(From Simon Stannard) With contrasting weather forecasts for Wednesday, there was nothing for it but to go to the club and see for oneself which was correct. On arrival it was apparent that the locally gloomy one was more accurate: a wildly buoyant morning, with damp patches blowing through, beneath a cloudbase of 1800’ locally. […]
No, we ran out of lift! A great explanation of how gliders fly – and soar – can be found below.
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There are three sources of lift available to the glider pilot – ridge, thermal and wave – and at Camphilll, we are lucky enough to regularly fly in all three. Saturday 8th October was one such day. Bradwell Edge can often be relied upon in a 15 knot westerly, but on the 8th the ridge […]
Thank you all for your magnificent support this year! Because so many of you want to come and fly with us, it is with great regret that we are temporarily suspending sales of Introductory Flight bookings for this year. We hope to be able to get through the flights that we have already sold and […]
Fabulous weekend at the Club! 49 flights in a mix of thermal, ridge and wave lift, with very nearly 27 hours flown. Our resident pundit Mike A flew for nearly 5 hours; ab initio Norbert continues to make good progress; Andy M flew for the first time since September; and Basic Instructor candidates Andy L […]
February 2022 was mostly damp and gloomy, with The Weather Gods conspiring to limit flying from Camphill. By contrast, Sunday 27th February was clear and bright, if a little blustery, with a fresh wind east of south. With the soaring forecast indicating string winds at altitude, there was a possibility of wave lift. Alex Green and […]