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Mike Byfield  All flights
National League 2018
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Triple Seven Queen 2
Date
24th July 2018
Start
12:34
Finish
15:05
Duration
2hrs 30mins
Takeoff
Milk Hill White Horse
Landing
Quainton
Coords
Takeoff
51.37240, -1.85927
Start
51.37197, -1.85182
TP1
51.37187, -1.86240
TP2
51.68808, -1.14613
TP3
51.73162, -1.16772
Finish
51.88203, -0.93177
Landing
51.88033, -0.93267
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.74k
Leg 2
60.90k
Leg 3
5.07k
Leg 4
23.34k
Total
90.05k
Score
90.1
Open Distance
Total
85.9k
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Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[14:40:32]
4780 ft
Lowest Save
[14:08:59]
1434 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:30:54]
853 ft
Landing Height
[15:06:14]
341 ft
Total Ascent 19439 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3927 ft
Maximum 3953 ft
Low Point
[12:31:16]
827 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4780 ft
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Maximum Climb
[12:51:30]
4.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:47:06]
-5.3 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:30:42]
77.4 km/h
Average Speed
around course
35.8 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
43.9 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 2hrs 35mins
Track Points 9321
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 113.7 km
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Flight instrument   -   reported as
Flymaster F1, V1.5, S/N 425
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Average Speed around course is measured from Start to Finish points.

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Too windy was the reason Graham gave for changing plans this morning. Too windy in the east, but less so toward Milk. A 15 min drive was now 1 hr 30. Damn!

On arrival at Milk the morning tea club was in chat mode, hosted by Andrew C. 10.45 and conditions were windy, cloudless and with a touch more south than forecast. The heard decision was the White Horse take off. Noon and we're huddled on the pimple, clouds popping, winds pretty much westerly as forecast, and at times howling. A few early hops by the brave confirmed that although the wind was off, the pimple was kinda working.

As expected, the climbs were gnarly, not helped by the breeze running along the hill rather than over it, but at around 12.20 the first groups were away. Andrew and I found some lift shortly after, but the brisk westerly drift was challenging. We pushed back along the ridge to take off, where I managed to squeak away in the now standard rough first climb. The second climb was also rough, as was the third and etc, etc. You get the picture. For most climbs I opted not to share thermals too closely with others for fear one of us (more likely me) might loose control. I also suffered greatly from leaving thermals early. A mixture of poor planning, thinking 4,500ft instead of 5,500ft in the wrong places, and cloud concerns.

The gnarly thermals aside, it was great to cruise over Marlborough, look down on what's left of Didcot power station, get beyond Oxford, fly with sailplanes, etc etc. Lots of firsts and all fab!

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