Cloud Appreciation Society member, Vicki Smith, recently sent us this video of a horseshoe vortex cloud filmed near Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia in 2011 during a strong westerly. Tim Harris was filming as Vicki’s son Eric Smith flew a remote controlled glider around the rare cloud formation. The horseshoe vortex cloud spiralled as it was blown towards a steep ridge. It dissipated immediately as it reached the updraft rising up the front of the ridge. It is extremely rare for anyone to capture a horseshoe vortex cloud on film like this.