Sunday 16th to Monday 17th September 2018

Sunday 16th.  The passage of a weak cold front delayed the start of flying until midday, the light to moderate SSE'ly becoming a moderate, and initially, a moderate to fresh WSW'ly.  Winching was the preferred launch method at first and 6 launches resulted, but only 2 of these led to flight times of over 30 minutes as […] Read More...

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Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th September 2018

Wednesday 12th.  A light to moderate WSW'ly blew all day as the cloudy trailing edge of a weak cold front cleared the site to the SE mid morning, the trailer park becoming busy as a number of private owners rigged in expectation of a thermal based cross country day.  However, of the 14 private owners  launches,  […] Read More...

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Friday 7th to Tuesday 11th September 2018

Friday 7th.  A light to moderate WSW'ly that veered into the NW brought frequent showers, these limiting flying to  3 ATs, all in K21 KLW and with Stan as P1.  These included one First Flight pupil and 2 club members, Stan and Sean Kelly posting the longest flight of the day, 30 minutes. Saturday 8th.   A thoroughly […] Read More...

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Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th September 2108

Tuesday 4th.  A cool and cloudy day with an initially moderate NW'ly wind kept the hangar doors firmly shut, a lessening of the wind strength and a brightening of the skies coming too late to allow any flying to take place.  Another thing coming late is my thanks to Phil Lazenby for taking over the […] Read More...

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Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd September 2018

Saturday 1st.  The morning briefing was followed by a wrap up of Slingsby week by Director Phil Lazenby, who reported a great week of flying with hill soaring, some wave and cracking thermals to enjoy.  With the last day of the week to come, the Slingsby week attendees were encouraged to fly home and after […] Read More...

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Thursday August 30th and Friday Aug 31st

Thursday: The CFI announced another forecast of good conditions for wood and glass alike at morning briefing. The previous days events were reviewed; it had been a day when Slingsby Week entrants had dominated the flight logs and hours flown although YGC activity had continued as usual. Perhaps the highlight of the vintage flying was […] Read More...

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Tuesday Aug 28th and Wednesday Aug 29th

Tuesday: The forecast for the day was promising with conditions expected to be soarable later on. The previous days exploits were revealed at briefing. John Castle in his SB5b claimed the best gain of height after a gain of 4000ft in the wave before his hurried retreat back below cloud. Pete Storey in the Olympia […] Read More...

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Sunday August 26 and Monday August 27th 2018

Sunday  --  Slingsby Rally Day 1 Briefing for this first day of the rally was suitably brief  -  it was about to rain and it would do that for much of the day. It did just that.  Attendees from a variety of clubs from Portmoak down to deepest Kent assembled to hear Phil Lazenby, rally […] Read More...

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Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th of August 2018

Thursday:  Another day of fairly low and extensive cloud restricted flying to the 2-seaters until after lunch when things opened up to persuade a number of Taskweek entrants to try their luck and skills to garner more points. Indications of wave proved to be well founded for Chris Booker, Jon Hart and George Rowden who […] Read More...

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Tuesday Aug 21st and Wednesday August 22nd

The moist Atlantic airflow continues to dominate so any plans Taskweek competitors had for adding to their points score had to be put on hold as, at the second briefing at midday, George scrubbed the day. The intial low cloud base lifted around lunchtime and the usual round of 2-seater flying continued right through into […] Read More...

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