On the Aleutian Chain under lenticular clouds

Started Oct 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
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falconsusi Contributing Member • Posts: 560
Thermal flying

The official world record for long distance soaring is 1,015 miles. It was set on May 9, 1977, by glider pilot Karl Striedieck. Which was a thermal flight.

And Dustin Martin and Jonny Durand have broken the open distance hang gliding world record, flying circa 761km from Zapata in Texas on 3 July 2012. Thermal flying.

So maybe not the 3000km of wave flying but impressive thermal flying nonetheless.

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