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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 April 2021
Start
12:52
Finish
14:05
Duration
1hr 13mins
Takeoff
Kettle Sings
Landing
Nr Hereford
Coords
Takeoff
52.07685, -2.33933
Start
52.07608, -2.33820
TP1
52.03712, -2.44428
TP2
52.04705, -2.58618
TP3
52.06898, -2.59565
Finish
52.04917, -2.71682
Landing
52.04995, -2.71430
Distances and Score
Leg 1
8.47k
Leg 2
9.80k
Leg 3
2.53k
Leg 4
8.60k
Total
29.40k
Score
29.4
Open Distance
Total
26.2k
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:21:19]
4629 ft
Lowest Save
[13:54:52]
994 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:48:41]
1125 ft
Landing Height
[14:07:23]
161 ft
Total Ascent 10679 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3504 ft
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Maximum Climb
[12:56:21]
4.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[14:00:13]
-4.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:00:45]
62.1 km/h
Average Speed
around course
24.0 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
34.2 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 1hr 18mins
Track Points 4723
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 44.9 km
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Flight instrument
Type Syride
Model Sys'Nav
Firmware 3.35
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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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Hereford again.

A third day at Kettle Sings. Lighter wind was forecast, but it was far from nil, so my resolve to try a triangle was wavering. Indeed, Barbs made the air look quite spicy as he practiced multiple hops and landings. A couple of wings went up, Phil Fouracre went down; but he found something over the landing field, and Viv joined him as he climbed back up. I set off to exploit their effort, and climbed swiftly with them and a couple of others to over 4,000 feet. My instrument showed wind of about 14 kmh; on a whim I turned and headed downwind, realising almost at once that no one was coming with me, and it was too late to change my mind and head out front with the gaggle. No matter; I was under a sumptuous cloud street, and staying up was easy - in fact, I had to big-ear my way out of the cloud at one stage.

The next climb had the wind speed in single figures, so that I began to regret my decision not to go for a triangle. Reaching 4600 after Ledbury, I was getting very cold, having decided not to wear today the thick flying suit that had kept me warm on the previous two days' flights. Hereford, with its station, looked inviting to the south-east. A brief diversion to the north, towards a juicy cumulus with a sailplane and a hang glider under it, proved unsuccessful as the cloud fizzled out. So I made my way towards the city, enjoying a few balls of a cricket match (Bartestree and Lugwardine CC, I believe), before making my second approach in two days to Bishop's Meadow. Several children and their mothers seemed impressed; one boy asked if he could jump on my wing. "I'm afraid not, " I said, "you need proper training to fly one of these. " "No, " he replied, pointing to the spread-out fabric, "I mean can I jump on to it? "

After the train journey and the nice walk up from Colwall station, I made tea for Viv and Phil, who had indeed had a lovely out-and-return. I must be a bit more ambitious next time - particularly now that I've found that my Calypso flies very nicely indeed.

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