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Robert Matthews  All flights  - Open Distance
SHPF League 2017
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
LLSC
Glider
Ozone Delta 2
Date
22nd April 2017
Start
13:20
Finish
16:18
Duration
2hrs 58mins
Takeoff
Coulter Fell
Landing
Nr Low Row
Coords
Takeoff
55.51875, -3.49777
Start
55.51923, -3.50100
TP1
55.31705, -3.03648
TP2
55.22683, -2.97712
TP3
55.14108, -3.00817
Finish
54.96807, -2.66103
Landing
54.96838, -2.66182
Distance and Score
Total
81.40k
Score
81.4
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Yes
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Maximum Height
[14:49:41]
5932 ft
Lowest Save
[16:05:15]
1637 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:18:20]
2031 ft
Landing Height
[16:20:01]
302 ft
Total Ascent 21772 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3901 ft
Maximum 4147 ft
Low Point
[14:13:39]
1785 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
5932 ft
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Maximum Climb
[14:16:44]
5.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:58:55]
-5.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:54:00]
79.2 km/h
Average Speed
around course
27.4 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
38.7 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 3hrs 1min
Track Points 6872
Recording Interval 2 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 117.1 km
Invalid Positions
[< 1%]
7
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Flight instrument
Type Flyskyhy
Model 5.7
Firmware 5.7
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Story 1
Full Story
A Trip to the Shire.
The threat of top end wind speeds had split our warriors into two teams. Moorfoots for the wary. Tinto for the optimistic.
I ended up at Tinto with Stephen P and Alistair T. Once again, a good contingent had travelled up from the Shire.
No mincing today. We were up and off shortly after 11am. Even at that, we weren't first off. I think three of the lads from down south were at base before us.
Stephen and I managed to stick together for all of an hour, when just south of Coulter Fell, we got low enough that I felt the need to take to foot. It was an altitude issue, the lack of. Stephen did manage to scrape onwards and get a low save on the other side of the ridge.
Alone again, after a short walk, I relaunched and climbed out. I noted at this point, at least Tim Bridle hasn't drifted overhead yet, so this must be my best flight to date.
The going was easy, all the way to the Grey Mares Tail, where I got a magnificent view of same. Now almost back to hill height on the south side of the valley, with no sign of a convincing climb, I pushed on to the Ettrick valley. Thoughts went to Tommy, son of the Ettrick. Not heard from him this year?
I blunder into a cracking climb on the transition. A gift from Tommy, I consider.
The thermals are now solid and connected to the clouds, without inversion. Life is good and progress is fast. I can see Langholm in the distance and I'm reminded that, unusually, the adjacent danger area is active. I have an urgent need to head cross wind to the south west and at the same time avoid the approaching seabreeze front. The race is on to round Langholm as quickly as possible. Great climbs and bouyant glides make this straight forward.
As I head downwind again, drifting in fairly bouyant air, I decide to slow down and eke out my flight.
Now in shade, with no sign of sun ahead, I slowly lose altitude and land just over the border in Low Row.
I later learn that both Stephen and Alistair managed to blast past Langholm, avoiding airspace, but came to grief shortly after. Seabreeze? Great flights though, a PB for Al.
Many good flights were had from both, Moorfoots and Tinto. The season appears to have started in Scotland, at long last.
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