Earned my 2000 Kilometer Diploma from Condor Club!

Saturday and Sunday I made a flight of over nine hours and flew a total distance of 2,367 Kilometers, earning me the 2000 Kilometer Diploma rewarded by the Condor Club website.  This was only a couple of days after doing my first 500 + Kilometer flight.  The 500 Kilometer flight was an all thermal flight and I flew it on line so I was unable to pause and I finished in about 3:45.  I started out the 2000 Km flight just to test the task, a 4000 Km task in the Canadian Rockies!  I decided to keep flying it.  At first I thought I would have to fly the whole thing in order for it to be a valid flight.  As I flew, I had a lot of time to think and I suddenly realized that if I could fly over 2000 Km and land back at the takeoff airport, it would probably be considered a valid flight.  Sure enough, that was true!

In a way, the 500 Km flight was more satisfying since I flew it online and it was an all thermal race with excellent thermals.  My average time was a very respectable

Badges and diplomas details for Korkiley:

Test Performance Badge/Diploma Task Date
Distance performance 2367 km 2000 kilometers diploma N/A August 21st, 2011
Distance performance 520 km 500 kilometers diploma N/A August 19th, 2011
Gain of altitude 5714 m. Diamonds badge Nice flight for 3-Diamonds badge September 24th, 2009
Duration performance 3h 05m 13s Diamonds badge Nice flight for 3-Diamonds badge September 24th, 2009
Distance performance 308 km Diamonds badge Nice flight for 3-Diamonds badge September 24th, 2009
Distance performance 203 km Gold badge "Parcours du combattant" gold badge – Provence v1.20 September 23rd, 2009
Gain of altitude 3624 m. Gold badge "Parcours du combattant" gold badge – Provence v1.20 September 22nd, 2009
Duration performance 2h 44m 55s Gold badge "Parcours du combattant" gold badge – Provence v1.20 September 22nd, 2009
Distance performance 57 km Silver badge Bex ==> Rarron, ridge with K13 September 20th, 2009
Gain of altitude 1521 m. Silver badge Fayence==>Puimoisson thermals with K13 – Provence v1.20 September 20th, 2009
Duration performance 1h 21m 34s Silver badge Fayence==>Puimoisson thermals with K13 – Provence v1.20 September 20th, 2009

Author: korkiley

Systems Administrator at University of Vermont (retired as of 7/1/2012) Married Favorite Activities: Condor Glider Online Competition, Developing web sites, making espresso, and keeping a blog

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