Gliders

Some articles on glider, gliders:

Spencer Municipal Airport - History
... Provided contract glider training to the United States Army Air Forces, 1942-1944 ... Used primarily C-47 Skytrains and Waco CG-4 unpowered Gliders ... The mission of the school was to train glider pilot students in proficiency in operation of gliders in various types of towed and soaring flight ...
Sailplane - Instrumentation and Other Technical Aids
... Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (ELT) may also be fitted into the glider to reduce search and rescue time in case of an accident ... Much more than in other types of aviation, glider pilots depend on the variometer, which is a very sensitive vertical speed indicator, to measure the climb or sink rate of the plane ... pilot to detect minute changes caused when the glider enters rising or sinking air masses ...
Sailplane - Comparison of Gliders With Hang Gliders and Paragliders
... There is sometimes confusion about gliders, hang gliders and paragliders ... In particular paragliders and hang gliders are both foot-launched ... between the types are Paragliders Hang gliders Gliders/Sailplanes Undercarriage pilot's legs used for take-off and landing pilot's legs used for take-off and landing ...
Sailplane - Markings
... To distinguish gliders in flight, very large numbers/letters are sometimes displayed on the fin and wings ... They are unrelated to the glider's registration number, and are assigned by national gliding associations ... They are useful in radio communications between gliders, so glider pilots often use their competition number as their call signs ...
List Of A1 Aircraft - Gliders
... a 1930s Soviet Union family of single-seat training gliders Levasseur-Abrial A-1, a 1922 French glider ...