Friday 16th to Thursday 22nd October 2020

Friday 16th.  Sunny intervals prevailed on another day of light to moderate NNE'lies as  High Pressure continued to prevail.  Flying got under way mid-morning off runway 02 and continued until 1630 hrs, by which time 27 ATs had been flown.  Lift was hard to come by, but mid-afternoon, Army pilot Darlow, flying their LS10, found […] Read More...

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Wednesday 14th to Thursday 15th October 2020

Wednesday 14th.  High pressure centred to the north of the UK led to a continuation of the NE'ly flow, now light to moderate,  and also showers coming in off the North Sea that deposited 2.5 mm or rain.  In spite of this, flying was possible and 13 AT launches resulted off runway 02, with all […] Read More...

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Monday 12th to Tuesday 13th October 2020

Monday 12th.  A light ESE'ly slowly veered into the S before a major change to WNW around 1730 hrs and an increase in wind speed to moderate as clearer weather spread in after a day of low cloud and rain that prevented any flying. Tuesday 13th.  The depression responsible for Monday's non-flying day was still […] Read More...

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Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th October 2020

Saturday 10th.  An initially moderate NW'ly wind delayed the start of flying until late morning with Les Rayment taking Robbi Turnbull for 11 minutes in K21 JVZ.  Flying was then suspended for a couple of hours due to showers before Bruce Grain and Sam Powell took the 2nd  flight of the day, again in JVZ […] Read More...

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Friday 9th October 2020

Friday 9th.  A light to moderate W'ly blew all day, and there were also some showers about but they did not significantly  inferfere with flying ,  The wind speed was not considered sufficiently strong for winching, so the day's 11 launches off runway 24 were by AT, most landings also being on 24 with runway […] Read More...

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Monday 5th to Thursday 8th October 2020

Monday 5th.  The depression had declined and moved sufficiently away to provide some gliding weather, albeit with some showers, the wind now being a light to moderate WSW'ly,  so AT operations were off runway 24 with landings on either 24 or 20.  The WSW'ly provided some soft hill lift allowing 3 of the day's 11 […] Read More...

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Wednesday 30th September to Sunday 4th October 2020

Wednesday 30th.  A moderate to fresh, mainly SE'ly brought in copious amounts of low cloud and rain, with 7.4 mm falling during daylight hours so there was no flying. Thursday 1st October.  October started on a bright note with a light W'ly blowing and sunny skies, these tending to cloud over as the day progressed, […] Read More...

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Sunday 27th to Tuesday 29th September 2020

Sunday 27th.   A light to moderate N'ly blew all day, bringing in a low overcast that prevented any flying. Monday 28th.  A light NW'ly that slowly backed into the SSW was accompanied by  medium level broken cloud, so after 5 days of inactivity, flying was able to resume off runway 24 with landings on 20, […] Read More...

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Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th September 2020

Wednesday 23rd.  A variable N'ly between light to moderate to moderate was accompanied by low cloud and rain as the cold front that affected Tuesday's flying crossed the UK.  Rain, on and off all day, led to an accumulation of 8.6 mm and accordingly there was no accompanying accumulation of flying time. Thursday 24th.  The […] Read More...

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Friday 18th to Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Friday 18th.  A light to moderate ENE'ly blew all day under sunny skies, so operations were off runway 06, with 12 ATs flown, 4 of which were for First Flight pupils.  One of these, Ian Sampson, flying with Dave McKinney in K21 JVZ had the longest flight of the day, 32 minutes off a Mile […] Read More...

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