List of A1 Aircraft - Gliders

Gliders

  • Antonov A-1, a 1930s Soviet Union family of single-seat training gliders
  • Levasseur-Abrial A-1, a 1922 French glider

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Sailplane - Launch and Flight
... When aerotowed, the glider is towed behind a powered aircraft using a rope about 60 meters (about 200 ft) long ... The glider pilot releases the rope after reaching the desired altitude ... The glider is attached to one end of 800–1200 metres (about 2,500–4,000 ft) of cable and the winch rapidly winds it in ...
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, both day and night, and in servicing of gliders ...
Sailplane - Instrumentation and Other Technical Aids
... compass, and an airspeed indicator, gliders are often equipped with a variometer, turn and bank indicator and an airband radio (transceiver), each of which may be required in some countries ... 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 ...
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 aircraft takes off ...
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 ...