Sunday 19th to Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Sunday 19th.  A moderate SW'ly soon veered into the WSW and increased to moderate to fresh, with gusts reaching 40 kts before the wind moderated slightly.  An early weather recce flight by John Carter and David Watson via the winch in K21 JVZ, determined that the conditions, including a low overcast with showers, were not […] Read More...

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Post Scrip to Wednesday 15th March

PS Wednesday 15th.   Steve Thompson supplied the following photo from the rear seat of K21 JVZ as he and Chris Stothard flew from overhead the Tontine to overhead RAF Linton on Ouse with the instruments  demonstrating the strength of the wave, ie 1kt climb at 95 kts at 7,800' QFE. Read More...

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Saturday 11th to Wednesday 15th March 2017

Saturday 11th.    A light to moderate SSE'ly that slowly backed into the SE brought a low overcast that prevented any flying. Sunday 12th.  An Atlantic front crossed the site around 0500 hrs depositing 11 mm of rain, its residual cloud slowly clearing and allowing flying to commence around 1130 hrs.  13 ATs were flown […] Read More...

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Friday 10th March 2017

PS to Wednesday 8th.  David McKinney's wave climb to 10,000' in the Astir on Wednesday brought him the reward of Silver height gain, so well done David. Friday 10th.  A slowly advancing, weak warm front meant that any early brightness soon gave way to a low overcast that produced periods of light drizzle at times. […] Read More...

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Wednesday 8th to Thursday 9th March 2017

Wednesday 8th.  A light to moderate W'ly and decreasing cloud amounts produced a good, blue wave day, with most of the day's 20 ATs contacting and getting good climbs.  Pilots reported rough conditions low down and even in the lower part of the wave system but this turbulence was compensated by 8kts of lift in […] Read More...

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Thursday 2nd to Tuesday 7th March 2017

Thursday 2nd.  An initially light to moderate W'ly led to a decision to AT off runway 24, but the wind speed soon increased to moderate to fresh with gusts around 30 kts, so after 2 ATs winching was the norm for the rest of the day, 16 being flown.  Hill lift and some thermal activity […] Read More...

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Monday 27th February to Wednesday 1st March 2017

Monday 27th.  Monday proved to be a dull and damp day, with 12.2 mm of rain falling during daytime hours, the light to moderate S'ly slowly veering into the W as the day progressed, extensive low cloud adding to the reasons for a non flying day. Tuesday 28th.  The non flying conditions of Monday had […] Read More...

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THE YGC EUROFOX PROJECT

Yorkshire Gliding Club have operated EuroFox glider tugs for 3 years, accumulating c.1500 flying hours and 5500 tows to date. We have built 2 EuroFox aircraft; G-MOYR has moved on to the Northumbria Gliding Club at Currock Hill, leaving G-CIOF at Sutton Bank.  YGC have placed an order for a 3rd aircraft pending development of […] Read More...

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Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th February 2017

Postscript to Tuesday 21st February. Rob Bailey provided the following photo of the wave that gave climbs to around 5-6,000' asl. Wednesday 22nd.  A fresh W'ly blew all day, with gusts approaching 40 kts and although the wind shows signs of moderating over the course of the day, the conditions never became suitable enough to […] Read More...

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