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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Saturday 19th to Tuesday 21st July 2020

Saturday 19th.  A slowly moving front meant it was a day of low cloud and light rain that lasted from 0900 to 1400 hrs, so there was no flying. Sunday 20th.  A extension of the Azore's high brought a good soaring day, the wind being light to moderate from the NNW to start, slowly backing […] Read More...

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Sunday 12th to Friday 17th July 2020

Sunday 12th.  The ridge of high pressure from Saturday was still in place and had intensified, with light winds from the S/SW and plenty of sunshine on the ground.  The result, a reasonable soaring day with a busy launch point and 37 ATs off runway 24, the majority of landings being there too, with the […] Read More...

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Wednesday 1st to Saturday 11th July 2020

Wednesday 1st.  The change of month did not bring a change of weather, as a light and variable wind was accompanied by a low overcast that  brought bits and pieces of rain and more general rain from late afternoon.  While there was no gliding, the Falke did have 3 flights. Thursday 2nd.  The light to […] Read More...

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Wednesday 24th to Tuesday 30th June 2020

Wednesday 24th.  A light to moderate SSE'ly brought a hazy, hot blue day with isolated Cumulus, the temperature peaking at 26.2C.  The conditions tempted 5 private owners to rig and fly, but only two ventured far from the site.  Rob Bailey visited Barnard Castle and Grassington in his ASG29t, his flight of 3:20 also containing […] Read More...

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Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Sunday 21st.   Some early rain that stopped around 1000  hrs delayed the start of flying, with the first AT off runway 24 into a moderate SSW'ly taking place just before midday.  This AT was the only one of the day as the wind veered into the WSW and increased to moderate resulting in a switch […] Read More...

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