So that is my first try at capturing 360 diploma Hold Gliding footage. It was filmed on the 16th October 2016 in Flowerdale, Victoria, Australia at a Melbourne Hold Gliding Membership (MHGC) web site referred to as ‘three Sisters’.

On this explicit day there have been a lot of MHGC pilots hovering the ridge. My flight lasted simply over an hour and was my first time ridge hovering after about 18 months away from the game. The situations at take off and for the primary 30 minutes or so had been wonderful. Nonetheless, after that the wind picked up energy significantly and shifted course such that it was fairly troublesome to penetrate ahead of the hill, so most pilots selected to land.

I’ve discovered that, with a VR Headset on, this offers an awesome sense of what it’s like to essentially be flying in a Hold Glider. The view from up there may be magnificent and it was significantly cool to have so many pilots all hovering collectively. There have been even a number of giant wedge tailed eagles exhibiting us how actual birds fly. Clearly, it’s no substitute for the fun of gliding in individual, however this know-how is a large step ahead and an effective way to demo our sport to others.

The digital camera ran out of batteries after the primary ~10 minutes (my fault for not charging it), so did not seize the touchdown – really that is fortunate because it wasn’t too fairly anyway!

Because of my good mate Pete Cass for launching me. You may see his Sting3 on the hill simply after take off. Sadly, the digital camera had died earlier than he launched himself and began rotor-washing me! Subsequent time buddy.

Thanks additionally to my band mates from ‘Perpendicular Columns of Rock’ (PCoR) for loaning our 360 digital camera and for offering the soundtrack to this video. The tune known as ‘Ginger’, it’s from our 2000 album ‘Catharsis’. In case you just like the music, please try our YouTube channel. We have now acquired a few 360 VR music movies on there too:

I hope to movie extra grasp gliding websites with the 360 diploma digital camera sooner or later, so keep tuned.

If anybody has any suggestions or recommendations on the right way to enhance the standard of those 360 vids, please go away a remark and let me know.

Different pics, vids and tunes right here:

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