Tuesday 30th October to Friday 2nd November 2018

Tuesday 30th.  A light to moderate NNW'ly that slowly backed into the NW brought in cloudy skies and frequent showers, particularly after lunch.  The combination of low cloud, a moderate NW'ly and showers meant it was a non flying day. Wednesday 31st.  A light ESE'ly and sunny skies greeted the day, the wind increasing to […] Read More...

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Friday 26th to Monday 29th October 2018.

Friday 26th.  An overnight, SE travelling, cold front had introduced an Arctic air mass leading to a large drop in temperature as a initially light NW'ly blew.  Operations off runway 02 ceased after 4 launches as the wind strength increased to moderate with significant gustiness, leading to unflyable conditions on take off from runway 02.  […] Read More...

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Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th October 2018

Tuesday 23rd.  The large anticyclone remained to the west of the UK, and the flow of WSW'ly winds continued, these being moderate with gusts into the high 20 kts.  It was therefore a winching day off runway 24 with one private owner launch and 5 others in  club 2 seaters. Apart from hill soaring, there […] Read More...

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Tuesday 16th to Monday 22nd October 2018

Tuesday 16th.  A  light to moderate SE'ly that slowly veered into the S was accompanied by a low overcast that prevented any flying. Wednesday 17th.  The early, light to moderate, WSW'ly slowly declined to become light and variable by the end of the day, the morning cloud cover slowly dispersing to leave a clear afternoon […] Read More...

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Monday 15th October 2018

Monday 15th.  A dull and drizzly start to the day, with a light to moderate N'ly blowing, delayed the start of flying until 1130 hrs when John Carter and Mark Newburn took off in K21 JVZ to investigate the potential of low level wave clouds to the north of the site and over the main […] Read More...

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Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October 2018

Thursday 11th.  A murky start to the day eventually cleared early afternoon, allowing flying to get underway just after 1400 hrs off runway 20 into a moderate, and at times, moderate to fresh ESE'ly that slowly veered into the SE.  Flying in the afternoon lasted until 1725 hrs by which time 8 ATs had been […] Read More...

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Tuesday 9th to Wednesday 10th October 2018

Tuesday 9th.  In spite of the surface wind being a moderate to fresh S'ly, it was another wave soaring day at Sutton as the following photo shows even though contacting the wave was  not entirely straightforward.. However, the 22 ATs off runway 20 generated 20 flights of over 30  minutes, with 13 over an hour […] Read More...

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Thursday 4th to Monday 8th October 2018

Thursday 4th.  Cloud initially was below hill top level as a moderate S'ly blew and light rain fell.  The cloud base slowly rose as the day progressed, the wind veering to become SW and the day became flyable to late to allow any flying to take place. Friday 5th.  The site was again in cloud […] Read More...

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Sunday 30th September to Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Sunday 30th.  A day of sunny intervals  with a light to moderate WSW'ly blowing, saw 23 ATs and some moderate soaring conditions, 12 flights exceeding 30 minutes of which 5 exceeded an hour.  Jesper Mjels in his DG400 had the longest flight of the day, 3:12, during he visited Northallerton and Masham, while visitor Steve Codd had […] Read More...

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Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th September 2018

Sunday 23rd.  A light to moderate NW'ly provided  a few isolated showers and led to operations off runway 02.  18 ATs resulted, with only one leading to a flight of over an hour and a further 2 over 30 minutes.  Rob Bailey in his ASG29 had 2:21 to record the only > 1 hr flight, while […] Read More...

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