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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
6th March 2024
Start
12:48
Finish
13:35
Duration
47mins
Takeoff
Tan Hill
Landing
Nr Brinkworth
Coords
Takeoff
51.38028, -1.87887
Start
51.37923, -1.88052
TP1
51.37943, -1.87567
TP2
51.43743, -1.94315
TP3
51.47588, -1.92640
Finish
51.55233, -1.95147
Landing
51.55218, -1.94985
Distances and Score
Leg 1
0.34k
Leg 2
7.98k
Leg 3
4.43k
Leg 4
8.68k
Total
21.43k
Score
21.4
Open Distance
Total
20.0k
Filename
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Yes
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Duration 0:00   Takeoff Distance 0
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[13:10:03]
2720 ft
Takeoff Height
[12:45:22]
869 ft
Landing Height
[13:35:55]
266 ft
Total Ascent 4636 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 1850 ft
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Climb   -   Pressure data
Maximum Climb
[13:07:26]
2.8 m/s
Minimum Climb
[13:12:55]
-3.6 m/s
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Speed
Maximum Speed
[13:11:15]
61.7 km/h
Average Speed
around course
27.1 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
35.5 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 50mins
Track Points 2767
Recording Interval 1 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 29.9 km
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Flight instrument
Type Syride
Model Sys'Nav Xl
Firmware 1.22
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.

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… As at Golden Ball (see my previous flight), the local red kites were in a playful mood, and a few of them soon found me a foolproof climb - just the sort that suits me. One of them came over the back with me, which reduced any temptation to stick at the hill (I've never got away from Tan Hill before, nor even got much height there, so I thought the first chance might be my only one)

The climb persisted after the kite wandered off on its own business, and I then headed for Cherhill, where the high ground delivered another weak but pleasant thermal. Iffy sky to the west made me head north-east for a bit, which also meant flying over more high ground. This time I had to be content with a series of zeroes, each at a slightly lower altitude. They were enough to get me comfortably over the railway and then the M4, by which time I was looking for somewhere reasonably dry to land. I aimed for the top bit of a sloping field, but even then I arrived on ground so sodden that I had to run twenty yards with my lovely new wing over my head to avoid getting it muddy.

I walked into a yard surrounded by mobile homes, where my reception was friendly, although a shedful of dogs were very agitated by my arrival. I packed up, walked under the M4 and quickly got a lift into Wootton Bassett, After a toastie at the excellent Dandelions Gifts and Coffee Shop in the high street, I took the bus to Swindon station, where Costa provided more refreshments as I awaited the Pewsey bus. Once I was on it, I booked the Wiltshire Connect service to take me back up the hill.

As David Bowie sang in Teenage Wildlife: I guess the season is on!

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