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Posted on: June 4th, 2016 by admin

A gray day but pleasantly warm making T-shirts the dress code for the day. The Prefect made what has become rare appearance from the confines of the hangar.  66 years old and great to fly.


Posted on: May 28th, 2016 by admin

A busy day on the airfield today with staff from 637 VGS coming to visit.  Both the Sedbergh and the MKIII were flying and the Swallow soaring.

Today or Yesterday's Launch Point

Posted on: May 14th, 2016 by admin

Even the Venture was soaring today! Fantastic visibility and great thermals today – however you will still always have to land at some point.

Sedbergh Landing

Posted on: April 30th, 2016 by admin

Today saw some fantastic soaring flights with the Swallow climbing to over 5000ft. The Sedbergh had a rather interesting flight climbing up the front of a large cell at more than 4 knots with the spoilers fully open.


Posted on: April 10th, 2016 by admin

9th April started Sunny before rain and cloud stole most of the day. There was a clearance late afternoon which produced beautiful blue skies and even some soaring.

Sedbergh shaped rain shelter

The wing of the Sedbergh makes a good rain shelter – check the water running off the trailing edge.

Posted on: April 4th, 2016 by admin

Saturday was going to be a quiet day with 3 people flying the Swallow. As it turned out a few more became available and a great afternoon was had in the sun.
Initially very windy the Swallow had some good thermal flights, as the wind abated the Sedbergh joined in the soaring.
Sarah Hall got current again after a stint of maternity leave and has been flying the Swallow with plenty of willing babysitters on the ground!!
Over 5 hours flown!


Posted on: March 25th, 2016 by admin

A wonderful soarable day with gin clear visibility. Multiple soaring flights to 4K in the Barge and Swallow.


Posted on: March 19th, 2016 by admin

An absolutely bitter day. Gray, cold and windy but high launches.


Posted on: March 12th, 2016 by admin

Today brought what has been a good week for the Historic Flight to a close with both the 2 seaters in action today – sharing the airfield with motor sport. 621 VGS will be one of 11 VGS (of the 25) that will remain when VGS Gliding re-commences. It does however mean a move. Whilst the future is by no means certain – the new home of 621 VGS has been announced as RNAS Merryfield in Somerset.


Hopefully Air Cadet Gliding both modern and historic will continue for the next generations.

Posted on: February 27th, 2016 by admin

Today was the first weekend day for some time that was not written off by the weather although a biting North Easterly wind made things a bit challenging to say the least. The Sedbergh, Swallow, Prefect and Venture were all flying. Dave Woolcock took the Sedbergh wave soaring to 3600′ and then spent the rest of the day thawing out! We also had a guest fly in the Venture who soloed one at Syerston as a cadet 30 years previously.