Glider Pilots

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Silent Wings Museum - History
... on the site of the World War II South Plains Army Air Field, where glider pilots were trained between 1942 and 1945, after which time they were required also to command ... The Lubbock site was chosen for the glider school because of its dry, warm weather, mostly clear skies, and goodwill in the local community ... The glider training area is now within the scope of the museum and the nearby Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport ...
1st Airlanding Brigade (United Kingdom) - Operations - Arnhem
... the majority of the brigade to Arnhem—only 12 gliders failed to arrive due to technical problems ... command of the brigade, co-located with brigade headquarters at Wolfheze were the Glider pilots of No. 2 Wing, Glider Pilot Regiment, the equivalent of a small infantry battalion ...
Dick Johnson (glider Pilot) - World War II Years
... By 1941 Johnson owned a Schweizer SGS 2-8 2-seat metal intermediate training glider, had received his Commercial Glider Pilot license and gave flight instruction during weekends on ... Government took possession of his glider through the War Powers Act, and Dick Johnson became a Civilian Glider Flight Instructor, training military glider pilots at 29 Palms Air Academy. 14 months, with Johnson flying two 6-hour shifts per day - one shift as a glider instructor and one shift as a tow plane pilot ...
Gliding - History
... George Cayley's coachman in 1853 and the Wright brothers mainly involved gliders (see Aviation history) ... designing, developing and flying ever more efficient gliders and discovering ways of using the natural forces in the atmosphere to make them fly farther and faster ... With the active support of the German government, there were 50,000 glider pilots by 1937 ...
Operation Ladbroke - Planning - Glider Problems
... Further problems were encountered with the gliders to be used in the operation, and the glider pilots themselves ... to the operation, there was a notable shortage of serviceable gliders in North Africa ... In late March a small number of Waco gliders arrived at Accra on the Gold Coast, but pilots sent to ferry them to North Africa found that they were in a poor ...

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