Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th May 2021.

Thursday 13th.  A light to moderate, mainly N/NE'ly wind saw flying start off runway 06 around 1130 hrs.  However, after a bright start, cloud rapidly developed into showers, so flying terminated just after 1300 hrs with 3 ATs flown.  The early conditions provided some soaring opportunities, with Sue Aherne, first off solo in K21 JVZ, […] Read More...

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Tuesday 11th to Wednesday 12th May 2021

Tuesday 11th.  Another bright and sunny morning with a moderate SSE'ly  saw flying get underway around 1020 hrs.  The unstable air mass, however, led to thundery showers developing by early afternoon, so flying came to a halt at 1450 hrs after 9 ATs of runway 20.  In spite of the unstable conditions, only 1 flight […] Read More...

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Friday 7th to Monday 10th May 2021

Friday 7th.  A light to moderate NW'ly resulted in 8 ATs off runway 24, but the unstable airmass developed frequent, heavy showers of rain and hail that led to flying coming to a halt not long after midday.  Pilots initially found lift hard to come by under the extensive cloud at around 2,000' QFE, but […] Read More...

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Sunday 2nd to Thursday 6th May 2021

Sunday 2nd.   The second day of the weekend was again programmed with set tasks for cross country flying but again the weather refused to cooperate, a mixture of overcast skies and showers restricting soaring to 5 flights of the 27 flown on the day and one conservative cross country.   The latter was flown by Chris […] Read More...

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Saturday 1st May 2021

Saturday 1st May.  May arrived much as April had departed, with a cool, light to moderate N'ly bringing sunny intervals and showers.  Soaring prospects from RASP and Skysight looked reasonable and the first of what are hoped to be regular weekend daily tasks were set, 192 km with TPs at Rufforth, Catterick and Northallerton and […] Read More...

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Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th April 2021

Tuesday 27th.   A light to moderate wind varying between ESE and NE saw the majority of the day's 4 ATs in K21 KLW use runway 06, with landings split evenly between runways 06 and 02.  A few showers on the day did not interfere with operations, the main limitation to flying being a lack of […] Read More...

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Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th April 2021

Thursday 22nd.  Another sunny day led to 27 ATs off runway 20 as a light SW'ly backed into the SE.   A low inversion led to a morning of circuits, but around 1300 hrs Mr Hanslet flying the Astir found enough lift to remain airborne for 1:10 and he was followed by a number of soaring […] Read More...

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Monday 19th to Wednesday 21st April 2021

Monday 19th.  The high pressure remained in charge so little change in the conditions at site, the wind remaining light from the SSE and blue skies predominating.  The conditions didn't tempt too many private owners to rig, the 3 who did contributing 3 of the 5 flights to exceed an hour's flying time, with Nick […] Read More...

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Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th April 2021

Saturday 17th.   A light, mainly ESE'ly blew all day. with convection getting going late morning and continuing until late afternoon.  The result was a busy day in the trailer park and launch point, with 14 private owner launches contributing to a daily total of 36.  Two pilots flew 300 km tasks, Rob Bailey in his […] Read More...

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Friday 16th April 2021

Friday 16th.  The high pressure remained in charge and after some early morning fog dispersed at Topcliffe, a sunny day resulted with Cumulus developing by mid/late morning, with a number of cross countries flown from the 24 ATs off runway 20 into a light S/ly/SSE/ly.  Rob Bailey, obviously not satisfied with his speed around the […] Read More...

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