Filming a Glider: a short documnetary shot for the Italian TV serial “No Limits” .
It’s the story of a triangle flight of 1.300 km in the Alps. You need to start from an airport and to return to the same airport after 1.300 km turning around two pylons forming a very long triangle.
Having only 10 hours to flight (Landing means you have lost the record) you need a very fast flight and in the Alps the meteorological conditions are very difficolt. Only few pilots have succeded this performance.
The original flight hasn’t been filmed so we decided to remake a new flight following the same route. The “record” has been filmed using 4 different airplanes: a Pilatus Porter ( to pull up the glider and to film it trough the lateral window) a Morane Saulnier ( to film the glider down-up trough the sliding transparent cover) and a Piper Cub ( the only one able to fly very slowly to stay close to the glider in the mountain. The last airplane was a Cessna 185 to film the POVs.