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With weak ridge and weak thermals, Tuesday presented some challenging but rewarding conditions. This involved skirting around cliff faces barely above ridge height on a few two-seater flights. Timo showed everyone how to inch every last bit of altitude out of the ridge: I only saw the bottom of CU during my flight!
 
[[File:SuttonBank2020_3.jpg|thumb|right|A beautiful sunset from the sky]]
The weather forecast for Wednesday showed rain all day so a couple CUGC members may have consumed slightly too much port on Tuesday... In spite of the forecast, the hangar was unpacked by 10:30am and the rain passed during lunch. This left a quiet, still afternoon in its wake which was ideal for finessing take-offs, circuits and landings.
 
[[File:SuttonBank2020_3.jpg|thumb|right|A beautiful sunset from the sky]]
Thursday, the last flying day, became the first sign of summer. We saw over 4000ft cloudbases and logged some remarkable thermic flights over the rugged Yorkshire terrain.
We will certainly be back at Sutton Bank once this pandemic subsides and flying resumes. Stay healthy everyone!
 
[[File:SuttonBank2020_4.jpg|thumb|center|Left to right: Andrew, Charlie, Jamie, Ezster, Chris, Timo, Yizhen]]
Charlie, March 2020.
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