Type of glider: Ventus 2c/18m,

Takeoff location: El Tiro (US / 9)


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Flight details

Points for the flight 533.1
Points for the flight 463.77
scoring distance 547.2
Speed 113.4 km/h
Duration 04:49:37
Points for the flight 69.33
scoring distance 272.7 km
Speed 55.1 km/h
Duration 04:56:53
Scoring class 18m
Scoring start 18:56:47
Scoring end 23:54:12
Index: 118.0
Club Tucson Soaring Club
Date of claim 19.04.2021 06:34:42
state IGC-File: Flight:

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Strong but frustrating day. Scattered to broken cus at 14k-16k with lots and lots and lots of virga all over. Flew around kinda aimlessly having to change my plans several times due to avoidance of major areas of virga. Definitely not a man task day like a triangle or out and back. First half hour was a bit weak and found the first decent climb of the day a bit W of Ryan Field. I turned Ruby Star heading E, hoping for a run down to Bisbee that wasn't in the cards at all. I didn't make it much past Helvetia Mine before turning around back W as there was way too much virga there already and exactly in my way. I next went to Baboquivari Peak. Once there I turned N thinking about rounding El Tiro again. First, the air over El Tiro looked like crap with lots of virga over the Silverbell mine and washed out air over the airport so decided to deviate W some and thought about Baker's Acres. That didn't work either as I hit more areas of major virga in my way so just turned around back S. I then went down to Nogales which was fast and easy but deviated W of straight line course to stay where there was a nice line of cus starting by Kitt Pk and running right towards my turnpoint. I turned Nogales a bit past 16:00 at 15.5k which was a pretty comfortable glide back home. I initially stayed somewhat conservative as I had to pass through some washed out air to make it home, but turns out there was still plenty of lift there and not much sink and I ended up doing 120 knots the last 50 miles in order to bring her down. Lots of good climbs and more dolphin than a can of tuna today. I just wish I could have strung it into a coherent task and not something more resembling of a squiggle made by a blind 3 year old.


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Autocomment: Scoring start: Automatically determined proposal of OLC (18:56:55 UTC) was changed manually.
Autocomment: Scoring end: Automatically determined proposal of OLC (23:54:57 UTC) was changed manually.


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