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Cayley League 2017
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Derbyshire
Glider
Niviuk Artik 3
Date
13th August 2017
Start
12:15
Finish
15:22
Duration
3hrs 7mins
Takeoff
Bradwell
Landing
Nr Cromwell
Coords
Takeoff
1
Start
175
TP1
1333
TP2
8186
TP3
11163
Finish
11400
Landing
11429
Distances and Score
Leg 1
1.38k
Leg 2
46.11k
Leg 3
22.03k
Leg 4
1.74k
Total
71.26k
Score
71.3
Open Distance
Total
65.0k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   Pressure data
Maximum Height
[15:03:13]
5909 ft
Lowest Save
[14:49:50]
676 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:12:26]
928 ft
Landing Height
[15:23:00]
-233 ft
Total Ascent 25725 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4980 ft
Maximum 5233 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
676 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
5909 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[14:56:19]
6.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[15:03:20]
-11.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[15:03:26]
83.1 km/h
Average Speed
around course
22.8 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
37.8 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 3hrs 10mins
Track Points 11429
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 120.1 km
Invalid Positions
[< 1%]
3
Units
Flight instrument
Type Skybean
Model Skydrop
Firmware build 3466
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.

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Story 1
Track point
Height:984 ftDuration:0:01 hrs
Speed:18.0 km/hDistance:0.2 km
Climb:-0.3 m/secPosition:53.320010, -1.731620
Waited nearly an hour to take-off, wasn't very lifty around Brad - big blue hole with clouds building elsewhere.

For some reason the Skydrop reports my height as 928 feet, about 300 foot below what it should be, and landing height is equally out.
Story 2
Track point
Height:1860 ftDuration:0:18 hrs
Speed:28.8 km/hDistance:0.1 km
Climb:1.5 m/secPosition:53.320150, -1.729190
First good climb out, with a couple of others. A gaggle of about 8 pilots has just gone before me.
Story 3
Track point
Height:4012 ftDuration:0:48 hrs
Speed:44.1 km/hDistance:8.7 km
Climb:1.8 m/secPosition:53.285000, -1.613510
Thoughts of tracking south a bit to get over Curbar and points in the Ben Morris cup pass through my mind, but I don't want to leave this climb!
Story 4
Track point
Height:4986 ftDuration:1:09 hrs
Speed:50.4 km/hDistance:18.1 km
Climb:0.0 m/secPosition:53.238580, -1.496790
Another nice climb up to near base. Such a psychological sport, as I remember checking my distance around here - 18km - so I know I'll definitely beat my last PB of a whopping 21km - I then start to relax a little.
Story 5
Track point
Height:3723 ftDuration:1:58 hrs
Speed:51.3 km/hDistance:39.3 km
Climb:-0.8 m/secPosition:53.149910, -1.214970
On bar to get over Mansfield and reach a gaggle out in front of me climbing.
Story 6
Track point
Height:3093 ftDuration:2:09 hrs
Speed:23.4 km/hDistance:43.3 km
Climb:0.3 m/secPosition:53.126610, -1.167770
Worst climb of the day, seemed to average 0. 5 - 1m/s for the duration.
Story 7
Track point
Height:3671 ftDuration:2:27 hrs
Speed:53.1 km/hDistance:48.2 km
Climb:1.8 m/secPosition:53.110130, -1.100020
I leave this climb and then have a slight dilemma - big blue hole right in front of me, cloud street to the south and north of me, but a glider climbing in the northerly street. I head that way, but on reflection should have headed south (would have been bit more with the wind and more chance of getting back in with a gaggle of others).
Story 8
Track point
Height:1519 ftDuration:2:32 hrs
Speed:57.6 km/hDistance:50.9 km
Climb:-2.5 m/secPosition:53.117560, -1.048250
On bar to get towards where I spot what I think is a solar panel array.. Surely there is something kicking off there?
Story 9
Track point
Height:961 ftDuration:2:34 hrs
Speed:32.4 km/hDistance:50.9 km
Climb:-1.5 m/secPosition:53.130300, -1.038090
Right over the solar panel array. Actual height is probably closer to 650 feet. All I get is sink, so I make plans to land at the town below.
Story 10
Track point
Height:803 ftDuration:2:36 hrs
Speed:23.4 km/hDistance:51.5 km
Climb:-0.5 m/secPosition:53.130810, -1.027310
Find a great low save - thanks Bilsthorpe Moor! D.
Story 11
Track point
Height:1922 ftDuration:2:41 hrs
Speed:35.1 km/hDistance:52.5 km
Climb:4.0 m/secPosition:53.128300, -1.012360
The climb starts to get really decent around here, and I'm catching up on height with a red glider just above me.
Story 12
Max Climb
Height:4396 ftDuration:2:43 hrs
Speed:40.5 km/hDistance:52.9 km
Climb:6.0 m/secPosition:53.127450, -1.007490
Then it really picks up.... 6 m/s - Nearly at base!
Story 13
Track point
Height:5541 ftDuration:2:49 hrs
Speed:42.3 km/hDistance:54.1 km
Climb:2.3 m/secPosition:53.129530, -0.985870
Somewhere around here I start entering cloud, pull on big ears but am still going up. Nearly shit yourself time!
Story 14
Min Climb
Height:5698 ftDuration:2:50 hrs
Speed:60.3 km/hDistance:54.2 km
Climb:-11.8 m/secPosition:53.131080, -0.982990
Bar and big ears didn't seem to help me escape, so I lock in a spiral to kill some height - 11. 8 m/s peak!
Story 15
Track point
Height:5390 ftDuration:2:51 hrs
Speed:50.4 km/hDistance:54.6 km
Climb:-3.3 m/secPosition:53.129450, -0.978140
Back on full bar and I seem to have escaped the cloud, but after that episode I feel a little disorientated, and also after nearly 3 hours in desparate need of a piss! Made decision to land, should have tracked south and likely would have made it to Newark for the train home.
Story 16
Track point
Height:-232 ftDuration:3:10 hrs
Speed:0.0 km/hDistance:64.6 km
Climb:0.0 m/secPosition:53.156730, -0.802170
After landing and emptying the contents of my bladder, I grin to myself as I pack up - personal best for distance, time in the air and height (in the UK at least) - a great flight and learnt so much along the way.

Could have gone further but need to invest in a pee tube first.
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Stories:16
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