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National League 2023
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
North Devon
Glider
Ozone Alpina 4
Date
20th August 2023
Start
11:17
Finish
14:49
Duration
3hrs 32mins
Takeoff
Milk Hill
Landing
Bletchley
Coords
Takeoff
51.37250, -1.85885
Start
51.37167, -1.85970
TP1
51.48902, -1.70787
TP2
51.51550, -1.60215
TP3
51.85953, -1.00620
Finish
51.97443, -0.72143
Landing
51.97445, -0.72208
Distances and Score
Leg 1
16.79k
Leg 2
7.91k
Leg 3
56.25k
Leg 4
23.40k
Total
104.35k
Score
104.4
Open Distance
Total
103.4k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Duration 0:00   Takeoff Distance 0
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Climb and Speed averaged over 4 second intervals.

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Height   -   Pressure data
Maximum Height
[14:34:47]
3661 ft
Lowest Save
[14:06:38]
417 ft
Takeoff Height
[11:16:01]
528 ft
Landing Height
[14:50:13]
-16 ft
Total Ascent 26473 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3133 ft
Maximum 3245 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
417 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
3661 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[11:43:41]
4.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:00:58]
-4.0 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:56:29]
72.9 km/h
Average Speed
around course
29.5 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
41.8 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 3hrs 34mins
Track Points 12477
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 149.4 km
Invalid Positions
[< 1%]
26
Units
Flight instrument
Type Xc_tracer_mini_iii_gps
Model Not Set
Firmware Xc_tracer_mini_iii_
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.

You can change the default units displayed - see the Options page.

After a couple of false starts I hooked into a thermal right after take off, and kept riding it all the way to base. It was getting quite busy on the hill which gave me extra motivation to be up and away.

I flew without FSH thermal assist on my last flight, and thought that I was thermalling better than usual on that flight. Today was very windy which made the thermal assist less useful, so I completely ignored it. Instead I just followed the beeps on my XC Tracer: more beeps = widen the turn in that direction (or just fly in that direction). Fewer beeps: tighten turn away from that direction. Maybe it's what everybody does IDK but it was something of a revelation for me. I think I did some of my best thermalling on this flight.

And, it was a day that needed it! Only got to base twice, and spent the rest of the flight circling in zeros and 0.5's, being pushed downwind at 30km/h. Got very low once and thought it was all over, but managed to stay in a weak thermal until it joined others and became a bit stronger with altitude. I knew the 100 was on and was determined not to find myself on the ground.

As I approached Milton Keynes I got 100km tunnel vision - not trying to carry on the flight but just looking for a little extra altitude to make the 100. The day was defintely still on as others did 130 and 200+. Oh well next time.

I flew the first half with a purple Zeno (Dom), and the second half with another Alpina (Glyn). We bumped into each other at Paddington station, took a selfie and had a chat about the flight - good times!

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