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Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:03 am
by Charles Hunt
Bogged strip :(

Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:11 am
by mmcp42
ChampChump wrote:It's the best of times and the worst of times. Shorter days, more fog, gales and just weather, balanced by all the good things mentioned already. The quality of the light is rather special.

As we reach winter, in whichever iteration it is each year, the really glorious days take on a much higher value. IMO.

No photo unless I go a-googling to resize a photo.

if you're a windows person
just open it in paint
click resize
select 50% (or 25% if you've got a really big one)
save
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Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:14 pm
by ChampChump
Thank you!

Token winter photo. The runway failed to hide, but had had an attempt earlier.

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Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:54 pm
by joe-fbs
Hear, hear. Sample of one, I did a short bimble last night just before sunset and it was magic, calm and clear as described in the OP. Instead of getting back to the strip before dark I just wanted to keep flying until after dark then land at Southend for the night. However, good sense and consideration for my other half prevailed. I do now know that the lights on the, newish to me, shareoplane work so now desperate for some night flying.

Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:26 pm
by tomshep
Dull late afternoons with overcast and still air. Perfect first solo conditions. No glare, no shadows and no wind. Autumn flying then cold crisp days of Winter. Gin clear vis and dry air for prop, engine and wings to bite on. Little turbulence, flying weather!

Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:34 pm
by MichaelP
Autumn and winter flying, September 2018 to January 2019...
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Canada, Tomahawk and Chipmunk.
England, Warrior.
Thailand, RV6A.
Australia, Sling.

Sorry, no snow on the field, I don’t do snow if I can help it!

Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:01 pm
by Shrek235
..............and when the weather refuses to be autumnal and you are tired of flying along like a mole trying to find its way underground, find a bit of blue and go be a hooligan for an hour doing uppy downy type maneuvers. :D

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Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:08 pm
by Dodo
Here's a picture of the autumn countryside near Sheffield Park National Trust...Image

Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:22 pm
by Paul_Sengupta
You realise you get those long shadows towards sunset all year round...? Just lots of you go home too early in the summer!

I can never be accused of that...

Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:33 pm
by JonBoy
Indeed there are some very beautiful days and sights to be sampled during the “off peak” months...!

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Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:23 pm
by MichaelP
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Pauls’ base leg.

I can never be accused of that...


Except perhaps never seeing the morning long shadows.

Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:25 pm
by MichaelP
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Slightly earlier.

Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:48 pm
by Paul_Sengupta
MichaelP wrote:Except perhaps never seeing the morning long shadows.


I would guess that they'd go the other way in the morning, but have no way of knowing for sure...

Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:34 pm
by Nomad63
No question shirley.

Re: My favourite time of year for flying....

PostPosted:Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:08 pm
by Wide-Body
Don’t understand this thread. All seasons have there pleasures and challenges.

Just fly.

That is all.