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Richard Froggatt  All flights
National League 2021
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Coastal Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Condors
Glider
Date
27th April 2021
Start
14:16
Finish
15:06
Duration
49mins
Takeoff
Beer Head
Landing
Beer Head
Coords
Takeoff
50.68695, -3.10092
Start
50.68580, -3.09800
TP1
50.67902, -3.23470
Finish
50.68615, -3.09977
Landing
50.68713, -3.10122
Distances and Score
Leg 1
9.69k
Leg 2
9.57k
Total
19.26k
Score
19.3
Open Distance
Total
9.7k
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[14:31:51]
712 ft
Takeoff Height
[14:14:53]
374 ft
Landing Height
[15:07:45]
371 ft
Total Ascent 2487 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 338 ft
Maximum 344 ft
Low Point
[14:14:57]
367 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
712 ft
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Maximum Climb
[14:53:45]
1.5 m/s
Minimum Climb
[14:40:27]
-1.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[15:06:31]
45.5 km/h
Average Speed
around course
23.1 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
29.3 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 52mins
Track Points 2464
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 25.8 km
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Flight instrument
Type Syride
Model Sys'Evolution
Firmware 2.88
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Deciding where to go was a tricky call. Our preference was to go inland but the forecasts suggested otherwise with Eype, Beer and perhaps Woolacombe being possibles. In the end we went to Beer on a forecast of SW until about 1400 then backing S until around 1600 when the convergence was expected to bring the northerly down to the south coast.

Launching at 1415 with a decent breeze, albeit still with some west progress was fairly slow initially. 9 or 10 of us were at Beer including Gerry McN with his virgin new Rook 3. He definitely won the prize for biggest smile when he landed!

Back to the plot! Wanting to get something in the League I had planned to cross Sidmouth but when I got there height was in short supply so I just went over to the church.

The wind was being a bit fickle and when I set off to go back east I did get a bit lower than I'd prefer. There was also a period of perhaps 10 minutes when the wind had some east so time to step on bar as I had by then got a bit of height.

I think I was the only one to make Sidmouth but that was more luck in taking off at what turned out to be the best time rather than any pilot skills. Not the easiest run I've done with a max climb of only 1.5m/s but all good and I landed just as the breeze eased followed by a very light rain shower.

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