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Brian Stewart  All flights
National League 2019
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Pennine
Glider
Advance Sigma 10
Date
6th April 2019
Start
13:30
Finish
15:52
Duration
2hrs 21mins
Takeoff
Pendle
Landing
Euxton
Coords
Takeoff
53.87098, -2.29657
Start
53.86918, -2.31760
TP1
53.87712, -2.28985
TP2
53.80263, -2.43957
TP3
53.81523, -2.42557
Finish
53.66945, -2.65672
Landing
53.67155, -2.65653
Distances and Score
Leg 1
2.03k
Leg 2
12.88k
Leg 3
1.68k
Leg 4
22.27k
Total
38.86k
Score
38.9
Open Distance
Total
33.5k
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[15:26:26]
4400 ft
Lowest Save
[15:01:51]
1683 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:13:33]
1795 ft
Landing Height
[15:54:35]
210 ft
Total Ascent 16168 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2605 ft
Maximum 2717 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
1683 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4400 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:59:01]
4.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[15:01:25]
-4.3 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[14:02:29]
55.8 km/h
Average Speed
around course
16.5 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
32.2 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 2hrs 41mins
Track Points 9662
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 86.5 km
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Flight instrument
Type Xc_tracer_ii
Model Not Set
Firmware XC_Tracer_II_R09
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.

Sometimes the unexpected days are the best. The usual suspects were off to the Lakes to escape the forecast strong winds round our way. I included myself out as my future survival depended on being home for 6. So when some forecasts suggested winds might be flyable locally later, off I went to the local secret take off that everyone knows about. And for once the winds were exactly as predicted - the early strong gusts mellowing out, but it wasn't until 12-ish that Cu began to appear and I enjoyed a great climb-out to base with John and Nick in a pretty rough-edged spring thermal. Once up, and practising turning half in and half out of lift to keep clear I realised I was still close to the hill, that there was very little drift.

Hmmm, my ambitious declaration of Southport, 55km away, wasn't going to happen. What to do. Some nice clouds downwind beckoned, and John & Nick had returned to the hill, so that was me alone facing a clear blue sky all the way to the coast. Mincing around in zeroes for ever, I think I finally learned to be patient and wait for something to happen. Nothing dramatic but slowly I drifted a bit further away. I nearly gave up after about 15 km as there were no more clouds and thought about turning back to launch then spotted an orange Gradient low below. Thinking 'maybe he's got a cunning plan for getting back to the cars' I headed over to land near him. Then he started climbing! Yee Haaa, thank yo Scott! Back in the game and back to base with my new partner, but this time in blue thermals only to go our separate ways. Drifting over Brinscall I called a mate who lives there. "I'm flying over your house". "Great, he said", "If I was at home I'd give you a lift". Over Chorley approaching 4 PM, I looked at the time - late but I could see the coast, could I still make it? Searching for lift but desperately relieved not to find any, I landed and called up a non-flying friend to beg and cajole a lift back to my car. What an absolute star!

Did I get home in time? Well the rail companies don't count 5 minutes as late, so yes I did. Nearly 2 and a half hours to get 30 and a bit km - is there a slow paragliding award?

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