sailplane


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sailplane:

see gliderglider,
type of aircraft resembling an airplane but having at most a small auxiliary propulsion plant and usually no means of propulsion at all. The typical modern glider has very slender wings and a streamlined body.
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sailplane

sailplane
A high-performance glider meant for soaring. With their high aspect ratio wings and light weight, sailplanes can stay aloft for a considerable period.
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The LAK-17B is a modification of the sailplane LAK-17A.
This actual flight, in a two-seater sailplane which mimics the gliding flight of the raptors Mr.
Two sailplanes collided west of Haemeenlinna, southern Finland, shortly before 4:00 pm (1300 GMT) on Sunday, organisers said in statement, adding that the rest of the competition, scheduled for Monday, was cancelled.
Since then, more than 600 midshipmen have relished taking to the sky in ultra-light sailplanes.
Bent climbed into the front passenger seat of a sailplane and soared above Worcester County.
AS stunts go Peugeot has reached new heights by using its latest 3008 crossover car to launch a glider into the air.Across a bumpy, grass air-field the 3008 managed to tug a 1.5 ton sailplane at sufficient speed to climb to an altitude of 1,500ft - enough for a successful flight.
Across a bumpy, grass airfield the 3008 managed to tug a 1.5 ton sailplane at sufficient speed to climb to an altitude of 1,500ft - enough for a successful flight.
A GERMAN firm has restarted production of a record-breaking sailplane design powered by a lithium-ion battery system.
Babs, an accomplished sailplane and aerobatics pilot instructor, held the women's dual-seat glider altitude record of 35 463 feet in a wave over Colorado.
World-class hang-glider and sailplane pilot Geoff Loyns has died at the age of 56.
(3.) Ronald Gilliam, "Lockheed Combined a Sailplane and Slow-Turning Propeller in an Effort to Steal the Night Back from the Viet Cong," History of the YO-3A, [Online] Available: http://www.yo-3a.com/pages/6/ page6.html, 13 Jul 04.