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Geoff Crossley  All flights
National League 2017
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Cumbria
Glider
Niviuk Peak 4
Date
2nd September 2017
Start
13:35
Finish
16:33
Duration
2hrs 57mins
Takeoff
Brantside
Landing
Spennymoor
Coords
Takeoff
54.27512, -2.34315
Start
54.27178, -2.34942
TP1
54.28685, -2.08587
TP2
54.26302, -2.11388
TP3
54.42290, -1.73980
Finish
54.69570, -1.59417
Landing
54.69548, -1.59457
Distances and Score
Leg 1
17.25k
Leg 2
3.22k
Leg 3
30.14k
Leg 4
31.80k
Total
82.41k
Score
82.4
Open Distance
Total
68.3k
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[16:08:07]
5719 ft
Lowest Save
[15:17:33]
1148 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:20:25]
1703 ft
Landing Height
[16:33:44]
374 ft
Total Ascent 22848 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4016 ft
Maximum 4570 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
1148 ft
High Point
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5719 ft
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Maximum Climb
[14:21:33]
4.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[15:07:09]
-3.8 m/s
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Maximum Speed
[15:59:41]
64.8 km/h
Average Speed
around course
27.9 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
38.7 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 3hrs 13mins
Track Points 11600
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 124.7 km
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Flight instrument
Type Flyskyhy
Model 6.4
Firmware 6.4
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I had a triangle planned, but this was yet another RASP 5 star, light wind day in the north that actually wasn't! It was pretty weak all the way, but I got lucky a couple of times. I left the hill lower than I wanted to, but nothing seemed to be happening after that first climb, and nobody below was climbing out, so went with it before I got too low again.

Headed for the east of Snaizeholme Fell where I'd got a climb the day before and got another one in the same place! Then, some convergence got me to my first turnpoint nice and high. Turned south for the second turnpoint but got hammered by the wind and sink without a single bleep on the vario and lost over 2000' in a couple of kms. I clearly wasn't going to make it over the head of the valley, which had been in shade for some time with no specific clouds to aim for, so decided to turn around before it was too late and hopefully gain height for either another go, or to a have dash downwind.

Got back to the west of Addlebrough Hill low, but got a good climb there whilst I watched a squadron of some of the other gliders I'd taken off with coming into Wensleydale from Brantside, all landing at various points east of Hawes. It was still shaded out to the south and the wind seemed to be picking up further, so I binned the triangle and elected to go downwind.

I cross winded for for a few kms to avoid going over the grouse moors too low and incur the wrath of the Dales Club (hence the arching track), then got a climb that got me high enough to get over the moor to Reeth before entering the D442 Bellerby prohibited area. It was looking like Reeth was the end but saw some smoke that was clearly going in a different direction to the wind, so headed for where it was being pulled to and was rewarded with a good climb out of the valley. Had a straight choice then of east or west of Catterick airspace, so chose east as it gave me the better track to keep south of Newcastle airspace towards Sunderland in what was by then a SSW wind.

Got a climb off Richmond, but not much seemed to be working well at all, even under really good looking clouds. However, I noticed that an east coast convergence line was forming, glided to that, and got hoovered up in cloud to 5700'! After ensuring I missed clipping Teeside airspace during the climb I set off on a glide until I popped out of the cloud. The wind had changed to SSE at height and the better route for distance would have been to head north with the convergence line, but that would have got me very close to the edge, and flight path, of Newcastle airspace, and probably in cloud a lot of the time, so I didn't think it was a good idea! I do remember thinking "I bet Mike Cav would take the convergence line"!

Once through the convergence line there was nothing for it but to whack on the bar and hope for the best, which turned out to be Spennymore, effectively without a blip of lift. Landed on the playing field there and a kind young fella with his dog got chatting to me and offered me a lift to Durham railway station. Got there just in time to grab a coffee and catch the train to Leeds, with a connecting train only 10 minutes later to Ribblehead (and didn't get charged) where Geoff Y collected me, followed by beers in the newly reopened Marton Arms en route back to Kirkby Lonsdale! A grand day out!

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