Flying report: 5th Jan

The field is in very good condition for the time of year.  The westerly breeze was lighter than I’d expected, 8/8 cloud, no holes and just as low as expected.  I don’t think it ever cleared Waun Fach and early on wisps were grazing Y Das.   So I cancelled TLs as I considered it…

Flying report: 4th Oct

There was a SW wind blowing giving ridge lift down the Cmwdu valley with gentle wave kicking off from the back bowl. The Oxford exped were here and made good use of the available lift with 20+ tows (thanks Clarkie). Once you got above the cloud tops there were great views across the Severn estuary…

Flying report: 15th Sept

It didn’t look like a very inspiring day, with a forecast of cloud and light westerly winds due to turn southerly later in the day. Actually, it turned out to be rather nice, with the South bowl and Cwmdu valley working all day and gentle wave to 6000 ft amsl in the morning. New members Alex Lee and Nia…

Flying report: 5th July

Thursday’s weather didn’t appear any different from the weather we’ve been having for some time now except that there was a subtle difference in the air mass and the fact that the general flow was from the NW and not the east. RASP was forecasting a good day with possibly some spreadout but with the…

Flying report: 2nd June

A very good forecast had at least 10 of us interested in some more XC’s but the days started rather differently than we’d expected – high level cloud and quite a bit of lowish cu’s floating around looking like it would quickly over develop so enthusiasm waned somewhat as the morning went on. Geoff King…

Flying report: Tuesday 29th May

Forecast wind was 050/20 and we could see the primary and wave gap developing immediately in the lee of the Black Mountains. Significant cloud cover early on and so it was a late start…  Martin Watt and I took the first launch in CKV at 14:02. Straight into the wave after release at only 1,200′ AAL.…

Flying report: May 15th

If you look at the national ladder there are only 3 flights for today, so far, and all of them are from BMGC!! Me and Mike T did a 165km flight to Long Mynd, Sennybridge and back while Mike Ashton collected some local turn points. Why other clubs weren’t out and about mystifies me, the…

Flying report: 13th May

I was told, or was it ordered, by TC to do a report for today’s flying! Well perhaps if I just say it was possibly the best conditions that I’ve ever seen in Wales since I started gliding then perhaps that’ll give you an idea of how good it was. Cloudbase went up and up…