Monday 1st to Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Monday 1st.  The high pressure had slipped away to the SE of the UK with the result that the light to moderate SE'ly flow brought with it fog that lifted into a low overcast.  Consequently, there was no flying. Tuesday 2nd.  A repeat of Monday, but even more murky in a light SE'ly airflow, so […] Read More...

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Friday 26th to Sunday 28th February 2021

Friday 26th.  A Department of Transport ruling that flying to enable instructors to achieve recency was allowed,  led to the resumption of limited flying at Sutton after local parties such as the Police, local councils etc were informed.   The limitations on flying at site were made more severe as the refueling pump for the tugs […] Read More...

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Tuesday 29th December to Tuesday 5th January 2020

Tuesday 29th.    Forecast strong and gusty NWly winds plus a very wet airfield led to an decision to cancel flying for the day to save unwanted travelling.  However, in the event, the wind was moderate from the NNW while  a spell of overnight snow turned the field from green to white. Wednesday 30th. A […] Read More...

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Saturday 19th to Monday 28th December 2020

Saturday 19th.   A moderate to fresh and gusty S'ly was accompanied by showers to there was no flying. Sunday 20th.  A light to moderate SW'ly that slowly backed into the S saw operations off runway 20 and some hill soaring,   There was an one foray up the main ridge to Boltby by K21 KLW, with […] Read More...

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Friday 18th December 2020.

Friday 18th.  An approaching depression led to a day of low cloud and heavy rain so there was no flying.  To cheer everybody up, I have included below some photos provided by John Carter from his wave flight with Dave McKinney in the DG500 yesterday.             Read More...

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Wednesday 9th to Thursday 17th December 2020

Wednesday 9th.  A moderate to moderate to fresh SE blew all day and although it was dry, the low overcast meant it was a no flying day. Thursday 10th.  A repeat of Wednesday in terms of weather and flying activity, ie a lot of in the case of the former and none in the case […] Read More...

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Thursday 3rd to Tuesday 8th December 2020

Thursday 3rd.  With low pressure centered over the UK, it was a day of low cloud and rain at low levels and snow for a time at site, some 6.1 mm of rain being recorded.  The light to moderate SE'ly slowly backed into the ENE but the conditions meant there was no flying. Friday 4th.  […] Read More...

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Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Wednesday 2nd.  The end of the 2nd period of lockdown in England due to Covid 19 meant flying could restart,  with North Yorkshire being under Tier 2 restrictions.  Initially, attendance at site was limited in both number and to solo pilots with the required currency, but it is hoped to extend to ab initio pilots […] Read More...

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Wednesday 4th November 2020

Wednesday 4th.  An extending Azores anticyclone gave a dry, sunny and light wind day at Sutton and even some thermal activity early to mid afternoon.  The light wind was principally from  the NNW but the operating runway was 24 although there were a few landings on 02.  Pawnee Tango Mike and Eurofox Oscar Foxtrot shared […] Read More...

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Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Tuesday 3rd.  A light S'ly opened the day with the first launch at around 0930 hrs off runway 24, the club being busy prior to the expected shut down of operations from  Thursday when the  lock down in England starts due to rapidly increasing Covid 19 infection rates.  Some of the early launches contacted weak […] Read More...

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