Fri, 8 Oct 2004

1Target 16 : Bo Peep (H) Duration: 00:10, Gain: 16 ft, Distance: 0 km, Took off in light wind and landed perfectly at the bottom.
2Target 16 : Bo Peep (H) Duration: 00:30, Gain: 344 ft, Distance: 0 km, Wind increased, landed at the top in the bowl area.

Today was one of those fortunate days when I wasn't working and the weather forecast was favourable for some flying.

I arrived at Bo Peep but the wind wasn't as strong as I'd expected so staying up looked like a challenge. A short while later my glider was rigged and I launched. My initial impressions were correct, staying up was difficult and as I beat back and forth along the small ridge I knew I was destined for the bottom landing field. A perfect landing followed and that was that.

I packed my glider up then set-off on foot back to takeoff. Arriving at take-off it was now apparent that the wind strength had picked up. I collected my car, drove back to the bottom landing field, fetched my glider then returned back to take-off. I'd try another flight!

A short while later I was again rigged and ready for takeoff. After a good solid takeoff it was much easier to stay up. As usual I beat back and forth along the ridge and after around 30 minutes of this I decided time to attempt a top landing.

My approach started from above the car park following the barbed wire fence that runs along the top of the hill. I made a conscious decision to stay upwind of the fence as on previous occasions I had seen others almost land on it! As it turns out the fence wasn't a problem as I drifted eastwards on my descent until I landed in the large landing area behind the main bowl; an easy landing area but with an epic carry back to the car! Who cares, another 40 minutes airtime acquired!

Flight Details

Flight TypeHill Launch
GliderAeros Target 16
SiteBo Peep
Launch Date/Time8 Oct 2004 / 00:00
Height Gain16ft
Flight Duration0h 10m
CommentsTook off in light wind and landed perfectly at the bottom.

Flight TypeHill Launch
GliderAeros Target 16
SiteBo Peep
Launch Date/Time8 Oct 2004 / 00:00
Height Gain344ft
Flight Duration0h 30m
CommentsWind increased, landed at the top in the bowl area.

Flying Statistics to Date 8 Oct 2004

Total Hours :
11h 50m
Longest Flight :
0h 52m
Glider Models Flown :
2
Sites Flown :
8
Best Height Gain :
1,056 feet
Total Distance :
0.0 km
Max Distance :
0.0 km
Total Flights :
43
Hill Launches :
43
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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