Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th March 2020.

Tuesday 17th.  A cloudy and mild day resulting from a  moderate WSW with a tendency to back into the S meant it was a winching day, with 13 off runway 24, although landings were on 20.  The southerly component of the wind  meant most soaring utilised the main bowl and the White Horse ridge, with […] Read More...

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Saturday 14th to Monday 16th March, 2020

Saturday 14th.  A moderate ESE'ly wind that slowly veered into the S brought in copious amounts of low cloud and a few showers, the latter being of nuisance value but the former preventing any flying. Sunday 15th.  A moderate to fresh SW'ly that slowly veered to become WSW'ly meant a winching  and soaring day at […] Read More...

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Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th March 2020

Tuesday 10th.  A fresh and gusty SW'ly blew all day, a little rain and general cloudiness clearing later in the day, but this didn't improve the prospects for flying. Wednesday 11th.  The moderate to fresh SSW'ly wind soon increased to fresh, with gusts into the mid 40kts during the middle part of the day, this […] Read More...

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Sunday 8th to Monday 9th March 2010

Sunday 8th.   A moderate and at times moderate to fresh SW'ly blew all day accompanied by cloudy skies.  All  10 of the 13 winch launches of the day resulted in flight times of at least 30 minutes, with 2 leading to flight times of over an hour.  Conrad Thwaites and Les Rayment had the longest […] Read More...

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Saturday 7th March 2020

Saturday 7th.  A moderate SSE'ly opened the day, which was generally cloudy at the medium to high level.  The first AT of the 15  on the day saw Ian McFarlane and Ben Hutchinson have a 53 minute flight in K21 KLW, with southern ridge lift at low levels and some weak wave that took them […] Read More...

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Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th March 2020

Tuesday 3rd.  A light to moderate SSE'ly was accompanied by a low overcast, a flight in the Falke finding cloud base to be 400' QFE.  The cloud  base slowly rose as brighter weather spread in from the west allowing 2 launches off runway 24, the wind now being a light WSW'ly.  Ian McFarlane nd Nigel […] Read More...

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Wednesday 26th February to Monday 2nd March 2020

Wednesday 26th.  A light to moderate NW'ly blew, so operations commenced  off runway 24 via AT, with the first launch finding the hill to be working, Dave Campbell and Andrew Cluskey in K21 KLW having 49 minutes, which turned out to be the longest flight of the day.  They were followed by Fred Brown and […] Read More...

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Sunday 23rd to Tuesday 25th February 2020

Sunday 23rd.  Another front which crossed  the site around 1800 hrs brought some more rain, 5.6 mm, as well as  low cloud and  a moderate to fresh wind that varied between NW and W'ly.   The combination of the gusty wind and post frontal showers meant there was no flying. Monday 24th.  A period of heavy […] Read More...

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Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd February 2020

Wednesday 20th The wind had become a moderate SSW that slowly backed into the SSE and an overcast sky meant a limited ceiling.  However, a mixture of  6 winch and 6 AT launches, the former mainly in  the morning and the latter in the afternoon, produced 1 flight of over an hour and a further […] Read More...

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Tuesday 11th to Tuesday 18th February 2020

Tuesday 11th.  Storm Ciara continued to dominate the weather as a combination of  frequent showers and  the strength of the  wind,  a fresh and gusty WSW, meant flying was not possible.  Wednesday 12th.  The wind remained in the WSW but had declined in strength to become moderate to fresh, although still somewhat gusty.  However, this didn't […] Read More...

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