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Jim Mallinson  All flights
National League 2019
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Avon
Glider
Flow Spectra
Date
16th May 2019
Start
11:43
Finish
16:10
Duration
4hrs 27mins
Takeoff
Milk Massif
Landing
Nr Myddfai
Coords
Takeoff
51.37322, -1.74373
Start
51.37320, -1.74172
TP1
51.39748, -1.85983
TP2
51.41353, -1.86333
TP3
51.91425, -3.35183
Finish
51.98480, -3.76542
Landing
51.98485, -3.76473
Distances and Score
Leg 1
8.66k
Leg 2
1.80k
Leg 3
117.09k
Leg 4
29.50k
Total
157.05k
Score
157.1
Open Distance
Total
155.6k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Climb and Speed averaged over 4 second intervals.

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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[15:43:49]
6198 ft
Lowest Save
[14:09:42]
1598 ft
Takeoff Height
[11:40:42]
912 ft
Landing Height
[16:11:27]
712 ft
Total Ascent 35781 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 5285 ft
Maximum 5289 ft
Low Point
[11:40:43]
909 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
6198 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[12:56:55]
5.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[12:49:05]
-4.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:12:14]
87.3 km/h
Average Speed
around course
35.3 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
44.3 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 4hrs 30mins
Track Points 8268
Recording Interval 2 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 199.7 km
Invalid Positions
[< 1%]
76
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.

Red values indicate suspect data, because the tracklog contains invalid points.

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.

Andrew Craig gave me a lift to the hill. We were worried it might be too windy, but it was fine on launch and cumulus were popping from about 11.30. Andrew launched first and showed me a climb, but sadly he fell out of it while I clung on and eventually got to a 5000' cloudbase. Not bad for midday.

The wind was driving me along and the sky was hazy but with enough clouds always to have something to aim for. I climbed well before crossing the Severn at a wide bit, then took a while to connect with something the other side before getting pinged out after crossing the Wye valley. I could see the Blorenge through the murk and was relieved that my track would take me over it and then into the Crickhowell valley, not into the mountains either side - it was too windy to mess around with them.

A sweet climb got me over six grand in front of Pen-Y-Fan. I had a goal on the coast and the last obstacle was Sennybridge airspace. The wind was taking me towards its southern tip and that way lay one of the few remaining lines of clouds in an increasingly murky sky. But I had to veer further south to avoid both the airspace and a deep gorge which the A40 passes through - I didn't want to end up in there in the strong wind. I crossed the gorge to some higher ground, by which time I was low and failed to connect with anything usable, landing a couple of miles short of Llandovery.

I'd been transmitting my position and Steve Parson got word I was in the area. He kindly scooped me up and whizzed me to Carmarthen train station. Home by 10.30. Tidy, as they say in Wales.

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