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Andrew Craig  All flights
National League 2023
Flight type image
Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Gin Calypso
Date
15th September 2023
Start
13:25
Finish
14:56
Duration
1hr 30mins
Takeoff
Golden Ball
Landing
Near Cirencester
Coords
Takeoff
51.37287, -1.82008
Start
51.37218, -1.82107
TP1
51.37692, -1.81917
TP2
51.37300, -1.81782
TP3
51.67202, -1.98340
Finish
51.70022, -1.97857
Landing
51.69978, -1.97827
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.54k
Leg 2
0.45k
Leg 3
35.20k
Leg 4
3.16k
Total
39.35k
Score
39.4
Open Distance
Total
38.1k
Filename
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Validated
Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[14:08:39]
3701 ft
Lowest Save
[14:25:33]
1627 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:23:36]
896 ft
Landing Height
[14:56:22]
407 ft
Total Ascent 10820 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2805 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:42:24]
3.5 m/s
Minimum Climb
[14:53:50]
-4.3 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:51:20]
61.2 km/h
Average Speed
around course
26.0 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
37.5 km/h
Units
Tracklog
Flight Duration 1hr 32mins
Track Points 5329
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 58.0 km
Units
Flight instrument
Type Syride
Model Sys'Nav Xl
Firmware 1.21
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.

I started the day with an early dash to Swindon to be interviewed by BBC Wiltshire about Head In The Clouds: The Best Stories From 50 Years of Free Flying (get your copy from the Cross Country website, or ask your local independent bookshop to order it for you)

Then breakfast at the Honeystreet Mill Cafe preceded a busy day on the hill, since it might be the last good cross-country day of the season. It started slowly, with even the skygods failing to get high enough to go. We saw a few get high above Milk Hill White Horse, but then the excessive shade over our hill moved away, and a big gaggle set off. I launched when I saw the next lot going up, and soon found myself in a decent climb.

The gaggle seemed to dissipate at the top - some charging forward, some heading back to the hill. I shared a second climb with a blue Alpina and a blue-and-yellow Dudek. Before Wootton Bassett the Dudek found us a lovely thermal. I then started to worry about the airspace (having forgotten to bring a Simple Air Map), and conceived the crazy idea of flying west of all the grey circles on my Skytraxx. Luckily, I soon realised that I didn't need to do this - it would be quite easy to go through the gap between Cotswold Airport and South Cerney.

I topped up nicely before crossing the lakes, but after that Cirencester and an easy retrieve looked tempting. I hadn't expected it to be quite that easy, though: Chris Williams very kindly messaged me offering a lift. He already had Ken Wilkinson on board and we picked up Helen Barnes on the way back to the hill. A lovely September day.

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