First of all props to this guy for landing on the street! That was cool. I don't understand, was he trying land on the street? Was that his flight plan or did something go wrong that made him choose to land there? I know nothing about gliding but that was fantastic..
+Johnathon Shell from the article, it seems he let himself get too low by lingering on the downwind/lee side of a ridge. On the upwind side, the air bounces up over the ridge, providing lift. On the lee side, it can pull you down as it flows back toward the ground. He was stuck and had to make an off airport landing in a development. Not ideal!
You deserve a lot of credit from me because I can imagen what a wonderful feeling must to be to fly, and the gotts required to get so high into the sky. I'm afraid to get on the roof of a one floor house, so how can I be a pilot; Right ?
+Jolu GonzOlivz goto a small airport and let them take you up in a Cesna.. greatest thing ever. My mother got me a flight around Nashville so I could get some aireal pics and I couldn't shut up about how awesome it was to be sitting in cockpit flying around the Batman building. You seriously won't regret it.