Copilot: Alfred Paul Alfers (NL),
Type of glider: Nimbus 4DM,

Takeoff location: Douglas Backhouse (ZA)

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Flight details

Points for the flight 1127.29
Distance
Points for the flight 898.65
scoring distance 1,105.3
Speed 123.1 km/h
Duration 08:58:52
Triangle
Points for the flight 228.64
scoring distance 937.4 km
Speed 114.9 km/h
Duration 08:09:25
Scoring class open
Scoring start 08:26:26
Scoring end 17:30:09
Index: 123.0
Club Amsterdamsche C v Zweefvliegen
Date of claim 14.12.2018 19:05:11
state IGC-File: Flight:

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Comment

What a nice day, although not as good as expected and difficult. Launch at 10 as the prediction was really good - however the first hour we struggled on the plateau in the blue. Afterwards the weather improved and from 200k m out clouds formed. As there was overdevelopment we turned 50km before Promfret and turned to the East towards Potchefstroom where more CB's developed. We were able to pass the CB's quite good but after a very long glide we had difficulties to connect again at the end of the day. In the end we found a good thermal of over 3.5m where we in total climbed 3000m for final glide :) Very interesting, varied and also difficult day. Looking forward to the next days ! Day 4/12

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