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Guy Anderson  All flights
National League 2014
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Condors
Glider
Niviuk Icepeak 7 Pro
Date
15th April 2014
Start
11:11
Finish
17:47
Duration
6hrs 36mins
Takeoff
Sharpenhoe
Landing
Nr Libanus
Coords
Takeoff
51.95802, -0.44578
Start
51.95822, -0.44570
TP1
51.90130, -1.14837
TP2
51.92063, -1.15983
TP3
51.83163, -2.05017
Finish
51.92065, -3.46963
Landing
51.92173, -3.46443
Distances and Score
Leg 1
48.75k
Leg 2
2.29k
Leg 3
62.11k
Leg 4
98.25k
Total
211.40k
Score
211.4
Open Distance
Total
208.0k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[16:54:36]
5394 ft
Lowest Save
[11:36:01]
1348 ft
Takeoff Height
[11:11:17]
449 ft
Landing Height
[17:49:36]
699 ft
Total Ascent 48304 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4944 ft
Maximum 4948 ft
Low Point
[11:11:19]
446 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
5394 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[15:40:29]
4.8 m/s
Minimum Climb
[14:54:53]
-4.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[14:50:37]
75.6 km/h
Average Speed
around course
32.0 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
43.3 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 6hrs 38mins
Track Points 23900
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 287.6 km
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Flight instrument   -   reported as
Flymaster F1, V1.3, S/N 2052
Notes

Climb and Speed averaged over 4 second intervals.

These values may be lower than those shown by a flight instrument, which has access to continuous raw data.

Average Speed around course is measured from Start to Finish points.

Track Length is the cumulative distance between track points from Takeoff to Landing.

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You can be forgiven for not knowing about Sharpenhoe as even if you drove past it you probably wouldn't even think it could possibly be a flying site. A shallow slopey field next to a small tree-lined bowl doesn't give much clue of what followed.

Hugh and I had been looking at the track of the anticyclone moving across the UK and it just happened to be perfect for Sharpenhoe yesterday with forecast NE flow early in the flight moving to just south of east into Wales. We declared a goal of 150km in Leominster and leapt off, together with Jimmy Piper. The first climb out was slow and scrabbly and barely got above 3k ft. This set the scene as we struggled for nearly three hours to cover 60km. Plenty of thermals but all super scrappy, Jimmy was very unlucky to drop out just before the conditions started to improve.

The drift took us too far south for our goal and as we arrived at Cheltenham we had to decide whether to head into Wales or turn down to Devon. The line into Wales was working beautifully by now and we raced along stunning lift lines just pausing to stop in by now pretty stonking thermals. With no sign of a sea breeze, we blatted on hitting the Black Mountains just south of Pandy. From 5k ft in the evening sun they looked breath-taking. The day by now was clearly fading and after a bit of ridge soaring on the Brecons we dropped down to the road.

My longest flight anywhere on the planet is good enough but doing it in England, from the tiniest hill imagineable, wingtip to wingtip with my old mate Hugh that really takes some beating… Some days are special but this one was off the scale.

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