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Richard Barber  All flights
National League 2019
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Swing Agera RS
Date
24th March 2019
Start
11:58
Finish
14:28
Duration
2hrs 29mins
Takeoff
Combe Gibbet
Landing
Nr Petersfield
Coords
Takeoff
51.35908, -1.48093
Start
51.35678, -1.48902
TP1
51.36798, -1.47573
TP2
51.36270, -1.48868
TP3
51.06500, -0.87280
Finish
51.00247, -0.90893
Landing
51.00453, -0.91107
Distances and Score
Leg 1
1.55k
Leg 2
1.08k
Leg 3
54.30k
Leg 4
7.40k
Total
64.33k
Score
64.3
Open Distance
Total
57.1k
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Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:50:15]
5036 ft
Lowest Save
[12:05:38]
1722 ft
Takeoff Height
[11:54:23]
968 ft
Landing Height
[14:31:15]
148 ft
Total Ascent 18497 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4068 ft
Maximum 4085 ft
Low Point
[11:55:05]
951 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
5036 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[12:12:47]
4.8 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:51:46]
-3.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:33:10]
79.2 km/h
Average Speed
around course
25.8 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
37.9 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 2hrs 36mins
Track Points 5597
Recording Interval 2 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 99.1 km
Invalid Positions
[< 1%]
16
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.

Arriving at the hill a little later than planned (the downside of getting a lift), I was keen to get off with minimal faff, after a few very quick hello's I got setup and took to the air after an inelegant launch…

Moments after taking off I heard a whistle, but couldn't see anything, so I headed off and almost immediately up away from the hill, I then saw a couple of gliders a few clicks upwind, so pushed off towards them on my newly retrimmed Agera which I already loved because of RAST, but in spite of its sketchy handling. The wing is transformed and still has incredible performance, but has lost its spinniness and is now much better in light lift. Anyone considering a C should have this as a contender!

I waited for half an hour or so for my friends to launch as I wanted some XC companions to help find thermals. None appeared and as there was no H laid out or any obvious grouping around someone assumed that this was because of a lack of thermals, wind shift or the usual UK groundsuck…

These thoughts were dispelled by the all too familiar sound of an inbound helicopter. Knowing that I would be of no use on the ground and possibly a hazard getting there, headed off xc.

Drift was excellent, so even if in zero's I merrily kept turning thanking my lucky stars that I had bought some chemical hand warmers the day before. Once a good cloud had started to form ahead or to the side of me, I headed over and started turning again…

My goal was Petersfield, but once landing at Lasham was an option I replanned to land there as it'd guarantee a quick ride to basingstoke and a fast train back to London.

As ever, my plan changed when I saw a glider well below me turning in good lift on the far side of the airfield, so with the help of the 25kph wind, found myself entering the thermal still well above him and climbed a reasonable way before seeing other sailplanes at about the same level, climbing together.

Not wanting to miss out on the chance to socialise with our fixed winged cousins, flew over and joined them, turning inside them and keeping station for about 1000ft of gain (the lift was bitty and they were going around into the best bit), so i couldn't core up past them. Eventually that climb petered out, the gliders headed off to a better looking cloud, I followed and this time got the core and within 3 or 4 turns was well above them and a few turns later had my vario warning me that I was approaching London TMA…

So, off on glide I went, now pushing south to try and make Petersfield (I like fast trains). Again I hit lift, which I took for a couple of turns to help ensure I'd make my goal. The landing options were plentiful, but most had big trees at the upwind end of the fields, which with 20kph of wind could be sub-optimal, but tempting due to their proximity to the station.

Exhibiting an unusual degree of common sense (for me), I rejected said options and landed at the sports pitches, giving myself a 1.3 mile walk to the station.

Unfortunately, the pilot who was injured at Combe was seriously hurt (in ICU at the John Radcliffe) which took the sheen off an otherwise perfect day.

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