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|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 altitude (feet) and Duration:||4400 100 mins|
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|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.|