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  • Posted April 21, 2008 by Unige Viewed 847 times

It is a wonderful feeling to fly with a glider! I once had the chance to try it out…


A “glider” is an unpowered aircraft. The design enables them to climb using rising air and then to glide for long distances before finding the next source of lift. The term “sailplane” is sometimes used , implying a glider with a high soaring performance. (WIKI)

The two most common methods of launching gliders are by aerotow and by winch. When aerotowed, the glider is towed behind a powered aircraft using a rope about 60 meters long. The glider's pilot releases the rope after reaching the desired altitude, but the rope can also be released by the towplane in an emergency. (WIKI)

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    • # Rui Sousa

      Looks like a fantastic place...and you even get to see planes :)) What more could I ask?...

      2008.05.18 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Anna

      Gyönyörű képeket csinálsz "hétköznapi " témákról! Gratulálok !!!!

      2008.04.22 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Franzisko

      viel danke!! ahhhh your aerial tow photo is "wunderschöne" my german is to elementary...anaway you must to try to fly!...the glider of the photo is an IS28b2 a romanian one...I use to fly one of that...and plane is a zlim...I learn to fly in a glider.. Let L-13 Blanik the best school! gliders rules! ;)

      2008.04.21 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Michelle

      Love the yellow fields! I am sneezing already(I am allergic and it is almost as if I were there :)!

      2008.04.21 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mario Jean

      Very interesting post, Unige.
      I didn't really know what a glider was. Thanks for the informations.
      Superb photos again. Wonderful mix of colors, especially on the first and last ones.

      2008.04.21 Edited Reply Cancel

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