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Nick Smith  All flights
National League 2017
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Flight to Goal on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
BGD Cure
Date
17th June 2017
Start
14:27
Finish
17:08
Duration
2hrs 41mins
Takeoff
Rybury
Landing
Winchfield
Coords
Takeoff
51.37367, -1.88153
Start
51.37245, -1.88622
Finish
51.28675, -0.91067
Landing
51.28203, -0.90158
Distance and Score
Distance
68.66k
Deductions
0.80k  (cylinders)
Total
67.86k
Multiplier
x 1.25
Score
84.8
Open Distance
Total
69.3k
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Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[16:20:19]
4659 ft
Lowest Save
[16:43:39]
515 ft
Takeoff Height
[14:20:09]
751 ft
Landing Height
[17:14:06]
246 ft
Total Ascent 18632 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3907 ft
Maximum 4144 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
515 ft
High Point
[17:01:11]
4659 ft
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Maximum Climb
[16:00:05]
4.8 m/s
Minimum Climb
[17:11:24]
-10.3 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[14:59:25]
65.7 km/h
Average Speed
around course
25.2 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
38.1 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 2hrs 53mins
Track Points 2854
Recording Interval 4 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 110.5 km
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Flight instrument
Type Oudie 3
Model Not Set
Firmware 7.21.003
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Well the RASP forecast was pretty much exactly right. Early on at Rybury the birds were thermalling but the climbs were capped by the inversion. Later we could see the cu advancing from the East. I deliberately waited as long as I could before launching to give the clouds a chance to develop but they never made it all the way to us.

Jim Mallinson climbed out alone in the blue and worked it all the way till he was out of sight. I was fortunate enough to climb out with Cosmin and Antonio Burian and we stayed within sight of each other all the way to Rivar Hill.

The blue was hard work all the way to Rivar and I could see the clouds with sailplanes thermalling taunting me for ages. Once past Rivar things got a little easier, with climbs of 2-2.5 m/s at times. Passing Highclere things got epic for a short while and I was pushing full bar both under and between the clouds and cruised along the energy lines all the way to Basingstoke. But pride definitely comes before a fall and just as I thought I'd cruise onto final glide at cloudbase, one cloud then another failed to produce a climb. From hero to zero in less than 10 minutes!

Skirting round a cloud shadow I found myself lurking around the tops of some pylons which look very scary from down there! Luckily, some kites were circling and after a bit of drifting along at low level one of the climbs built to a solid 1 m/s then higher up became the smoothest and best lift of the day. That really was final glide so I eased down to 3500 ft to get under the airspace and spiralled down into Winchfield.

Time enough for a quick beer then a train back to Pewsey. Thanks to Pawel Bedynski who went out of his way on the way back from Westbury to drop me right back to my car. The perfect end to an excellent day.

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