NO1803 : Thermals over Bishop Hill providing lift to gliders

taken 11 years ago, near to Kinnesswood, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

Thermals over Bishop Hill providing lift to gliders
Thermals over Bishop Hill providing lift to gliders
Warm air rising in front of and above the hill allow glider pilots to stay up for hours.
These thermals are the escalator or lift to the heavens.
More about these atmospheric phenomena here: LinkExternal link

My thanks to James Allan for his input here: Gliders usually operate here in orographic up-currents or mountain waves, caused by westerly winds being forced upwards by the Bishop Hill escarpment. Thermals (as described in the link) can occur here too under certain conditions, but were probably absent under the cloud cover depicted.

There are ten gliders in this picture above this gridsquare, sometimes there can be more.
From the ground it looks like a wartime dog-fight LinkExternal link
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Friday, 6 April, 2007   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 10 July, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 180 032 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:12.8571N 3:19.4220W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 180 032
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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