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Glider caught in strong headwind sits stationary at 14000 feet

Glider caught in strong headwind sits stationary at 14000 feet 7


Glider caught in strong headwind sits stationary at 14000 feet



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  1. Dang 14,000 feet?! Isn’t that getting into jet airspace? What elevation were they towed up to and how much elevation did they gain from the rising air?

    I’m not a pilot, only rode in a glider once and we were just 5,000 feet

  2. This is literal nightmare fuel to me

    Combine fear of heights with claustrophobia? How about in something without an engine that seems like it could rip apart if you sneezed a bit too hard?

  3. This is cool and it happens somewhat regularly in light aircraft. If the winds at altitude are equal to your airspeed you’ll stay in place. If they’re greater than your airspeed you’ll go backwards.

    Depending on the altitude, winds are commonly faster than the slowest speed a light aircraft can fly. So all you have to do is slow way down and you’ll start moving backwards over the ground, even though you’re still flying forwards through the air. I’ve done it as low as 3,000′ before in a Cessna.

  4. When you start thinking about the atmosphere more like a giant ocean of gas that surrounds our planet, a lot of things like this start making more sense.

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