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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
16th April 2021
Start
12:23
Finish
13:22
Duration
59mins
Takeoff
Kettle Sings
Landing
Nr Hereford
Coords
Takeoff
52.07642, -2.33747
Start
52.07582, -2.33775
TP1
52.08522, -2.33502
TP2
52.02350, -2.46330
TP3
52.03053, -2.65607
Finish
52.05017, -2.71783
Landing
52.04922, -2.71535
Distances and Score
Leg 1
1.06k
Leg 2
11.16k
Leg 3
13.25k
Leg 4
4.77k
Total
30.24k
Score
30.2
Open Distance
Total
26.6k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
Flight map
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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
[12:37:21]
3757 ft
Lowest Save
[13:05:29]
2018 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:22:51]
1152 ft
Landing Height
[13:23:24]
174 ft
Total Ascent 7927 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2605 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[12:35:35]
4.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:03:55]
-3.5 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:59:07]
61.2 km/h
Average Speed
around course
30.6 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
37.0 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 1hr
Track Points 3634
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 37.3 km
Units
Flight instrument
Type Syride
Model Sys'Nav
Firmware 3.35
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.

Flying like a slacker.

Day two at Malvern (sadly, day one's 52k flight to the Welsh border came before the XC League reopened). On Pinnacle Hill, we seemed to be between a superb cloud street stretching over the Worcester Beacon, and another to our south. A hang glider launched, got low, but managed to establish itself under the Beacon street, and a few paragliders then followed the example without getting too low, so I launched and did the same. I was able to stop circling at 3300 feet and continue going up in a straight line for a while.

I'd decided that I didn't fancy landing in the middle of nowhere today, having got away with it the previous day thanks to a lucky lift from Longtown to Abergavenny station, so Hereford was my target. The air remained buoyant before and after Ledbury. As Hereford approached, I realised that to go further, I'd have to shoot the gap between the two danger areas to its west, as I'd done the previous day. That confirmed my decision to submit to station suck; as I lost height over Bishop's Meadow, a bit of a hubbub came up from the spectators below. "Is that fun? " yelled a teenager as I touched down. "Yes! " I shouted back.

At the station I met the hang glider pilot, who'd unexpectedly bombed out near the city, stashed his wing under a hedge and set off back to Kettle Sings to get his vehicle. I think paragliding suits us slackers better.

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