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Jacob Cleverley  All flights
National League 2022
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Flight to Goal on a Paraglider
Club
Pennine
Glider
Ozone Delta 4
Date
16th July 2022
Start
13:28
Finish
17:24
Duration
3hrs 55mins
Takeoff
Bradwell
Landing
Lincoln
Coords
Takeoff
53.32052, -1.72983
Start
53.32233, -1.72892
Finish
53.23762, -0.55075
Landing
53.23808, -0.55887
Distance and Score
Distance
79.15k
Deductions
0.80k  (cylinders)
Total
78.35k
Multiplier
x 1.25
Score
97.9
Open Distance
Total
79.3k
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Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[16:40:44]
6207 ft
Lowest Save
[17:04:40]
1558 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:17:43]
1220 ft
Landing Height
[17:37:04]
52 ft
Total Ascent 30781 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4987 ft
Maximum 5010 ft
Low Point
[13:17:49]
1198 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
6207 ft
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Maximum Climb
[15:53:52]
4.5 m/s
Minimum Climb
[17:29:52]
-7.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[17:29:20]
63.0 km/h
Average Speed
around course
19.9 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
36.9 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 4hrs 19mins
Track Points 15561
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 159.6 km
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Flight instrument
Type Samsung Sm-a127f 11
Model Not Set
Firmware 0.9.8-beta
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Never give up!

This was a challenging forecast. Mixed reports of winds, some saying none and others saying a potent Westerly. Blue skies throughout, but some nice stars! I had planned a triangle, but got to launch and the breeze was significant. Therefore I set a goal of Lincoln, as there was a very strong sea breeze reaching nearly all the way to Lincoln which I expected to cull any chance of getting to Skegness. We had a good group of Pennine pilots with Simon B, Brian and John O joining me.

Set up and ready to go, and the wind died off completely. Bugger! The Butterworths demonstrated their class by climbing out together, whilst I left it too late and ended up in the bottom landing. Last year this would have got to me, and put me in the wrong mindset. This time I remained calm, it's not a long walk up and it was still early on a day forecast to get better in the early afternoon.

I packed up and walked up as quickly as I could in the severe heat. Helen managed to climb out, but otherwise I hadn't missed much, and it wasn't too long before a group of us got up and away.

It was tricky to know where to go next with no clouds. After mincing around for a while most of the gaggle went left towards Stanage, and I didn't really like the look of that with the altitude we had. I went over the train station, as I've often been fruitful there and it worked once again.

Over the moors and between Sheffield and Chesterfield. Brian had joined me but had a knot in his wing, meaning he glided like a rock determined to reconvene with terra firma. He landed safely, doing well to get so far with a compromised glider.

Simon B caught up to me after getting much higher than I did, and then we both broke through the inversion. Conditions were really good now.

We started getting low in a tricky area with solar panels and trees narrowing landing options. I went over the panels with sufficient altitude, and rocketed up. Simon unfortunately landed, meaning I was alone.

From this point it was quite straightforward. Big altitude, loads of climbs over the endlessly dry fields and several sailplanes marking them and coming to say hello. I really enjoyed this. One slight scare with a long glide before Lincoln, but I got another one and was rewarded with a beautiful descent into Lincoln with the cathedral looking splendid in the sun.

Chatted to some people, packed up then realised I would need to run to get the train. Sweaty day! Trains to Sheffield and then the very generous Helen and Matt took me back to the hill, thank you. Can't beat the paragliding community!

This flight was a good reminder for me that cross country flying is not just about the massive PB breaking flights, all cross country flights can offer truly magical and memorable experiences, and it really is a pleasure to be able to do it.

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