Friday 17th to Saturday 18th February 2017

Friday 17th.  The hill soaring WSW'ly of Thursday had been replaced by a light to moderate S'ly, the sunny skies of early morning being progressively replaced as a weak front advanced across the UK.  4 ATs were flown before the lowering cloud base stopped launches, flying after that being undertaken by the Falke with 3 […] Read More...

Read more

Wednesday 15th to Thursday 16th February 2017

Wednesday 15th.  The light to moderate to moderate SSE'ly flow continued, as did the very poor horizontal visibility, in spite of the day starting off sunny, although cloud spread in later.  The poor visibility was such as to prevent any flying. Thursday 16th.  A depression had tracked to the north of Scotland, leaving the north of […] Read More...

Read more

Tuesday 14th February

Tuesday 14th.  The prospect of a flying day drew a goodly number of members to Sutton although the portents were not good for those arriving at briefing, as broken low cloud whizzed overhead and the horizontal visibility was very poor.  However, with the  wind forecast to veer from its morning ESE'ly direction, it was hoped […] Read More...

Read more

Saturday 11th to Monday 13th February

Saturday 11th.  The by now moderate NE'ly flow continued to bring in low cloud and frequent light showers which fell mainly as snow, so it was a  non-flying day outside.  The continued lack of flying led to a number of members taking advantage of the simulator. Sunday 12th.  With little  change in the synoptic situation, the NE'ly wind continued to […] Read More...

Read more

Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th February

Tuesday 7th.  An active Atlantic front crossed the site overnight before stalling just of the east coast of the UK as the blocking high pressure over Scandinavia exerted its influence.  16 mm of rain fell overnight with the post front remnants of low cloud ensuring a dull, cloudy and non-flying morning.  The weather started to […] Read More...

Read more

News from New Zealand

News from New Zealand.  Lindsay McLane is currently visiting his family in NZ and flying from the local gliding club, Piako GC  near Matamata,  the location of the New Zealand Club Class Nationals.   Who should turn up but Andy Parish and Diane, Lindsay sending the following photo of them in front of their? psychedelic […] Read More...

Read more

Tuesday 31st January to Monday 6th February 2017

Tuesday 31st.  A slow moving front brought moderate to fresh SE'ly winds, low cloud and rain to the site, the rain falling for most of the day with flying far from anyone's mind. Wednesday 1st February.  The SE'ly flow continued, this time at a light to moderate strength as another front made slow progress across the […] Read More...

Read more

Monday 30th January 2017

Monday 30th.  The depression that had crossed the south of the UK on Sunday left the site in a light to moderate E'ly, this slowly veering into the SE and strengthening to light to moderate over the course of the day.  The initial cap of cloud over the north end of runway 02 slowly lifted […] Read More...

Read more

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th January 2017

Friday 27th.  The cold, light to moderate, SE'ly flow continued around the high pressure, with the result it was another ice day at Sutton, the temperature never getting above zero.  More importantly the airmass provided  low and extensive cloud that shrouded the hill all day and prevented any flying. Saturday 28th.  An Atlantic front eventually make […] Read More...

Read more

Sunday 22nd to Thursday 26th January 2017

Sunday 22nd.  The continuation of high pressure domination of the UK weather, or at least that part affecting Sutton Bank, meant another day of light to moderate winds, this time from the SE, and poor horizontal  visibility.  In the hope that conditions would improve, the two seaters were DI'ed and taken to the launch point […] Read More...

Read more