Type of glider: LS 4,

Takeoff location: Blairstown (US / 2)


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Flight details

Points for the flight 582.77
Points for the flight 577.15
scoring distance 600.2
Speed 107.3 km/h
Duration 05:35:31
Points for the flight 5.62
scoring distance 19.5 km
Speed 3.5 km/h
Duration 05:29:17
Scoring class standard
Scoring start 17:17:41
Scoring end 22:55:14
Index: 104.0
Club Aero Club Albatross
Date of claim 20.09.2015 01:28:48
state IGC-File: Flight:

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TopMeteo - Weather Charts

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Boy, it was unusual flying with someone who was more optimistic about the weather and the cross country potential than me! Bill Thar and I launched into a really cruddy looking sky, typical Hot Hazy Humid (HHH), muggy mess. The wind barely worked, but we hung out for a while. Little by little, the low scud started to rise and we floated along toward the Bangor Offset. It was quite reassuring having both of us there! After we made it around the offset, we plopped onto the ridge and started making good progress. It got a bit soft near Slatington and we fell a good 150ft below ridge top there. Dicey! Finally, nearing Hawk, I chickened out early and went for a thermal and Bill kept going. I had a pretty successful jump, but Bill smoked me across! I had to work quite hard to catch up to him and I nearly did at Swatara Gap. It got soft again after Manada, but we floated across and I finally caught up to him at the Susquehanna. There, as I passed, I turned around at the river, trying to egg him to go home. Bill would have none of that and crossed! Grumble, mumble, away I went behind him. The ridge worked very well there and through Doubling Gap. 90 Knots in a club ship ain't shabby! Turned around, the run to the Pinnacle was fast, but now we had to find some lift to get back across. That was a bit sporty, but I hooked into a weak thermal and drifted downwind some before going over the gorge/wall. After that, it was clean sailing on solid ridge down to Cliffhouse- Flying M - Blairstown, landing in smooth air almost at sunset. Boy it is wonderful flying in such a special place that has such an awesome SE ridge! Viva ACA and its high performance fleet.


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