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Tim Pentreath  All flights
National League 2018
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Avon
Glider
Advance Omega X-Alps
Date
13th March 2018
Start
12:16
Finish
15:16
Duration
3hrs
Takeoff
Merthyr
Landing
Nr Bushley
Coords
Takeoff
51.72403, -3.33593
Start
51.72400, -3.33583
TP1
51.72450, -3.34040
TP2
51.94735, -2.60307
TP3
51.93175, -2.51005
Finish
52.00850, -2.19577
Landing
52.00875, -2.19738
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.32k
Leg 2
56.55k
Leg 3
6.63k
Leg 4
23.23k
Total
86.73k
Score
86.7
Open Distance
Total
84.9k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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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.

Metric units are used for all chart data, except for Height which is shown in feet.

Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[14:50:52]
5121 ft
Lowest Save
[14:26:08]
2218 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:15:56]
1411 ft
Landing Height
[15:17:41]
174 ft
Total Ascent 19672 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3711 ft
Maximum 3717 ft
Low Point
[12:16:15]
1404 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
5121 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[12:25:22]
3.5 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:19:43]
-3.5 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:39:58]
63.9 km/h
Average Speed
around course
28.8 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
40.2 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 3hrs 1min
Track Points 6002
Recording Interval 2 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 121.9 km
Units
Flight instrument
Type Flyskyhy
Model 6.9
Firmware 6.9
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.

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.

What a cracking day for mid March! I won't do a blow by blow account here (instead you can get a feel for it from my vid - search YouTube for "Merthyr Magic timpent") however the interesting bit was towards the end of the flight, past Ross-on-Wye, where there was definitely convergence caused by the sea air coming up the Severn Estuary (see 4:25 and 4:44). I was trying to get under the convergence front running to the left of the screen at 4:54, but I didn't connect with it. The wind was pretty much due S at this point, whereas it had been between SW-WSW earlier.

I've heard people talking about connecting to the SBF (sea breeze front) and riding it north, and it certainly looks doable, but as it was I ended up just on a long cross-wind lifty glide all the way to the deck just short of Tewkesbury.

Interestingly, Tosh, who was not far behind me, headed on a more northerly route towards the Malvern hills, but he didn't manage to connect with anything either and landed near Malvern.

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