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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
22nd June 2019
Start
13:28
Finish
17:18
Duration
3hrs 50mins
Takeoff
Blease
Landing
Nr Low Row
Coords
Takeoff
54.62570, -3.07190
Start
54.60985, -3.08548
TP1
54.63402, -3.06438
TP2
54.64543, -3.14798
TP3
54.62120, -3.06967
Finish
54.96430, -2.62422
Landing
54.96578, -2.64472
Distances and Score
Leg 1
3.02k
Leg 2
5.55k
Leg 3
5.73k
Leg 4
47.75k
Total
62.05k
Score
62.1
Open Distance
Total
50.2k
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Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[16:45:39]
5974 ft
Lowest Save
[13:30:36]
1473 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:18:50]
1654 ft
Landing Height
[17:25:49]
440 ft
Total Ascent 24770 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4321 ft
Maximum 4501 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
1473 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
5974 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[15:43:11]
4.8 m/s
Minimum Climb
[17:17:15]
-4.5 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[16:49:55]
63.0 km/h
Average Speed
around course
16.2 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
31.3 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 4hrs 6mins
Track Points 14819
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 128.7 km
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Flight instrument
Type Xc_tracer_ii
Model Not Set
Firmware XC_Tracer_II_R09
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Climb and Speed averaged over 4 second intervals.

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Average Speed around course is measured from Start to Finish points.

Track Length is the cumulative distance between track points from Takeoff to Landing.

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LCC weekend, but not as a competitor. Piles of pilots on Blease and a zig-zag task before foal at Southwaite services. Took off without a plan, which is never a good idea, so we wandered about with vague notions of flying back to Grasmere (never going to happen in that wind) or joining the dash over the back. After 2 and a half hours of exploring Blencathra and Skiddaw I'd almost decided my boots were full, I could land near the cars and offer to retrieve Jim as payback for all the rescues he's done for me. Note to self: improve slope landing skills. Like a dole-ite looking for work, I was seeking lift and desperately hoping not to find any so instead of landing I found myself getting beaten up in the converging thermals coming up Blencathra's gullies, until I got a proper climb up to base.

Decision time: All that height and a cloud street to Carlisle, not a hard choice. Passed Carrock, with Richard B's warnings about not landing in bandit country around Souther ringing in my ears, but at 5000' that wasn't an issue. Sea breeze from Solway Firth was an obvious problem, so I had to make a few dog-legs inland to avoid it. But each cloud was working, and base just got higher peaking just shy of 6000'. Past Carlisle, I turned a bit more crosswind to follow the A69, and thought Haltwistle would be a good target.

Then all hell broke loose and I got a wild ride in horrible broken turbulent thermals. No consistent lift and I clearly wasn't going to make Haltwistle and didn't fancy my chances hitching along that fast road, so turned back to Low Row, thinking that I might have a chance of thumbing from there. Jim had phoned me in the air, told me he was on the A66 and I thought as he'd just landed he'd be ages getting his car so I was on my own.

I discovered the reason for the turbulence as I circled over a nice big field: down here the wind was straight East, and strong! So the upper and lower winds were nearly 180 degrees opposed. Good job I made a formal landing approach and checked the drift: most of my approach was vertical.

And Jim was there before I'd finished packing! He'd landed earlier and was following me on LiveTrack, courtesy of my AirWhere app. Another cracking day out, and well done CSC for such a great weekend.

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