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Dunstable League 2018
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Date
4th August 2018
Start
12:34
Finish
13:55
Duration
1hr 20mins
Takeoff
Combe Gibbet
Landing
Totford
Coords
Takeoff
51.35852, -1.47993
Start
51.35852, -1.47993
TP1
51.36138, -1.48002
TP2
51.21952, -1.34020
TP3
51.19888, -1.34683
Finish
51.13740, -1.20572
Landing
51.13785, -1.20638
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.32k
Leg 2
18.55k
Leg 3
2.34k
Leg 4
12.01k
Total
33.22k
Score
33.2
Open Distance
Total
31.4k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Climb and Speed averaged over 4 second intervals.

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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[12:53:36]
4272 ft
Lowest Save
[13:40:53]
1670 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:34:19]
909 ft
Landing Height
[13:55:37]
328 ft
Total Ascent 10466 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3363 ft
Maximum 3366 ft
Low Point
[12:34:24]
906 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4272 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:02:27]
3.5 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:15:07]
-3.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:59:11]
63.0 km/h
Average Speed
around course
24.7 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
37.9 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 1hr 21mins
Track Points 4879
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 51.3 km
Units
Flight instrument
Type Oudie 4
Model Not Set
Firmware 7.01.001
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.

Made a flight plan to fly to Whitchurch or Micheldever in the morning as I needed to be back for a BBQ leaving at 6pm. So prepped and ready, I waited for the conditions to improve and base to rise which it did nicely by mid day. The direction of the wind was northerly so a bit a cross winding was going to be required.

Launched immediately into a nice thermal which I pushed out a bit to the front and took slowly over the back. Whilst turning I say Alan Birtles also climbing out just further behind the hill and eventually we joined up. We lost the initial climb at about 2,200ft and pushed along the ridge a bit to Malcolm on his HG. However I saw some birds low down start to turn and found a nice climb to continue. Over the back there were good clouds forming and we eventually pushed over to them for a 4m/s climb. The thermals were small, scrappy and very turbulent.

Pushing down to Andover we got some more climbs and progressively there were getting more turbulent and rough. We made it to Whitchurch and there was another scrappy climb we too some time to get back up from. Eventually I found a more sold core but pushing away from the cloud I encountered some more rough air and the wind collapsed on left tip which started to rotate, so corrected and got the cravat out and we carried on.

By this point it was so rough all my energy was being used up keeping the glider flying. We got to Popham and flew south of there but low and found some thermals to get over the M3 and for a bit longer, eventually choosing a big field to land in.

On the plus side we landed next to a brewery and enjoyed sampling their beer which resulted in a sale. Thanks to richard ford for retrieve in plenty time for bbq this evening result.

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