Friday 10th September 2021

Friday 10th.  A light to moderate S'ly slowly veered into the SW as showers and thunderstorms blossomed in the late afternoon/early evening, but not locally to the site so that flying continued until the last landing around 1700 hrs.  13 ATs off runway 20 plus 2 Falke flights resulted, with extended circuits generally the order […] Read More...

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Thursday 9th September 2021

Thursday 9th.   A light SE'ly started off the day as high pressure gave way to low pressure, the wind slowly veering into the SW as heavy showers and thunderstorms arrived late afternoon.  ATing off runway 20 started around 1015 hrs, but with no significant lift to be had and visibility poor, flight times never exceeded […] Read More...

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Wednesday 8th September 2021

Wednesday 8th.  Another blue, hazy day with the maximum temperature reaching 25.1C as a light to moderate SE'ly blew before slowly backing into the ESE.  26 ATs off runway 20 only resulted in 8 flights of over 30 minutes with 3 of these over an hour. the latter being flown by Clive Swain in his […] Read More...

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Tuesday 7th September 2021

Tuesday 7th.  A light to  moderate SSE'ly blew all day under hazy blue skies and poor horizontal visibility, the latter leading to the cancellation of the Tuesday evening  group's flying .  However, the day's activities led to 31 launches into the somewhat tricky blue thermal conditions, with only 7 flights of over 30 minutes, of […] Read More...

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Sunday 5th to Monday 6th September 2021

Sunday 5th.  The  high pressure that had dominated the UK for over a week had drifted off to the east so that the light to moderate wind now came from a drier SSE'ly direction and the low overcast  was no longer present.  The presence of Cumulus in a hazy blue sky triggered a busy day […] Read More...

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Saturday 4th September 2021

Saturday 4th.  The continuing low overcast brought in from the North Sea on a light to moderate ESE'ly again  delayed the start of flying until around 1100 hrs, and then only by the Falke which had 2 flights.  More general flying commenced around 1430 hrs with the first of 5 ATs off runway 20, but […] Read More...

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Friday 3rd September 2021

Friday 3rd.  Another day of a low overcast in a light to moderate NNE'ly wind meant restricted flying that didn't get going until 1700hrs.  Thereafter, Steve Codd in his ASW18 and Dave McKinney in the Astir between them contributed 6  launches to 1,000' QFE in the next hour behind John Tayler's Super Cub.    Read More...

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Thursday 2nd September 2021

Thursday 2nd.  Although the synoptic situation had not changed, with high pressure still in charge resulting in a light to moderate flow from the NE/ENE, a drier airmass led to a day of sunny periods which allowed flying to take place.  More importantly from a soaring perspective, wave and some convective activity were also available, […] Read More...

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Tuesday 31st August to Wednesday 1st September 2021

Tuesday 31st.  The high pressure remained in place and continued to feed in a low overcast from the North Sea, thick enough to give drizzle at times so  there was no flying. Wednesday 1st September.  Subtle variations in a relatively static synoptic situation led to a slight improvement in the weather mid afternoon allowing two […] Read More...

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Sunday 29th to Monday 30th August 2021.

Sunday 29th. After the sunshine of Saturday, Sunday reverted to type with  extensive cloud coming in off the North Sea on a light to moderate NE'ly wind.  However, the cloud base was high enough to allow gliding to take place, with the day providing 11 ATs off runway 06, with most landings on 02.  Apart […] Read More...

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