Saturday 4th to Friday 10th January 2020

Saturday 4th.  High cover with a light NW'ly soon gave way to clear blue skies and a light to moderate W'ly that meant a busy day at the launch point, with 26 launches in total, comprising 10 ATs and 16 winch launches, the latter being the only method of launch from early afternoon.  Nobody climbed […] Read More...

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Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd January 2020

Wednesday 1st.  A sunny day with a light to moderate SE'ly wind that slowly veered into the SSE was made non-flying by the absence of sufficient members and most importantly full cat members. Thursday 2nd.  A sunny start with a light to moderate/moderate SSE'ly wind became progressively cloudier as a warm front slowly approached from […] Read More...

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Thursday 19th December to Tuesday 31st December 2109

Thursday 19th.  An Atlantic front brought 18.6 mm of rain to the site mainly overnight and into the morning and even though the rain stopped, the associated low cloud never disappeared to allow flying to take place. Friday 20th.  Another wet and non-flyable day, this time the rain, 7.6 mm of it, commencing from around […] Read More...

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Sunday 15th to Wednesday 18th December 2019

Sunday 15th.  Those arriving for the 0930 hr briefing found a snow covered airfield and a light to moderate SW'ly wind that declined to light as  it backed into the SE.  Although the day was bright, a combinafion of the condition of the airfield and the atmosphere, the latter causing rapid icing, meant there was […] Read More...

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Saturday 14th December 2019

Saturday 14th.   A day of frequent, squally, snow showers brought in on a moderate to fresh WSW'ly wind restricted flying to 4 winch launches off runway 24, none of the resulting flights lasting very long. John Tayler and Junior member Alex Altman recorded the longest flight of the day, 28 minutes in K21 KLW off […] Read More...

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Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th of December 2019.

Tuesday 10th.  A fresh and gusty SE'ly accompanied by low cloud and rain meant it was a non-flying day, the rain lasting from 0730-1830 hrs and depositing 7.6 mm. Wednesday 11th.  A light to moderate SE'ly slowly veered into the SW over the course of the day which was generally sunny, but with a thin, […] Read More...

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Saturday 30th November to Monday 9th December 2019

Saturday 30th.  Blue, sunny skies and a light E'ly that backed into the ENE, resulted in a busy launch point as pilots took advantage of some flying weather after a week of cloud and rain.  The latter had made parts of the airfield very soft so an added challenge was to land on  the firmer […] Read More...

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Sunday 24th to Friday 29th November 2019.

Sunday 24th.  The run of non-flying days continued as although 2.0 mm of overnight rain did not extend into daylight hours, a low overcast and very murky conditions carried along on a light E/ESE'ly wind ruled out any attempt to fly. Monday 25th.  A slow moving depression meant another wet day, with 5.1 mm of […] Read More...

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Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd November 2019

Thursday 21st. A dry day in a very wet autumn overall but the low overcast, bourne along on a moderate E'ly,  never rose sufficiently for any flying to take place.  Friday 22nd.  Rain in the early morning stopped around 1000 hrs as a moderate ESE'ly blew, and while conditions improved the improvement was brief as […] Read More...

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Tuesday 19th to Wednesday 20th November 2019

Tuesday 19th.  A light ESE'ly slowly backed into the E and strengthened to become light to moderate as high thin cover slowly thickened, leading to a day of 15 ATs off runway 20.  The majority of the day's flights were of the up and down variety, with flight times in the range 13-24 minutes, with […] Read More...

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