Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 19th July 2023
Posted: 21/07/2023 13:42
Tuesday 18th. An Atlantic depression and its associated fronts brought low cloud and patchy rain to site that lasted all day, so there was no flying.
Wednesday 19th. A light to moderate NNE'ly blew so operations were off runway 02,, but with cloudy skies prevailing convection was somewhat limited, with only 2 of the day's 13 ATs leading to flights of over an hour and 1 other flight lasting for 30 minutes. The 2 >an hour flights were both by visitors, with P Fowler in his Astir having 1:48 and Malcolm Gauld in his Ka6 having 1:16. Thermals were relatively weak, with peak average climb rates of 1-2 kts and cloud base around 3.500'-4,000' asl, although Malcolm had a cloud climb to 6,200' asl. The 30 minute flight was by Laurie Clarke/D Calvert in K21 KLW, while the Falke had the last flight of the day which lasted 35 minutes.