Sunday 27th to Monday 28th October 2019

Sunday 27th.   After the rain of the previous two days there was some uncertainty as to whether the airfield would be too wet for operations, but, with a light to moderate W'ly blowing, operations off runway 24 were possible via a combination of winch and AT launches.  Initially, the sky was unblemished blue, as the […] Read More...

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Saturday 26th October 2019

Saturday 26th.  The active front that had brought 12.7 mm of rain on Friday was still in place and deposited another 13.5 mm of rain on Saturday before moving off to leave clear skies late afternoon.   Some of the the duty team and a few members who turned up for briefing compensated for a non-flying […] Read More...

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Thursday 24th to Friday 25th October 2019

Thursday 24th.  A grey start to the day, with rain from late morning to late afternoon as a light to moderate SE'ly slowly veered into the SW, meant it was non-flying day. Friday 25th.   Another grey start, with lowering cloud and then rain from 1300 hrs, this continuing for the rest of the day, contributing […] Read More...

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Saturday 19th to Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Saturday 19th.  Patchy rain and low cloud in a light to moderate SW led to a slow start to a wave weekend at Sutton.  However, brighter skies as the wind veered into the WNW allowed flying to get underway off runway 24 around 1600 hrs, with 13 ATs being flown, all in club 2 seaters.  […] Read More...

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Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th October 2019

Wednesday 16th.  Low cloud and rain in the morning cleared away to the NE allowing brighter skies to develop and flying to get underway around 1430  hrs from runway 24, as the initially moderate, SE'ly flow veered into the WSW.    Only 4 ATs were flown, all in K21 JVZ, with the visitors from the […] Read More...

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Thursday 10th to Tuesday 15th October 2019

Thursday 10th.  A moderate and at times moderate to fresh WSW'ly meant a winching/hill soaring day with 3 private owners taking advantage and 2 contributing  to the 4 flights of over an hour that were flown.   Mr Crump in his DG200 had the longest flight of the day, 1:47, being closely followed by Ron Beezer […] Read More...

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Sunday 6th to Wednesday 9th October 2019

Sunday 6th.   A day of low cloud and rain, 30 mm of the latter, meant it was a non-flying day. Monday 7th.  The low cloud persisted and  althouth the rain  had become light and patchy,  it was another non-flying day.  Tuesday 8th. A moderate to fresh SW'ly provided of day of hill, thermal and for […] Read More...

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Sunday 29th September to Saturday 5th October 2019

Sunday 29th.   An Atlantic depression and its accompanying fronts meant it was a dull and wet day at Sutton, with 23.4 mm of rain recorded and not surprisingly, no flights. Monday 30th.   Sunday's depression had moved off to the east leaving the site in an unstable, light to moderate WNW'ly flow that provided some limited […] Read More...

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Saturday 28th September 2019

Saturday 28th.  Overnight rain was followed by a transient ridge of  high pressure that was the basis for a good soaring day, the moderate W'ly wind providing hill, thermal and for some, wave lift.  The soaring potential of the day can be judged by the fact that only 2 of the day's 26 winch launches […] Read More...

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Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th September 2019

Tuesday 24th.  The remnants of an Atlantic Hurricane brought a day of heavy rain on a light to moderate wind, this starting in the E and progressively veering into the SW.  The 37.1 mm of rain that fell accompanied by low cloud meant a non-flying day.  Millfield was similarly affected so it was a day […] Read More...

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