Dealers for South East England

Soaring at Meon Shore

20th Sep 2017

Had a lovely afternoon soaring Meon Shore with my friend Chris – a 10m high cliff near Lee-on-Solent.

Cliff soaring is very different from inland flying – the air smooth, the lift is reliable, and this allows relaxed flying – although you rarely get more than 50ft above takeoff.

We flew with some birds of prey – probably kestrels – hovering in the same air, looking down for food. It’s amazing how close they let you come. Sadly I didn’t get any photos of them.

Weather Outlook

Weather is changeable in the next few days. The next flying opportunity is likely to be the evening of Wed 26 Aug. Sun 30th Aug may also turn out good.