Start of a 3h20m thermal flight at North Wales Gliding Club in my Astir CS77.

15th April 2017. What a fantastic gliding day! Days like this are quite rare and usually coincide with something that you can’t sneak away from to go flying.

This was a day with big, strong thermals that carried me up to 3,400ft all day. This flight was in my own single seat Astir and I had decided to put the camera on the tail for a change.
I fly all around the area today, from the club to the Horseshoe Pass and over towards Llangollen, down the valley to Carrog near Corwen and over the Nant-y-Garth Pass towards Ruthin and then backwards and forwards between them all. The full flight was 3 hours and 20 minutes – fantastic.

The music, by the way, is “Enigma” if you didn’t recognise it. I think it suits the visuals well – and if you don’t like the view just chill to the tunes!