Author Archives: Colin-Cowplain

Patch News – September 2022

The start of September was rather windy but mostly dry, the first signs of autumn were upon us. Farmer George put lots of sheep in the flying field but they didn’t really cause us any problems and they were gone … Continue reading

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Patch News – August 2022

The hot dry weather of July continued into August and with temperatures in the mid-thirties at the field we sometimes wilted a bit but at least we didn’t have to mow the patch or contend with the bullocks. Members took … Continue reading

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Patch News – July 2022

Wow, July was certainly a hot one with England seeing a record high temperature of 40.3C on 19th July. On 1st July the bullocks were still in the field and members were wearing jackets but by the 24th an aerial … Continue reading

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Patch News – June 2022

June saw some lovely weather at the start of the month and we did lots of flying but later on in the month it turned very windy. A fairly long dry spell meant the patch grass didn’t grow very much … Continue reading

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Patch News – May 2022

This edition of Patch news is likely to be rather shorter than usual as I was only around for about half of the month and I’m writing this on 19th May in an attempt to get it ready for publication … Continue reading

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Patch News – April 2022

The April weather wasn’t as good as in March but overall it was reasonable and we had very few of the proverbial April Showers, in fact it was one of the driest Aprils on record. But one sunny day several … Continue reading

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Patch News – March 2022

What a difference a month makes, in the February Patch News I wrote about storms and 80mph winds but in March we had a long dry spell with sunshine and light winds. The field stayed free from cattle and sheep … Continue reading

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Patch News – February 2022

Well what a month February turned out to be, it began with some pretty good weather but then deteriorated into a series of storms with extremely strong winds. The weather station on the mast opposite our field (Holfuy – Mercury) … Continue reading

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Patch News – January 2022

It’s the first Patch News of 2022 and I’m pleased to report there has been a lot of flying going on. The weather was very mild with record breaking January temperatures and also the lowest January rainfall for 25 years … Continue reading

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Patch News – December 2021

Happy New Year! In last year’s December Patch News I said “We’ve finally reached the end of an awful 2020, surely 2021 can only be better can’t it?” Hmm… I’m not sure I got that right but at least we … Continue reading

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