Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th July 2024

Tuesday 16th.  After rain in the early hours, the day dawned with a low overcast that slowly rose but limited flying to 2 ATs off runway 02 into a light to moderate N'ly.  Both flights were for First Flight pupils, being bought as birthday presents, the first being on the day of  the pupil's 60th […] Read More...

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Sunday 14th to Monday 15th July 2024

Sunday 14th.  A light and decreasing NNW'ly slowly veered into the N accompanied by low cloud and rain at times so  there was no flying. Monday 15th.  Early cloud cleared to provide a thermal soaring day that was shortened by increasingly overcast skies as a light to moderate SE'ly blew.  26 launches were flown off […] Read More...

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Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th July 2024

Sunday 7th.  A light to moderate WSW/W'ly blew all day bringing in a few showers but also some reasonable thermal soaring conditions  that enabled the Competition Enterprise pilots to fly a task of 4 quadrants centred on Sutton Bank.  Club flying was limited to 5 flights, 2 for First Flight pupils, with Fred Brown having […] Read More...

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Saturday 6th July 2024

Saturday 6th.  The first day of Competition Enterprise saw the competitors set a Wimbledon themed task with pilots having to alternatively cross to TPs set north and south of an imaginary net centred on Sutton Bank.  Details of the task can be found on the Competition Enterprise Facebook page with results on compenterprise.uk.  Launches were […] Read More...

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Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th July 2024.

Wednesday 3rd.  Morning low cloud and rain delayed the start of flying until midday with a legacy of generally cloudy skies and a light to moderate SW'ly wind.  There were 6 ATs off runway 24 and I Falke flight, the ATs including 2 for First Flight pupils, with  the majority of landings on 20, with […] Read More...

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Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Tuesday 2nd.  A light  WNW'ly blew all day with generally cloudy skies, the day's 14 ATs off runway 24 producing 3 flights of over 30 minutes with 1 over an hour.  The light winds meant runways 20 and 02 were also used for landing, while the 2 private owners who launched had very dissimilar outcomes.  […] Read More...

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Wednesday 26th to Monday 1st July 2024

Wednesday 26th.  Log sheet data is awaited to fully report the day's flying. Thursday 27th.  A  SE travelling cold front brought generally cloudy skies and lower temperatures, but the moderate WSW'ly also brought hill, thermal and wave lift with the day's 29 launches off runway 24, 26 via the winch, 2 ATs and a self […] Read More...

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Monday 24th to Tuesday 25th June 2024

Monday 24th.  A light and variable SSE/SSW wind blew all day, with sunny periods and sufficient thermal activity to entice 12 private owners to fly, with a number flying cross countries.  The day's launch total off runway 20 was 30, resulting in 18 flights over 30 minutes and 15 over an hour, ranging from 1:03 […] Read More...

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Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd June 2024

Saturday 22nd.  A light to moderate W'ly blew all day as sunny periods and dotted Cu tempted  private owners to contribute 16 ATs to the day's total of 32, these including 5 for First Flight pupils.  With cloud base around 4,500' and peak average thermal strengths around 3.5 kts, although some pilots found up to […] Read More...

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Thursday 20th to Friday 21st June 2024.

Thursday 20th.  A light and variable wind eventually settled into the S, remaining light, a generally sunny day including areas of Cirruostratus/cirrofcumulus.  The day's 23 flights off runway 20 included 3 by the Falke, 5 for First Flight pupils, and 9 by  private owners, the latter contributing all the 7 flights that exceeded 30 minutes, […] Read More...

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