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National League 2022
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Pennine
Glider
Ozone Swift 5
Date
16th July 2022
Start
13:26
Finish
14:43
Duration
1hr 17mins
Takeoff
Bradwell
Landing
Marsh Lane
Coords
Takeoff
53.32070, -1.72992
Start
53.32070, -1.72992
TP1
53.32393, -1.72840
TP2
53.31865, -1.73227
TP3
53.32958, -1.65600
Finish
53.30735, -1.38510
Landing
53.30787, -1.38722
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.37k
Leg 2
0.64k
Leg 3
5.23k
Leg 4
18.22k
Total
24.46k
Score
24.5
Open Distance
Total
23.2k
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Yes
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Climb and Speed averaged over 4 second intervals.

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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[14:09:41]
4045 ft
Lowest Save
[14:28:48]
1667 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:26:16]
1230 ft
Landing Height
[14:44:24]
509 ft
Total Ascent 9058 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2815 ft
Maximum 2825 ft
Low Point
[13:26:29]
1220 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4045 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:50:00]
3.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[14:23:20]
-3.8 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[14:13:00]
57.6 km/h
Average Speed
around course
18.9 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
33.8 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 1hr 18mins
Track Points 4689
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 44.0 km
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Flight instrument
Type Xc_tracer_ii_flarm
Model Not Set
Firmware Xc_tracer_ii_flarm_r09
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.

Decisions, decisions. 4 different triangles thought about, then the wind is howling when we get there, so a downwind goal. Then there's no wind. And it's hot. There's nothing more bizarre than seeing a hillside covered in polar exploration-equipped people sweating their bits off in the heat. 15 minutes prepped and clipped in was all I could manage before unclipping and stripping off again.

Eventually the thermals started to look promising. Missed the first cycle, but got off quickly with Simon, and we wrestled (appropriate word after the earlier events on takeoff) with a rough one to the left of take off. Somwthing was wrong - I couldn't turn left without a struggle and the glider was constantly trying to go right slightly. I couldn't see anything wrong so persevered with it as everything seemed fairly stable and safe.

Chasing after the first gaggle who didn't seem to have gone far I skimmed low over the moors at the back before finding a climb to take me towards the edges. There's Jacob! An ideal target so we shared a short climb together before gliding off eastwards towards goal. I know he's a better pilot than me, but my glide was awful. Then I had another good look and saw the problem - two knots in the brake lines towards the right wing tip. I later found that several people had been calling on the radio to warn me, and shouting in the air but it just wasn't obvious from the harness. Should have landed immediately back at the hill, but my radio had turned itself down, which explains why i heard nothing all day on it, despite a radio check on launch.

So with a compromised glider I became less willing to fight into the snotty thermals, unable to turn left consistently and the wing diving into right turns I settled for a nice grassy field just past Dronfield. When I checked the wing, the knots just loosened themselves as usual with the tension off. I gave myself a good talking to about pre-flight checks. Thanks to John for coming to pick me up.

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