[HD Video] Gliders Racing 1000 ft Above Desert

B4 and TT racing over the southern Utah desertIt is hard to imagine that gliders could comfortably cruise less than 1,000 feet above the desert floor at ground speeds often over 140 miles per hour for over 20 miles with nowhere to land in sight!

This video shows pilots Bruno Vassel (B4 in an ASW-27B), Tim Taylor (TT in a Ventus 2a) and Dan Wrobel (DW in a Ventus B) flying high performance sailplanes along the small ridge southbound from the Hurricane, Utah airport. Note the completely unlandable terrain both above and below the ridge making for spectacular scenery but scary flying. This was a very fun day of flying! Thanks for watching, Bruno (B4)

Bruno Vassel