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Wave Soaring : National Geographic Journal

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; National Geographic Television & Film.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Video : Clipart/images/graphics   Visual material   Computer File : English
Summary:
Actor and wave-soaring enthusiast Cliff Robertson has been flying planes since he was 14. But it was only about 10 years ago that he started flying in gliders and became a wave-soaring enthusiast. A mountain wave is a unique meteorological phenomenon that produces wind so strong, it can push a glider skyward at about 3,000 feet per minute. To Robertson, soaring is magical. It's become a passion for him, giving him a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; National Geographic Television & Film.
OCLC Number: 836716576
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 30, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (17 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Mountain Wave (3:49) --
Reading the Clouds (3:24) --
Early Glider Adventurers (3:30) --
Looking for a Mountain Wave (0:49) --
Catching the Mountain Wave (4:19) --
Credits: Wave Soaring: National Geographic Journal (0:50).
Other Titles: National Geographic Journal
Responsibility: National Geographic Television & Film.

Abstract:

Actor and wave-soaring enthusiast Cliff Robertson has been flying planes since he was 14. But it was only about 10 years ago that he started flying in gliders and became a wave-soaring enthusiast. A mountain wave is a unique meteorological phenomenon that produces wind so strong, it can push a glider skyward at about 3,000 feet per minute. To Robertson, soaring is magical. It's become a passion for him, giving him a great sense of personal freedom and unparalleled joy. Join us for a dramatic ride into the sky alongside Robertson as he soars into the uplifting world of high-altitude gliding to experience the power of a unique meteorological phenomenon called a mountain wave.

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