Wave if you can see me

Great day gliding this week. A few of our members managed to take advantage of a meteorological effect called ‘wave’ to climb to over 10,000ft (2 miles!) above York.

York from 2 miles up (click to see larger image)

Rainbow in the distance - below!

‘Surfing’ along the edge of the ‘wave bar’

Wave is a fairly rare occurrence this far east in Pocklington. It happens when a strong south westerly wind hits the pennines (50 miles away) causing a ripple in the atmosphere which acts like a wave - which gliders can use to surf up high.

The pilots above only stopped at 10,000 feet because they didn’t have oxygen with them (or thick enough socks!)