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Flight Details

Pilot name:Matthew Cook
Glider:UP Trango XC
Date / Time:2012-05-05 10:00:00
Takeoff: Penycloddiau East witnessed by Dave Edwards + Lots
Landing:Arenig Fach SH800397 witnessed by GPS + probably Graham (from base or higher!)
Distance (Km) / Score:43.57 / 43.57
Max alt.(ft) and Duration:4400 100 mins
Flight track: Earth icon View or Fly in Google Earth™
Comments:Took off, and was climbing out within 5 minutes. Graham was a couple of glider heights above, and Gnasher the same below. Graham and I got the climb, but Steve just missed it. A glider was climbing well in the vale, but I found nothing when I got there, and thought I would be bombing out not far beyond Denbeigh. Goos lift over the rising ground saved the day, but a bad choice of direction put me downwind of Arenig Fach, and that was game over for me. At least I landed near a road, rather than in trackless bog ! Good lift to Chirk, where Dave picked me up. Like the new glider, but wish my gloves were warmer.