Type of glider: Schweizer, SGS 1-26D, 26E,

Takeoff location: Inyokern (US / 12)

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Points for the flight 170.32
scoring distance 307.64 km
Speed 123.06 km/h
Duration 02:30:00
Scoring class club
Scoring start 16:35:46
Scoring end 00:06:24
Index: 63.0
Club 126 Association
Date of claim 08.04.2018 03:32:30
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Way more moisture than forecasted. Exceptional lift. Attempted 6 x 115 mile legs but clouds totally filled in the valley north of Lone Pine on the first run and at Olancha on the next 2 runs. Finally manged to connect going south and then turned north to find that the valley was totally clear north. Made 1 more run to Bishop. Had to fly with full spoilers from Independence to Bishop and back. Lift was unbelievable. Got hammered at Owens Lake abeam of the Horseshoe Meadows switchbacks. Horrendous rotor and a forced turned back at 12k' to land at Lone Pine as the 55 mile run back to KIYK was too risky.
Wind at Lone Pine was 25-30 WNW. Landed on dirt glider runway and only had a short push to the tie downs.

Thanks Kevin for the excellent tow, Tom & Byron for the launch asssitance, and Joy for the retrieve in Lone Pine. And Jim Payne for the tip on how to optimize my scoring!!

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