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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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For the glider pilots back at WHOI--or on their laptops at home--that can mean piloting throughout the night, sometimes for several days in a row, depending on how many gliders are being launched.
The Glider Pilot Regiment played a central role in several key engagements during World War Two, including D-Day, the invasion of Sicily, and the Battle of Arnhem.
The glider pilot said the time between sighting the Tornado, which can fly at 1,450mph, and its closest point to his aircraft was one or two seconds.
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 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.
Glider pilot association members searched near and far for components to restore this craft, which once perched atop a tire store in Fresno, California.
The glider pilot, flying near Robin Hood Airport at Doncaster, South Yorks, last June, was never traced.
Fifteen-year-old Ethan Barber, from Seaham, County Durham, has secured a place at the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm's Sea Cadet Aviation School, along with 11 other cadets in the UK Seaham Leading Cadet Ethan is already a glider pilot, going solo earlier this year, and he hopes this opportunity will propel him towards a Private Pilot's Licence in powered aircraft.
Ronald Bartley, who died aged 90 in 2008, was a glider pilot who took off from RAF Harwell but plummeted into an orchard.