Wednesday July 19th – Friday July 21st 2017

Wednesday: Low cloud and intermittant rain meant this was a day for TLC on the club's assets and for catching up with admin. Thursday: More rain and low overcast kept the gliders on the ground until about 3pm. The hardy souls that had hung around for the clearance were rewarded with hill and thermal conditions […] Read More...

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Addendum to Tuesday’s Entry

A fleet of over 30 vintage and classic cars from a bygone era dropped in at the club to admire the view, watch the gliding and sample Liz's famous lunchtime fare. See pic below. Not surprisingly the car owners had a lot in common with most YGC members present being of the same vintage themselves. […] Read More...

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Tuesday July 18th 2017

An anticyclonic day with a light southeasterly backing to become a lively easterly. Another day to slap on the sun block! The early low stratus had burnt off by 10-30 when operations got under way on r/w 20. Training and air experience flights predominated throughout the day as x/c opportunities appeared limited given the conditions. […] Read More...

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Saturday July 15th – Monday July 17th 2017

Saturday: Not a day to go gliding although Andy Parish and passenger did get off the ground briefly mid afternoon for a 20 min sortie in the Falke. Sunday 16th: Another W wind day and yet more wave.Those who entered flights on the ladder were Jim McLean in the ASW24 with 175km, John Ellis 220km […] Read More...

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Friday 14th July

Another good soaring day was forecast with light North westerly winds, and so it turned out to be. When your author left the airfield flying was still underway, and 17 glider flights (5 over an hour long) had already been undertaken. Mike Wood delights in soaring the Ka8, and had over an hour in it […] Read More...

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Thursday 13th July

Another good soaring day was forecast, and 30 flights took place, with two private owners flying. Will got the ball rolling just after 10 o'clock with a "mile high" trial flight, and paid his way with a total of 6 flights, of which 3 were mile high! Graham Taylor had a couple of check flights […] Read More...

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Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th July

The weather on Monday was not suitable for flying, and all the aircraft stayed under cover. This meant an unfortunate and uneventful start for the members and instructors who had arrived for the week long gliding course. Tuesday 11th promised to be a repeat of Monday, but the weather forecast was consistent in its prediction […] Read More...

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Sunday 9th July 2017

The early conditions featured some low cloud, but with a few gaps, so a late start at 10:50 saw John Carter and Mark Newburn making an exploratory tow in KLW (K21) and becoming the only pilots of the day to experience wave in their flight of 46 minutes.  It's there if you look for it, as […] Read More...

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Saturday 8th July 2017

Of the forty six launches twenty five were by private owners, one of whom self-launched.  Flying started at 09:46 and ended with the last landing at 18:00 (precisely!). Conditions cycled between scattered smallish cumulus, blue, and blue but with top-cover, which may explain some short flights in the club two-seaters. However, conditions away from the […] Read More...

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Friday 7th July 2017

A slightly better day in Yorkshire! There were twenty flights, two of which were self-launches by John Ellis in his DG808C, the other seventeen were aerotows, three of which were by private owners.  Steve Thompson looked after Andrew Rigby, who as a day-course member had three flights in a K21 and clocked up just over […] Read More...

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