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Nick Smith  All flights
National League 2015
Flight type image
Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Advance Sigma 8
Date
30th July 2015
Start
12:16
Finish
17:30
Duration
5hrs 14mins
Takeoff
Selsley
Landing
Littlehampton
Coords
Takeoff
51.72708, -2.25125
Start
51.72912, -2.25382
TP1
51.11383, -1.04720
TP2
50.78295, -0.67910
TP3
50.80328, -0.51577
Finish
50.80222, -0.53975
Landing
50.80227, -0.53975
Distances and Score
Leg 1
108.31k
Leg 2
44.99k
Leg 3
11.74k
Leg 4
1.70k
Total
166.74k
Score
166.7
Open Distance
Total
159.1k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[15:10:55]
5991 ft
Lowest Save
[12:17:35]
696 ft
Takeoff Height
[11:55:31]
659 ft
Landing Height
[17:30:57]
39 ft
Total Ascent 45144 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 5331 ft
Maximum 5341 ft
Low Point
[11:55:55]
650 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
5991 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:11:23]
5.8 m/s
Minimum Climb
[17:26:37]
-7.0 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[14:50:19]
76.5 km/h
Average Speed
around course
31.8 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
40.8 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 5hrs 35mins
Track Points 20127
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 227.9 km
Invalid Positions
[< 1%]
3
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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.

Red values indicate suspect data, because the tracklog contains invalid points.

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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Well, this has been a learning experience in XC League declarations but I'll come to that in a minute.

What an amazing day out this was. I launched fairly early but didn't get away in the first few cycles and then the breeze died so I landed for a bite to eat.

Second go was around midday and I joined a group of about 6 or 8 who climbed out in a few m/s. I got a little separated from the group but saw a few (mostly above me) over the next few hours. The best climb of the day was before Lyneham which peaked over 5 m/s on the averager.

The next few km was a bit of a low struggle and I even turned back once to join someone in a climb. After Marlborough though it was pretty classic climb & glide with sailplanes and birds. I'd seen Dickon Walker pass by nice and high earlier on his Iota and I saw him again near Petersfield cruising under a street to my right. I tagged my a goal TP at 108 km and chased after him. We ended up in the same thermal at Bognor and he pressed on while I spiralled down for an ice cream at Littlehampton.

I achieved 2 of my a paragliding aims, first 100 km and landing on the beach, next to some surprised sunbathers. The view of the Solent to the right and the coast stretching out to the left was truly magnificent.

Anyway, back to declarations. It turns out that I don't know my Flymaster as well as I thought. I put my goal as a goto in order to help with my nav and to make sure I tagged it, but that popped a log on the igc file which didn't have a start point and this took precedence over my text, so no claim. A real lesson learned but not too much lost in the big scheme of things.

My most fun and satisfying paragliding day out… So far.

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