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Andrew Craig  All flights
National League 2021
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Southern
Glider
Gin Calypso
Date
19th April 2021
Start
16:19
Finish
17:02
Duration
42mins
Takeoff
Golden Ball
Landing
Golden Ball car park
Coords
Takeoff
51.37288, -1.82008
Start
51.37288, -1.82008
TP1
51.37655, -1.80725
TP2
51.37095, -1.87115
TP3
51.36512, -1.80947
Finish
51.37613, -1.83730
Landing
51.37382, -1.83750
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.98k
Leg 2
4.49k
Leg 3
4.34k
Leg 4
2.29k
Total
12.10k
Score
12.1
Open Distance
Total
4.5k
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Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[16:52:25]
3360 ft
Lowest Save
[16:36:04]
1549 ft
Takeoff Height
[16:19:43]
869 ft
Landing Height
[17:03:44]
732 ft
Total Ascent 5696 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2490 ft
Maximum 2497 ft
Low Point
[16:19:47]
863 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
3360 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[16:28:27]
3.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[16:32:19]
-3.5 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[16:58:39]
47.7 km/h
Average Speed
around course
16.9 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
29.9 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 44mins
Track Points 2642
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 21.9 km
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Flight instrument
Type Syride
Model Sys'Nav
Firmware 3.35
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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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Staying local.

Part One: I've had quite a few sweaty afternoons on Golden Ball in nil wind. But it wasn't quite nil, and a gaggle of rooks gave me a first little excursion above the hill. Then Jim arrived and, rather than relying on my own skill and experience, I chose the much better option of launching immediately after him. Up we went, my skill and Gin Calypso producing about 80% of Jim's climb rate on his Zeolite, so that soon he was well above me. No matter, the climb was smooth and pleasant, taking me steadily up to 3500 feet ASL, with light south-westerly wind. I considered dashing off downwind, but this seemed more a day for seeing what I could do on my own turf. Seeing a sailplane climbing to the west, behind Milk Hill, I set off, and soon noticed Jim climbing with it. The dregs of their climb got me back up to 3200, and I flew over Milk Hill White Horse (where Helen Barnes and Malcolm Beard were scratching), before cruising back to take-off, feeling very pleased with myself. That feeling disappeared as I stupidly swerved around a hawthorn tree on to Nik Valiris's wing. As my feet touched it, I realised that they might plough their way through the cells and lines, so I instantly jumped up, cleared the far wingtip and landed in a heap beyond. Nik was generously forgiving.

Part Two: A bunch of red kites arrived and began squabbling with the rooks. Since their dispute was taking place at an increasing altitude, it was clear that the air to the east of launch was buoyant. I continued past them to the end of the ridge, where a single kite, above the fray, pointed out a proper climb. It went up to 2200, and back over launch another took me to 3300, with Ella now climbing above me, having launched after me and found a thermal out front. By now, Malcolm and Helen had climbed out from Milk Hill White Horse, so I set off to join them. Helen was climbing well, but I joined Malcolm in a thermal before I reached her. After wandering about out front, another climb took me to 3300 over the horse itself. Then I pushed out to the south-east for a bit, hoping to extend the flight over 10k so that I could put it into the league. Back over launch, and down to the car park to land. Mission accomplished, and a much nicer afternoon than I'd expected. There aren't many more beautiful sights than the Vale of Pewsey from three grand.

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