Xc Title
User:Guest
Cloudbase Paragliding advert
Andrew Craig  All flights
National League 2022
Flight type image
Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Southern
Glider
Gin Yeti 4
Date
22nd May 2022
Start
12:32
Finish
13:22
Duration
49mins
Takeoff
Golden Ball
Landing
Chiseldon
Coords
Takeoff
51.37258, -1.82090
Start
51.37282, -1.81965
TP1
51.37268, -1.82118
TP2
51.37343, -1.81415
TP3
51.37068, -1.81483
Finish
51.51570, -1.73892
Landing
51.51553, -1.73928
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.11k
Leg 2
0.50k
Leg 3
0.31k
Leg 4
16.98k
Total
17.90k
Score
17.9
Open Distance
Total
17.0k
Filename
Use full pilot name
Download
Validated
Yes
Flight map
Notes

This map gives an overview of the flight, using the turnpoints to plot the track.

Use the for a detailed map and flight track.

Duration 0:00   Takeoff Distance 0
Controls
To animate the flight: click a point on the track, use the slider, or click the Play button.
slider
slider
Speed
Speed
Slower
Faster
Track color
No data
Highlights
Track data
Time: No data
Height:
Climb:
Speed:
Interval:
Units
Height: metres
Climb: m/sec
Speed: km/h
Distance: km
chart
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.

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

Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:06:19]
3445 ft
Lowest Save
[13:11:50]
1808 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:32:05]
899 ft
Landing Height
[13:22:16]
2323 ft
Total Ascent 5623 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2546 ft
Units
Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:03:41]
2.8 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:06:57]
-3.8 m/s
Units
Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:47:49]
55.8 km/h
Average Speed
around course
21.6 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
34.4 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 50mins
Track Points 3012
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 28.8 km
Units
Flight instrument
Type Syride
Model Sys'Nav
Firmware 3.39
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.

Before and after my morning coffee at Honeystreet, I noted the throngs on, and sometimes above, Milk Hill White Horse. I hadn't even considered Golden Ball until I arrived at the car park on my scooter to see three two-liners thermalling above it. A big gaggle was climbing out from MHWH, but I knew there'd still be a lot on the hill, so I turned east to Golden Ball.

As I walked up, the three big cheeses (possibly Joe Dart, Wez Murch and Andrew Kruszynsky) sank back down to near launch, but then climbed out with whoops of joy as I arrived. So I had no thermal markers, but on the other hand, I had the entire hill to myself.

I got my wee Yeti (chosen today for ease of transport) ready quickly, and launched to chase some gulls out front. A few then climbed better along to the east, but when I got there, a huge flock was thermalling in front of the ridge. Most quickly went about their business, but a few kept going up, showing me an easy and steady climb out.

A white Gin (Ralph Mason, chasing TVHGC competition waypoints? ) arrived from Milk and joined me for a while, but then headed back west as I continued my downwind progress, reaching about 2,800 feet ASL. My day's ambition was simply to do the 10k needed to enter the flight in the league; I feared it might be a one-thermal wonder that didn't achieve that, but I found more lift just before the A4 and drifted on without going up or down much.

As I approached Barbury Castle the lift turned into a proper climb that took me to 3,400. But then, over Chiseldon - flying with only my little Syride instrument - I started getting absurdly worried about how close I was to Brize Norton airspace. The answer was: still a very long way off, but in trying to find out I managed to switch the bloody thing off. After a bit of faffing I got it switched on again, but of course that meant my XC league score would be only the first 16k. If I'd broken the British record I might have pleaded with the league administrators to stitch the two tracks together, but for an extra 4k I won't trouble them.

In my discombobulation, I turned unnecessarily north-eastwards and glided to the ground. I walked on a traffic-free lane to the M4, crossed over it, and hitched a lift to Chiseldon. Alan Birtles very kindly offered to come and get me, and scooped up Andrew Hancock from Wroughton as well.

It's nice to be reminded that my six-year-old EN A is perfectly capable of taking me on cross-country adventures.

Use this page to set various display Options. You can choose which units are used to display flight data, which map to show when the starts and which tab to show each time you view a flight.
Units settings

Metric units are used by default for the Statistics and XC Player pages, except for Height data which is shown in feet. You can choose your own custom settings here.

Height:
Speed:
Climb:
Distance:
  Use default
XC Player settings

When the XC Player starts, the track data is shown on the Hybrid map. You can choose a different map here.

Main Map:
  Use default
Tab settings

The first tab shown when you view a flight is the Flight Map. You can choose a different tab here.

First Tab:
  Use default
Notes

This page uses cookies to save your settings for future visits.

If you have disabled cookies for this site then any changes you make will not be saved.