Type of glider: Ventus 2c/18m,

Takeoff location:Air Sailing (US / 11)


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Flight details

Points for the flight 108.45
scoring distance 307.74 km
Speed 123.1 km/h
Duration 02:29:59
Scoring class 18m
Scoring start 18:40:56
Scoring end 00:58:56
Index: 118.0
Club Air Sailing Nevada
Date of claim 13.05.2019 06:57:47
state IGC-File: Flight:

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Monster day! Once I got going it felt like I never had to stop and circle (my last glide was 150 miles at 85:1). Plenty of lift over 6 knots. Although there wasn't cu everywhere in the region, where there were cu they were easily connectable into awesome dolphin runs. Some blow up late in the day, especially to the W well into the Sierras. I launched shortly before noon, and it took me a little while to get up and I hit the first good lift that took me high over Stead. I ended up crossing W of Reno today than cut back across SE towards the Pinenuts just N of Washoe Lake. I went over a moderate blue area W of Mono Lake, but it mostly had just weak dolphinable lift instead of sink and with a lower MacCready setting I crossed it without much altitude loss reconnecting with the clouds and lift a bit S of the lake. Bishop airport was a good 20 miles into the blue. I tried to load up on altitude by the last clouds W of Mammoth, but they weren't delivering much so I just leap of faithed into the blue from about 15k. My hope was that like the blue by Mono there would be weak lift I could just ride slowly without much altitude loss, or maybe a combination of blue lift and sink, but what I actually found was mostly just sink that cost me a good 3.5k of altitude. Immediately after rounding the turnpoint I turned E towards the Whites to regain my altitude. They were working, but they were weaker than most of the air I had flown through so far and surprisingly weak from what you'd expect from the Whites and it took me a while to really get back up. Only nice climb off the Whites was just W of Boundary Peak. After that, the rest of the flight was unbelievably good as I could just glide and dolphin forever. I took 1 climb by Mt Patterson and that was the last one till I got back to Air Sailing. I ended up still having tons of excess altitude along with a great looking sky by the time I crossed over I-80 by Tesla, so I decided to do a bit more out and back distance to the north. My first thought was State Line Peak but it was under lots of virga so turned Flanagan instead. When I got back to the airport it was under light showers and under the influence of outflow from rain shafts moving W to E across the airport, so I loitered for about 15 minutes thermalling in the nearby outflow thermals before landing on what ended up being a pretty wet runway.


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Autocomment: Automatically determined proposal of OLC (12.05.2019 18:45:01 UTC till 13.05.2019 01:15:21 UTC) was changed manually.


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