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Glider in flight

Fast Facts:

  • launched by tow plane or catapult
  • gliders are not powered, they do not have an engine
  • gliders rely on thermals (rising columns of warm air) to remain aloft
  • they are used for recreation not travel
  • pilots need to follow the thermals and might not be able to fly back to their original airport

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Glider in flight

 Glider landing