Wednesday 1st to Saturday 11th July 2020

Wednesday 1st.  The change of month did not bring a change of weather, as a light and variable wind was accompanied by a low overcast that  brought bits and pieces of rain and more general rain from late afternoon.  While there was no gliding, the Falke did have 3 flights. Thursday 2nd.  The light to […] Read More...

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Wednesday 24th to Tuesday 30th June 2020

Wednesday 24th.  A light to moderate SSE'ly brought a hazy, hot blue day with isolated Cumulus, the temperature peaking at 26.2C.  The conditions tempted 5 private owners to rig and fly, but only two ventured far from the site.  Rob Bailey visited Barnard Castle and Grassington in his ASG29t, his flight of 3:20 also containing […] Read More...

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Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Sunday 21st.   Some early rain that stopped around 1000  hrs delayed the start of flying, with the first AT off runway 24 into a moderate SSW'ly taking place just before midday.  This AT was the only one of the day as the wind veered into the WSW and increased to moderate resulting in a switch […] Read More...

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Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th June 2020

Wednesday 17th.  A light to  moderate N'ly was again accompanied by low cloud that slowly dispersed, with sunshine breaking through in the early afternoon.  The conditions thereafter only tempted one pilot to have a trip in  the Falke. Thursday 18th.  An increasingly cloudy morning was followed by a wet afternoon as a moderate N'ly continued […] Read More...

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Tuesday 9th to Tuesday 16th June 2020.

Tuesday 9th.  A sunny morning preceeded the development of cumulus which tended to overconvect, leading to a predominately cloudy afternoon.  However, soaring was possible over the period from 1100- 1400 hrs, with only the last flight of the day, which took off at around 1400 hrs, failing to exceed 30 minutes flying time.  The light […] Read More...

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Sunday 7th to Monday 8th June 2020

Sunday 7th.  A cloudy, moderate N'ly flow persisted all day, with the cloud thick enough to deposit 3.0 mm  of rain, mainly in the early hours of the day, but lasting as showers until the early afternoon.  Thereafter, the low cloud persisted so there was  no flying. Monday 8th.  The light to moderate wind was […] Read More...

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Saturday 6th June

Saturday 6th.  With the club closed, all there is to write about is the weather, which, as forecast, was wet and windy as a depression in the North Sea trundled southwards.  The result at site was a fresh and gusty NW'ly that veered into the N over the course of the day, maximum gusts recorded […] Read More...

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Friday 5th June 2020

Friday 5th.  A moderate to fresh NW'ly varying between WNW and NNW, also brought with a rash of showers, some of hail, with the showers becoming less frequent but heavier as the day progressed.  Consequently, there was no flying.  A Friday forecast of stronger NW'ly winds and more frequent showers or longer periods of rain, […] Read More...

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Wednesday 3rd to Thursday 4th June 2020

Wednesday 3rd.  The day brought the first significant rain after a very dry spring, with 5 mm recorded at RAF Topcliffe, the rain falling from 0200 to 1200hrs.  Accompanied by low cloud and moderate to fresh N'ly winds gusting into the high 20kts, the day was non-flyable. Thursday 4th.  A cloudy morning, with light rain […] Read More...

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Saturday 30th May to Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Saturday 30th.  A light ESE'ly blew at the start of the day but steadily increased and backed to become a moderate to fresh E'ly with the result that there was  no flying. Sunday 31st.  Like Saturday a light wind opened procedings, this time from the NNE before it veered into the E and increased to […] Read More...

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