Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 19th June 2024

Tuesday 18th.  A light wind initially saw ATs off runway 24, but with the wind becoming a light to moderate N'ly, operations moved to runway 02, day's AT total being 16, including 4 for First Flight pupils, with the Tuesday evening group ensuring flying lasted until around 2020 hrs. Cloudy skies mean little in the […] Read More...

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Sunday 16th to Monday 17th 2024

Sunday 16th.  An initially light  WSW increased to moderate by lunch time, resulting in a change in launch type from AT to winch off runway 24 with 9 ATs, including 4 for First Flight pupils, and 11 winch launches.  A trough initially provided a lowish overcast and a few spots of rain, but its passage […] Read More...

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Friday 14h June to Saturday 15th 2024

Friday 14th   A moderate SW'ly brought in low cloud and bits and pieces of rain so flying didn't get underway until early afternoon and then only in the Falke due to the low cloud base,. with Bruce Grain taking 4 of the Durham University GC students for a flight.   However, the weather then improved with […] Read More...

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Monday 10th to Thursday 13th June 2024

Monday 10th A moderate N'ly brought morning rain and afternoon showers,  the wind declining to light  over the day with a brighter spell of weather  in the afternoon, being too brief to allow any flying to take place. Tuesday11th.  The light to moderate N'ly continued to blow, bringing in generally cloudy skies and a few […] Read More...

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Sunday 9th June 2024

Sunday 9th.  With little change in the synoptic situation it was another winching day at Sutton, as the light to moderate WNW/W'ly continued to blow bringing in cloudy skies at times.  12 winch launches were flown off runway 24 with 7 resulting in flights in excess of 30 minutes, of which 6 were over an […] Read More...

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Saturday 8th June 2024

Saturday 8th.  The light to moderate WNW flow continued, bringing another good thermal and for some wave day, albeit with a cloudy and damp start.  Consequently, 19 of the day's 21 winch launches and 3 ATs resulted in flights of over 30 minutes, with 14 over an hour.  Dean Crosby's 7:04 was the longest of […] Read More...

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Thursday 6th to Friday 7th June 2024.

Thursday 6th.  The WNW'ly had declined to light to moderate before backing into the W later in the flying day.  A high cloud base of over 5,000' asl and strong thermals, average peak rates of up to 6 kts, meant it was the best thermal soaring day so far of the year and a number […] Read More...

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Tuesday 4th to Wednesday 5th June 2024

Tuesday 4th.  Low cloud and then rain from midday meant there was no flying until the Tuesday evening group commenced operations off runway 24 around 1745 hrs as a moderate WNW'ly blew.  12 winch launches were flown in K21s JVZ and KLW, flying coming to an end just after 2100 hrs.  A number of simulated […] Read More...

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Sunday 2nd June 2024

Sunday 2nd.  A light and variable wind stabilised to become light from the WNW, so operations were off runway 24 with pilots choosing either 24 or 20 for landing.  A good soaring day resulted, with moderate thermals and a 4 000' asl cloud base, with 33 of the day's 41 launches exceeding 30 minutes and […] Read More...

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Thursday 30th May to Saturday 1st June 2024

Thursday 30th. A moderate to fresh  N'ly brought in low cloud and rain at times so there was no flying. Friday 31st.  The moderate to fresh N'ly continued to blow, albeit with no showers, but with low cloud at times that meant there was again no flying. Saturday 1st June.  The N'ly had declined to […] Read More...

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