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Andrew Kruszynski  All flights
National League 2021
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Southern
Glider
Ozone Delta 4
Date
5th June 2021
Start
12:08
Finish
18:50
Duration
6hrs 42mins
Takeoff
Milk Hill
Landing
Nr Clopton
Coords
Takeoff
51.37890, -1.85492
Start
51.37730, -1.85988
TP1
51.42755, -1.70508
TP2
51.68127, -1.45567
TP3
51.72613, -1.25347
Finish
52.39960, -0.42887
Landing
52.39790, -0.43013
Distances and Score
Leg 1
12.14k
Leg 2
33.11k
Leg 3
14.84k
Leg 4
93.88k
Total
153.97k
Score
154.0
Open Distance
Total
150.5k
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Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[17:10:35]
5978 ft
Lowest Save
[14:44:26]
991 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:06:04]
919 ft
Landing Height
[18:51:23]
266 ft
Total Ascent 52835 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 5059 ft
Maximum 5069 ft
Low Point
[12:06:08]
909 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
5978 ft
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Maximum Climb
[12:29:28]
4.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[16:57:56]
-4.3 m/s
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Maximum Speed
[14:40:05]
63.0 km/h
Average Speed
around course
23.0 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
38.0 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 6hrs 45mins
Track Points 24312
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 257.0 km
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Flight instrument
Type Flyskyhy
Model 7.1.1
Firmware 7.1.1
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We launched into a blue hole. It was looking relatively nice down wind, the plan was just to stay in the air and hope that the air got better. There were 4 of us, Tom on him Mistro, an Alpina and a Sigma, most of the time we stayed together. After an hour of drifting with the same thermal a cloud popped up over Malbrough and we pushed on. Our average speed was incredibly slow I didn't have much hope for the day, at 10km an hour maybe we would get 50km.

We were still in a big blue hole, it didn't feel right to push into the unknown. Once in the air we had a good wind direction but we still needed to do a bit of cross winding to get around the Brize Norton CTR, this put me quite low over Southmoor (the same place I landed a week before) at around 240m above the ground we were getting pretty desperate. Eventually my sniffer alarm went off and a Kite had to take evasive manoeuvres, we found a thermal! The source from an in play cricket field, I think. This took us to base and the drift was enough to get round the airspace.

After losing Tom earlier on we met up over Oxford. It was around 3pm and it felt like a different day, our good climbs were around 3ms we were out of the blue hole (which seemed to be following us) and smaller cloud streets had formed. A few kms from Oxford the airspace dropped to 5500ft I had to at points keep out. Our average speed had increased and getting the first 100km seemed possible. The day was a lot easier every cloud we went to seemed to be working nicely. At Milton Keynes, the Alpina left us for an easy retrieve/train home.

We were lucky with the amount of sail panes in the air pointing out the sources of lift. A few times we thermalled together, sharing the lift and a wave. There were about 5 of them over Silverstone race course. It was at that moment I realised we had the 100km. After a quick celebration in the form of a scream, I pushed on with Tom.

The day started to slow down and we started to talk about the best way of getting home, we were near Northampton and that seemed to be a good place to get the train. Shortly after we heard Jonny (who was with Andy) over the radio, they had been chasing via the car and told us to push on. Legends. Eventually, the cloud had run out of energy which resulted in a long smooth glide to the ground. A brilliant flight. It was great to beat the 99km curse.

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