After the worst January on record* February was a lot kinder. Only 20 launches more than the average for the month but for flying time it was 3 times the average, almost double the best previous time for the month.
The start of our flying year is October so we are almost half way through the “year”. Given the rubbish winter it’s quite surprising to see the year-to-date stats aren’t too bad. Number of launches modest but better (just) than 3 other years, Total flying time is a different story – a new record.
Just to put those numbers into perspective: the first five months of the year account for 27% of launches and only 15% of flying time.
* Comparisons made over 6 years as those are the stats I have readily to hand