Type of glider: JS 1 C TJ Revelation,

Takeoff location: Minden-Tahoe (US / 11)

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Flight details

Points for the flight 1647.59
Distance
Points for the flight 1,638.04
scoring distance 1,949.3
Speed 240.7 km/h
Duration 08:05:56
Triangle
Points for the flight 9.55
scoring distance 37.9 km
Speed 4.4 km/h
Duration 08:31:32
Scoring class 18m
Scoring start 15:16:48
Scoring end 00:15:29
Index: 119.0
Club Minden Soaring Club
Date of claim 25.04.2021 03:20:02
state IGC-File: Flight:

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Comment

The day could have had a better wind angle and lasted longer. Other than that it was very good. Skysight combined with rotor clouds and lenticulars gave a clear route to be followed. My first wave flight without any drama. Took a high tow to get started early without fighting in the rotor. Flew north to Reno to go through the 750k O&R start gate. Ran an easy course to the turnpoint near Olancha where the wave disappeared resulting in a turn and a slow descent and time lost to get back into the wave, but did not fall into the rotor. Back to Reno was straightforward with plenty of clouds as markers. Crossed the finish gate at 149mph. Climbed back up and restarted, going faster with the experience and tracks of the first attempt. Less clouds as it was drying up and the wind strength was dropping, but the wave was still strong and in virtually the same place. Did not get stuck at the turnpoint. Figured out the Wheeler Crest problem. Crossed the Reno finish gate with 159mph. Ran mostly at 110-120kts indicated with ground speeds as high as 200mph when southbound. Attempted a third lap south but it looked like I would not be able to return to Minden. Total distance was 2035k but the last leg didn't count on OLC. Thanks to Soaring NV, Anders, and Dan Flynn for the tow and Stewart Tattersal as observer.

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Peter H. Braasch
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