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Flight Details

Pilot name:Jeremy Hazzard
Glider:Niviuk Hook2
Date / Time:2011-07-01 15:20:00
Takeoff: Llangollen witnessed by Tim, Steve T, D Broughton, etc
Landing:E Oswestry - Ford dealer SJ302306 witnessed by Photo, plus Andrew Donnison pick-up
Distance (Km) / Score:11.71 / 11.71
Max alt.(ft) and Duration:3500 45 mins
Flight track: Earth icon View or Fly in Google Earth™
Comments:A good Llangollen day during which I made five flights in lifty air, with GOHs of 1000 to 1500 ft ATO. Getting tired but decided on one more flight before I packed up for the day. Took off at about 3.30 and after a couple of beats over the trees found strong lift in front of TO. At 2400 ATO, decided to go with the wind to see where it would take me. Held my altitude 'til over the Ceriog Valley then headed towards Oswestry - and landed in the same field where I landed on 18 March! - just accross the road from the Ford dealership close to the Whittington Road roundabout. A few tweaks of lift en route, but not enough to regain height to overfly Oswestry. Bagged up and was soon on the bypass with my thumb out. About eight minutes of trying to get a lift, then along comes Andrew Donnison on his way to the hill at LLangollen! One of the fastest retrieves ever - I was back at my car well within an hour of landing! Many thanks, Andrew!