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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Sunday 23rd to Tuesday 25th April 2017

Sunday 23rd.  A light N'ly that slowly backed into the W  increasing to light to moderate, provided a cool, unstable air mass that meant a very good soaring day ensued, the conditions encouraging 12 private owners to launch.   42 ATs were flown, the flights for the 6 Scouts and 3 First Flight pupils being virtually […] Read More...

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Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd April 2017

Thursday 20th.  Thursday turned out to be another predominately cloudy day, the light WNW'ly wind soon backing into the W and becoming light to moderate.  20 ATs were flown off runway 24 as all the club 2 seaters were flown but none of the single seaters, the only solo flight being by Martyn Johnson in […] Read More...

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Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th April 2017.

Sunday 16th.  Blue, sunny skies greeted the day as a light to moderate W'ly blew, this progressively backing into the NE over the course of the day.  In spite of the encouraging start, only 5 ATs were flown as the skies quickly clouded over with rain starting late morning and continuing on and off for […] Read More...

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Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th April 2017

Wednesday 12th.  A slow moving and weak cold front crossed the site around 1500 hrs, bringing a little rain, but this restricted flying to 5 winch launches in a initially fresh W'ly that declined in strength to become a light to moderate, but gusty  WNW'ly.  3 of the 5 flights, all in one or other of […] Read More...

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A further Addendum to Tuesday 11th April 2017

Tuesday 11th.  In my Blog for Tuesday, 11th,  while correctly recording that David Latimer had visited Boroughbridge and Barnard Castle in his Ventus, the information to  hand did not include the fact that after repeatedly trying and failing to make much progress to the NW of Barnard Castle on an attempted 750 + km wave […] Read More...

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Addendum to Tuesday 11th April 2017

Tuesday 11th.   Further to my recent posted Blog of Tuesday 11th, John Carter has provided the following photos taken when wave soaring with Phil Turner in the K21.  The view shows Thirsk in the bottom left of the photo just in front of the wing and the instrument panel photo confirms the strength of […] Read More...

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Saturday 8th to Tuesday 11th April 2017

Saturday 8th.  Saturday was a typical blue, anticyclonic day, with moderate to poor visibility and little in the way of usable lift with only 2 of the 35 ATs of  the day exceeding 30 minutes, although the higher tows for the day's 7 First Flight pupils ensured they had flights of at least 25 minutes. […] Read More...

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Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th April 2017

Wednesday 5th.  The overnight passage of a weak cold front left the site in a light to moderate N'ly that soon backed into the WNW, with the result that the first two AT launches of the 15 flown on the day were off runway 02, while the rest were off runway 24.  The day provided […] Read More...

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Addendum to Sunday 2nd plus Thursday 6th April

Addendum/Sunday 2nd.  Congratulations are due to George Claydon who successfully soloed  on Sunday and is pictured below with instructor John Marsh under some sunny skies. Thursday 6th.  The resident anticyclone brought blue skies, a light to moderate WNW'ly flow and relatively weak thermals, restricted in altitude to around 3,000' asl.  However, the conditions encouraged 6 […] Read More...

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