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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
26th July 2021
Start
14:21
Finish
17:34
Duration
3hrs 13mins
Takeoff
Worcestershire Beacon
Landing
Sulgrave
Coords
Takeoff
52.10432, -2.33923
Start
52.10213, -2.34280
TP1
52.08347, -2.03812
TP2
52.12585, -1.94048
TP3
52.10300, -1.17742
Finish
52.09993, -1.18182
Landing
52.10003, -1.18200
Distances and Score
Leg 1
20.99k
Leg 2
8.19k
Leg 3
52.33k
Leg 4
0.46k
Total
81.97k
Score
82.0
Open Distance
Total
79.9k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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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.

Metric units are used for all chart data, except for Height which is shown in feet.

Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[16:47:25]
5646 ft
Lowest Save
[15:21:16]
787 ft
Takeoff Height
[14:17:50]
1371 ft
Landing Height
[17:34:57]
522 ft
Total Ascent 25492 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4275 ft
Maximum 4859 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
787 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
5646 ft
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Climb   -   GPS data
Maximum Climb
[14:27:54]
4.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[15:15:14]
-4.0 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[14:29:30]
59.4 km/h
Average Speed
around course
25.4 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
40.0 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 3hrs 17mins
Track Points 11828
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 131.4 km
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Flight instrument   -   reported as
Flymaster F1, V2.3, S/N 425
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.

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

Track Length is the cumulative distance between track points from Takeoff to Landing.

You can change the default units displayed - see the Options page.

A large crowd gathered on the Malverns today, but nobody wanted to fly. Or rather, no one wanted to go first. So today it was my turn to be the sacrifice to the thermal gods. In keeping with tradition I glided to the bottom field, the hopes of everyone on the hill unable to conjure up a single bleep on the vario. And landed.

Having packed up reasonably quickly I then struggled to find the nearest road, then struggled to communicate my location to the taxi controller. Whilst talking to some locals about where I was exactly, and waiting for the controller to call me back, a taxi pulled up. He was just dropping someone off. Here! In front of me! 8 minutes later I was back at the top car park and walking up for another go.

Back on top about 13.45 and the last gaggle to get away were sky high over the back, 4 other gliders were in the air in front losing their battle with a weak climb and seemingly heading for the bottom field, leaving 4 of us left on the hill. Round 2! Paul J was away first and found a steady 1.5 to 2ms climb out front, which took 3 of us to base. Over the next 20k or so we swopped places sometimes high, sometimes cursing. We then split just before Evesham with Paul going SE and Gary H and I taking a more NE line over brown fields and toward cloud. Gary, being quite high, seemed to scream out in a boomer and was gone, whilst I carefully picked myself up from much lower down.

Once back at base I pushed on heading toward Banbury. In the distance I could see someone kicking treetops for ages before finally connecting with something worthwhile. It was Agi! We flew together around the north side of Banbury, only for me to push on too quickly and return to earth a few Ks on.

Our taxi driver cut us a deal which meant he could finish early and get back to his 3 kids, and we'd get back to the Malverns for the same price as station taxi and train fare - Result!

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