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Ranald Macaulay  All flights
National League 2017
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Sky Surfing
Glider
Ozone Mantra M6
Date
14th July 2017
Start
12:31
Finish
17:49
Duration
5hrs 18mins
Takeoff
Liddington
Landing
Eastbourne
Coords
Takeoff
51.51747, -1.70078
Start
51.51722, -1.70550
TP1
50.90427, -0.79680
TP2
50.88790, -0.21123
TP3
50.76433, 0.15353
Finish
50.78500, 0.31293
Landing
50.78587, 0.31042
Distances and Score
Leg 1
93.18k
Leg 2
41.24k
Leg 3
29.15k
Leg 4
11.48k
Total
175.05k
Score
175.1
Open Distance
Total
163.1k
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Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:40:15]
5112 ft
Lowest Save
[16:29:53]
755 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:21:53]
876 ft
Landing Height
[17:50:49]
0 ft
Total Ascent 39987 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4236 ft
Maximum 4242 ft
Low Point
[12:31:42]
869 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
5112 ft
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Climb   -   GPS data
Maximum Climb
[13:03:31]
8.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[15:01:27]
-10.5 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:41:50]
93.6 km/h
Average Speed
around course
33.0 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
44.7 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 5hrs 28mins
Track Points 12506
Recording Interval 2 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 244.9 km
Invalid Positions
[< 1%]
82
Units
Flight instrument
Type Flyskyhy
Model 6.3
Firmware 6.3
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.

Red values indicate suspect data, because the tracklog contains invalid points.

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.

My car was booked to be worked on for 5 hours in Havant and I had no way of getting flying. I checked my wing in the car just in case. How lucky I did! Al Jones could pick me up from Petersfield if I could get the train and be there by 10.

We arrived at a pretty windy Liddington. Tom Cole was up and the direction looked spot on.

For Liddington the climb out was quite positive. Everyone left ahead of me and I was left enjoying the sky by myself. The climbs were very easy to find in this first section. It seemed to be mainly cloud, but by keeping on downwind it was easy to stay high.

Between Popham and Four Marks this all changed and Ken Wilkinson and I were struggling relatively low down quite a while.

My declared goal was Petersfield and this came up very quickly so I continued towards Harting. The airspace drops just past three so I turned south towards Chichester so I could make full use of the now 5000+ base.

Along the South coast the streets continued way out to sea. The wind was still NW at about 24km. The only way on was to take a climb, then full bar across to the next street, take a climb and do on all the way to the Dyke.

I was catching two wings approaching the Dyke and they seemed to land around there. I was going to end my flight there too, but there was an Atos gliding on the hill, so I joined him for about 10 minutes. Just as I was thinking about landing, a very strong thermal came through and shot me off the back of the hill in quite dramatic fashion. Two hangie joined me for a while.

From there I flew on down the coast. The clouds were working a treat, the climbs were strong and any time I was remotely low the seagulls came to my rescue.

I thought I was landing at Newhaven. My first 150km of the year. I followed some seagulls over the town and to my great surprise this released into a strong climb, though no cloud above.

I started to get very excited about the two goals I have been working on. The first fell near Newhaven. 5 hours in the air.

The second meant me flying past Eastbourne station to make sure I bagged the 100 miles straight distance.

The clouds were still streeting and working well, but I ran out of land. Next time from Selsley!

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