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Andrew Craig  All flights
National League 2024
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Thames Valley
Glider
Ozone Geo 7
Date
11th May 2024
Start
11:38
Finish
12:53
Duration
1hr 15mins
Takeoff
Martinsell hill
Landing
Sherston
Coords
Takeoff
51.37357, -1.74383
Start
51.37287, -1.74328
TP1
51.48358, -1.96787
TP2
51.48865, -1.99682
TP3
51.48477, -2.00245
Finish
51.56560, -2.19810
Landing
51.56552, -2.19782
Distances and Score
Leg 1
19.89k
Leg 2
2.09k
Leg 3
0.58k
Leg 4
16.29k
Total
38.85k
Score
38.9
Open Distance
Total
38.2k
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[12:41:33]
3878 ft
Lowest Save
[12:22:03]
1129 ft
Takeoff Height
[11:37:54]
902 ft
Landing Height
[12:53:39]
374 ft
Total Ascent 9423 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2976 ft
Maximum 2986 ft
Low Point
[11:38:00]
892 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
3878 ft
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Maximum Climb
[11:39:46]
4.8 m/s
Minimum Climb
[12:27:14]
-3.5 m/s
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Maximum Speed
[12:02:14]
65.7 km/h
Average Speed
around course
31.1 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
39.8 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 1hr 15mins
Track Points 4546
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 50.2 km
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Flight instrument
Type Syride
Model Sys'Nav Xl
Firmware 1.22
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I wasn't at all sure that it would be better than Friday, but Tom Cole reported that it was definitely more east, and breezier. When I got to the hill, Tom and Ella were getting ready. I had foolishly forgotten to check NOTAMs, and Tom told me that there was one for the Badminton horse trials, beyond Chippenham, though he said he thought it applied only to military aircraft. I should have studied it carefully… But just before I was ready I saw a red kite thermalling just in front of launch; then, when I was ready, a buzzard did the same a bit higher, and I thought I could launch without too much fear of going straight down.

The opposite happened: I went straight up, in quite rowdy air. I even asked myself if I wanted to be flying in this, but within a few turns I was high enough to realise that, if I did want to land, I'd be far better off going with the climb and heading a few fields downwind than trying to put it down somewhere in front of the hill.

In fact, the climb got a bit more organised as I got higher, and the fear (both of danger and of failing to get away) drained away as the murky air surrounded me. I saw Tom and Ella launch, but the haze meant that after a few kilometres I could no longer see whether they were climbing after me or not.

There was plenty of south in the wind, and I crossed the A4 near East Kennett, giving me a lovely view of Silbury Hill and putting Avebury right on my track. Lesser climbs took me towards Lyneham, where I guessed there might be a leeside climb from behind the ridge to the left - and there was. By now the Badminton NOTAM was beginning to prey on my mind, which was silly, because I was allowed to fly through it, as long as I didn't land directly in front of Zara Phillips's horse, and because the wind was taking me well to the north of it anyway (and also to the south of Highgrove House)

I stumbled into another good climb that took me across the M4, but that was it. If I had been concentrating entirely on staying up, I might have gone further (Tom got past Tetbury and Ella nearly to Abergavenny). But I was pretty happy with 38k. I cleared comfortably an equestrian place and a lady on a horse beyond it, and touched down in a large bare patch in a field of crops. A couple of weeks ago I'd have expected such a patch to be very muddy, but things have dried out fast.

I hadn't even fully unfolded by GLIDER PILOT NEEDS LIFT PLEASE sign before the first driver stopped and asked "what's on that sign you're waving at me? " He was called Alan, had been to a car boot sale at Dursley and was going on to an amateur football cup final at Corsham - Melksham v Larkhill. I wasn't sure whether Corsham was on my way home, but correctly guessed that it would have buses, and I didn't have to wait too long for one to Chippenham. I got coffee and a snack from the excellent station cafe there, then took the train to Swindon, where I had a bit of a wait for the bus to Pewsey.

I felt quite smug about not driving all the way to the Blorenge, where it didn't seem to be a super easy day. Of course, I'd have been even smugger if I'd flown all the way there, as Ella nearly did.

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