Type of glider: Ventus 2c/18m,

Takeoff location:Air Sailing (US / 11)


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Flight details

Points for the flight 465.51
Points for the flight 413.92
scoring distance 488.4
Speed 96.8 km/h
Duration 05:02:52
Points for the flight 51.59
scoring distance 202.9 km
Speed 39.2 km/h
Duration 05:10:26
Scoring class 18m
Scoring start 19:28:49
Scoring end 00:42:55
Index: 118.0
Club Air Sailing Nevada
Date of claim 03.09.2019 05:12:03
state IGC-File: Flight:

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Interesting day with varied conditions. Pretty windy like yesterday, but with much stronger lift and with clouds. Started out going on the W of Reno as that's where the clouds started. Hit little patches of wave just E of Mt. Rose where the Air Glide was saying the winds were over 30 knots from SW but couldn't quite make it work consistently. Cut back across Washoe Lake to the SE. The air just E of the Pinenuts had a very dense cu field and little showers and virga popping up further E by the Wassuk Range. It looked like it would eventually OD and it sure as hell did, but was pretty good in my brief stint under it. I ended getting hailed on and in consistent sink by Wellington and that sealed the deal for me to turn around. Ended up flying W just a bit to round Topaz Ranch before heading back N. Going back N was decent up until about Constantia. From there it started going downhill as Susanville was a giant sinkhole. I ended up going a few miles past the airport as that's where the closest cu was and ended up below 8k. The final leg back to Air Sailing consisted of flying at MacCready 1 in almost entirely blue air and mediocre at best thermals that wouldn't go much past 10k and limping slowly from one of those climbs to the next until I had final glide made with room to spare. On final glide, looking off in the distance to where the blowup was by Yerrington looked pretty bad even from 100 miles away with a gigantic wall of cloud going well into the flight levels with anvils. Got hit with some bad sink on final glide the last 10 miles but made it home alright which was a relief as at times by Susanville when I was low and lift was weak I had my doubts.


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