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Mike Byfield  All flights
National League 2019
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Flight to Goal on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Triple Seven Queen 2
Date
8th August 2019
Start
11:27
Finish
17:55
Duration
6hrs 28mins
Takeoff
Milk Hill White Horse
Landing
Great Stukeley
Coords
Takeoff
51.37273, -1.85582
Start
51.37283, -1.85744
Finish
52.35647, -0.21197
Landing
52.34978, -0.20450
Distance and Score
Distance
157.56k
Deductions
0.80k  (cylinders)
Total
156.76k
Multiplier
x 1.25
Score
196.0
Open Distance
Total
157.6k
Filename
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No
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Climb and Speed averaged over 11 second intervals.

These values may be lower than those shown by a flight instrument, which has access to continuous raw data.

Metric units are used for all chart data, except for Height which is shown in feet.

Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[16:45:26]
5607 ft
Lowest Save
[13:19:58]
1352 ft
Takeoff Height
[11:20:47]
886 ft
Landing Height
[18:01:05]
98 ft
Total Ascent 38747 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4721 ft
Maximum 4738 ft
Low Point
[11:21:08]
869 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
5607 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:23:11]
3.6 m/s
Minimum Climb
[16:24:09]
-3.5 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[15:01:11]
65.1 km/h
Average Speed
around course
24.2 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
34.3 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 6hrs 40mins
Track Points 2253
Recording Interval 11 secs
Statistics Interval 11 secs
Track Length 229.0 km
Units
Flight instrument
Type Flyskyhy
Model 6.13
Firmware 6.13
Notes

Climb and Speed averaged over 11 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.

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Okay, I'll admit it. I've wanted to do 100k for a very long time. Who hasn't! But recently my XC attempts were starting to depress me. Enter the three Yodas. Well, Paul J, Rob K and Peggy. With a special mention for Ben F. Wise words and good counsel from each appears to have worked. To save you any tension or stress I'll state right away - I flew my first 100k! There. I've said it. Read on if you want, but the important news out: -)

So, what kind of extraordinary day was it?

Arrival at the hill was met with "What! Golden Ball car park empty! Hmmm. Had others seen something we'd missed? " But once on MHWH Malcolm et al were already enjoying some early thermals. A good sign. Later, everyone watched as a gaggle of around 20 birds slowly climbed out, with only James A and Malcolm prepared to give it a go. They got up, but not high enough to commit to leaving the hill. Paul J was next off, pushing way out front chasing another flock of birds. He came back really low and did well to get up. I went off just after Paul and found a weak climb by take-off, and within minutes two gaggles started the slow climb to base.

The gaggles linked up with gliders from GB, and for the first 15k or so the sky was busy with gliders. The usual suspects pushed on whilst the rest of us stuck within a short glide of each other until we reached Oxford, then shazam! Everyone kind of split up. I then flew with Paul et al all the way to Milton Keynes before we split; two going down wind, me attempting to go cross wind, and two others, well. Doing their stuff. I never thought I'd make it to my declared goal until Ks to goal dropped into the teens. And I hadn't noticed I'd done the century until well on the way to the goal.

6 hrs in the air - wow! Flight to goal - Wow! Did I mention I've just done my first 100k: -)

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