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Dunstable League 2017
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Advance Sigma 10
Date
1st July 2017
Start
12:32
Finish
14:18
Duration
1hr 46mins
Takeoff
Malvern West
Landing
Badsey
Coords
Takeoff
25
Start
87
TP1
141
TP2
179
TP3
275
Finish
726
Landing
736
Distances and Score
Leg 1
1.53k
Leg 2
2.04k
Leg 3
1.41k
Leg 4
30.28k
Total
35.26k
Score
35.3
Open Distance
Total
30.3k
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:19:02]
3176 ft
Lowest Save
[13:29:23]
262 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:22:06]
1214 ft
Landing Height
[14:20:39]
108 ft
Total Ascent 6909 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 1962 ft
Maximum 2697 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
262 ft
High Point
[13:47:35]
2959 ft
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Maximum Climb
[13:37:04]
2.6 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:23:32]
-2.9 m/s
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Maximum Speed
[13:21:22]
59.0 km/h
Average Speed
around course
19.8 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
28.7 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 1hr 58mins
Track Points 712
Recording Interval 10 secs
Statistics Interval 10 secs
Track Length 56.8 km
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Flight instrument   -   reported as
6020 SN06475 SW3.07
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Story 1
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The sky out of the train window was unpromising to say the least. But the BBC forecast was spot on and the cloud began RJ break around 11. By 12 it looked quite promising with 3/8 and quite nice cus forming. The wind was spot on W around 10-14mph - a bit different from the NW forecast but better for the hill. It took a while to find a climb - the wind was due to pick up so hanging around was risky - but equally conditions were due to improve - so a trade off. After about 30mins a workable climb without too much drift came through and I braved going over the back (warnings about leeside thermals mean 500ft clearance above the ridge is recommended). Base seemed quite low at 3100ft - Lasham was indicating much higher. The wind was almost SSW which meant my target near Oxford was never going to happen. But I pushed south to keep to the train line.

The flight was notable for a particularly low save just across the M5. I'd thought a thermal was lifting off some ploughed fields just before it but couldn't find the core and so had flown on to land downwind of the motorway. I was just turning in to land when a swift went the other way. Somehow I went up with it - like being in a dust devil. Any lower and I think I would have flown into the adjacent grain store.

Long Marston exclusion zone finally did for me as I tried to push round. I probably should have gone north but I hoped I might yet keep to the original plan. I hit some really big rough cores including with a kite coming up over Evesham but they seemed to vanish very quickly. The sky still looked epic on the train at 5pm - somewhat frustrating. But even though it was a short flight it was worth it to have experienced a low save like that - definitely a first.
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