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In the simplest terms it is flying a glider in the updraft created by the wind blowing on-shore and up a cliff.
Flying over water - an article by Dave Taylor about some of the cliffs he has flown off.
View from the glider - Radio control slope soaring at St.Agnes Head, Cornwall. Glider is a MDM Fox - 2.25 mtrs wingspan, weighs 3lbs. Futaba radio. Has ailerons, elevator, rudder and aero tow release - 5 servos. Flying took place April 2007. Pilot Dave Taylor!
A view from the glider.
A lowish cliff to fly off.
See also: Glider.