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gliding

Etymology: AS, glidan, to glide
1 one of the four basic movements allowed by the various joints of the skeleton. It is common to all movable joints and permits one surface to move smoothly over an adjacent surface, regardless of shape. Gliding is the only motion allowed by most of the wrist and the ankle joints.
2 a smooth, continuous movement. Compare angular movement, circumduction, rotation.

gliding,

n massage technique that comprises long and smooth strokes toward the heart. Commonly used for preparation and warming. Also called
effleurage.
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The veteran returned to England in a landing craft on June 7, 1944, to take part in further operations, having seen a glider pilot killed by an anti-aircraft pole dug into the ground at the landing site.
To test these limitations, it would be beneficial to have experienced R/C glider pilots take high-performance gliders to sea and experiment with field trials to measure how fast dynamic soaring could be accomplished in real winds and waves," he said.
RAF Valley was praised for its response to the near miss The glider pilot had no time to take evasive action when the two Tornados approached
The glider pilot was trapped inside the cockpit but it was so crushed it was a terrible sight.
The skydiver and the glider pilot died at around 3pm following the accident at Hinton Airfield, near Brackley, Northants.
A Japanese glider pilot killed in a midair collision in 1999 had previously been warned to watch out for other aircraft, a coroner said Tuesday.
Bill was in the Glider Pilot Regiment during the war and volunteered for the ill-fated Arnhem operation in 1944.
A GLIDER pilot jumps from his stricken craft as it plunges to the ground following a 4,500ft crash that knocked off its wing.
Ronald Bartley, who died aged 90 in 2008, was a glider pilot who took off from RAF Harwell but plummeted into an orchard.
At the outbreak of war in 1939, he served with the Kings Own Scottish Borderers before transferring to the Glider Pilot Regiment.
Eighteen-year-old Warrant Officer Hadley, of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron, who is also a Flight Staff Cadet with 633 Volunteer Gliding Squadron (VGS) based at RAF Cosford has recently been awarded his Grade 1 Glider Pilot wings and is now fully qualified to take younger cadets up for flights in the Vigilant motor glider.