Morning Glory Cloud Documentary

Secrets of a Strange Cloud – A video about the Morning Glory Cloud of Northern Australia

SMGFG is planning on basing our Dimona H36 in Burketown from late September to mid October this year to chase the famous Morning Glory clouds. If you are interested in joining us please let us know.

The remote Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia is home to one of the world’s most extraordinary and spectacular meteorological phenomena, the Morning Glory Wave Cloud.

SMGFG member Rob Thompson is a video producer and his documentary “The Secrets of a Strange Cloud” film will be broadcast on SBS Television Australia in early 2015.

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Morning Glory Cloud Trip

We are planning on having our Dimona motor glider based in the Gulf this coming September and October. If you are interested in flying with us please get in contact soon.
This video was filmed around Burketown in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland and features the amazing Morning Glory Cloud and the surrounding landscape.

Motor glider computer simulation

Here is a computer animation of a flight in a H36 Dimona motor glider like ours.

It is quite a realistic simulation. Our landings and much of the flight itself however are all generally carried out with the motor switched off. Except for the launching we mainly operate our motor glider as a pure glider.