Sunday 28th to Tuesday 30th January 2024

Sunday 28th.  A light to moderate S'ly blew all day, the skies gradually clouding over as a depression approached from the west.  The day's 3 ATs off runway 20 were all extended circuit flights, ranging in duration from 12 to 18 minutes, the latter, the last of the day, being flown by Clive Swain in […] Read More...

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Saturday 27th January 2024.

Saturday 27th.  The wind had become a moderate SSW'ly so operations were off runway 20, 10 ATs being flown behind the Eurofox.   Aloft the wind was from the SW and generated some wave activity and limited hill soaring that led to 8 of the day's flights exceeding 30 minutes with 3 exceeding an hour.  Neil […] Read More...

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Thursday 25th to Friday 26th January 2024

Thursday 25th   A light to moderate SSE'ly that eventually veered into the S brought low cloud and periods of rain from 1000 hrs to there was no flying. Friday 26th.  An overnight cold front left the site in a moderate and at times moderate to fresh W'ly, so it was a winching day off runway […] Read More...

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Wednesday 24th January 2024

Wednesday 24th.  Storm Jocelyn moved off to the east overnight, leaving the site in a cloudy, fresh and gusty W'ly flow, the wind only slowly moderating over the day, the return of conditions suitable for flying coming too late to allow any to take place. Read More...

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Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd January 2024

Sunday 21st.  Atlantic storm Isha approached from the west during daylight hours and crossed just to the north of Scotland overnight Sunday/Monday, bringing increasingly strong and gusty SSW'ly winds to site accompanied by low cloud and rain, so there was no flying. Monday 22nd.  The aftermath of storm Isha was a fresh and gusty WSW'ly […] Read More...

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Friday 19th to Saturday 20th January 2024

Friday 19th.  A bright start to the day didn't last long, with skies clouding over as a moderate WSW'ly blew.  Cloud base was, however, not a problem and a good soaring day resulted, 4 initial ATs off runway 24, two for the days First Flight pupils, being followed by 21 winch launches, resulting in 14 […] Read More...

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Wednesday 17th to Thursday 18th January 2024

Wednesday 17th.   A light NNW'ly blew under sunny skies, the maximum temperature just rising above 0C.    All the day's 10 ATs off runway 02 were in K21 JVZ, with Polly Whitehead and Derek Smith flying solo, Derek on 3 occasions, with rest of the launches flown dual. Polly, courtesy of some reduced sink over […] Read More...

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Monday 15th to Tuesday 16th January 2024

Monday 15th.  A moderate and gusty NW'ly under the clear skies of an Arctic airmass, brought an ice day to site (max temperature below 0 degrees C).  Although the wind slowly moderated over the course of the day, the wind conditions never became amenable to flying. Tuesday 16th.  The wind had become a light to […] Read More...

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Sunday 14th January 2024

Sunday 14th.  Sunny skies again prevailed, as a light and increasingly cold NNW'ly continued to blow.   8 ATs were flown off runway 02 in either of the club's two K21s, but in the absence of any lift, flight time was a function of release height, with Stuart Wallace's 21 minutes with Fred Brown as P1 […] Read More...

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Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th January 2024

Thursday 11th.  The light NNW'ly wind continued to bring in a low overcast, so there was no flying. Friday 12th.  With little change in the synoptic situation, if was again a non-flying day due to the low cloud brought in on the continuing light NNW'ly wind. Saturday 13th. Sunday 13th.  The low overcast of the […] Read More...

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