Type of glider: Ventus 2c/18m,

Takeoff location: Air Sailing (US / 11)


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Flight details

Points for the flight 413.82
Points for the flight 386.41
scoring distance 456.0
Speed 120.7 km/h
Duration 03:46:45
Points for the flight 27.41
scoring distance 107.8 km
Speed 29.9 km/h
Duration 03:36:25
Scoring class 18m
Scoring start 20:13:38
Scoring end 00:26:21
Index: 118.0
Club Air Sailing Nevada
Date of claim 30.09.2018 04:02:03
state IGC-File: Flight:

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Strange and interesting wave day. Strong SSW winds, lots of high clouds, some so/so looking lenticulars, some visible rotor and decent convection underneath to about 13k with cus. Started late as the towplane just did not wanna start. Just as I brought the Ventus back from the ready line towards the trailer to derig and was in a disgruntled as hell mood I heard the sweet sound of a Pawnee's engine firing up and dragged the Ventus back and launched. I spent the first hour and a half thermalling and trying to find the wave with little luck. All the usual wave spots (between Tule Peak and the Dogskins, west of the Dogskins and by Peterson Mountain) didn't produce. My guess is it was a combination of the winds being too southerly and maybe also too much interference from the convection below. There were decent looking lennies further north by Honey Lake and with the SSW winds I figured the Diamond Mountains (which are more NW/SE oriented as opposed to N/S for most of the other local mountains), it should work better and it sure did. Plenty of 5+ knots lift, occasionally peaking over 10 knots. I ran them easily at 90 KIAS/120 KTAS at 17,000', having to swerve upwind often to get out of the best lift to avoid being sucked up into class A and even occasionally having to open the spoilers. This nice line worked well from about Constantia to near Susanville. This was unfortunately the only place that I could work well today, by Peterson Mountain not much was working except sink and late in the day what looked like a line of marginal lennies from Air Sailing down to Rawe Peak had some lift, but nothing consistent enough to work. Huge thanks to Vulture and his magic touch to be able to actually start the Pawnee.


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