spots of rain that led to flying being abandoned for the day in the mid-afternoon, the wind being a light to moderate SSE'ly.  The preceding flying, amounting to 13 ATs, […] Read More...

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Tuesday (evening) 9th to Thursday 11th May 2017

Tuesday Evening 9th.  After the 12 ATs during the day, a further 18  were flown off runway 24 into a clear blue sky, with the first 2 flights making use of  the residual thermal activity of the day, with both of them exceeding 30 minutes flying time.  Thus Ron Beezer and Peter Wright had 47 minutes in […] Read More...

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Thursday 4th to Tuesday 9th May 2017.

Thursday 4th.  The wind speed had now increased to become moderate to fresh from the NE, although it veered into the ENE later, gusting up to 28kts in the early afternoon.  Operations commenced off runway 02 behind the Pawnee, but later were switched to 06 as the wind veered, the skies remaining blue with isolated […] Read More...

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Sunday 30th April to Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Sunday 30th April.  A moderate to fresh to fresh ESE'ly, gusting up to 30 kts meant it was a day where the hangar doors remained firmly shut.  However, this did not mean a day of sitting around drinking coffee/tea and putting the world to rights (at least not totally) for a number of members ventured […] Read More...

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Saturday 29th April 2017

Saturday 29th.  A light SE'ly strengthened over the course of the day, becoming moderate by its end.  Promises of cloud break up to give sunny intervals during the afternoon, while encouraging a number of private owners to rig, proved to be fake news, the stratocumulus overcast persisting all day.  However, cloud base was high enough to […] Read More...

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Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th April 2017

Wednesday 26th.  The N'ly wind had declined to moderate, but still with gusts into the high 20 kts, accompanied by a reducing number of showers, although these added up to 5.2 mm of rain over the day.  Although conditions slowly improved with time there was no flying. Thursday 27th.  Thursday was a predominately cloudy day, […] Read More...

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