The real key to soaring is seeing and feeling the moving air mass around you. You have your senses to monitor the local weather, and you have your glider as an instrument, flying through air that is ever changing velocity and direction. Those who also learn to imagine, predict and calculate where air is going up and fly in that air, will always stay up longer. We all know guys who seem to always find lift. Air either goes up and down with convective currents, or by mechanical means, pushed up or down by wind over objects, terrain, and wind shear. Learn to read the air around you, and feel the air through your glider. You only learn these skills through many flight hours and having the courage and imagination to explore lift and follow your hunches, always taking the chance you won't land close by. Those who do not try to fly a bit past the comfort zone will never get any better. The folowing photos show air in motion, mechanical lift over man-made terrain. These striking photos were shot in Florida by a tour heli pilot.