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Peter Lürkens

270 km Annemasse - Mont Blanc - Tallard

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Started as joining an MP session, in "mid air" what brought me to hazardous landing at Annemasse, because of insufficient altitude for reaching the next thermal. Lesson learned: Never join an MP session in mid air with a glider. Always go to airport at threshold. Of course this is a no-no, but what can you do with a glider on parking place, if slewing is disabled? From threshold you can at least call a tow.

Fortunately I got off from Annemasse again by calling a tow plane. First thermals brought 10.000 ft, but than close to Mt Blanc I got a huge one the shot me up to 20000 ft, where I decided to make for Tallard (which in fact coudl have been already a final glide).

Nevertheless, there were more galactic thermals on course which made it a bit faster.





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