Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st April 2019

Saturday 20th. The Scandinavian high pressure continued to dominate the weather, the advection of Continental air providing a very warm day, max temperature of 20.4C, blue skies, a light predominately SE'ly wind and some thermal activity. Visitor Steve Codd, with P2 Dewi Humphries, were the first to exploit the convection, having just under 2 hours […] Read More...

Read more

Thursday 18th to Friday 19th April 2019

Thursday 18th. Subtle changes in the position of the anticyclone over Scandinavia brought changes to the Sutton weather, Thursday bringing an initially light N'ly, this becoming ENE'ly and strengthening to moderate later. Blue conditions were the order of the day, but thermals were hard to find in spite of a maximum temperature of 16.4C. Visitor […] Read More...

Read more

Tuesday 16th to Wednesday 17th April 2019

Tuesday 16th. A forecast warming trend was not particularly evident as the light to moderate flow from the ENE continued, the wind speed and gustiness being the reason for no flying for the majority of the day. However, an exploratory flight by Steve Thompson and Peter Robinson in the DG500 at 1620 hrs led the […] Read More...

Read more

Saturday 13th to Monday 15th April 2019

Saturday 13th. A moderate and cold ESE'ly then E'ly blew with 25 kt gusts around the middle of the day, the maximum temperature not getting above 7C, all due to the anticylone over Scandinavia. The first of the 30 flights of the day was off runway 20 with Andy Parish and Kelly Teagle doing a […] Read More...

Read more

Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th April 2019

Tuesday 9th. The anticyclone over Scandinavia continued to dominate the weather with a light to moderate ENE'ly soon backing into the NE, operations being off runway 02. A day of sunny intervals provided a soaring day for some, with 11 of the day's 29 ATs leading to flights in excess of 30 minutes, but with […] Read More...

Read more

Thursday 4th to Monday 8th April 2019

Thursday 4th. A light to moderate ESE'ly blew all day, being accompanied by significant cloud, the base of which was low enough to restrict flying to a single launch of runway 20. In this Bruce Grain took Donna Walker, a First Flight pupil for 20 minutes in K21 KLW. Friday 5th. The cloudy skies of […] Read More...

Read more

Sunday 31st March to Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Sunday 31st March. A light to moderate wind varying between ENE and N provided a thermic day which saw a number of cross countries flown. Those getting off earliest fared best, as overconvection was a feature of the afternoon and, while nobody landed out, some pilots had to abandon their declared tasks and tip toe […] Read More...

Read more

Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th March 2019

Thursday 28th. A light to moderate SW'ly blew all day with Cumulus developing from mid morning and then slowly fading away to leave a blue afternoon. Operations were off runway 20 with 27 ATs flown before flying came to a halt around 1745 hrs. Private owner and visitor launches totalled 12, these providing all of […] Read More...

Read more

Friday 22nd to Wednesday 27th March 2019

Friday 22nd. A moderate SSW'ly that slowly backed into the SW brought a day of unbroken overcast but one that was high enough to allow flying. The two club K21s, JVZ and KLW provided the mounts for the 11 winch launches of the day, the hill then providing the lift to generate 2 flights in […] Read More...

Read more

Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st March 2019

Tuesday 19th. A generally cloudy day, the morning's light SSE'ly veering and strengthening around midday to become a moderate SW'ly, with flying not getting underway until 1230 hrs. From that point on, the day's flying consisted of 3 First Flight pupils, flown by Tony Drury, 7 flights for members, P1 being Brian Wise and six […] Read More...

Read more