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Tony Shepherd  All flights
National League 2019
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Out and Return on a Paraglider
Club
SMPC
Glider
Ozone Zeno
Date
15th May 2019
Start
13:17
Finish
18:23
Duration
5hrs 5mins
Takeoff
Creag Meagaidh
Coords
Takeoff
56.95668, -4.53863
Start
57.01375, -4.41880
TP1
57.01375, -4.41880
TP2
57.17737, -3.68428
Finish
57.01930, -4.41050
Landing
57.01932, -4.41050
Distance and Score
Distance
96.22k
Deductions
0.80k  (circuit gap 798m)
Total
95.42k
Multiplier
x 1.70
Score
162.2
Open Distance
Total
57.4k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[15:31:23]
7684 ft
Lowest Save
[12:54:23]
1378 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:41:38]
2523 ft
Landing Height
[18:23:42]
1030 ft
Total Ascent 44396 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 5161 ft
Maximum 6306 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
1378 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
7684 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[16:30:42]
5.5 m/s
Minimum Climb
[14:14:54]
-4.8 m/s
Units
Speed
Maximum Speed
[14:57:47]
62.1 km/h
Average Speed
around course
18.7 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
35.1 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 5hrs 42mins
Track Points 12571
Recording Interval 2 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 200.0 km
Units
Flight instrument
Type Flyskyhy
Model 6.12
Firmware 6.12
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.

The joy of the unexpected!

Unburdened by the pressure of a competition task, or the declared flight, launching from a significant hill in the Highlands with nothing more planned than, 'lets head east and see how it goes', was wonderfully liberating.

It was a blue day and stronger winds than expected, so the original plan of heading 'over the back' and going downwind into the boonies did not appeal.

Instead Bob and I just decided to head east along the range and see how things felt.

The first half hour was non too encouraging to be honest, with difficult thermals and infuriating inversion layers, yes more than one!

However as we steadilly made our way towards Aviemore the air began to feel better and the predicted convergence clouds began to set up.

Once through the inversion layers we were rewarded with smooth climbs to an impressive 7,600'. We had no coms as Bob's radio was dead and with him on a Delta 2 and me on a Zeno, staying together proved 'interesting'. Suffice to say Bob did a magnificent job of leading out for most of the first half of the flight.

At Loch Morlich, below Cairngorm, we encountered the beginning of cloud deterioration due to the encroaching sea breeze and a quick mid thermal shout to each other confirmed we would turn round and aim to head back.

The sky was, by now, looking very enticing with bands of convergence setting up nicely to waymark our return path.

We separated for the first time in the flight as we passed over Loch Alvie. This gave me the opportunity to step on the speed bar properly for the first time in the flight and let my Zeno show its class, punching through buoyant air and the joy of steadily climbing at speed under wonderful convergence clouds.

By this time I allowed myself a flicker of hope that I might actually close the out and return, which at 114k would be non too shabby.

It wasn't to be however as we probably left it twenty minutes too late when we turned round and the day began to shut down.

I landed just 7k short but feeling very satisfied with how the day had panned out, with Bob not far behind near Newtonmore.

From no expectations at the outset we had had a wonderful day 'up there amongst the clouds' above the magnificent Highlands.

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