Season 2017
Pilot Martin Pingel
Club Black Mountains GC
Launch Point Black Mountains (Talgarth)
Date of Flight 15 August 2017
Glider MINI NIMBUS Reg: EBF (Handicap 98.0) 
Logger File [78FGS8V1.IGC]
Google Earth [78FGS8V1.kml]
Competition Flight No
Expedition Flight No
No Score No

Format  CLASSIC
Task  TAL TALGARTH
TOW TOWCESTER
TAL TALGARTH [L]
[L] [LANDOUT] Lat: 51 53.000 N Lon: 2 59.000 W
Declared No
Logger Declaration CLUB TASK - NO DECLARATION REQUIRED
Task Distance 305.1 km
Sector Type FAI Sector
Task Type Out and Return   Declared (Club Task)/93.9% Completed
Shape Factor 1.000
Task Time 4h 42m 0s
Height Loss 1000 m
Height Loss Penalty
Scoring Distance 286.4 km
Scoring Speed 60.9 kph
Handicapped Distance 292.3 km
Handicapped Speed 62.1 kph
Distance Points 1461
Speed Points 167
Bonus Points 0
Total Points 1629   
Times viewed: 97 Submitted: 21:20 15 August 2017

Pilot Comment Add a Comment
Bit of a "Geronimo" go for it moment as I hurled myself east off the Bluff into sinking air in order to get away from the impending OD. Struggled for first section until I got to the Malverns and then from there it was just gorgeous, great thermals to 4-5k ft and no high ground to get in the way, which is unusual for a BMGC pilot! Back to the Malverns and it was working well but the OD over the Black Mountains looked ominous especially as the wind had picked up. Things went to worms pretty quickly and I ended up scrabbling around low down on small ridges just to stay in the air but eventually succumbed to gravity - pah! Nevertheless a great day out and thanks to Mike, Robbie and Jim for a speedy recovery we managed to get a nice drink in at the local - what a wonderful game we play :)


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