To Soar or not to Soar?
It takes a lot to get a sailplane in the air. You are well aware of the time, effort and money that go into our sport before you can even climb into a cockpit. It requires a lot of commitment and many sacrifices. On top of that, there is also a certain amount of risk involved with each flight.
There are many reasons not to go gliding.
And yet, within the 30 seconds that you close the canopy, the tow rope tightens, you accelerate, and lift off, something happens. Half a meter above the ground you enter another realm, and in a blink all those efforts to get there are long forgotten. And afterwards, once again back on earth after a great flight, you are left convinced this is the greatest pastime in the world.
So, how does that exactly happen?