Ride the Morning Glory Wave Cloud with Professor Thomas Peacock
The Secrets of a Strange Cloud

Glider Pilots

The pilots who chase the largest wave in the world.


Geoff Pratt, Cairns based glider pilot has become a regular in the skies above the Gulf country in September and October. In his high performance glider he has ridden the Morning Glory for hundreds of kilometres at speeds near 200kph over some of the most remote and inhospitable country in Australia. Each year Geoff camps out in Burketown and patiently waits for the perfect wave.


John Spilsbury, has flown to Burketown in his vintage motor glider from Tasmania. A six day, 3000 kilometer marathon trek.
John is now on his third attempt in three years to catch a Morning Glory Wave Cloud.

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