Gliding

Gliding is a recreational activity and competitive air sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders or sailplanes using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne. The word soaring is also used for the sport. Gliding as a sport began in the 1920s. Initially the objective was to increase the dur
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gliding

sailplaning noun the activity of flying a glider
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Gliding

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glide
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gliding

(from the article `bird`) The types of flight found in birds vary considerably, and different types of wings correlate with different types of flight. At least two major types ... Experts continue to debate whether flight evolved through gliding by an arboreal ancestral bird or through aerial launching by a running terrestrial ... [2...
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gliding

flight in an unpowered heavier-than-air craft. Any engineless aircraft, from the simplest hang glider to a space shuttle on its return flight to the ... [1 related articles]
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gliding

  1. move smoothly and effortlessly
  2. cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly

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gliding

The art of using air currents to fly unpowered aircraft. Technically, gliding involves the gradual loss of altitude; gliders designed for soaring flight (utilizing air rising up a cliff face or hill, warm air rising as a thermal above sun-heated ground, and so on) are known as sailplanes. Soa...
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Gliding

[disambiguation] Gliding is a recreational activity and competitive air sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders. Gliding may also refer to: ...
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