Type of glider: Std. Cirrus,

Takeoff location: Porta Westfalica (DE / NW)

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Flight details

Points for the flight 268.65
Distance
Points for the flight 261.61
scoring distance 259.0
Speed 64.8 km/h
Duration 03:59:42
Triangle
Points for the flight 7.04
scoring distance 23.2 km
Speed 5.7 km/h
Duration 04:02:48
Scoring class club
Scoring start 09:06:03
Scoring end 13:08:56
Index: 99.0
Club Nijmeegse Aeroclub
Date of claim 09.02.2020 18:15:23
state IGC-File: Flight:

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Comment

With the approaching Ciara/Sabine Storm the forecasts showed a possible weather window from morning until noon/afternoon for ridge and wave. Afterwards rain was in some forecasts and the wind/gusts speed were increasing too much.

Conditions were not easy, very strong wind, gusts and associated turbulence, but the ridge worked without a doubt and I could even climb in rotors up to 1400m. From 1400m to 1550m I had the only bit of laminar climb. I stayed high during the entire flight to avoid the turbulence close to the ridge, and maybe I spent too much time trying to climb higher in the wave, but trying is half the fun. I decided to land earlier as the wind speed and gusts were increasing.

Highlights of the flight: Flying backwards, and downwind on circuit with 206 km/h ground speed.

Thank you Karin and Johannes for the updates from the ground, Daniel for towing us both Saturday and Sunday, and Tobias for the good organisation this weekend. Porta Westfalica is a great place for winter flying!

Wind measurements during flight by Oudie:
197° / 61 km/h - 10:27 - 480m MSL
219° / 91 km/h - 10:51 - 1133m MSL
234° / 113 km/h - 11:03 - 1277m MSL
234° / 126 km/h - 13:22 - 1538m MSL
204° / 90 km/h - 13:58 - 713m MSL

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