What is 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.

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Some articles on gliding:

Longmynd - Tourism and Recreation - Gliding
... The Long Mynd has been home to the Midland Gliding Club since 1934 ... Midland Gliding Club is one of the last clubs in Europe to regularly launch gliders by bungee ...
... SHGC can mean Sacred Heart Girls' College, Hamilton Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Many hang gliding clubs, notably Sydney Hang Gliding Club, Southern Hang Gliding Club (UK ...
Gliding - Related Air Sports
... The two air sports that are most closely related to gliding are hang gliding and paragliding ... Radio-controlled gliding uses scale-models of gliders mainly for ridge soaring however thermic aeromodelling craft are also used ...
Cotswold Gliding Club
... The Cotswold Gliding Club (CGC) is based at Aston Down airfield, between Cirencester and Stroud in Gloucestershire, South West England ... purposes, and is a centre for cross-country gliding and competitions ...
Sailplane - See Also
... Gesellschaft Schweizer brothers Gliding as a sport Gliding Gliding competitions Other unpowered aircraft Unpowered aircraft Rotor kite Unpowered flying toys and models Paper aeroplane ...

Famous quotes containing the word gliding:

    One might call habit a moral friction: something that prevents the mind from gliding over things but connects it with them and makes it hard for it to free itself from them.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)

    I stand on a bridge of one span
    and see this calm act, this gathering up
    of life, of spring water
    and the Muse gliding ...
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
    Till rising and gliding out, I wander’d off by myself,
    In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
    Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)