Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th January 2020

Wednesday 22nd.   The high pressure continued to decline slowly and the site continued to enjoy sunny skies and light winds, mainly from a WNW'ly direction, so take offs were from runway 24, with landings on 20.    The lack of any lift meant it was a good day for training although not for staying up, […] Read More...

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Sunday 19th to Tuesday 21st January 2020.

Sunday 19th.  The high pressure responsible for Saturday's flying weather remained in place and had intensified.  The result, in weather and flying terms, were blue skies, light winds, mainly from the WSW and 30 ATs off runway 24, the majority of the landings being on 20.    The other characteristic of the flying day was […] Read More...

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Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th January 2020

Thursday 16th.  A moderate SE'ly wind that progressively increased to become fresh and gusty,  accompanied by low cloud and eventually rain after dark mean it was a non-flying day. Friday 17th.  6.8 mm of rain in the morning presaged another non-flying day, the cloudy skies never clearing sufficiently to allow flying to take place as […] Read More...

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Saturday 11th to Wednesday 15th January 2020.

Saturday 11th.  A fresh SSE'ly gradually veered into the SSW, gusting into the high 30 kts and accompanied by overcast skies that produced 6 mm of rain during the evening.  The only flying was in the bar/cafe area where Toby Wilson was to be found demonsrating his Virual Reality gliding rig. Sunday 12th.  The wind […] Read More...

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Saturday 4th to Friday 10th January 2020

Saturday 4th.  High cover with a light NW'ly soon gave way to clear blue skies and a light to moderate W'ly that meant a busy day at the launch point, with 26 launches in total, comprising 10 ATs and 16 winch launches, the latter being the only method of launch from early afternoon.  Nobody climbed […] Read More...

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Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd January 2020

Wednesday 1st.  A sunny day with a light to moderate SE'ly wind that slowly veered into the SSE was made non-flying by the absence of sufficient members and most importantly full cat members. Thursday 2nd.  A sunny start with a light to moderate/moderate SSE'ly wind became progressively cloudier as a warm front slowly approached from […] Read More...

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Thursday 19th December to Tuesday 31st December 2109

Thursday 19th.  An Atlantic front brought 18.6 mm of rain to the site mainly overnight and into the morning and even though the rain stopped, the associated low cloud never disappeared to allow flying to take place. Friday 20th.  Another wet and non-flyable day, this time the rain, 7.6 mm of it, commencing from around […] Read More...

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Sunday 15th to Wednesday 18th December 2019

Sunday 15th.  Those arriving for the 0930 hr briefing found a snow covered airfield and a light to moderate SW'ly wind that declined to light as  it backed into the SE.  Although the day was bright, a combinafion of the condition of the airfield and the atmosphere, the latter causing rapid icing, meant there was […] Read More...

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Saturday 14th December 2019

Saturday 14th.   A day of frequent, squally, snow showers brought in on a moderate to fresh WSW'ly wind restricted flying to 4 winch launches off runway 24, none of the resulting flights lasting very long. John Tayler and Junior member Alex Altman recorded the longest flight of the day, 28 minutes in K21 KLW off […] Read More...

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Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th of December 2019.

Tuesday 10th.  A fresh and gusty SE'ly accompanied by low cloud and rain meant it was a non-flying day, the rain lasting from 0730-1830 hrs and depositing 7.6 mm. Wednesday 11th.  A light to moderate SE'ly slowly veered into the SW over the course of the day which was generally sunny, but with a thin, […] Read More...

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