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National League 2023
Flight type image
Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Southern
Glider
Air Design Artik 4
Date
20th August 2023
Start
09:45
Finish
12:08
Duration
2hrs 23mins
Takeoff
Mount Caburn
Landing
Biddenden
Coords
Takeoff
50.86147, 0.05070
Start
50.86380, 0.05855
TP1
50.85288, 0.04612
TP2
50.86895, 0.03195
TP3
51.09977, 0.54735
Finish
51.10827, 0.68923
Landing
51.10807, 0.68872
Distances and Score
Leg 1
1.50k
Leg 2
2.05k
Leg 3
44.38k
Leg 4
9.98k
Total
57.91k
Score
57.9
Open Distance
Total
53.5k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[11:55:14]
3182 ft
Lowest Save
[10:06:08]
722 ft
Takeoff Height
[09:26:00]
453 ft
Landing Height
[12:08:56]
171 ft
Total Ascent 14843 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2730 ft
Maximum 2779 ft
Low Point
[09:32:10]
404 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
3182 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[11:48:00]
3.0 m/s
Minimum Climb
[12:03:44]
-3.3 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[12:04:04]
71.1 km/h
Average Speed
around course
24.2 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
35.6 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 2hrs 42mins
Track Points 9777
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 96.7 km
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Flight instrument
Type Samsung Sm-g950f 9
Model Not Set
Firmware 0.9.10.3
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.

Base on the hill was only 1,500' and it was way too early to go (10am! ) but I could see the sea breeze coming so it was all or nothing. I dribbled over the back and stayed with the same cloud for ages, sometimes I would poke my nose out the leeward edge and look downwind only to scuttle back to the safety of my cloud as I couldn't see any good clouds close enough to glide to.

Middle Bit.

A lot of cow fart thermals around, is it dung spreading season? I finally broke 2,000' 1 hour and 45 minutes into the flight. I was being super conservative but still had to pull off a very low save (about 300' AGL) near Heathfield. After that, the sky got nicer and I was able to make better time.

End Bit.

I was under the 3,500' airspace but didn't care as there was no way I was going to get that high. Unfortunately the Headcorn airspace was approaching (again! Damn that airspace! ) but to the east was a massive blue hole. I tried to glide across it but just couldn't make it. A combination of being on my old wing and the low altitude conspired to put me on the deck. Oh well, it's a miracle I made it as far as I did considering most of the flight was under 2,000'

Retrieve Bit.

After quite a lot of sweaty hiking, a very nice gentleman picked me up. It turns out he was Lord Stone of Blackheath, member of the House of Lords! As he gave me a lift into Tenterden he regaled me with stories of flying a biplane in Israel. 😃

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