Glider Landing in Thunderstorm (by Jeremy Zawodny) Annotated
I remember coming down just before it got this bad one day. My instructor brought it in; it was out of my league.
What’s interesting (and scary) is that when there’s a thunderstorm coming in it tends to suck you up into it. Arguably the most frightening part of that flight was the steep dive at near max safe speed, trying to avoid that fate.
On the other hand, weather like today’s makes me wish I’d never stopped flying.
Yikes! That looks somewhat nerve-wracking! O.o
But you’re definitely right – the weather today is just insanely beautiful. If it were like this all summer, I wouldn’t hate the Mid-Atlantic nearly as much as I do. 😉 Definitely going to drag out the rollerblades after work tonight…
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