Thursday 14th to Saturday 17th February 2019

Thursday 14th.  The wind  had become a light to moderate SSE'ly that slowly backed into the ESE as high pressure continued to dominate the weather and bring unseasonal warmth to the UK.  A thin high cover didn't detract from a predominately sunny day, but it was not one that produced any significant soaring opportunities, so flights […] Read More...

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Thursday 7th to Wednesday 13th February 2019

Thursday 7th.  Early morning rain from a light WSW'ly air flow ceased around 1000 hrs, having deposited 17.8 mm, but the clrearance led to the wind increasing to become moderate to fresh with gusts into the high 20's, these conditions being considered to be too rough for flying. Friday 8th.  The windiness of Thursday continued […] Read More...

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Thursday 31st January to Wednesday 6th February 2019

Thursday 31st.  Freezing fog remained in place all day in the Vales of York and Pickering, but its northern limit was just to the south of Sutton Bank, which had bright sunshine all day and enough visible fields to allow flying to take place.  4 ATs resulted off runway 20 of the snow covered airfield, […] Read More...

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Friday 25th to Wednesday 30th January 2019

Friday 25th.  A WSW'ly wind that was quite variable in strength meant it was a day of ATing off runway 24.  Although the wind speed varied, the hill and weak wave provided consistent lift that resulted in all 5 flights exceeding an hour, although no significant climbs were recorded and all the flights stayed relatively […] Read More...

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Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th January 2019

Tuesday 22nd.  A frosty night led to a sunny morning as a light to moderate WSW'ly blew, this slowly backing into the SW as the skies clouded in during the afternoon.  A lack of customers meant a late start, with John Carter taking the first of the day's 2 First Flight pupils for a 22 […] Read More...

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Sunday 20th to Monday 21st January 2019

Sunday 20th.  The continuing ESE'ly wind had decreased to light and died away althogether at times, while the snow cover slowly thawed.  However, the low cloudbase, below hill top height at times, was the major reason for it being a non-flying day. Monday 21st.  Patchy medium level cloud and large blue areas of sky accompanied those […] Read More...

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Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th January 2019

Wednesday 16th.  The WSW'ly wind continued to blow but had moderated somewhat compared to Tuesday, now being light to moderate.  Some light rain in the morning delayed the start of flying until around 1445 hrs but thereafter, 6 winch launches were flown of runway 24, generating 1 flight in excess of an hour and 2 […] Read More...

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Sunday 13th to Tuesday 15th January 2019

Sunday 13th.  A light to moderate WNW'ly flow greeted  members arriving on site  and flying got under way off runway 24 around 1030 hrs.   2 ATs were flown   in K21 JVZ  before flying came to a halt as the wind increased in strength to become moderate to fresh and veered into the NW, the gustiness […] Read More...

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Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th January 2019

Tuesday 8th.  A sunny and cool day saw a single launch, as John Carter and Phil Turner took an AT off runway 02 to to investigate take off and landing conditions in a light to moderate NWly.  Returning to earth after 14 minutes, the conditions were declared too turbulent for any further flying, this decision […] Read More...

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Thursday 3rd to Monday 7th January 2019

Thursday 3rd.  The centre of the cloudy anticyclone  remained in place over the UK with the result that winds were light W'ly , the overcast cloudbase being low enough to restrict launch heights to 2,000' QFE or even below at times.  Consequently, only K21 JVZ was flown, Tom Kirby having all 4 dual flights with […] Read More...

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