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Andrew Craig  All flights
National League 2021
Flight type image
Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Southern
Glider
Gin Calypso
Date
18th September 2021
Start
13:15
Finish
13:50
Duration
34mins
Takeoff
Golden Ball
Landing
Nr Broad Hinton
Coords
Takeoff
51.37248, -1.82040
Start
51.37242, -1.81248
TP1
51.37680, -1.82017
TP2
51.37108, -1.81822
TP3
51.43525, -1.86407
Finish
51.48295, -1.84707
Landing
51.48158, -1.84438
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.72k
Leg 2
0.65k
Leg 3
7.82k
Leg 4
5.44k
Total
14.63k
Score
14.6
Open Distance
Total
12.6k
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Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:42:58]
2379 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:13:05]
896 ft
Landing Height
[13:50:59]
558 ft
Total Ascent 3560 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 1483 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:24:41]
2.5 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:44:37]
-3.0 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:45:29]
61.2 km/h
Average Speed
around course
25.4 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
33.2 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 37mins
Track Points 2275
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 21.0 km
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Flight instrument
Type Syride
Model Sys'Nav
Firmware 3.36
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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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Until last year, I'd never done a cross-country in Britain in September, so it's been nice to do two little ones this month (so far)

I wasn't sure whether it would be too easterly for Golden Ball at the best time of the day, and considered Tan Hill, but at Golden Ball car park the wind felt close to southerly, and I saw several pilots walking up; lots more were already there.

Kirsty climbed immediately, but hung around as another bunch tried but failed to get up to her; then she went over the back with a couple more below her. After another gaggle had gone, thinning out the pack over launch, I walked down a bit to take off, and a lull duly appeared.

I didn't have to soar too long before a climb appeared. It was weak, but I thought it might be my only chance, so set off with an orange Niviuk and a UP of the same colour. The three of us searched for a stronger core that never really appeared. I abandoned them when two gulls appeared to be marking stronger lift, but I'd forgotten that gulls are terrible liars.

But as I approached the A4 I found another dribbly little climb that took me over Avebury, where the UP joined me; the Niviuk had stayed further back and got higher. Once I was past the ancient stones, the murkiness of the sky downwind persuaded me to stop trying to stay up and simply glide a few more kilometres to land by the road.

Jon Lai-Fang very kindly rang with the offer of a lift, and we scooped up Agi and Alex Harper as well. Altogether a much less stressful cross-country experience than I'd expected.

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