Monday 3rd to Friday 8th December 2017

Monday 3rd.  A light to moderate W'ly that slowly backed into the WSW, plus sunny skies, provided a pleasant flying day, with even some vestiges of weak wave lift to delay the inevitable.  6 of the 10 aerotows off runway 24 generated flights of 30 minutes or more but nobody managed an hour, with Tony Drury, […] Read More...

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Thursday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December

Thursday 30th November.  A moderate to fresh NNW'ly, with gusts in excess of 30 kts, was accompanied by frequent and at times heavy snow showers, confining the gliders and tugs to the hangars and those members who braved the weather to the club house.  Thursday also turned out to be the first ice day of […] Read More...

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Saturday 25th to Wednesday 29th November 2017

Saturday 25th.  The day dawned sunny and cold, the cold resulting in iced wings on the gliders that delayed the start of flying until just before midday, AT operations being off runway 24 as a light W'ly blew.  18 ATs resulted until misting canopies led to the last AT being aborted on the ground run before […] Read More...

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Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th November 2017

Wednesday 22nd.  A cloudy, damp and increasingly windy day, with the moderate to fresh SE'ly gusting into the mid 40 kts by late afternoon, resulting in a non-flying day. Thursday 23rd.  A day of blustery showers with the moderate  S'ly wind soon veering into the WSW and increasing to fresh, with gusts to 40 kts, […] Read More...

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Thursday 16th to Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Thursday 16th.  Some early morning rain, as a front cleared to the east, delayed the start of flying until around midday, the moderate SW'ly wind by this time having veered into the WNW and decreased in strength to light to moderate.  Only 3 AT's were flown off runway 24, all in K21 JVZ,  one of […] Read More...

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Sunday 12th to Wednesday 15th November 2017

Sunday 12th.  A moderate to fresh NW'ly wind gusting into the mid thirty kts meant it was a  non-flying day in the real world, although in the virtual world a number of members made use of the simulator. Monday 13th.  A light to moderate WNW'ly that slowly backed into the SSW provided a quiet day's […] Read More...

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Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th November 2017

Thursday 9th.  A bright and  sunny start to the day did not presage an early start to flying as the NW'ly wind was strong enough to generate rough and  turbulent conditions on both take off and landing.  However, a slow backing of the wind, eventually into the WSW, the latter change being accompanied by an […] Read More...

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Tuesday 7th to Wednesday 8th November 2017

Tuesday 7th.  A slow moving front brought a distinct wind change to site around midday, the moderate SE'ly becoming a moderate NW'ly , the change being also accompanied by the onset of rain, this lasting for the rest of the flying day, or should that be a non-flying day.  The inactivity on the airfield was, […] Read More...

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Sunday 5th to Monday 6th November 2017

Sunday 5th.  A clear, blue sunny morning flattered to deceive as a steadily increasing NW'ly wind led to turbulent conditions not only on take off from runway 02 but up to 1500-2000' QFE.  An early batch of launches came to an end around midday when the decision was taken to suspend flying for a while […] Read More...

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Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th November 2017

Thursday 2nd.  A light to moderate NW'ly with sunny skies opened the day, the wind decreasing to become light and backing into the SSW later.  19 ATs were flown, with conditions becoming soarable for a couple of  hours in  the early afternoon, Rob Bailey in the DG303 having 2:15 as he explored the ridge as […] Read More...

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