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Old Nov 01, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Bird of Time into the clouds

Bird of Tme Into the Clouds (3 min 27 sec)

In Northern Ireland we have to fly in whatever weather we are given.
Thanks to my wife for freezing in the wind while taking the video.

Music by Enya
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 11:34 PM
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Beautiful flight! What was your altitude?
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 02:54 AM
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Beautiful flight! What was your altitude?
Probably not more than 1000 ft. There was low cloud drifting in all the time. Starting from about 1000ft.
Thanks for watching.
ps had a spectacular crash 2 days ago when a wing tip departed midair. all repaired now.
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 01:13 PM
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Probably not more than 1000 ft. There was low cloud drifting in all the time. Starting from about 1000ft.
Thanks for watching.
ps had a spectacular crash 2 days ago when a wing tip departed midair. all repaired now.
It is times like those, that one wishes an on-board parachute had been installed. Here is one of my cloud soaring videos.
Parkzone Radian Reaching For The Clouds.wmv (14 min 52 sec)
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 05:12 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpJolyDT4f8
In Northern Ireland we have to fly in whatever weather we are given.
Thanks to my wife for freezing in the wind while taking the video.

Music by Enya
Tearjerkingly beautiful. Great choice of music.

Is your Bird electrified, or did you just happen to catch the boomer of all boomer thermals straight out of your hand? And right when you decided to video the flight at that!
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 02:47 AM
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Tearjerkingly beautiful. Great choice of music.

Is your Bird electrified, or did you just happen to catch the boomer of all boomer thermals straight out of your hand? And right when you decided to video the flight at that!
I'm afraid the bird is electric. Gets too expensive travelling to the best slope so I make do with this one on way back from work. Works well with an initial boost to height. I must admit that the video was stitched from one taken by my wife when the weather was much sunnier. The flight into the clouds was taken in between showers. Mist was blowing in all the time but the clips fitted together. Looking to catch a buzzard in flight from the glider cam. Only got lucky once. The music by Enya fits in so well with the scenery from the Glens of Antrim.
There are good thermals at that site but I am often too chicken to soar up to a speck.
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I've soared with turkey buzzards, or rather, they with me, on numerous occasions and with my video recorders mounted onto my sailplanes to catch some of the action. Very beautiful, thing to be able to do.
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