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Ken Wilkinson  All flights
National League 2018
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Flight to Goal on a Paraglider
Club
Avon
Glider
Advance Iota 2
Date
11th June 2018
Start
14:12
Finish
17:15
Duration
3hrs 2mins
Takeoff
Ubley
Landing
Nr Drewsteignton
Coords
Takeoff
51.31192, -2.66728
Start
51.31488, -2.67117
Finish
50.71955, -3.79323
Landing
50.72228, -3.84410
Distance and Score
Distance
102.89k
Deductions
0.80k  (cylinders)
Total
102.09k
Multiplier
x 1.25
Score
127.6
Open Distance
Total
105.8k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[15:42:05]
4731 ft
Lowest Save
[13:24:38]
748 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:00:14]
1250 ft
Landing Height
[17:26:42]
869 ft
Total Ascent 30049 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3481 ft
Maximum 3986 ft
Low Point
[13:10:49]
745 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4731 ft
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Climb   -   GPS data
Maximum Climb
[15:10:26]
4.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[16:02:42]
-4.8 m/s
Units
Speed
Maximum Speed
[15:49:53]
72.9 km/h
Average Speed
around course
33.6 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
37.6 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 4hrs 26mins
Track Points 8618
Recording Interval 2 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 167.1 km
Invalid Positions
[< 1%]
1
Units
Flight instrument
Type Flyskyhy
Model 6.11
Firmware 6.11
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.

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RASP was not looking brilliant, with a thin streak of good air (3 stars) from Bristol to Exeter. The trouble is that in a NE, its difficult to find a site that you can do 100k from.

Lovely day and about 20 pilots turned out. Its was quite windy, a bit off to the east but thermals were coming through, just not very strong ones. I started sitting up high, but tried to push forward by myself and got low. Then I didnt seem to be able to get any height at all and was left thrashing with the trees while others floated around well above my head. This continued for ages, and having left a crappy thermal I was surprised to see that almost everyone had climbed out and left the hill! That left Rob Kingston and myself and one other…

I had pretty well decided to knock it on the head when I found a decent climb and took it up to 2800. I had been flying for 2 hours! Rob could pick me up from a short hop I thought, then he was up there chasing me… Oh well. I maintained well over the Mendips and then dived towards Wedmore, where I was lucky to get a scrappy climb. Rob was always a few hundred feet below me and sadly he landed there. There was a clear line of clouds to follow and I started to cruise along buoyant air between 3000 and 4000ft in a good breeze. From then on there were big convergence clouds with a base around 5000ft taking me over Bridgewater and Taunton, where I caught up Ben Friedland, Tom J and Ollie Clothier. I headed for fully formed clouds and they worked, as did the little bits of fluff. The sky got bluer after Wellington, and I didnt realise that some of the people that I had been flying with landed (Tim P and Graham R among them). I got low once (1700) but got lucky. From then on it became easy, as the blue filled in with the occasional puff and cloud, all of which worked. I got high over Crediton and realised the flight was in the bag. The wind was a strong NW when I landed so I couldnt have gone much further. 103k declared.

The return was sweet. I walked towards the A 30 to hitch the Exeter and the first vehicle was a bus which took me to Exeter station. I got on the train to Bristol as the doors were closing, but approaching Bristol, the train was delayed a few minutes, meaning I would miss my last connection. Luckily that train to Sea Mills was also delayed so I was at Robs house (with my car) at 8pm! It was my lucky day.

A great fun day out for an old git!

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