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Glider Flight - Monitor Valley
tracks near the airfield


Location: Tonopah, Nevada, USA
Date: 27/07/01
Track Length: 525 km
Credit: Christopher Ashburn
Method: Pik 3Z Glider
Comments: It's hard to believe, but with an average speed for this flight was over 88mph.
I was quite a way down the score sheet as the winner was 104mph!

POV-Ray image

The GPS tracks have been rendered in POV-Ray by Christopher Ashburn. The Line is composed of a series of circles placed at the GPS coordinates. This image is of the Monitor Valley about 50 miles NW of Tonopah. It shows a glide into the hills and then a search for that thermal that sucked me up at 800 feet per minute (10mph) for 6000ft.