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Flight Details

Pilot name:Ian Home
Glider:BGD Base Lite
Date / Time:2017-09-02 12:40:00
Takeoff: Panorama witnessed by Jack Evans/Wyn Roberts
Landing:Castell Alun school, Hope SJ306586 witnessed by Local folk
Distance (Km) / Score:16.47 / 16.47
Max alt.(ft) and Duration:4070 72 mins
Flight track: Earth icon View or Fly in Google Earth™
Comments:Straight into launch thermal over Trefor Rocks and headed east away from over-developing clouds to stay in sunshine and still in lft. Turned north over Ruabon up the A483 dual-carriageway on bobbing glide. Down to 1200ft amsl found broken thermal over Johnstown to gain about 1000ft and continue with more hope. I could already see the quarry lake in Hope and thought - why not? Overflew Caergwrle Castle and my own house looking in vain for family members in gardens. Went for safe landing on massive playing fields of Castell Alyn high-school.