Sat, 21 Aug 1999

1Calypso : Swanborough (H) Duration: 00:03, Gain: 0 ft, Distance: 0 km, NE wind, minimal lift, top to bottom (with J. Barratt).

Swanborough With South Downs Hang Gliding

I was still seeking my flying confidence after I had completed my CP training. John Barratt from South Downs Hang Gliding once again invited me out to join in with the school. I admit to feeling somewhat guilty about taking John's time like this, but was also grateful for the opportunity and the excuse to fly.

What followed was an enjoyable afternoon on the hill with some of John's students followed by a short top to bottom on my Calypso.

Swanborough
Swanborough
A hang glider soaring at Swanborough (photo 'borrowed' from South Downs Hang Gliding).
21 Aug 1999

Flight Details

Flight TypeHill Launch
GliderAirwave Calypso
SiteSwanborough
Launch Date/Time21 Aug 1999 / 00:00
Height Gain0ft
Flight Duration0h 03m
CommentsNE wind, minimal lift, top to bottom (with J. Barratt).

Flying Statistics to Date 21 Aug 1999

Total Hours :
1h 18m
Longest Flight :
0h 30m
Glider Models Flown :
2
Sites Flown :
5
Best Height Gain :
300 feet
Total Distance :
0.0 km
Max Distance :
0.0 km
Total Flights :
8
Hill Launches :
8
Winch Launches :
0
Aerotow Launches :
0

Total Flying Statistics

Total Hours :
96h 29m
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 :
288
Hill Launches :
158
Winch Launches :
106
Aerotow Launches :
24
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