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Derbyshire PG League 2015
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Derbyshire
Glider
Nova Mentor 4
Date
26th April 2015
Start
10:47
Finish
16:21
Duration
5hrs 34mins
Takeoff
Bradwell
Landing
Corby
Coords
Takeoff
53.32202, -1.72933
Start
53.33047, -1.73572
TP1
53.30880, -1.72008
TP2
53.32585, -1.73037
TP3
52.87300, -0.71158
Finish
52.49173, -0.69333
Landing
52.49322, -0.69477
Distances and Score
Leg 1
2.63k
Leg 2
2.02k
Leg 3
84.83k
Leg 4
42.45k
Total
131.93k
Score
131.9
Open Distance
Total
116.8k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:09:49]
6135 ft
Lowest Save
[10:31:49]
1362 ft
Takeoff Height
[10:11:59]
1266 ft
Landing Height
[16:25:04]
377 ft
Total Ascent 44206 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4869 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[12:28:14]
5.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[16:21:09]
-5.0 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:33:09]
72.0 km/h
Average Speed
around course
23.7 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
35.3 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 6hrs 13mins
Track Points 4478
Recording Interval 5 secs
Statistics Interval 5 secs
Track Length 219.3 km
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Flight instrument   -   reported as
6015
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Climb and Speed averaged over 5 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.

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I received my Mentor 4 a few days after my 16th birthday. I was so excited to fly it! After two days of studying airspace and the forecast I was on the hill with my flightplan and declared.

100km goal, ready to pull it up for the first time.

I'm definitely no test pilot but the glider came up really nicely, easy to control with lots of feedback. Jack Pimblett and I were some of the first to take off, we gained a few hundred feet and within minutes the sky had exploded with pilots. Everyone working together in the thermals created a super gaggle of about 25+ pilots. As the thermal petered out we all headed downwind together.

The first part of the flight was quite tough with really rough conditions and no clouds to guide us. There were some nice cumulus forming downwind of us, and there was just the challenge of getting there. Most of us made it. Having coulds above us made our lives a lot easier, running down the convergence line with our wing tips kissing the edge of the clouds; it really was a spectacular view with awesome people and an amazing wing. As we flew on, the gaggle started to break up and by the time I had been flying for 3 hrs I was on my own.

As I approached the 100 km mark I was becoming increasingly careful to stay high and not take too many risks, even if that meant compromising speed. Beep… my Kobo GPS indicated that I was within final glide of my goal, so I went for it, circling in a few 1m/s ups along the way just to stay safe. By this time I was comfortably within glide of goal, when I noticed somebody directly above where I intended to land, and they were climbing out.

As I had a lot of height and the sky still looked good, I decided to carry on. Having completed my task I could completely relax, drifting down wind with some nice slow climbs along a railway line, keeping my eye out for a station. I spotted a station in the next town and decided to land in the park along side it. As I had school the next day I didn't want to get home too late so I decided to land.

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