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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
17th July 2021
Start
14:38
Finish
15:49
Duration
1hr 11mins
Takeoff
Blorenge
Landing
Nr Brithdir
Coords
Takeoff
51.80563, -3.05313
Start
51.80672, -3.05322
TP1
51.80252, -3.03482
TP2
51.79567, -3.04303
TP3
51.81133, -3.04285
Finish
51.70377, -3.23605
Landing
51.70460, -3.23605
Distances and Score
Leg 1
1.35k
Leg 2
0.95k
Leg 3
1.74k
Leg 4
17.92k
Total
21.96k
Score
22.0
Open Distance
Total
17.9k
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[15:30:36]
4459 ft
Lowest Save
[15:04:04]
1503 ft
Takeoff Height
[14:38:24]
1729 ft
Landing Height
[15:50:20]
1083 ft
Total Ascent 7710 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2730 ft
Maximum 2956 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
1503 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4459 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[14:41:44]
3.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[15:26:36]
-3.5 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[15:32:12]
56.7 km/h
Average Speed
around course
18.5 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
33.6 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 1hr 11mins
Track Points 4317
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 40.3 km
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Flight instrument
Type Syride
Model Sys'Nav
Firmware 3.36
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Track Length is the cumulative distance between track points from Takeoff to Landing.

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After six years in Pewsey, I felt it was time to nail my colours to the mast and fly in the BCC for Thames Valley - especially as I'm the club secretary. The day began with a dawn dash from Hundred House, as the round was sensibly switched at the last minute to the Blorenge. I managed to blag a lift up from Abergavenny from Mark Simpson in exchange for the loan of my mini vario, his XC Tracer being uncooperative.

At the Foxhunter carpark (no, not the Foxhunter pub - that confused a few pilots) I met my teammates, and we all got comprehensively briefed by Rob Meopham. We were told the day was likely to be best between 3 and 6 pm; nevertheless, Tosh and Barbs went early, and the first dozen to launch all stayed up comfortably. That lured a lot more of us off; 20 minutes later I was making my landing approach over Tosh's and Barbs's heads in Castle Meadow.

Craig Peters secured us a quick lift back up, just in time for the promised good hours. But it was slow progress - a couple of climbs fizzled out, and I'd just decided on another punt towards the town when a climb away from the hill took me above Craig and a couple of others, who started circling underneath me - the ideal place (for me, not for them)

The other two headed back to the hill, but Craig and I crawled in weak lift the length of the Blorenge. As I approached Blaenavon, Craig disappeared - was he above me? Below me? Vaporised by aliens? I later found that he'd headed back towards launch to have a nice wander about.

My second climb took me higher, to almost 4,500, but the time of paradise never happened. Clouds fizzled out as I approached them, a couple of small towns gave only scraps, and I landed above Brithdir in a harvested field. Getting down to the village was an odyssey; a style had an arrow on it marking a footpath, but on the other side was nothing but head-high bracken, which I had to slog through for twenty minutes down to the road. I've just been rereading George Macdonald Fraser's memoir of the war in the Burmese jungle. At least no one was shooting me.

I'd already messaged Simon Fouracre, who'd landed a couple of miles away, and I just had time for a cheese roll and a can of pop before his friend Jack kindly found room in his van for me. I was thoroughly exhausted by the time I put my van under the large oak tree in the big field at Park Farm.

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