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Dunstable League 2017
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Flight to Goal on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Date
21st May 2017
Start
14:25
Finish
15:21
Duration
56mins
Takeoff
Milk Hill White Horse
Landing
Stratton
Coords
Takeoff
51.37220, -1.85498
Start
51.37222, -1.85472
Finish
51.71507, -1.97577
Landing
51.72722, -1.99273
Distance and Score
Distance
39.06k
Deductions
0.80k  (cylinders)
Total
38.26k
Multiplier
x 1.25
Score
47.8
Open Distance
Total
41.2k
Filename
Use full pilot name
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Validated
Yes
Flight map
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Speed: km/h
Distance: km
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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.

Metric units are used for all chart data, except for Height which is shown in feet.

Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[15:12:07]
4459 ft
Lowest Save
[14:48:59]
2060 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:19:44]
794 ft
Landing Height
[15:26:51]
404 ft
Total Ascent 12113 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3665 ft
Maximum 3727 ft
Low Point
[14:12:24]
732 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4459 ft
Units
Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[14:08:00]
4.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[14:46:52]
-3.5 m/s
Units
Speed
Maximum Speed
[15:17:40]
79.2 km/h
Average Speed
around course
41.0 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
37.5 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 2hrs 7mins
Track Points 7628
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 79.4 km
Units
Flight instrument
Type Oudie 4
Model Not Set
Firmware 7.01.001
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.

You can change the default units displayed - see the Options page.

An expected windy day forecast and when I arrived it was varying 10-23mph at 11am. A few gliders struggling near the hill and a few being drilled over the back.

I sat it out until later on. I set a goal of Cirencester as it was looking southerly to start with.

It dropped a few mph and then early afternoon so decided to launch. The conditions were quite spicy for about 30 minutes and then went more towards the SSE and got more unpredictable and rough. The glider took a couple of quick wing tip collapses so almost called it a day. I found it pretty rough in general and not fun!

I saw some of the crop out front moving round so pushed out and took that thermal up and over the hill. It smoothed out quickly over the back and much more like I remember flying was like.

I joined a few others in a gaggle and we pushed on a bit and then I lost sight of them but stayed with Mike Manners and on other. We worked it and headed over Avebury and pushed on. Gliding on over the escarpment down into the M4 valley and Bassett I was getting a bit lower. I could see a decent looking cloud and headed for it, slow to start but then picked up nicely so headed over west of Swindon to 4000feet. I saw the initial gaggle join up from earlier and we met over the M4 and on to Minety. I pushed on over to another cloud and at 4500ft had to go round some clouds but good lift.

Exiting that thermal over the lakes I pushed north to my goal but the clouds we all looking much better over towards Kemble but that was out due to airpsace. So pushed on in the hope for a cloud to develop en route. I bagged the goal turnpoint with 2500ft AMSL so tried to push west towards where the clouds where but a long transition seemed unlikely so pushed back to Cirencester and landed.

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