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Week beginning Monday 2nd October

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:55 am
by Dave Thomas
Well, subject to any decisions made by the BHPA, regarding flying in England from Thursday onwards it does look like being a lot more flyable.
Wednesday light west to north winds, dry and sunny so depending on how it turns out there should be somewhere to launch from of our available sites.

Re: Week beginning Monday 2nd October

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:21 am
by Dave Thomas
Small chance of the Mynd being suitable for HG's later this afternoon as the weather clears, but there is due to be still high winds aloft at 30knts at 2000ft, plus some large towering Cu to avoid.

Wednesday, still looking promising for some ridge soaring in clear air, most probably our NW sites, and at present it's on the border between being quite light, just right or windy enough for long mountain only (which is in Wales). Winds due to be a bit less in Wales but I think that's out for most of us due to the existing Welsh lockdown.

Re: Week beginning Monday 2nd October

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:53 am
by Dave Thomas
Today still looks good, more westerly for longer during the morning now so long mynd looks ok, the upper NW winds are due to come in and mix so Mynd may well become well off for a while, but some forecasts sugest it might go wnw again. Inversion or cloudbase height a decent 3000ft. Other options lawley, clunbury or wrekin but wrekin might become a bit top end to launch. Winds are lighter in wales with better air, but I'm not sure if you live there whether you can travel by car to exercise but 100 house looks ideal or hay bluff.

Re: Week beginning Monday 2nd October

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:57 am
by Dave Thomas
Thursday has very little wind in our area. At first glance peak district looks good, but the lapse charts show a complete 180 degree switch in wind direction from west to east just above 2000ft asl, so could create a lot of turbulence.
Friday easterly but Corndon is in wales so not useable this week.

Re: I wouldnt go flying Week beginning Monday 2nd October

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:05 pm
by Nick Le Gras
new guidance out

Re: I wouldnt go flying Week now

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:06 pm
by Nick Le Gras
'The DfT has (at 5.10pm) yesterday announced that from 5th November until 2nd December, private pilots (which of course includes glider pilots) should not undertake any sport or leisure flying in line with the requirement to stay at home without reasonable excuse.

My take on that is it would include paragliding additionally

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... l-aviation

Re: Week beginning Monday 2nd October

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:48 pm
by Justin Davies
From what I read, this doesn’t apply to our Welsh sites for those living within Wales.

Justin