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Peter Logan  All flights
National League 2021
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Dales
Glider
Skywalk Cayenne 5
Date
7th June 2021
Start
12:00
Finish
15:27
Duration
3hrs 27mins
Takeoff
Merthyr
Landing
Nr Hope Bagot
Coords
Takeoff
51.71962, -3.33460
Start
51.71808, -3.33577
TP1
51.72553, -3.33547
TP2
51.72172, -3.34102
TP3
52.35533, -2.60893
Finish
52.36093, -2.61137
Landing
52.36023, -2.61083
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.83k
Leg 2
0.57k
Leg 3
86.57k
Leg 4
0.65k
Total
88.62k
Score
88.6
Open Distance
Total
87.1k
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Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:33:26]
4436 ft
Lowest Save
[14:11:28]
1204 ft
Takeoff Height
[11:59:31]
1447 ft
Landing Height
[15:28:48]
561 ft
Total Ascent 18264 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2989 ft
Maximum 3084 ft
Low Point
[12:07:45]
1352 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4436 ft
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Climb   -   GPS data
Maximum Climb
[13:36:07]
3.8 m/s
Minimum Climb
[12:41:23]
-4.3 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:37:55]
68.4 km/h
Average Speed
around course
25.6 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
38.2 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 3hrs 29mins
Track Points 12558
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 133.3 km
Invalid Heights
[< 1%]
2
Units
Flight instrument   -   reported as
Flymaster Live SN00968 SW2.03c
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.

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

Average Speed around course is measured from Start to Finish points.

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Day 4 Task 4 - Back to Merthyr.

Heads cleared and off to Merthyr for our last joust. It managed to be windy and way off to the south but still with no lift. A few gliders were getting away, ish but more were going down to the valley bottom. I launched, managed to squeeze back at the top launch again later and just, I mean just, managed to maintain height going along the hill. Richard Meek and I stuck together like glue getting the most out of mincing along the side of the hill. It released a little more as we crossed over the Ffos-y-Fran open cast mine.

We got to base at the dizzying height of three and a bit thousand feet, joining everyone else in the lead gaggles mincing about there. Low base, grey skies inconclusive climbs set the scene for the day - an epic mince fest but one that showed that staying in a tight knit group works. We flew over the campsite, onto Magic Mountain, across the ridges of the Black Mountains and out east, to the north of GCHQ. Our group was pretty good, Theo on tandem with Serina? Rich Meek, Jacob Butty, Lawrie Noctor plus others.

We'd thinned out though and crossing a valley I'd got low with Rich and Lawrie above, a few others ahead. It's early afternoon but the climb comes out of the north end of the bottom of the hill. Odd, but I'll take it. Once out of danger, Rich and I have a good section over to Leominster and catch up with two errant southerners idling about. Hugh Miller and Jim Mallinson shout some abuse at us but we give as good as we got and press on with flying over to the Clee Hills.

Jim takes what looks like an odd line to the south with Hugh in tow. Rich and I are toward the higher ground but it's Jim who connects. I know I probably haven't got the into wind performance to go get the climb but go for it anyway. It's a roll of the dice that doesn't work but who would have thought you could have got 90km out of a grey day and low base. Rich and Jim flop over the hill but Hugh manages to take the day with another 40km. For a southern win. Retrieve perfection continues as I'm offered a lift right back to my van in Aber by a mate of Lawrie's.

Two tasks all so it's an honourable draw although the grumbling continues about lengths of string and open vs turnpoint distances. To be continued next year.

One thing to say is that the flying is second to none in SE Wales. Mountains and sites all over the place is the reason the Dragon Hike and Fly is so successful there. If you get the chance go there. It will not disappoint.

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