Unfortunately my own glider was temporarily grounded and I didn't get a club glider until after 2pm. This was immensely frustrating as conditions were great, plus I had a meeting at 5pm which further limited my time. As I wouldn't be flying with my moving map I took a good look at where the Balado and Glenfarg Reservoir turnpoints actually were, using information from the BGA turnpoint page and streetmap.co.uk.
How I Dunnit
Once I managed to get in the air I flew gently along the Bishop ridge to the gap. I was in lift the whole way. On my way back I pushed out due downwind of Kinross. I found a thermal, continued upwind, found a couple more thermals and eventually reached Balado. A nice cross-wind leg took me to Glenfarg Reservoir. On my way back I found a good thermal and tried to reach cloudbase. I abandoned the attempt at over 5,000' above the airfield! I continued back to Portmoak, did a second faster circuit and landed shortly before my meeting.
This flight is less than 30km long, and won me a trophy for the longest solo flight in a club glider!by