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Brian Stewart  All flights
National League 2019
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Pennine
Glider
Advance Sigma 10
Date
14th May 2019
Start
13:33
Finish
15:57
Duration
2hrs 23mins
Takeoff
Parlick
Landing
Milnthorpe
Coords
Takeoff
53.89983, -2.61178
Start
53.89932, -2.61078
TP1
54.00783, -2.77707
TP2
54.08968, -2.79375
TP3
54.13750, -2.74980
Finish
54.27168, -2.77303
Landing
54.26815, -2.77087
Distances and Score
Leg 1
16.28k
Leg 2
9.18k
Leg 3
6.05k
Leg 4
15.01k
Total
46.52k
Score
46.5
Open Distance
Total
42.8k
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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
[13:54:18]
4213 ft
Lowest Save
[14:58:18]
1243 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:33:34]
1319 ft
Landing Height
[16:00:10]
141 ft
Total Ascent 13875 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2894 ft
Maximum 2904 ft
Low Point
[13:33:45]
1309 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4213 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:34:02]
6.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[15:13:24]
-3.3 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[15:43:34]
57.6 km/h
Average Speed
around course
19.4 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
33.8 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 2hrs 26mins
Track Points 8776
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 82.7 km
Units
Flight instrument
Type Xc_tracer_ii
Model Not Set
Firmware XC_Tracer_II_R09
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.

An unexpected bonus today. RASP only indicated a narrow 2-star finger extending from Parlick towards Morecambe Bay starting around 1:30, and I didn't have time to make the journey to the better conditions in the Dales. OK, Lancaster would be a good short target and I loaded up with Bus Pass and timetables. A bit of a frustrating morning, with rough spring-like thermals and massive sink in between; a couple of false starts had me back on the ground for lunch and a re-group. Spot on cue a seagull started circling at 1:30 so I joined it for a wild 6 m/s average climb, which apparently looked pretty dynamic from the ground.

Not a cloud in the sky and no more birds, I dithered over the west bowl but continued climbing well beyond the predicted thermal height of just over 3000'. OK, might as well go with it, and I drifted in zeroes over what used to be 007, and is now just 7. This kept me consistently high all the way across the moors to the M6, where the drift turned more northerly, so I reckoned I might just scrape in to Lancaster, as surely the sea air would kill any thermals.

Not a bit of it, towns and villages were all pumping out decent lift as I skirted the coast, passing over Lancaster, Carnforth and Warton. I began to entertain thoughts of getting to Kendal as I passed Farleton Knott and Junction 36 on the M6.

Alas it wasn't to be and I was soon down just beyond Milnthorp. The A6 was full of drivers in a hurry to get home, and it wasn't looking good, but a couple of lifts got me to Carnforth where I bought a train ticket only to find there was a huge delay and I had no chance of making the connection to Preston in time. But this is what mates are for - Jim A, Phil W and Murph all rang me to offer lifts, and Murph it was who drove out to pick me up. I gave my train ticket to a lady arriving at the station, so spread a bit of karma around.

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