Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th January 2019

Tuesday 8th.  A sunny and cool day saw a single launch, as John Carter and Phil Turner took an AT off runway 02 to to investigate take off and landing conditions in a light to moderate NWly.  Returning to earth after 14 minutes, the conditions were declared too turbulent for any further flying, this decision […] Read More...

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Thursday 3rd to Monday 7th January 2019

Thursday 3rd.  The centre of the cloudy anticyclone  remained in place over the UK with the result that winds were light W'ly , the overcast cloudbase being low enough to restrict launch heights to 2,000' QFE or even below at times.  Consequently, only K21 JVZ was flown, Tom Kirby having all 4 dual flights with […] Read More...

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Sunday 30th December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Sunday 30th.  A light to moderate WSW'ly blew all day under generally sunny skies with the intermittent cloud cover not proving to be a problem.  10 ATs were flown off runway 24 with some landings on 20 and a combination of hill lift and some weak wave meant that 8 of the day's flights exceeded […] Read More...

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Friday 21st to Saturday 29th December 2018

Friday 21st.  An occluded front over the middle of the UK brought 6mm of morning rain to site, the wind being a light NW'ly.  A brighter afternoon followed as the wind backed into the S while remaining light, but persistent orographic cloud prevented any flying. Saturday 22nd.  A light to moderate WSW'ly brought bright and occasionally […] Read More...

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Thursday 13th to Thursday 20th December 2018

Thursday 13th.  The ESE'ly flow continued under the influence of a blocking high over Scandinavia, being initially moderate to fresh but than declining to become light to moderate.  With parially cloudy skies with a base around 4,000' asl, operations got under way off runway 20 around 1030 hrs and continued at a leisurely pace until […] Read More...

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Yorshire Eurofox Tales

YORKSHIRE EUROFOX TALES As the long hot summer of 2018 fades to a wonderful memory, we can reflect on matters that enable us to enjoy those high cloud bases, unlimited visibilities, thermals and wave. Our tug fleet at Sutton Bank continues to develop and between July and November YGC and Borders GC at Millfield were […] Read More...

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Sunday 9th to Wednesday 12th December 2018

Sunday 9th.  A sunny day enabled flying to commence around 1030 hrs off runway 24, as a light to moderate NW'ly blew  and a number of students from Durham University GC took advantage of the conditions to fly.  The wind veered more into the N around midday, so after 4 ATs off runway 24, operations […] Read More...

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Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th December 2018

Wednesday 5th.  The site was affected by a vigorous depression that brought the usual mixture of low cloud and rain that lasted all of the day, so that there was no flying. Thursday 6th.  Low cloud meant it was almost a non-flying day but a clearance tempted Andy Evans to take a flight in the Falke, […] Read More...

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Wednesday 28th November to Tuesday 4th December 2018

Wednesday 28th.  Storm Diane brought a succession of fronts across the UK, the associated low cloud and rain,  together with strong and gusty SE'ly winds, ensuring it was a non-flying day. Thursday 29th.  Another windy and wet day in the aftermath of storm Diane led to a further non-flying day.  A clearance around 1300 hrs lead […] Read More...

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Saturday 24th to Tuesday 27th November 2018

Saturday 24th.  The overall synoptic situation had not changed much so it was another day of light to  moderate winds although now from a NNE'ly direction, this slowly changing to become N'ly over the course of the day.  Cloud base was again a limiting factor for the morning, restricting launch heights but not stopping flying altogether, […] Read More...

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