Information about Altocumulus Lenticularis

Pilots of powered aircraft tend to avoid flying near lenticular clouds because of the turbulence of the rotor systems that accompany them, but glider pilots actively seek them out. The precise location of the rising air mass is fairly easy to predict from the orientation of the clouds. "Wave lift" of this kind is often very smooth and strong, and enables gliders to soar to remarkable altitudes and to great distances. As of 2016[update] the gliding world records for both distance (over 3,000 km; 1,864 mi)[citation needed] and absolute altitude (15,460 m; 50,721 ft) were set using such lift.