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Steve Hammett  All flights
National League 2019
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Condors
Glider
Ozone Alpina 3
Date
22nd June 2019
Start
12:23
Finish
16:55
Duration
4hrs 31mins
Takeoff
Magic
Landing
Nr Carno
Coords
Takeoff
51.88740, -3.12950
Start
51.89792, -3.12213
TP1
51.88373, -3.12772
TP2
52.50685, -3.56197
TP3
52.51623, -3.50693
Finish
52.58372, -3.56988
Landing
52.58293, -3.56642
Distances and Score
Leg 1
1.62k
Leg 2
75.43k
Leg 3
3.88k
Leg 4
8.64k
Total
89.57k
Score
89.6
Open Distance
Total
83.5k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[16:29:31]
6020 ft
Lowest Save
[14:06:05]
1453 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:03:01]
1906 ft
Landing Height
[16:58:48]
748 ft
Total Ascent 34173 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4114 ft
Maximum 4567 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
1453 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
6020 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:52:24]
3.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[14:52:50]
-3.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[16:45:10]
66.6 km/h
Average Speed
around course
19.8 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
33.9 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 4hrs 55mins
Track Points 10604
Recording Interval 2 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 167.1 km
Invalid Positions
[< 1%]
4
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.

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Magic mountain it was! (Pen Cerrig Calch) near Crickhowell.

I picked Remi up at 7.30 and we were on the hill just after 12 after what felt like a monster walk up. The wind was perfect strength but not quite on either face so we walked to the face where it was slightly stronger and set up. After about 45 mins of scratching around in broken choppy thermals with the wind coming slightly across the hill, Remi, Andy Brown and Simon Green climbed out. After another 30 mins of trying to work it and failing while getting bashed about a bit I was tempted to head back to the car and start heading NW to retrieve. The day had a frustrating feel about it and I was tempted to give up. A few minutes later though I got enough height to push out front and I found the sweetest, smoothest climb and I was gone!

The 1st 30k was exhausting. At one point when trying to find a final climb to leave the Brecons with I parked myself low above the last ridge available hoping to find a thermal only to find it incredibly rough and I was being blown slightly backwards. I was too low to turn and run and it was too rough to use speed bar. A few seconds of trying to work out which option was least likely to kill me was enough time for the thermal to push through and give me another smooth but strong climb out. Thank Feck for that!

Things got much easier later and it was just a case of see a cloud with another good one near to it and fly at it. After another 40k or so there was a lovely cloud street heading NW from the west of Llanidloes going into what looked like the boonies. By that time it was around 5pm and I wasn't convinced that the clouds would keep working long enough to get a good distance through the middle of nowhere.

All I could think about was I needed a pee and my pee tube was off and that there's a main road and a railway line to the north east. Also I was aware that I'd get my PB so i just stopped wanting it so much and switched off. At that point I just kept cross winding to the north east until I hit the deck.

90 mins or so later Ali Andrews uses the same cloud street and races up towards snowdonia. Meanwhile I'm on the ground very happy with such a fun flight but kicking myself for not just following the sky I could see and just taking the convenient option. Maybe I was tired after 4.5 hours but there was certainly a greater distance to be had. It just needed a bit more determination and balls. Silly thing is that I had my vol biv kit with me so being in the middle of nowhere would've been a lovely mini adventure. What was I thinking!

All in all it was a great day. Remi flew over the top of Snowdonia and had what he described as "the most beautiful uk flight I've ever had" Andy got 4 PB's in one flight, Stephen Bennett got a PB and it was my 2nd PB this season.

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