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 a but if a 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 :
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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