Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th June 2022

Saturday 18th.  After a bright start it clouded in as a light to moderate W'ly blew providing some thermal activity and later some hill soaring, mainly in the main bowl.  The day's launch total was 17, with Bob Calvert being the only private owner to fly, keeping his Discus 2t up for exactly 4 hrs, […] Read More...

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Wednesday 15th to Friday 17th June 2022

Wednesday 15th.  A favourable soaring forecast brought out the members, with the launch point on runway 24  busy with 31 launches, as a light, mainly W'ly blew.  Cross countries were the order of the day, with tasks into the Dales popular, variations on a Sutton/York/ Dales/North Pennines/Sutton task were flown by a number of pilots […] Read More...

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Friday 10th to Tuesday 14th June 2022

Friday 10th.  A moderate/moderate to fresh SW'ly slowly veered into the WSW on a day that provided lift in the form of hill, thermal and wave.  Operations off runway 24 comprised both winch and  AT, with 30 of the former and 11 of the latter, including17 private owner launches.   3 of the AT launches led […] Read More...

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Saturday 4th to Thursday 9th June 2022

Saturday 4th.  A moderate NE'ly blew all day so operations were off were off runway 20, with the occasional landing on 06.  Similarly to Friday 3rd, there was a brief soaring window in the early to mid-afternoon when 5 flights exceeded 30 minutes, although there were none over an hour.  Nigel Burke took Freddie Taylor, […] Read More...

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Tuesday 31st May to Friday 3rd June.

Tuesday 31st.  A flabby low brought a day of off and on light rain amounting to around 4mm, as a light SSW'ly veered and strengthened to become a light to moderate NW'ly.  Consequently there was no flying. Wednesday 1st June. A light N'ly slowly veered into the NE and strengthened to become moderate on a […] Read More...

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Sunday 29th to Monday 30th May 2022

Sunday 29th.  The N'ly flow continued, but slowly declined in strength from moderate to light, and at the same time, the extensive cloud broke up to give some mid to late afternoon thermal soaring.  No private owners launched and the 15 ATs off runways 02 or 06 were all in one of the 3 club […] Read More...

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Friday 27th to Saturday 28th May 2022

Friday 27th.  A moderate to moderate to fresh WNW'ly blew all day, so it was winching off runway 24, with hill, thermal and wave lift to hand,  although the latter needed patient searching.  The day saw 19 ATs with 4 private owner launches, all by YGC members as some of visitors from Stratford GC set […] Read More...

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Thursday 26th May 2022.

Thursday 26th.  Low cloud and light rain/drizzle as a weak front made progress SEwards delayed the start of flying until the early afternoon, but the moderate to fresh W'ly that followed the front, meant a winching afternoon with hill and thermal soaring opportunities.  These were grasped by members, visitors and private owners alike with the […] Read More...

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Tuesday 24th to Wednesday 25th May 2022

Tuesday 24th.  An initially light to moderate WNW'ly led to  some lively ATs from runway 24, while heavy showers led to some disruption of the day's flying as well as some good thermal climbs.  Later, the wind backed into the W giving the Tuesday evening group the opportunity to winch off the same runway and […] Read More...

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Monday 23rd May 2022

Monday 23rd.  A light to moderate W'ly blew all day, not strong enough to warrant winching but providing a variety of lift.  9 private owners launched off runway 24, all but one being the visitors from the Stratford GC, with the exception being Rob Bailey in his ASG29t whose 3:34 flight was the longest of […] Read More...

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