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Mike Byfield  All flights
National League 2021
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Advance Omega Xalps 3
Date
16th July 2021
Start
12:42
Finish
17:43
Duration
5hrs 1min
Takeoff
Leckhampton
Landing
Nr Maiden Newton
Coords
Takeoff
51.86510, -2.06683
Start
51.86712, -2.06572
TP1
50.78500, -2.62763
TP2
50.75737, -2.61528
TP3
50.74652, -2.58255
Finish
50.75647, -2.58277
Landing
50.75642, -2.58277
Distances and Score
Leg 1
126.60k
Leg 2
3.20k
Leg 3
2.61k
Leg 4
1.11k
Total
133.52k
Score
133.5
Open Distance
Total
129.8k
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[15:18:40]
4511 ft
Lowest Save
[15:48:34]
1450 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:38:19]
919 ft
Landing Height
[17:44:27]
591 ft
Total Ascent 31368 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3593 ft
Maximum 3596 ft
Low Point
[12:38:24]
915 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4511 ft
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Climb   -   GPS data
Maximum Climb
[13:55:11]
4.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:40:03]
-4.3 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[17:16:55]
68.4 km/h
Average Speed
around course
26.6 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
38.7 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 5hrs 6mins
Track Points 18369
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 197.7 km
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Flight instrument   -   reported as
Flymaster F1, V2.3, S/N 425
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Average Speed around course is measured from Start to Finish points.

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10am, light winds, no clouds, this was the scene that greeted pilots arriving early at Lecky today. But a goodly number turned out all the same. To be fair most pilots arrived after 11:00, but those of us concerned about parking, keen to catch up with gossip, or with nothing better to do arrived at dawn!

The day started late with Joe D taking off about 12:30. He skied out, but it still took 10 minutes before the crowd organised themselves and took off. I was 4th in the air and got a great 2 ms climb up to about 2 grand where it just seemed to peter out. Up until then it all looked great with 20 or so gliders spiraling below me. Then all 20 gliders were just kind of milling around at 2 grand looking for something better. As we were getting in each other's way some went back to the hill, some up, and others, well. The fellowship of the climb was already broken.

It was here I wasted lots of height and time being indecisive, flitting this way that. I eventually found another climb and decided I'd be more decisive! I pimped off Ben F, Tim C and Benjamin D until I got to base then set off after Joe and Charles. I eventually caught up with them just before we passed Westbury, only for us all to scrabble around in zeros and half ups. The struggle became desperate as we passed Bruton where Joe got away from us, and a few Ks later Charles just missed the climb that kept me above 2 grand.

Things looked bleak. I was just managing to maintain. Then, shazam! Graham S arrived. Grey soon found a weak climb and the adventure was on again. We flew for another 30k before he took a sharp left and flew straight to the deck. I'd said wherever he landed I'd land with him. Well, he's got a dodgy arm and we'd been flying for 5 hrs. Apparently he'd been on the phone arranging a retrieve! And taking pictures! Some people.

His friend did indeed pick us up, but couldn't take us all the way back to Cheltenham. We had beers to celebrate, and a bit of pain relief, taxi back to take off and a quick chat with Charles who arrived in the car park at the same time. A fun day. Long. But fun!

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