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Gliding with 'a tsunami in the sky'


Gliding with 'a tsunami in the sky         Tue Sep 29 2009

An Australian man has become the world's first hang-glider to perform aerobatics through dangerous "Morning Glory" clouds above the Gulf of Carpentaria.

"It was the best moment of my life — but it could have been the scariest as well ... it’s like a tsunami in the sky," said 28-year-old Jon Durand.

The formation of the "Morning Glory" clouds, which can stretch up to 1km-long, has continued to baffle scientists.

The cloud blasts air upwards at its face, generating extreme lift, while the wind at the middle and end shudders downwards at 457m a minute.

F-111 C/C:
What a rush! Any idea what his altitude was?

Those are amazing photos!


--- Quote from: F-111 C/C on September 30, 2009, 05:00:51 AM ---What a rush! Any idea what his altitude was?

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In all the stuff to read about this they have never mentioned the operating altitude.
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