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Mike Byfield  All flights
National League 2020
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Avon
Glider
Advance OXA 3
Date
29th July 2020
Start
11:35
Finish
15:51
Duration
4hrs 16mins
Takeoff
Frocester
Landing
Brixworth
Coords
Takeoff
51.70925, -2.30010
Start
51.70737, -2.30422
TP1
51.78005, -1.89163
TP2
52.00768, -1.47492
TP3
52.17098, -1.38162
Finish
52.32650, -0.89835
Landing
52.32543, -0.89878
Distances and Score
Leg 1
29.62k
Leg 2
38.27k
Leg 3
19.26k
Leg 4
37.27k
Total
124.42k
Score
124.4
Open Distance
Total
118.7k
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[14:11:35]
4298 ft
Lowest Save
[11:34:35]
1102 ft
Takeoff Height
[11:14:35]
719 ft
Landing Height
[15:52:52]
430 ft
Total Ascent 29026 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3579 ft
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Maximum Climb
[13:52:39]
4.5 m/s
Minimum Climb
[14:14:35]
-3.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:44:43]
71.1 km/h
Average Speed
around course
29.1 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
39.7 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 4hrs 38mins
Track Points 16698
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 183.9 km
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Flight instrument   -   reported as
Flymaster F1, V2.3, S/N 425
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Given the forecast Fabio, Wilian and I arrived at sunny Frocester about 10am, all smiles. This was not to last. The forecast was for WSW 6 to 8mph steadily increasing throughout the day. Cloud cover was also likely to be a problem as the day developed, so the intention was to get going whilst the going was good. However. As we stood by the cars rocking & rolling in the car park, we knew the wind might possibly be a tad strong.

I was surprised only Tom, Lawrence and Alex were on the hill, setting up. It was indeed gusty! They assured us conditions had been quite calm until fairly recently and they fully expected the wind to ease, but experience of Frocester had taught me to be cautious. Still hopeful of getting in the air we set a task - Huntingdon.

Alex and Tom were off early in the spicey conditions and well on their way by the time the rest of us took to the air. Though bumpy there was little in the way of organised lift and it took some time before Fabio and I squeaked away in 1.5mps climb. The trick was getting to base and Fabio struggled for a few km or so before finding something worthy of the task just behind Selsley. We pushed on over the Cotswolds almost, but not quite enjoying the lovely views. Instead we whooped and waved each time we were close in thermals before one of us would rush off.

But this time the fun last. Staying high was proving more and more difficult as the flight went on, the overcast sky overtook us and at 50km in to the flight Fabio lost a low scuffle with an embryonic thermal, and landed.

This was a shame as the sky sort of opened up afterwards with some regular spaced clouds and reasonable climbs. I bumped into, well, crossed paths with two other Omegas, a 2 and a 3 I think, but it wasn't long before I too was struggling to stay high.

An open field kind of playground thingy was the perfect place to set down for the end of what was a bumpy, but enjoyable flight.

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