Friday 10th to Monday 13th May 2019

Friday 10th. The brief postponment of Steve Thompson's cross country course did wonders for the weather as Friday produced, instead of the forecast showers and thunderstorms, a soarable day, a light ESE'ly bringing brightening skies with embedded Cumulus. This allowed some 16 ATs to be flown off runway 20, with 11 flights exceeding 30 minutes […] Read More...

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Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th May 2019

Tuesday 7th. A slow moving depression meant that the day started with periods of rain at site as a light ESE'ly blew. Steve Thompson's cross country training course therefore started the week with a talk on field landings but, with the prospect of a drier interlude before further rain arrived , plans were made for […] Read More...

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Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May 2019

Saturday 4th. A moderate to fresh NW'ly, with high 20 kt gusts, was accompanied by heavy showers, the combination of wind and showers meaning that there was no flying for anyone, including the competitors who has assembled for the first day of the local interclub league competition. Sunday 5th. With the prospect of another non-flying […] Read More...

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Tuesday 30th April to Friday 3rd May 2019

Tuesday 30th April. Those travelling to the club for the morning briefing mainly left home in foggy conditions and were pleasantly surprised when approaching the site to find it in sunshine. although the fog/low stratus was not very far away. The trailer park was soon a hive of activity, but the fog/low stratus remained stubbornly […] Read More...

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Saturday 27th to Monday 29th April 2019

Saturday 27th. Saturday turned out to be a very wet, none flying day with 10.6 mm recorded, the rain being accompanied as usual by low cloud as a light to moderate NW'ly blew, all the consequence of named storm Hannah. Sunday 28th. The aftermath of storm Hannah were cloudy skies and an initially light to […] Read More...

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Monday 22nd to Friday 26th April 2019

Monday 22nd. Sunny, but hazy blue skies and a light to moderate ESE'ly wind were again the order of the day as the Scandinavian anticyclone remained in place, with the first few of the day's 29 ATs off, and the corresponding landings on, runway 20 before operations changed to runway 06. Thermal conditions developed in […] Read More...

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Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st April 2019

Saturday 20th. The Scandinavian high pressure continued to dominate the weather, the advection of Continental air providing a very warm day, max temperature of 20.4C, blue skies, a light predominately SE'ly wind and some thermal activity. Visitor Steve Codd, with P2 Dewi Humphries, were the first to exploit the convection, having just under 2 hours […] Read More...

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Thursday 18th to Friday 19th April 2019

Thursday 18th. Subtle changes in the position of the anticyclone over Scandinavia brought changes to the Sutton weather, Thursday bringing an initially light N'ly, this becoming ENE'ly and strengthening to moderate later. Blue conditions were the order of the day, but thermals were hard to find in spite of a maximum temperature of 16.4C. Visitor […] Read More...

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Tuesday 16th to Wednesday 17th April 2019

Tuesday 16th. A forecast warming trend was not particularly evident as the light to moderate flow from the ENE continued, the wind speed and gustiness being the reason for no flying for the majority of the day. However, an exploratory flight by Steve Thompson and Peter Robinson in the DG500 at 1620 hrs led the […] Read More...

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Saturday 13th to Monday 15th April 2019

Saturday 13th. A moderate and cold ESE'ly then E'ly blew with 25 kt gusts around the middle of the day, the maximum temperature not getting above 7C, all due to the anticylone over Scandinavia. The first of the 30 flights of the day was off runway 20 with Andy Parish and Kelly Teagle doing a […] Read More...

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