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Dunstable League 2017
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Date
14th May 2017
Start
13:25
Finish
14:00
Duration
34mins
Takeoff
Milk Hill
Landing
Nr Mildenhall
Coords
Takeoff
44
Start
121
TP1
162
TP2
555
TP3
2050
Finish
2216
Landing
2263
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.27k
Leg 2
0.42k
Leg 3
16.95k
Leg 4
1.31k
Total
18.95k
Score
19.0
Open Distance
Total
17.2k
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Maximum Height
[13:49:10]
3940 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:24:34]
860 ft
Landing Height
[14:01:33]
663 ft
Total Ascent 4495 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3081 ft
Maximum 3097 ft
Low Point
[13:26:01]
843 ft
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3940 ft
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Maximum Climb
[13:38:50]
4.5 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:55:58]
-3.5 m/s
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Maximum Speed
[13:44:10]
72.9 km/h
Average Speed
around course
32.6 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
42.2 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 36mins
Track Points 2220
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 26.0 km
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Type Oudie 4
Model Not Set
Firmware 7.01.001
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Story 1
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It was my second flight on a new glider a Triple Seven King EN-D so was keen to thermal it and see how difficult it might be in more turbulent air.

I arrived at Milk and it was blowing strong but all the forecasts were showing strong upper air but dropping into the afternoon.

Many of the top pilots decided to launch earlier in the day on the spur end of Milk Hill White Horse and all gaggles got away XCs. Myself and a few others stayed on the main launch area for Milk in the bowl. The I didn't use the spur is it isn't really a soarable location so does require a launch into a thermal, there were 20 pilots in that location and the air flow round the narrow spur makes launching and flying tricky. I couldn't align this to me flying a new EN-D wing on my second flight.
So the down side of the main launch is it was very windy gusting 18-25mph all morning and early afternoon.
The wind eventually dropped a bit by 2pm BST but we could see some big clouds developing over on Salisbury Plain but I thought I might grab a small window of opportunity.
I launched and the glider felt nice and solid albeit a little more talkative than the Triple Seven Queen. I made a few beats of the hill with others and then pushed slowly forward into wind out front of the hill. Having pushed out a bit and out of the grasp of the venturi the glider was very quick into wind and I headed under a small cloud and picked up the thermal and took that to 800ft above and kept going with it over the back. Heading towards Marlborough I couldn't take the climbs to base due to the time as when I looked back I could see the cloud from Salisbury Plain was now nearing Milk Hill as a full on Cumulonibus with anvil and fast moving.

It was pretty annoying not being able to take the climbs. I pushed on dolphining under two clouds and flew round Marlbourgh to pick up another cloud street to see how far I could do that however those big clouds also weren't working casting massive amounds of shaddow. So I eventually called it a day and picked a spot and landed 19km away.

I got lots of great offers from people for lifts so thanks to everyione.

So was great to give the Triple Seven King a go in more sporty conditons and I'll hopefully get a better day to have another go.
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