Wednesday 17th November

The fair-weather forecast brought out a good selection of stalwarts, newcomers, triallers, trainees, visitors and even ab-initio students. A very pleasant day in some welcome November sunshine was had – many thanks to those on duty.

However, the weather did spring a little surprise (though with no effect on flight durations). Our local Met guru Mike Thorne was able to explain these striking cloud formations – known as β€œfallstreak holes”. I won’t attempt to repeat his explanation but you can look it up on Wikipedia. Certainly not something one comes across in the Bronze syllabus!