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Mike Byfield  All flights
National League 2019
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Triple Seven Queen 2
Date
24th March 2019
Start
10:56
Finish
12:33
Duration
1hr 37mins
Takeoff
Selsley Common
Landing
Nr Winterbourne Bassett
Coords
Takeoff
51.72757, -2.25100
Start
51.72697, -2.24843
TP1
51.72958, -2.25455
TP2
51.65808, -2.15272
TP3
51.63323, -2.15635
Finish
51.48085, -1.88138
Landing
51.48153, -1.88177
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.51k
Leg 2
10.62k
Leg 3
2.78k
Leg 4
25.52k
Total
39.43k
Score
39.4
Open Distance
Total
37.9k
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Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[11:12:10]
3819 ft
Lowest Save
[12:02:35]
1060 ft
Takeoff Height
[10:53:52]
643 ft
Landing Height
[12:35:38]
636 ft
Total Ascent 10433 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3176 ft
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Maximum Climb
[11:05:16]
4.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[12:26:36]
-4.5 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[11:47:00]
69.3 km/h
Average Speed
around course
24.3 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
37.4 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 1hr 41mins
Track Points 6107
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 63.5 km
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Flight instrument   -   reported as
Flymaster F1, V1.5, S/N 425
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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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The forecast was for north westerly winds at 10mph give or take, little or no clouds, unstable.

Selsley was my chosen launch point. Conditions seemed perfect on arrival at 10 ish, but nobody was in the air until just after 10.30 when Rich G took to the air. The day started!

Quite quickly the wind picked up which encouraged many to take off early, myself included. The busy sky meant things were a bit challenging to start, not helped by the now bullish wind and sparse lift, but eventually the first wave of about 15 gliders split into two and beamed out in a huge thermal. Big as it was I still felt nervous with so many wings to watch, so found myself searching for lift away from the main group when things got tight.

Pushed hard to try to stay with the front group, but Seeley and Steelie were already galloping off, getting low, beaming out and galloping off again. The tactic of sticking with the Sky Gods wasn't really working. The distraction of equipment not working as it should didn't help. As the groups thinned out I found myself low just before the M4 accompanied by Tom and someone on a blue Gradient. This tree kicking state persisted all the way to just before the ridge at Clyffe Pypard, but we never go high enough to push on. Thus it was here where gravity finally won the battle.

Ah, but what a fab day. My first ever pre-April XC Woo Hoo!

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