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July 2019

This is where you fly if you sign up for the Coaching at the Lakes Charity Classic! On Saturday 22 June, the coaching group went to Jenkin Hill on the southern flanks of Skiddaw above Keswick and had an excellent days flying. The view is from Jenkin Hill looking SW towards the NW Fells. Causey Pike is directly under the wing. Photo by Ed Cleasby.

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June 2019

On top of the Lake District! Malcolm Grout took this photo on 12 May showing Rob Grout flying his Gin Explorer and fancy new pod harness with the stunning Scafell group behind. Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain which is directly under the right hand wing tip of the glider. Deceptively in the photo, Scafell on the right is 47ft lower. Tremendous scenery to fly in!

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May 2019

This is Lowca on the west coast of Cumbria just north of Whitehaven. It is the site of an old coal mine. The 2nd April looked like the only possible flying day in the week with a potential for the coast to work. Lowca worked well with a stand down between the odd short, but sharp shower. Much of the day it was possible to fly North to Harrington and back. The picture shows Jocky flying a wheelie tandem on the Ozone Magnum. Photo by Malcolm Grout

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April 2019

Spring is here! This is Clough Head at the north end of the Helvellyn range on 25 March. The pilot is Al Westle on his Skywalk. Macolm Grout took the photo from his tandem wing and reports "A nice day with decent conditions, although mainly blue. Some of the best tandem flying I have had for a while with a run down to Grassmere to end the day and thermals still working at 17:30hrs."

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March 2019

Malcolm and Rob Grout had some nice flying at Carrock Fell on Friday 1st February as no-one else was there!! When they arrived the wind was well off to the North at the bottom of Carrock and quite strong. It was rather more on the hill at cloud height. They decided to head to Sandbeds (just north of Carrock) for the northerly but there was no wind there. They then walked up High Pike where there was a light NNE straight up the spine. After making a tricky launch from the summit in snow they peeled off towards Carrock. Lift was found and they soared along the ridge where wave was encountered. A hazy wave cloud was forming at times above Carrock. It wasn't possible to get terribly high but conditions provided glass smooth, easy soaring. That was a good job as it was cold enough to require hands off (to keep warm) flying much of the time. A top landing and walk to Carrock summit was included for good measure. A great day out! Pilot is Rob Grout and photo by Malcolm Grout.

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January 2019

Malcolm Grout reports that the last few days of 2018 provided some decent soaring at Bewaldeth, NW of Skiddaw. Although conditions were rather light low down, soaring was good higher up. We flew till it was just about still light enough to land 29 minutes after sunset! Pilot Gordie Oliver flying Gin Tribe. Photo Malcolm Grout.

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December 2018

Malcom Grout reports that any flying we get this time of year is a bonus. Friday 23 November made for very pleasant local soaring conditions at Souther Fell which is on the SE flank of Blencathra in the North Lakes. Cloud base was about 2000ft, lifting and clearing later to a beautiful autumn afternoon. Here's Chris Little and his passenger aboard his Sup Air Soarer tandem paraglider. The view is looking South west. Souther Fell is in the foreground and Clough Head is in the distance on the far left.

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November 2018

On 6 October, Dave Ashcroft ran one his XC expeditions in the West Lakes. Dave says "7 turned up for the challenge to fly down Ennerdale to Great Gable and return along The Screes to cars planted at Santon Bridge earlier that morning. Conditions were good with a moderate wind, sunshine and plenty of thermals. Malcolm Grout lead the team and Dave stayed at the rear keeping count. Dave Armstrong and Liam Oliver landed within a mile, and the rest, incl. Tim Oliver, Harvey Foster and Dave Eva, made the goal." Kirk Fell is in the centre right, Great Gable is in the centre and the Scafell ridge is to the right. A superb place to fly!

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October 2018

September has seen a return to the normal British weather - it makes us realise how good a summer we had! At the end of August Chris Field is flying on Barton Fell above Ullswater in the NE Lakes

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September 2018

The last day in August provided some excellent if rather windy flying. Macolm Grout took this photo of Rob Grout on his Gin Explorer over Jenkin Fell, on the southern slopes of Skiddaw, looking over to Blencthra. Malc reports that take off was on Blease Fell and progress into wind was very slow. It was possible to fly to Souther Fell (on the eastern flank of Blencathra) and back and then on to Jenkin Fell.

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