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Flight Details

Pilot name:Jeremy Hazzard
Glider:Nova Carbon
Date / Time:2009-06-02 15:45:00
Takeoff: Llangollen witnessed by Stu Lloyd etc.
Landing:Four Crosses SJ270187 witnessed by Kath Jones - 01691 830135
Distance (Km) / Score:21.95 / 21.95
Max alt.(ft) and Duration:3500 80 mins
Flight track: Earth icon View or Fly in Google Earth™
Comments:After 40 minutes of searching for good lift, I got to 3500ft ASL (2500 ATO)and decided to go for it. Initially I headed for Gobowen (with chez Kynaston as an alternative landing field!), thinking that I didn't have enough height for anywhere much further. At 1100ft above Hengoed, I found good lift from a sun drenched ploughed field, which I used to get back to 3000ft+ to overfly Oswestry, heading towards Llynclys and beyond. A bit more lift here and there, but other possible thermal sources were not so benevolent and I landed in the School playing field at Four Crosses (green with envy, watching Stu Lloyd who had followed me, sky out to the west, having gone west of Llynclys Hill to pick up a boomer from Llynclys quarry!) Straight line distance approx 22km. Got a lift right back to the hill from a guy happy to take a back lanes route home to Ruthin!