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Saturday, 01. May 2021 Contour flight in southern England translate news

With this barogram you rub your eyes first. For around two hours, the writing crawls almost inseparably across the site. It's a great piece that Roger Barber delivered on Thursday. With his Nimbus 4T Roger covered the morning part of his flight between Portmouth and Eastbourne, often at an altitude of only 50 to a little over 150 m above the terrain. If you want to recognize this ridge in southern England as a hillside flying area, you have to look very carefully.
For a long time Roger Barber only reached his greatest height when he took off from the Lasham gliding center: 1500 meters. That was enough to reach the ridge to the south. Roger: “The ridge actually worked better than expected and for longer than predicted. Because actually the wind should die by late morning.” After that, Roger almost gave up: “It didn't look good to the west.” But then it actually went well, and in the end it was no longer a problem, to fly back to Lasham. The counter then showed 775 kilometers and an average speed of 97.5 kph.
Gerhard Marzinzik


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