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Flight Details

Pilot name:Ian Home
Glider:Gradient Montana
Date / Time:2011-06-14 12:20:00
Takeoff: Llantysilio Mountain witnessed by Jack Evans
Landing:Bodfari SJ098705 witnessed by Just the hills plus Stuart and Tracy
Distance (Km) / Score:25.77 / 25.77
Max alt.(ft) and Duration:3992 118 mins
Flight track: Earth icon View or Fly in Google Earth™
Comments:Climbed out 3/4hr after Stuart and 5 mins behind Jerry = loads of good thermals off Morfydd. Stayed with same thermal over Nant-y-garth pass heading for Accre. Each Clwydian thermal was a belter, nothing subtle. Just hit it, turn in quick (4 seconds and you'd be out the other side), and keep banked up. First over Accre trig point, next over fishing lakes, gentler over Moel Gyw. Heading for ground on Fenlli well below the summit, and scratched for 10 minutes until next rocket took off heading for Famau summit and 3000' airspace. Stayed out over Vale until height bled off, and I returned to Offa's Dyke path. Another screamer saved me from 500' above path. Kept with same over Penycloddiau t/o and had to scratch again below Moel-y-Parc path by power line up to tv mast. Finally popped clear of hill and followed 2 buzzards out over Bodfari with loads of time to choose a clear field. Many thanks to Jerry for timely call, and to Tracy and Stuart for fantastic lift back to Llantysilio. Lastly thanks to Tim for his accurate forecast for a classic day.