Since the soaring season has nearly come to a close for much of the country, I present some soaring videos, stories, and sites worth spending some time with while you're stuck on the ground.

Kempton's Adventures

Kempton Izuno, a long time pilot flying in California and the Great Basin, has been documenting his adventures for some time now. They're great reading for aspiring XC pilots:

Mountain Wave Education

I was recently pointed at an excellent web site for learning about Mountain Waves and Downslope Winds that's part of a larger Mesoscale Meteorology Primer.

I've on looked at this briefly, but it definitely seems worth reading.

Morning Glory

A cloud known as 'Morning Glory' forms in the remote Australian outback of northern Queensland which offers some of the most dramatic and exciting gliding conditions in the world. You can read about it thanks to the cloud appreciation society or watch a video thanks to Google Video.

Bruce's Phoebus and ASW-20 Videos

While doing some searches on Yahoo! Video for soaring clips, I came across one of Bruce's videos. He owns a Phoebus and an ASW-20. He's taken some video flying in Utah.

Good stuff.

Posted by jzawodn at October 19, 2006 09:26 AM

Reader Comments
# Dirk Karl Maat said:

A very interesting site, I think. The Idea of Technometry was new for me but worth to be read and thought abot it (although I'm not a native english-speaker and have some difficulties whith this language)

on October 19, 2006 06:44 PM
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