Sunday 24th to Friday 29th November 2019.

Sunday 24th.  The run of non-flying days continued as although 2.0 mm of overnight rain did not extend into daylight hours, a low overcast and very murky conditions carried along on a light E/ESE'ly wind ruled out any attempt to fly. Monday 25th.  A slow moving depression meant another wet day, with 5.1 mm of […] Read More...

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Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd November 2019

Thursday 21st. A dry day in a very wet autumn overall but the low overcast, bourne along on a moderate E'ly,  never rose sufficiently for any flying to take place.  Friday 22nd.  Rain in the early morning stopped around 1000 hrs as a moderate ESE'ly blew, and while conditions improved the improvement was brief as […] Read More...

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Tuesday 19th to Wednesday 20th November 2019

Tuesday 19th.  A light ESE'ly slowly backed into the E and strengthened to become light to moderate as high thin cover slowly thickened, leading to a day of 15 ATs off runway 20.  The majority of the day's flights were of the up and down variety, with flight times in the range 13-24 minutes, with […] Read More...

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Thursday 14th to Monday 18th November 2019

Thursday 14th.  Showers with attendant low cloud in an increasingly fresh N'ly wind kept the gliders in the hangars and would be pilots either in the clubhouse or at home. Friday 15th.  The light to moderate wind had veered slightly into the NNE and pushed along a number of showers and longer spells of rain […] Read More...

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Thursday 7th to Wednesday 13th November 2019

Thursday 7th.  Overnight rain  continued until mid afternoon with showers following in a moderate ENE'ly wind, so  there was no flying. Friday 8th.  A moderate to fresh NNW'ly soon decreased to a light to moderate N'ly but rain until the early afternoon followed by a brief dry period meant there was again no flying. Saturday […] Read More...

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Friday 1st to Wednesday 6th November 2019

Friday 1st.  A moderate ESE'ly brought in a non-flying mixture of low cloud and rain, the latter amounting to 11.4 mm  and the former low enough to shroud the hill. Saturday 2nd.    After another 6 mm of rain overnight, the skies had completely cleared by briefing, so operations commenced just after 1000 hrs off […] Read More...

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Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st October 2019

Tuesday 29th.  Blue skies were in order to start the day, as a light to moderate NE'ly blew, leading to  operations off runway 02.  3/4 Octas of Cumulus and Stratocumulus developed later in the day, providing some lift that enabled Albert and Martin Newbery to have 2:32 in their DG1000t, during which time they visited […] Read More...

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Sunday 27th to Monday 28th October 2019

Sunday 27th.   After the rain of the previous two days there was some uncertainty as to whether the airfield would be too wet for operations, but, with a light to moderate W'ly blowing, operations off runway 24 were possible via a combination of winch and AT launches.  Initially, the sky was unblemished blue, as the […] Read More...

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Saturday 26th October 2019

Saturday 26th.  The active front that had brought 12.7 mm of rain on Friday was still in place and deposited another 13.5 mm of rain on Saturday before moving off to leave clear skies late afternoon.   Some of the the duty team and a few members who turned up for briefing compensated for a non-flying […] Read More...

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Thursday 24th to Friday 25th October 2019

Thursday 24th.  A grey start to the day, with rain from late morning to late afternoon as a light to moderate SE'ly slowly veered into the SW, meant it was non-flying day. Friday 25th.   Another grey start, with lowering cloud and then rain from 1300 hrs, this continuing for the rest of the day, contributing […] Read More...

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