Friday 21st to Monday 24th August 2020.

Friday 21st.  There was no flying as storm Ellen brought 8.6 mm of rain, half of which fell in the early morning and the rest from heavy and blustery showers during the day, as the initially fresh to strong S'ly wind veered into the SW with 40 kt gusts recorded at RAF Topcliffe. Saturday 22nd.  […] Read More...

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Saturday 15th to Thursday 20th August 2020.

Saturday 15th.  A light E'ly brought in a low overcast that remained in place all day preventing any glider flying.  However, the Falke had 2 flights for P2 circuit practice, with the cloud base around 600' QFE. Sunday 16th.  The wind had become a light to  moderate N'ly, but the low cloud remained, this time […] Read More...

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Monday 10th to Friday 14th August 2020

Monday 10th.  A mainly light, E'ly flow was accompanied by variable amounts of thin, high cover allowing plenty of warm sunshine.  However, strong inversions, one below hill top height, meant that there was no usable convection and with the forecast for the week being dire in terms of soaring potential, it was decided to cancel […] Read More...

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Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th August 2020

Saturday 8th.  A light to moderate NNE'ly blew all day with operations off runway 02, the launch point being to the west of the winch track.  A low inversion and generally blue skies restricted soaring opportunities with only one flight over an hour and one further one over 30 minutes.  The >1 hour flight saw […] Read More...

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Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th August 2020

Tuesday 4th.  A dull, cloudy day with a light to moderate SSE'ly blowing saw light rain from 0900 to 1400 hrs deposit 2.0 mm of rain, wth the post rain period continuing with low cloud so there was no flying. Wednesday 5th.  A light to moderate SSW'ly increased to moderate over the middle of the […] Read More...

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Thursday 30th July to Monday 3rd August 2020

Thursday 30th.  A cloudy and damp start to Thursday as a light to moderate SE'ly blew, delayed the start of flying until the middle of the afternoon, with 4 flights in the Falke preceding 3 ATs off runway 20 by K21 KLW and 3 ATs by Paul Bulmer in his Libelle.  Low flight times resulted […] Read More...

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Sunday 26th to Wednesday 29th July 2020.

Sunday 26th.  Sunday brought a moderate W'ly that slowly backed into the WSW, the predominately cloudy skies not proving to be a problem for a day of hill soaring and wave, the full participation in the latter being particularly the case for those with an engine.  34 take offs from runway 24 was the day's […] Read More...

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Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th July 2020

Wednesday 22nd.   A cloudy day with a light to moderate SE'ly did not produce much in the way of lift, even when the wind slowly veered into the SW towards the end of the day.    11 ATs off runway 20 ensued, with a number of pilots electing to take 1200' tows to polish their […] Read More...

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Progress on Eurofox G-HETY

Wednesday 22nd.  Meanwhile, in the deep south John Tayler continued with the assembly of G-HETY  and here is his report with photos. Floors fixed today.  Carpet glued.  (Best bit was sniffing the glue). Rudder pedals in and tightened up.   Editor: I assume the 4th photo is of an Eurofox trailer.         […] Read More...

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