K13 Glider Solo Soaring Flight – Winch Launch, Thermalling, Landing – Cockpit View GoPro




Join me in the cockpit of G-CJPV at the Cyprus Gliding Group as I winch launch up to 1000 feet, then climb away to a great height after coming across some good lift, enjoying the ride all the way up! Want more gliding videos? Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thegreatflyer?sub_confirmation=1

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*More about this video*
Since my first solo flight in September 2014, this was the first time I filmed a solo flight of mine, and it was quite a successful catch! Having lost the zero lift I came across right after releasing from the cable, I took the decision to fly to the brown fields on the west side of the runway as I recall finding lift above them numerous times. What first looked like barely any lift developed to a strong 4-6 knot up thermal, strong enough to take me thousands of feet up. Simply maintaining my altitude in the thermal before it became strong was enough to put a smile on my face, but what happened next was my first proper solo soaring adventure, and the best part is I had my GoPro in the cockpit to share it with you! Watch the nicely executed winch launch and the crosswind landing, after being informed that the wind had changed 180 degrees and I should be landing on the other runway. I underestimated the wing strength and landed a bit crabbed, after rounding out a little late. We all learn from our mistakes, despite our level of experience!

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My name is Demetris Gregoriou and I am 17 year old aspiring student pilot from Cyprus. Since I was young, I was always fascinated by aviation and my goal with this channel is to share with you my passion for absolutely free. I always try my utmost in providing the world with every possible kind of aviation videos. Please show me your support by commenting and liking and/or sharing my videos and subscribing to my channel! http://goo.gl/2tM0Yd

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*Camera Used*
GoPro HD Hero 3+ Black, 1080p Superview

*Mount Used*
GoPro Suction Cup Mount

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