Wednesday 26th February to Monday 2nd March 2020

Wednesday 26th.  A light to moderate NW'ly blew, so operations commenced  off runway 24 via AT, with the first launch finding the hill to be working, Dave Campbell and Andrew Cluskey in K21 KLW having 49 minutes, which turned out to be the longest flight of the day.  They were followed by Fred Brown and […] Read More...

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Sunday 23rd to Tuesday 25th February 2020

Sunday 23rd.  Another front which crossed  the site around 1800 hrs brought some more rain, 5.6 mm, as well as  low cloud and  a moderate to fresh wind that varied between NW and W'ly.   The combination of the gusty wind and post frontal showers meant there was no flying. Monday 24th.  A period of heavy […] Read More...

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Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd February 2020

Wednesday 20th The wind had become a moderate SSW that slowly backed into the SSE and an overcast sky meant a limited ceiling.  However, a mixture of  6 winch and 6 AT launches, the former mainly in  the morning and the latter in the afternoon, produced 1 flight of over an hour and a further […] Read More...

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Tuesday 11th to Tuesday 18th February 2020

Tuesday 11th.  Storm Ciara continued to dominate the weather as a combination of  frequent showers and  the strength of the  wind,  a fresh and gusty WSW, meant flying was not possible.  Wednesday 12th.  The wind remained in the WSW but had declined in strength to become moderate to fresh, although still somewhat gusty.  However, this didn't […] Read More...

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Thursday 6th to Monday 10th February 2020

Thursday 6th.  A light S'ly that slowly backed into the ESE by the end of the flying day resulted in 13 AT's off runway 20, all but one of which were 2 seater flights in K21's JVZ or KLW.  The exception was Duncan Pask's flight in the DG303, a 24 minute affair, the lack of […] Read More...

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Thursday 30th January to Wednesday 5th February 2020

Thursday 30th.   Low cloud and  increasingly windy conditions as the wind veered from the SE into  the SSW, meant it was a non-flying day. Friday 31st.  Another cloudy and windy day as the moderate to fresh SSW'ly became increasingly gusty around the middle of the day ruling out any flying. Saturday 1st February.  The cloudy […] Read More...

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Saturday 25th to Wednesday 29th January 2020

Saturday 25th.  A light to moderate S/SSW'ly wind blew all day accompanied by a low overcast.  An exploratory flight by Bob Beck and the younger of the Altman's managed a tow to 1100' but found cloud on the circuit at 400'.  The conditions didn't improve, so this turmed out to be the only flight of […] Read More...

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Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th January 2020

Wednesday 22nd.   The high pressure continued to decline slowly and the site continued to enjoy sunny skies and light winds, mainly from a WNW'ly direction, so take offs were from runway 24, with landings on 20.    The lack of any lift meant it was a good day for training although not for staying up, […] Read More...

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Sunday 19th to Tuesday 21st January 2020.

Sunday 19th.  The high pressure responsible for Saturday's flying weather remained in place and had intensified.  The result, in weather and flying terms, were blue skies, light winds, mainly from the WSW and 30 ATs off runway 24, the majority of the landings being on 20.    The other characteristic of the flying day was […] Read More...

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Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th January 2020

Thursday 16th.  A moderate SE'ly wind that progressively increased to become fresh and gusty,  accompanied by low cloud and eventually rain after dark mean it was a non-flying day. Friday 17th.  6.8 mm of rain in the morning presaged another non-flying day, the cloudy skies never clearing sufficiently to allow flying to take place as […] Read More...

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