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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
27th March 2019
Start
12:24
Finish
15:03
Duration
2hrs 38mins
Takeoff
Selsley
Landing
Bratton
Coords
Takeoff
51.72712, -2.25102
Start
51.72762, -2.25032
Finish
51.27088, -2.14823
Landing
51.26385, -2.14488
Distance and Score
Distance
51.31k
Deductions
0.80k  (cylinders)
Total
50.51k
Multiplier
x 1.25
Score
63.1
Open Distance
Total
52.4k
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Validated
Yes
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Climb and Speed averaged over 11 second intervals.

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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:28:19]
3737 ft
Lowest Save
[12:35:32]
1286 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:19:30]
646 ft
Landing Height
[15:05:27]
722 ft
Total Ascent 15213 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3091 ft
Maximum 3120 ft
Low Point
[12:20:00]
617 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
3737 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[12:24:49]
3.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:35:26]
-3.5 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:34:04]
58.9 km/h
Average Speed
around course
19.1 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
30.7 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 2hrs 45mins
Track Points 944
Recording Interval 11 secs
Statistics Interval 11 secs
Track Length 84.9 km
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Flight instrument
Type Flyskyhy
Model 6.12
Firmware 6.12
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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Forecast was for a NNW wind at 6 to 10mph, overcast, with sunny periods in the afternoon. RASP was uninspiring, but with a 50km task set by Steelie and Seeley I felt I had to come out to play.

Standing on the hill it didn't look like much, but with a light breeze it was at least flyable. The first hop saw us all return to the hill, but 10 mins later a few birds climbing out front kicked off the second scramble. The top guns and aspiring deities were off first; Wayne, Graham, Joe, Ian and Peggy, whilst I faffed with my heated gloves and entering the task.

Climbed out in a small but steady 2 up to about 1,500ft, where I was surprised to see Wayne heading back toward me. 'Hmmm, if he's coming back to my nothing, this is going to be a challenging day! ' From here I had a ringside seat and watched Wayne climb out from below ridge height - tree kicking at its best! Stuck with him as long as I could, but when the afterburners went on (speed bar) I opted not to chase. Been there. Done that. Landed.

Spend the rest of the flight on my own maxing out any climb I could find. Until, finally, after 2hrs in the air, I saw Westbury (goal). A beautiful climb just past Melksham with a sailplane pretty much secured success.

On landing approach I was greeted by the cheering of Wayne and several others - Cool. Only my second ever flight to goal. My joy having arrived at goal was then supercharged to elation when Ken offered to drive us back to Selsley - In my book of pilots he has now been moved up to casual hero!

Successful flight to a predetermined goal, a welcoming committee cheering me in, and a lift back to the car - Fabulous, just fabulous. What a day!

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