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Flight Details

Pilot name:Ian Home
Glider:Gradient Montana
Date / Time:2011-05-19 12:30:00
Takeoff: Moel yr Accre witnessed by Clive Mills
Landing:Hope canol y pentre SJ310581 witnessed by Grandson Jacob Powell
Distance (Km) / Score:14.90 / 14.90
Max alt.(ft) and Duration:4450 58 mins
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Comments:I was set up to bottom land when I had a low save from below the trees in front of the venturi. Joined Clive playing in some spread-out thermals over the trig point, which turned into a 3m/s up. Once a following thermal lifted Clive and Stuart to join me the thermal improved to a max 4.3 m/s and we were off to cloudbase, also close to 4500ft airspace. Big-eared out of cloud and drifted east over Nercwys woods and turned slightly south to follow Clive over Treuddyn and Coed Talon, and head for home (Hope). Waved to my grandsons class practicing for sports day before landing on the adjacent rec. ground. Big thank-you to Tracey and Stuart for the lift back to the hill, and to Clive for cheekily asking the Accre farmer if he was going back up the hill in his mega-quad (with us on board).