Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th June 2020

Wednesday 17th.  A light to  moderate N'ly was again accompanied by low cloud that slowly dispersed, with sunshine breaking through in the early afternoon.  The conditions thereafter only tempted one pilot to have a trip in  the Falke. Thursday 18th.  An increasingly cloudy morning was followed by a wet afternoon as a moderate N'ly continued […] Read More...

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Tuesday 9th to Tuesday 16th June 2020.

Tuesday 9th.  A sunny morning preceeded the development of cumulus which tended to overconvect, leading to a predominately cloudy afternoon.  However, soaring was possible over the period from 1100- 1400 hrs, with only the last flight of the day, which took off at around 1400 hrs, failing to exceed 30 minutes flying time.  The light […] Read More...

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Sunday 7th to Monday 8th June 2020

Sunday 7th.  A cloudy, moderate N'ly flow persisted all day, with the cloud thick enough to deposit 3.0 mm  of rain, mainly in the early hours of the day, but lasting as showers until the early afternoon.  Thereafter, the low cloud persisted so there was  no flying. Monday 8th.  The light to moderate wind was […] Read More...

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Saturday 6th June

Saturday 6th.  With the club closed, all there is to write about is the weather, which, as forecast, was wet and windy as a depression in the North Sea trundled southwards.  The result at site was a fresh and gusty NW'ly that veered into the N over the course of the day, maximum gusts recorded […] Read More...

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Friday 5th June 2020

Friday 5th.  A moderate to fresh NW'ly varying between WNW and NNW, also brought with a rash of showers, some of hail, with the showers becoming less frequent but heavier as the day progressed.  Consequently, there was no flying.  A Friday forecast of stronger NW'ly winds and more frequent showers or longer periods of rain, […] Read More...

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Wednesday 3rd to Thursday 4th June 2020

Wednesday 3rd.  The day brought the first significant rain after a very dry spring, with 5 mm recorded at RAF Topcliffe, the rain falling from 0200 to 1200hrs.  Accompanied by low cloud and moderate to fresh N'ly winds gusting into the high 20kts, the day was non-flyable. Thursday 4th.  A cloudy morning, with light rain […] Read More...

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Saturday 30th May to Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Saturday 30th.  A light ESE'ly blew at the start of the day but steadily increased and backed to become a moderate to fresh E'ly with the result that there was  no flying. Sunday 31st.  Like Saturday a light wind opened procedings, this time from the NNE before it veered into the E and increased to […] Read More...

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Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th May 2020

Tuesday 26th.  A light to moderate WSW/W'ly blew, with initially cloudy skies slowly giving way to sunnier skies in the afternoon.  Eurofox tows off runway 24 numbered 5, all of them giving flight times of over an hour as thermal and wave provided soaring opportunities.  Alan Beaumont was first off in the DG500, landing after […] Read More...

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Thursday 21st to Monday 25th May 2020.

Thursday 21st.    A moist and light to moderate airstream from the SW/WSW provided another soaring day with thermal and wave, although it took a little while for soaring to get going.  Robin Hutchinson, taking off around 1045 hrs in K21 JVZ  posted the first soaring flight of the day, 45 minutes, one of 10 […] Read More...

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Wednesday 20th May 2020

Wednesday 20th.  The anticyclone had moved further east, advecting some very warm air over the UK from Spain and France, with the result that the day  delivered the highest maximum daily temperature of the year so far, 26.8C at Topcliffe.  Clear blue skies and a light to moderate S'ly wind made for a pleasant day […] Read More...

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