16 July 2007 Flight 1 (Paragliding) Route Details

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Introduction

Short flight during which I failed to get much lift

Conditions

Lovely

Hazards and warnings

The fact that I'm flying a paraglider.

Detailed description

An attempted soaring flight

Narrative

Launched from the lower launch on a lovely day, with wind straight onto the slope at 5-6m/s.

Some thermals were drifting through and popping the wind up occasionally.

Felt strange after take-off, due to my new harness adjustment and this took my attention away from the task of exploiting what lift was there. I was getting something as I turned into wind at the ends but I wasn't comfortable scratching close enough to make it across launch without losing a lot of height.

Nice landing, anyway.

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