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Sam Tolton  All flights
National League 2023
Flight type image
Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Southern
Glider
Air Design Volt 4
Date
7th August 2023
Start
10:32
Finish
14:17
Duration
3hrs 45mins
Takeoff
Devil's Dyke
Landing
Nr Hythe
Coords
Takeoff
50.88572, -0.21273
Start
50.88682, -0.21242
TP1
50.88505, -0.22020
TP2
50.88927, -0.20870
TP3
50.88402, -0.21673
Finish
51.06370, 1.04175
Landing
51.06420, 1.04070
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.58k
Leg 2
0.94k
Leg 3
0.81k
Leg 4
90.62k
Total
92.95k
Score
93.0
Open Distance
Total
90.8k
Filename
Use full pilot name
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:07:51]
5043 ft
Lowest Save
[14:07:45]
728 ft
Takeoff Height
[10:28:16]
682 ft
Landing Height
[14:18:45]
16 ft
Total Ascent 27949 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 4360 ft
Maximum 4432 ft
Low Point
[10:46:30]
610 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
5043 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:05:25]
3.8 m/s
Minimum Climb
[12:31:33]
-4.0 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:31:41]
76.5 km/h
Average Speed
around course
24.7 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
37.7 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 3hrs 50mins
Track Points 13825
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 145.0 km
Units
Flight instrument
Type Samsung Sm-g950f 9 Client:xctrack Flightid:3146adc
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.

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.

_First bit_.

Sea breeze close. Fairly strong wind WNW occasionally WSW. Managed to get away as the sea breeze front came through. Headed north east fully expecting everyone to follow. Oh well, looks like it'll be a gaggle of one.

_Middle bit_.

Base progressed from 3,000' to 5,000' during the flight. Some fairly towering cumulus around. The goal was set at Ashford but became increasingly clear that wasn't going to happen - wind was getting too strong and too cross. One of these days I will make an XC goal, but it won't be this day. A fair amount of wind-blown thermals but the stronger cores stayed intact and I got some really good climbs. Flew directly over father-in-law's house in Heathfield. Thought I would be knocking on their door shortly afterwards but managed a low save at about 700' above the ground.

_End bit_.

Coming towards Folkestone I could clearly see France in the distance. By the looks of the clouds it was a nice XC day over there as well. The ILS feather from Lydd was making my Oudie bark "AIRSPACE! " at me a lot and I almost missed the danger area just to the south but the noise of rifles firing in quick succession got my attention and I could clearly see armed forces personnel firing at targets. Whoops! I think I'll turn north and land just here thanks. A few tip collapses on approach kept the heart rate high.

_Retrieve bit_.

Easy peasy. I was actually hoping for more of a walk but all the buses and trains coincided very nicely. Walk to Hythe, bus to Folkestone, trains to Ashford, Eastbourne & Brighton, bus back to the Dyke. What a lovely day out.

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