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Andrew Craig  All flights
National League 2022
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Southern
Glider
Gin Calypso
Date
10th April 2022
Start
10:44
Finish
13:32
Duration
2hrs 48mins
Takeoff
Golden Ball
Landing
Nr Withington
Coords
Takeoff
51.37278, -1.81782
Start
51.37688, -1.82135
TP1
51.37132, -1.80560
TP2
51.37810, -1.82227
TP3
51.37145, -1.81200
Finish
51.83048, -1.96880
Landing
51.83038, -1.96892
Distances and Score
Leg 1
1.26k
Leg 2
1.38k
Leg 3
1.03k
Leg 4
52.22k
Total
55.89k
Score
55.9
Open Distance
Total
52.3k
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:10:03]
4127 ft
Lowest Save
[11:29:06]
915 ft
Takeoff Height
[10:29:35]
1079 ft
Landing Height
[13:33:07]
784 ft
Total Ascent 20000 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3048 ft
Maximum 3248 ft
Low Point
[10:36:08]
879 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4127 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[12:58:55]
4.5 m/s
Minimum Climb
[12:58:15]
-4.3 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:12:39]
75.6 km/h
Average Speed
around course
19.9 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
32.2 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 3hrs 3mins
Track Points 11013
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 98.5 km
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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.

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I rode my scooter up to the Golden Ball car park, knowing it would be rammed with both pilots and walkers, and was pleasantly surprised to find that I was one of only five at launch getting our kit ready. I was second into the air, with a soarable breeze, and spent well over an hour getting climbs up to about 2,000 feet.

As we played for over an hour, some nice-looking cumulus clouds approached from the south, and, sure enough, once they'd arrived it started working properly. I climbed out in a gaggle including Steve Newcombe, David Williams and Ben Friedland, as well as an orange Phi that might have been Gerry McNicol.

I had foolishly taken off without any heat packs in my gloves, and after a little while at over 3,000 feet my thumbs got very cold, especially as there was a lot of circling in very light lift. A couple of times I set off on glide simply to give me a chance to tuck my hands under my arms! But it seemed to work out well: when I was down to 1800 feet a pair of buzzards put me back i the game, with the gaggle reforming around me.

Past the M4 we lost Steve, but met up with some pilots who'd been ahead and further west - I think Dave Warren was one. The sky was getting milky now, though still buoyant. But my freezing hands sent me off on another glide and this one took me too low - big power lines ahead of me put me off trying to work some broken lift for a low save.

Ashley Barnes, Jim Mallinson and Peter "Springy" Beleznay had landed quite nearby, so we agreed to gather at the excellent Colesbourne Inn. I was walking there, but got a lift from the only car to come along, having already arranged a seven-seater taxi from Colesbourne. After a quick pint, we set off to pick up David Williams and Steve Newcombe on our way back. David looked as if he'd given someone an overenthusiastic Glasgow kiss, but he assured us he'd just had a brush with a hawthorn hedge on the way out of his landing field.

A lovely day after yesterday's early bomb-out!

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