Type of glider: Ventus 2c/18m,

Takeoff location:Air Sailing (US / 11)


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Flight details

Points for the flight 324.76
Points for the flight 301.34
scoring distance 355.6
Speed 91.7 km/h
Duration 03:52:45
Points for the flight 23.41
scoring distance 92.1 km
Speed 23.9 km/h
Duration 03:50:41
Scoring class 18m
Scoring start 20:21:38
Scoring end 00:14:39
Index: 118.0
Club Air Sailing Nevada
Date of claim 08.09.2019 04:28:13
state IGC-File: Flight:

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Day that ended up a lot better than it looked. The whole day had a high cirrus overcast, pretty thick in some areas. Some cus between 13k-15k with 3-4 knots under them. Strong SW winds ranging from 10 to 30 knots. Some small patches of weak wave here and there. I launched pretty late at 13:15 and even still the first half hour was struggling to hold on below 6k along the Red Rocks. It picked up considerably just before 14:00 and the Virginias were starting to cook. Had brief interludes of weak wave just E/downwind of the Pinenuts. Towards the S end of the Pinenuts the winds picked up to a good 20+ knots from SSW and the last 20 miles took quite a while. Topaz International was about 5 miles into the blue so I stocked up on altitude the best I can before making a run for it. Once I rounded it I headed NE where there was a good line heading N just a bit past Rosachi Air Park. That line combined with a sizable tailwind made going N a snap. I took the last climb by Silver Springs up to 14k to get a little more points with a small leg to the N instead of heading straight home. I hit some 2 knot wave E of Tesla and E of the S end of Virginias which was quite nice. A huge fire E of Quincy produced a ton of smoke to the N but within that smoke you could see some fairly well defined wave oscillation shapes, so I guess there is such a thing as a smoke-lenticular. I ended up rounding State Line Peak with plenty of altitude and headed home.I landed with strong, gusty W winds and some dust blowing across the airfield. It's quite amazing how much convection you can still have with cirrus muted sunlight.


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Autocomment: Automatically determined proposal of OLC (07.09.2019 20:21:48 UTC till 08.09.2019 00:22:17 UTC) was changed manually.


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