Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th January 2024

Thursday 11th.  The light NNW'ly wind continued to bring in a low overcast, so there was no flying. Friday 12th.  With little change in the synoptic situation, if was again a non-flying day due to the low cloud brought in on the continuing light NNW'ly wind. Saturday 13th. Sunday 13th.  The low overcast of the […] Read More...

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Tuesday 9th to Wednesday 10th January 2024

Tuesday 9th.  The light to moderate ENE'ly flow continued to bring in overcast skies, cloud base being  high enough to allow ATs up to 2,500' QFE.    The day's 10 ATs off runway 02 were flown in either K21 JVZ or Astir DPO and flight times were generally in the range12-14 minutes with a couple […] Read More...

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Sunday 7th to Monday 8th.

Sunday 7th.  The anticyclone continued to intensify with the light NNW'ly wind bringing in an overcast that limited AT heights to around 2,000' QFE at best.  10 ATs were flown off runway 02, with both K21s and Astir DPO flown but there was no lift, resulting in flight times being in the range 11-16 minutes.  […] Read More...

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Friday 5th to Saturday 6th January 2024

Friday 5th.  The Azores' anticyclone began to extend up to the UK but an old and slow moving occluded front over the east of the UK kept the site under low cloud with light rain at times, so there was no flying as the initially light NNW'ly dropped to become light and variable. Saturday 6th.  […] Read More...

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Thursday 4th January 2024

Thursday 4th.  A quiet day of weather as the site was sandwiched between a low just to the NW of Scotland and another moving east along the Channel.  Winds at site were SSE'ly, light to  moderate, morning brightness with the occasional shower giving way to an overcast afternoon.  However, the main reason for there being […] Read More...

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Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Wednesday 3rd.  Storm Henk had moved away eastwards, leaving the north of the UK under a shallow ridge with another low pressure centre to the NW of Scotland.  Winds were light and variable with variable amounts of cloud, but with further early morning rain, the airfield was unfit for any operations with the non-flying days […] Read More...

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Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Tuesday 2nd.  The centre of Storm Henk crossed the middle of  the UK so that site had light SE'lys initially, these lightening still further before starting to slowly increase  and become WSW'ly.  Consequently, although the airfield was spared the strong winds that affected southern England and Northern Scotland, it was a day of rain and […] Read More...

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Monday 1st January, 2024.

Monday 1st.  A light to moderate W'ly blew, initially under sunny skies, while an airfield inspection revealed the possibility of operation off only a limited area of runway 24, due to waterlogging of much of the rest of the airfield.   In the event, there was little demand and no flying, with the skies clouding over […] Read More...

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Tuesday 19th to Sunday 31st December 2023

Tuesday 19th.  A cold front cleared  the site in the morning, allowing flying to get underway around midday as a light to moderate W'ly blew.  The afternoon saw 6 ATs flown off runway 24, including 3 for First Flight pupils and 3 which exceeded 30 minutes, one of these being over an hour.  The latter […] Read More...

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Sunday 17th to Monday 18th December 2023

Sunday 17th.  The anticyclone was showing signs of retreating southwards, but a moderate to fresh WSW'ly continued to blow under generally cloudy skies, the wind slowly declining to moderate as the day progressed.  15 ATs  off runway 24 resulted, plus a single Falke flight, with pilots using a combination of hill lift and wave to […] Read More...

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