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Russell Winters  All flights
National League 2019
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Coastal Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Sky Surfing
Glider
BGD Base
Date
26th July 2019
Start
12:21
Finish
13:38
Duration
1hr 16mins
Takeoff
Compton reds
Landing
Compton redd
Coords
Takeoff
50.66267, -1.47310
Start
50.66840, -1.49157
TP1
50.58525, -1.31045
Finish
50.66430, -1.47905
Landing
50.66277, -1.47313
Distances and Score
Leg 1
15.81k
Leg 2
14.82k
Total
30.63k
Score
30.6
Open Distance
Total
15.8k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   Pressure data
Maximum Height
[12:53:45]
768 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:17:52]
292 ft
Landing Height
[13:41:08]
295 ft
Total Ascent 2461 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 476 ft
Maximum 653 ft
Low Point
[12:31:58]
115 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
768 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[12:20:12]
1.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[12:55:04]
-1.3 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:40:04]
48.6 km/h
Average Speed
around course
24.0 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
26.1 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 1hr 23mins
Track Points 4997
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 36.2 km
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Flight instrument
Type Samsung Sm-n910f 6.0.1
Model Not Set
Firmware 0.8.2
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.

I arrived at Compton red cliffs on my motorbike at around mid day. No one else was there which left me thinking if I was mad turning up. On approaching the launch I found it was on and perfect.

A quick set up and preliminary launch to check the conditions took me up the whites and easily too. This was it… It's on.

Back to launch… Set up a camera and go for it.

Back to the whites for height gain, the first gap and spur needed height to check how it was all working. Initially at the first spur I wasn't convinced… But hey… Why am I here if not to try… 2 passes and I dart down wind to Brook my achillies heel. I've bombed out here more times than I dare to count but luck was on my side and I connected with lift the other side.

That bit passed I'd yet to pass it on the way back.

Moving on the cliffs get a bit better and give me loads if height all the way to black gang… Easy!

A quick play in the clouds and some height again I set off into wind.

The wind had picked up and was seriously slowing progress. At every spur heading directly upwind, I had to get the speedbar just right to make any progress but avoid getting too low.

I'm used to getting low at Meon shore but this is different, there us more on the line for me.

Teasing every inch of lift at every chance I manage to get to Brook. Now I've been here before and failed to make it. I slowed down but refused to loiter too long. My height looked good and I managed to pass the gap and connect right away. Phew… Almost there. One more spur, luckily to be a good cliff and I'm round… Onward past the surfers, holiday makers and the icecream van. All I had to do was land back at the reds.

On arrival there were others to share my glee with. Job done!

This coastal flight is not straight forward. If it were easy everyone would do it. It's taken me 4 attempts at 4 different dates to get this task done.

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