Xc Title
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David Williams  All flights
National League 2022
Flight type image
Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Southern
Glider
Air Design Rise 4
Date
10th April 2022
Start
11:26
Finish
13:22
Duration
1hr 55mins
Takeoff
Golden Ball
Landing
Nr Siddington
Coords
Takeoff
51.37285, -1.82042
Start
51.37138, -1.82202
TP1
51.42398, -1.76647
TP2
51.50650, -1.78138
TP3
51.64048, -1.97570
Finish
51.68605, -1.96897
Landing
51.68587, -1.96877
Distances and Score
Leg 1
7.01k
Leg 2
9.24k
Leg 3
20.09k
Leg 4
5.09k
Total
41.43k
Score
41.4
Open Distance
Total
36.7k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[11:56:48]
4058 ft
Lowest Save
[11:28:21]
876 ft
Takeoff Height
[10:49:21]
879 ft
Landing Height
[13:22:32]
331 ft
Total Ascent 15640 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3179 ft
Maximum 3182 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
876 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4058 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[12:14:55]
4.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[12:12:01]
-4.3 m/s
Units
Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:09:35]
61.2 km/h
Average Speed
around course
21.5 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
29.8 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 2hrs 33mins
Track Points 9061
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 76.0 km
Units
Flight instrument
Type Skybean
Model Skydrop
Firmware Build 5205
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 hadn't flown a decent UK XC for some years, and was particularly rusty, having had little opportunity to fly for the last couple of months. So I was a bit dubious about going to Golden Ball, where I knew that I would have to fly like a proper pilot. I was also dubious whether it would be worth a 2 hour plus journey just to find the car park full. However, I managed to get a parking space, and was the sixth person on the hill, and the fifth in the air, so first requirements met. It was more windy on take-off than I expected, and I realised that I would have to get in the air quickly in case it became too strong, although it was too early for an XC. After about 50 minutes boating around, one thermal rose above the previous ceiling. I was shortly joined by Andrew Craig, and a couple of others less closely. I found it a little unnerving thermalling with someone else, as I had not really done so for quite a while, but Andrew flew very considerately, so no problem.

Once I had set off on glide, I found the drift taking me toward Marlborough, but I had set a modest goal to the North, so decided to set off toward it. I soon found myself approaching the ground, and thought the flight was about to come to an early end, but fortunately got a low save (is 150m low? (It seemed less than that)), and was able to continue. It was quite exciting to cross the M4 for the first time, and then the Cotswold Water Park. I discovered that XCTrack gives a nice message saying GOAL! But I flew on for another 10k before descending to a nice big, flat, grassy field.

Thanks to Andrew Craig for organising retrieve.

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