Saturday 18th to Tuesday 21st December 2021

Saturday 18th.  The anticyclone that had provided light winds and clear blue skies over the past day and a half was still in place but now provided anticyclonic gloom with very murky conditions under of thick layer of unbroken stratus as  a light S'ly blew.  The gloom extended to all those wanting to fly, as […] Read More...

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Thursday 16th to Friday 17th December 2021.

Thursday 16th.  With an strong anticyclone centered over the UK,  a light SE'ly flow, blue skies and unbroken sunshine prevailed at site, although a layer of stratus could be seen to the west.  Flying got underway around 1030 hrs, with 17 ATs off runway completed before the last flight landed at around 1600 hrs, K21 […] Read More...

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Wednesday 15th December 2021

Wednesday 15th.  Steve Thompson's 2 recent lectures on wave,  how it is generated, how to spot a good wave day, and how to find, climb and use the wave were put to the test as a light to moderate WSW/W'ly formed good low level lenticulars allowing 9 of the day's 11 ATs off runway 24 […] Read More...

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Saturday 11th to Tuesday 14th December 2021

Saturday 11th.  After a cold start, a light to moderate SW blew all day with flying getting underway around 1015 hrs off runway 20, Clive Swain giving the first of the day's First Flight pupils 22 minutes in K21, JVZ.  The second flight of the day, again by Clive and  another First Flight pupil encountered […] Read More...

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Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th December 2021

Wednesday 6th.  A moderate S'ly that veered into the WSW brought low cloud and spells of rain, so there was no flying.  However, Ron Beezer responded to the call for captions to the previous published photo with:-  "Surely, the zip on John Ellis' wallet can't have rusted up completely" Thursday 7th. A light SE'ly to […] Read More...

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Friday 3rd to Tuesday 7th December 2021

Friday 3rd.  A light to moderate WSW'ly blew bringing in increasing amounts of cloud with the start of flying delayed until midday.  Thereafter, 8 ATs were flown off runway 24 with the majority of landings on the same runway, although 2 pilots preferred runway 20.  Chris Handzlik took the 1st AT in his DG300, finding […] Read More...

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Tuesday 30th November to Thursday 2nd December 2021

Tuesday 30th.  The electricity supply was eventually restored after a period off and on but there was no flying, although a warmer light to moderate W/WSW'ly flow meant the runways slowly changed from white to green. Wednesday 1st.  A moderate to fresh NW/NNW'ly brought in a number of wintry showers, the strength and direction of […] Read More...

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Monday 29th November 2021

Monday 29th.  After a very cold night the day dawned with a light to moderate SE'ly blowing, this slowly veering into the S.  The club's water supply was restored but the electricity supply was not expected to be back on line until the end of the day.  With a high cloudbase the opportunity was taken […] Read More...

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Sunday 28th November 2021

Sunday 28th.  Storm Arwen left the site covered with snow and with no electricity or water so there was no flying even though the moderate NW'ly wind had veered into the NNW and declined to light by the end of the day.  In compensation there were some pretty winter views to be had as shown […] Read More...

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Saturday 27th November 2021

Saturday 27th.  Storm Arwen made its presence felt as it tracked southwards over the North Sea, the site weather station recording a minimum pressure of 975 mb around 2100 hrs on Friday night before it ceased recording early on Saturday morning.   A fresh to strong NNW'ly blew in a mixture of rain, sleet and snow […] Read More...

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