Sun, 19 Dec 1999

1Calypso : Devil's Dyke (H) Duration: 00:15, Gain: 100 ft, Distance: 0 km, North, very cold, snow on ground, cleared ice from wings, bottom landed again!

A Snow Covered Devil's Dyke

After almost freezing to death and warming up with a hot drink from the Devil's Dyke pub, I emerge to find my glider almost burriend in an ice drift. After clearing the ice off and erecting my glider, I take to the skies. Maxing at around 100 feet above take off. my poor skills get to the better of me and once again I'm destined for the bottom landing field. The landing was un-eventful, if not requiring a little bit of a run, but I was down safely.

Devil's Dyke Launch Area
Devil's Dyke Launch Area
After retreating into the Devil's Dyke for a much needed warm drink, we emerge to find out gliders slowly vanishing under an ice dune!
19 Dec 1999
Devil's Dyke
Devil's Dyke
A glider launches from a snow covered Devil's Dyke.
19 Dec 1999
Devil's Dyke Bottom Landing
Devil's Dyke Bottom Landing
Once again, I land at the bottom of the Devil's Dyke and get a selfie of myself (the camera is balanced on my helmet). It's a little warmer, but still a fresh day.
19 Dec 1999

Flight Details

Flight TypeHill Launch
GliderAirwave Calypso
SiteDevil's Dyke
Launch Date/Time19 Dec 1999 / 00:00
Height Gain100ft
Flight Duration0h 15m
CommentsNorth, very cold, snow on ground, cleared ice from wings, bottom landed again!

Flying Statistics to Date 19 Dec 1999

Total Hours :
2h 08m
Longest Flight :
0h 30m
Glider Models Flown :
2
Sites Flown :
6
Best Height Gain :
300 feet
Total Distance :
0.0 km
Max Distance :
0.0 km
Total Flights :
11
Hill Launches :
11
Winch Launches :
0
Aerotow Launches :
0

Total Flying Statistics

Total Hours :
95h 58m
Longest Flight :
2h 25m
Glider Models Flown :
5
Sites Flown :
21
Best Height Gain :
3,000 feet
Total Distance :
67.9 km
Max Distance :
13.5 km
Total Flights :
286
Hill Launches :
156
Winch Launches :
106
Aerotow Launches :
24
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