Sat, 5 Sep 2009

1Sting 3:168 : Stoneham Barns (T) Duration: 00:07, Gain: 800 ft, Distance: 0 km, Difficult conditions for day 1 of the spot competition
2Sting 3:168 : Stoneham Barns (T) Duration: 00:05, Gain: 600 ft, Distance: 0 km, Difficult conditions for day 1 of the spot competition

Suffolk Competition Day 1

It was a new site for the first day of the two day competition and not surprisingly, the weather was not playing fair. After a hopeful start, the wind increased grounding all but the most proficient pilots. Being in a more public place, we arose the attention of several people, including the police (although I think it was someone known by the club).

After conditions eased a little, I was able to complete two flights. On my first launch, with the combination of the strong wind and a particularly strong tow, I flew almost vertically off the launch! My second tow was more of what I would normally expect. However, each time I missed the landing target, the steep wind gradient being a contributory factor! I believe other pilots had equal frustrations with this regard!

Stoneham Barns
Stoneham Barns
A very windy Stoneham Barns and all the gliders laying flat!
5 Sep 2009

Flight Details

Flight TypeWinch Launch
GliderAirBorne Sting 3:168
SiteStoneham Barns
Launch Date/Time5 Sep 2009 / 00:00
Height Gain800ft
Flight Duration0h 07m
CommentsDifficult conditions for day 1 of the spot competition

Flight TypeWinch Launch
GliderAirBorne Sting 3:168
SiteStoneham Barns
Launch Date/Time5 Sep 2009 / 00:00
Height Gain600ft
Flight Duration0h 05m
CommentsDifficult conditions for day 1 of the spot competition

Flying Statistics to Date 5 Sep 2009

Total Hours :
27h 22m
Longest Flight :
1h 15m
Glider Models Flown :
3
Sites Flown :
16
Best Height Gain :
2,508 feet
Total Distance :
7.0 km
Max Distance :
7.0 km
Total Flights :
111
Hill Launches :
69
Winch Launches :
42
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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