Wisconsin Life

Staying Aloft

Clip: Season 2 Episode 3 | 36s | Video has closed captioning.

Judy Ruprecht is a glider plane pilot. Experienced pilots like Judy read the clouds and landscape to find where warm air is rising and use those updrafts to keep flying for a surprisingly long time. Judy explains how the science behind staying aloft works.

Aired: 07/01/14

Rating: TV-G

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