Don’t miss this! Even if you’re having a horrible or stressful day, watching this 13-minute clip will calm you down and cheer you up.
What you want to do with this stunning video is to click though to YouTube and then click the icon in the lower right-hand corner to fill your screen with the picture. It’s a long glider flight (no engine!) over and through the Alps by an Italian pilot, courtesy of The Atlantic. If you have a big screen, it’s like you’re in the cockpit with the pilot. What a view!
Here are the stats:
Flight date: April 13, 2011
Pilot: Alberto Sironi
Glider: Ventus 2 CXT
Takeoff from ACAO (VA) Italy.
And here’s a map of the flight: the distance was 1002 km with an average speed of 123 km/hr:
Clearly this is a pilot of great skill, who uses the updrafts in the mountains to great advantage. Wouldn’t it be nice to ride with him?