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Wood is (still!) good

(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. […]

Farewell to February!

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 […]

Now that’s what I call a wave bar!

What a stunner. Conditions were challenging on Saturday, with strong wave influence on the hill. Most often, wave is somewhat elusive, but sometimes it smacks you in the face. David Heimerdinger’s photo shows the lee side of a bar upwind and to the west of the club, and clearly illustrates the gap downwind of it […]

A crisp start to 2022

Tuesday 4 January The first flying day of 2022, and what a great day it was.  A brisk west/north westerly airflow produced consistent wave lift throughout the day.  All 15 club members who attended that day were able to take advantage of the excellent soaring conditions to see the Peak District from a vantage point […]

Guy Martin drops in

Guy Martin flew with us… While filming for the documentary honouring WWII bomber pilots back in September, Guy Martin and his film crew found Camphill to be a very useful support location. Not only was their Tiger Moth refuelled here, but they were also restocked with flour bombs. You’ll have to watch the program to […]

Prize-giving 2021

Prize-giving at the AGM 2021 Life showed another sign of adapting to a new normality yesterday when the club held its AGM in the clubhouse, with the twist of an extended audience: approximately half the attendees joined from home, via Zoom, resulting in a much larger turnout than usual. Fitting then that the club also […]

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