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David McKenzie  All flights
National League 2019
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Long Mynd
Glider
Advance Iota 2
Date
11th April 2019
Start
12:40
Finish
15:21
Duration
2hrs 40mins
Takeoff
Kettle Sings
Landing
Kington
Coords
Takeoff
52.07695, -2.33965
Start
52.07330, -2.33795
TP1
52.08063, -2.33703
TP2
52.08272, -2.50375
TP3
52.09467, -2.50890
Finish
52.20108, -3.03968
Landing
52.20108, -3.03968
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.82k
Leg 2
11.43k
Leg 3
1.38k
Leg 4
38.21k
Total
51.84k
Score
51.8
Open Distance
Total
50.3k
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[14:50:25]
3753 ft
Lowest Save
[15:06:40]
1654 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:35:26]
1175 ft
Landing Height
[15:21:15]
558 ft
Total Ascent 14186 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2579 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:04:25]
3.8 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:24:20]
-3.4 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:54:00]
56.9 km/h
Average Speed
around course
19.4 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
31.8 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 2hrs 45mins
Track Points 1983
Recording Interval 5 secs
Statistics Interval 5 secs
Track Length 87.9 km
Units
Flight instrument
Type Brauniger
Model Iq-basic Gps
Firmware 1.3.07 Eng
Notes

Climb and Speed averaged over 5 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.

Normally I go to Malvern on the bike but the night before I'd discovered a fork was leaking oil and I had a nail/screw in my rear tyre. The car it was then; this meant a slow journey of 90mins plus £4.40 parking but on the plus side I was warm when I arrived.

50+ pilots were on the hill and after 30mins or so I took off during a lull, flew to the other side of the bowl in buoyant air and back again before joining a thermal just to the left of take off. It felt good so went with it with a few others, taking a while but eventually getting to base about 3600ft (gradually increasing as the flight went on). At this point I was very glad I had a pair of decent gloves, hand warmers and mittens on top, as well as 2 pairs of trousers, two down jackets, a softshell jacket and long sleeve top.

The next 2.5 hours or so was spent happily thermalling with the slow moving gaggles and some familiar wings. I generally set my Gopro to record video and then take screen grabs afterwards from this giving me quite good pictures, and I was just about able to press the record button with mittens on.

Eventually, in quite a bit of pain from my arm and back (I am seeing a chiropractor), and being impatient I left the gaggle and flew off on my own. I found another thermal back to base and another broken one but I had seen a big built up area (Kington) ahead. The sky didn't look great further on so I was drawn to landing at Kington although I was not cold at all.

The best looking landing area turned out to be a school playing field so I spot landed on the football centre spot for which I received applause and cheers from the kids. A man on a bicycle came over to me, was amazed I had flown all the way from Malvern and helpfully directed me to the bus station where he said there was a bus to Hereford.

Shortly afterwards however two men came over, one of which was the school bursor, and he was not happy saying I was a security issue. I apologised and not wanting to receive the cane (again! ) I quickly moved to the field next door to pack up, he was fine about this. As I was doing so 3 other pilots landed in the same school field so I dashed over to tell them. All was well in the end and we shared a £55 taxi back to Kettle Sings, passing the former homes of Mike Oldfield and Ellie Goulding on the way. Cracking day: -)

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