Type of glider: Ventus 2c/18m,

Takeoff location:Air Sailing (US / 11)

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scoring distance 198.9
Speed 46.5 km/h
Duration 04:16:54
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scoring distance km
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Scoring class 18m
Scoring start 19:57:23
Scoring end 00:25:23
Index: 118.0
Club Air Sailing Nevada
Date of claim 15.04.2018 06:39:33
state IGC-File: Flight:

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Comment

Week late posting straight from the Oudie due to my EW microrecorder betraying me again. This was a fun flight but very challenging to make it back. Blue lift to 9+ k and appreciable but not excessive NW winds. First half of the flight was good, made it without too much trouble to the Stead area. Tried my hand ridge soaring Petersen Mountain for the first time and it worked great. Came back to Air Sailing and headed NW which is when the trouble began.
First, I found nothing but sink by State Line Peak and it kept getting weaker but I turned around a bit too late. I realized I was too low to safely glide home once I turned around and I had to regain some altitude and had to keep Herlong in range as a standby for a potential landout. I spent the next hour and a half working weak crap that wouldn't go above 7k. It wasn't that hard staying up, but nothing went high enough for me to start venturing far enough back SE especially with a direct headwind to Herlong if I had to turn around. There was teaser cus west of me over the mountains but I was below the crest of the ridge and couldn't reach em. Eventually I found something usable enough that got me to almost 8k by the north foothills of State Line Peak. The glide home started slow but I quickly had Air Sailing made with room to spare so I might have been able to get home with less of an altitude cushion.

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Autocomment: Flight was claimed 06:39:33 15/04/2018, which was too late for OLC (deadline was: 00:28:31 11/04/2018 UTC)

OLC-Team

Bürklin
LANGE Aviation GmbH
Bitterwasser
Clouddancers
WINTER Instruments
Milvus
Jonker Sailplanes
aerokurier
SCHEMPP-HIRTH Flugzeugbau GmbH
Segelflugschule Wasserkuppe
DG Flugzeugbau
Baudisch Design
Cobra Trailer
TopMeteo
Siebert
HPH
Deutscher Wetterdienst
Peter H. Braasch
Rent a Glider
LXNAV
navITer
binder
FLARM
IMI Gliding
Air Avionics
Alexander Schleicher
ILEC
Fliegerstrom
Tost
TQ Avionics
M+D Flugzeugbau
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