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National League 2024
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Southern
Glider
Niviuk Artik R
Date
4th May 2024
Start
11:15
Finish
15:51
Duration
4hrs 36mins
Takeoff
Golden Ball
Landing
Hackleton
Coords
Takeoff
51.37280, -1.82060
Start
51.37058, -1.81470
TP1
51.37938, -1.81630
TP2
51.37210, -1.81942
TP3
51.57213, -1.44368
Finish
52.18945, -0.81965
Landing
52.18912, -0.82000
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.99k
Leg 2
0.84k
Leg 3
34.31k
Leg 4
81.02k
Total
117.16k
Score
117.2
Open Distance
Total
114.2k
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Yes
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:40:01]
4245 ft
Lowest Save
[14:08:30]
728 ft
Takeoff Height
[11:07:22]
873 ft
Landing Height
[15:52:22]
318 ft
Total Ascent 33392 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 3373 ft
Maximum 3481 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
728 ft
High Point
[14:34:06]
4209 ft
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Maximum Climb
[11:56:55]
3.8 m/s
Minimum Climb
[12:33:58]
-5.0 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:54:14]
65.7 km/h
Average Speed
around course
25.5 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
40.6 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 4hrs 45mins
Track Points 17009
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 193.0 km
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Flight instrument
Type Google Pixel 6 14
Model Not Set
Firmware 0.9.10.6
Notes

Climb and Speed averaged over 4 second intervals.

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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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Got the Wiltshire Connect bus with about 9 other pilots from Marlborough Golf Club car park straight to the Golden Ball car for the grand sum of £2.00. Service works really well and saves causing issues with overcrowding at the car park.

6/8 cloud as we were walking to take off improving slowly until it suddenly cleared and there were plenty of scrappy looking cumulus around. The wind on the hill was variable but it was soarable for extended periods.

Take off was extremely busy but due to the light wind there were not many in the air. Got in the air just after 11:00 and straight away found plenty of bubbles and gaining a couple of hundred meters. The climbs on the hill didn't feel like they were consistent enough so we pushed forward a few times gaining height each time.

Finally felt confident leaving the hill after the third climb with Ash but the wind was switching S to SSE. With Brize airspace not too far downwind the challenge was to cross wind enough to get round the east side of it over Oxford. The wind stayed S or SSE until Wantage when it begun to swing west. Fortunately it was quite light in the beginning so it wasn't too difficult getting around Brize.

Unfortunately I lost Ash after the first glide as he didn't connect with the climb I found so it was all alone after that! Only contact I managed was a brief chat with Hugh over radio as he swooped past in a glider.

As predicted some clouds were getting quite tall but it didn't seem to spread out as much as some forecasts had predicted. Most clouds worked well even when they were dying. At the beginning of the flight base was around 3000ft with the clouds close together making it fairly easy going. As the day progressed base rose to around 4000ft and the clouds spread apart.

I got low after Oxford and was looking at landing options when three Red Kites saved me playing around in a strong climb. Most of the climbs were quite disorganised low down but smoothed out nicely by 700m or so.

Towards the end I spotted a small gaggle behind me and tried lingering in a climb to wait for them to catch up but they headed further east unfortunately.

After that I made a mistake with cloud selection arriving as it died off. Taxi to Northampton, train to Reading and hopefully Sam will meet me there with my car! Nice day.

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