Saturday 29th to Monday 31st May, 2021

Saturday 29th.  An anticyclone started to build in, providing a good day's soaring as the initially light W'ly soon backed into the SE and strengthened to become moderate late in the day.  The day's 27 ATs off runway 20 included 12 by private owners, with a number of cross countries flown and 13 flights of […] Read More...

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Friday 28th May 2021

Friday 28th.  Low cloud and light rain delayed the start of flying until early afternoon, with 5 ATs off runway 20 and a single Falke flight being the day's activity.  A light and variable wind meant the tug pilot chose to land on 02 on a couple of occasions while the lack of any usable […] Read More...

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Wednesday 26th to Thursday 27th May 2021.

Wednesday 26th.  An westward travelling occluded front brought low cloud and rain, and although skies eventually cleared in the afternoon, the clearance came too late for any flying. Thursday 27th.  A light to moderate S'ly blew as initially cloudy skies gave way to sunny intervals and convection.  Flying commenced around 1010 hrs off runway 20 […] Read More...

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Monday 24th to Tuesday 25th May 2021.

Monday 24th.  A light to moderate SWly was accompanied by generally cloudy skies as convection led to extensive Cumulus development but without the showers of previous days.  Flying commenced around 1045 hrs with the last flight landing around 1610 hrs, 15 ATs having been flown off runway 20.  The soaring conditions, with cloudbase eventually rising […] Read More...

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Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd May 2021

Friday 21st.  A thoroughly wet day as an active depression crossed the UK meant there was no flying. Saturday 22nd.  The depression had moved off into the North Sea leaving cloudy skies and light showers at first, before brighter skies and drier conditions fed in from the northwest, the initially moderate NW'ly wind becoming light […] Read More...

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Monday 17th to Thursday 20th May 2021

Monday 17th.  Low cloud and frequent showers meant it was a non=flying day. Tuesday 18th.  Rain and low cloud delayed the start of flying until just before 1100  hrs but, thereafter, a rapidly rising cloud base and sunny intervals  allowed 33  ATs off runway 24, landings being predominately on runway 20 as a light, mainly […] Read More...

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Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th May 2021.

Thursday 13th.  A light to moderate, mainly N/NE'ly wind saw flying start off runway 06 around 1130 hrs.  However, after a bright start, cloud rapidly developed into showers, so flying terminated just after 1300 hrs with 3 ATs flown.  The early conditions provided some soaring opportunities, with Sue Aherne, first off solo in K21 JVZ, […] Read More...

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Tuesday 11th to Wednesday 12th May 2021

Tuesday 11th.  Another bright and sunny morning with a moderate SSE'ly  saw flying get underway around 1020 hrs.  The unstable air mass, however, led to thundery showers developing by early afternoon, so flying came to a halt at 1450 hrs after 9 ATs of runway 20.  In spite of the unstable conditions, only 1 flight […] Read More...

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Friday 7th to Monday 10th May 2021

Friday 7th.  A light to moderate NW'ly resulted in 8 ATs off runway 24, but the unstable airmass developed frequent, heavy showers of rain and hail that led to flying coming to a halt not long after midday.  Pilots initially found lift hard to come by under the extensive cloud at around 2,000' QFE, but […] Read More...

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Sunday 2nd to Thursday 6th May 2021

Sunday 2nd.   The second day of the weekend was again programmed with set tasks for cross country flying but again the weather refused to cooperate, a mixture of overcast skies and showers restricting soaring to 5 flights of the 27 flown on the day and one conservative cross country.   The latter was flown by Chris […] Read More...

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