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National League 2023
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Southern
Glider
Air Design Volt 4
Date
18th July 2023
Start
10:51
Finish
13:15
Duration
2hrs 23mins
Takeoff
Mount Caburn
Landing
Bethersden
Coords
Takeoff
50.86132, 0.05050
Start
50.85962, 0.04360
TP1
50.86877, 0.05800
TP2
50.86482, 0.04767
TP3
51.03260, 0.29472
Finish
51.13160, 0.70602
Landing
51.13145, 0.70497
Distances and Score
Leg 1
1.44k
Leg 2
0.85k
Leg 3
25.49k
Leg 4
30.85k
Total
58.63k
Score
58.6
Open Distance
Total
55.5k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[12:10:15]
4314 ft
Lowest Save
[12:36:47]
640 ft
Takeoff Height
[10:42:54]
449 ft
Landing Height
[13:16:15]
102 ft
Total Ascent 17192 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3865 ft
Maximum 3901 ft
Low Point
[10:44:19]
413 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4314 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[11:48:01]
2.5 m/s
Minimum Climb
[12:10:49]
-5.5 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:10:21]
70.2 km/h
Average Speed
around course
24.4 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
38.0 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 2hrs 33mins
Track Points 9197
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 97.1 km
Invalid Positions
[< 1%]
3
Units
Flight instrument
Type Samsung Sm-g950f 9 Client:xctrack Flightid:2e70030
Model
Firmware
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.

Red values indicate suspect data, because the tracklog contains invalid points.

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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A constant battle today between the sea breeze and airspace. The wind was a little too far to the south for a classic Margate day - I could never quite get back under the 5,500' airspace and spent most of my time trying to avoid the 2,500' and skimming under the 3,500'

I could see the sea breeze encroaching on my right and it was only ever about 1 cloud behind me. It claimed the flights of my friends who were all closer to the coast than I. My lowest save was a nasty 300' AGL sea breeze climb out from a perfect trigger - the corner of a large set of crop fields surrounded by trees. I'm not quite sure how I lost that climb but I suspect my subconscious was trying to save me - it was a bit of a washing machine.

After that I managed to find the convergence and was motoring along, taking the occasional climb, not really losing any height when the bloody Headcorn airspace blocks my path. Absolutely nothing flying in or out the whole time I flew along its eastern edge of course. I don't understand how we can fly through the Ringer Gliding Club airspace with impunity when they have constant traffic every time we are in the air and yet we can't fly over a completely empty and (from what I can tell) barely used aerodrome. Gah!

Anyway, looking back on it I really should have flown around the west edge of the airspace as the east side was in the sea breeze. I only did it because I could see a nice bonfire on the east side that looked as if the smoke was going straight up, but alas it caused my airspace alarm to blare at me on every turn so I had to bail towards a promising looking cloud. Massive sink meant I never made it.

Easy retrieve consisting of an almost immediate hitch to Ashford, then trains back to Glynde. Not quite the flight I was hoping for but lovely to finally get out nonetheless.

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