Tuesday 7th September 2021

Tuesday 7th.  A light to  moderate SSE'ly blew all day under hazy blue skies and poor horizontal visibility, the latter leading to the cancellation of the Tuesday evening  group's flying .  However, the day's activities led to 31 launches into the somewhat tricky blue thermal conditions, with only 7 flights of over 30 minutes, of […] Read More...

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Sunday 5th to Monday 6th September 2021

Sunday 5th.  The  high pressure that had dominated the UK for over a week had drifted off to the east so that the light to moderate wind now came from a drier SSE'ly direction and the low overcast  was no longer present.  The presence of Cumulus in a hazy blue sky triggered a busy day […] Read More...

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Saturday 4th September 2021

Saturday 4th.  The continuing low overcast brought in from the North Sea on a light to moderate ESE'ly again  delayed the start of flying until around 1100 hrs, and then only by the Falke which had 2 flights.  More general flying commenced around 1430 hrs with the first of 5 ATs off runway 20, but […] Read More...

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Friday 3rd September 2021

Friday 3rd.  Another day of a low overcast in a light to moderate NNE'ly wind meant restricted flying that didn't get going until 1700hrs.  Thereafter, Steve Codd in his ASW18 and Dave McKinney in the Astir between them contributed 6  launches to 1,000' QFE in the next hour behind John Tayler's Super Cub.    Read More...

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Thursday 2nd September 2021

Thursday 2nd.  Although the synoptic situation had not changed, with high pressure still in charge resulting in a light to moderate flow from the NE/ENE, a drier airmass led to a day of sunny periods which allowed flying to take place.  More importantly from a soaring perspective, wave and some convective activity were also available, […] Read More...

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Tuesday 31st August to Wednesday 1st September 2021

Tuesday 31st.  The high pressure remained in place and continued to feed in a low overcast from the North Sea, thick enough to give drizzle at times so  there was no flying. Wednesday 1st September.  Subtle variations in a relatively static synoptic situation led to a slight improvement in the weather mid afternoon allowing two […] Read More...

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Sunday 29th to Monday 30th August 2021.

Sunday 29th. After the sunshine of Saturday, Sunday reverted to type with  extensive cloud coming in off the North Sea on a light to moderate NE'ly wind.  However, the cloud base was high enough to allow gliding to take place, with the day providing 11 ATs off runway 06, with most landings on 02.  Apart […] Read More...

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Saturday 28th August 2021

Saturday 28th.  In spite of apparently little change to the synoptic situation with the High Pressure feeding in a light breeze from the the North Sea, Saturday had sunny blue skies and Cumulus instead of the low overcast that has hindered flying over the past few days.  Consequently, it was a very busy day at […] Read More...

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Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th August 2021

Wednesday 25th  The feed of  a low overcast off the North Sea on the eastern flank of a large area of high pressure continued, with a launch off  runway 06 by Laurie Clark and the first of the  day's 3 First Flight pupils having to release at 1250' asl, with flying then suspended.  However, mid […] Read More...

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Tuesday 24th August 2021

Tuesday 24th.  With the anticyclone still in place over the UK not much changed weather wise, the wind remaining light from the N/NE and bringing extensive cloud that was low enough to delay the start of flying until 1435 hrs.  Thereafter, the day team flew 6 launches before the Tuesday evening team added a further […] Read More...

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