This is a gem of a video recorded by pilot Andre Bandarra and listed on the BHPA Pilot Development Structure website (BHPA members only).

When seeking a thermal, how do you zero down on the thermal core. Andre’s technique, cleverly explained in this video, is to pay attention to your vario and:

  • Widen your turn or keep flying straight if you are climbing faster,
  • Narrow your turn or start turning if you are climbing more slowly or sinking.

He explains it much better than I do, so take a pause and watch the video!