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Mike Byfield  All flights
National League 2019
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Triple Seven Queen 2
Date
16th May 2019
Start
11:42
Finish
14:53
Duration
3hrs 11mins
Takeoff
Kettle Sings
Landing
Nr Llangurig
Coords
Takeoff
52.07688, -2.33862
Start
52.08340, -2.34467
TP1
52.06867, -2.34683
TP2
52.08048, -2.33757
TP3
52.31873, -3.56025
Finish
52.35348, -3.58488
Landing
52.35262, -3.58163
Distances and Score
Leg 1
1.65k
Leg 2
1.46k
Leg 3
87.70k
Leg 4
4.22k
Total
95.03k
Score
95.0
Open Distance
Total
91.0k
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[14:06:18]
5568 ft
Lowest Save
[11:50:21]
1270 ft
Takeoff Height
[11:37:42]
1122 ft
Landing Height
[14:55:13]
804 ft
Total Ascent 23652 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4446 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[11:39:42]
4.5 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:02:06]
-4.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:41:30]
88.2 km/h
Average Speed
around course
29.8 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
41.5 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 3hrs 17mins
Track Points 11852
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 136.7 km
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Flight instrument   -   reported as
Flymaster F1, V1.5, S/N 425
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.

Goodly number of wings on the hill, both PGs and HGs. Forecast was for the wind to pick up, so no surprise that on arrival there was already a tangible level of urgency. Well, amongst the PGs.

I procrastinated with the usual faff; helping others take off in the windy conditions, not quite getting the flight-deck sorted, and making doubly sure my heated gloves were working. By the time I took to the air the early birds had made several attempted to leave huddled in weak climbs, none showing the promise needed to commit to going over the back.

I had one or two attempts in reasonable climbs near take off then found something good enough to go with. Although high, I very quickly realised the day was not going to be straightforward. For me at least. Just about ridge height over the back, I watched as two small gaggles sailed overhead at base. Eventually I found something steady and was joined by Nick. We both made good our climb to base and caught the second gaggle.

The clouds seemed to be working well, but some of the glides we long and uncomfortably sinky. The gaggle worked well together, but as the day passed we drifted apart as lift became more challenging and lift lines less defined.

Down a couple of Ks past Rhayader I couldn't believe my luck as Ashley pulled up only a few minutes after I'd started walking. "Lift to Aberystwyth? " Fantastic! On arriving I then got a seat on the 'pilot party bus' bound for the Malverns - Back to the car by 7ish and home by 8. Result! -)

Looks like I'll have to increase my personal target from 2hrs flying to 4!

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