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glider

gliding marsupials equipped with lateral membranes connecting the fore and hindlimbs; includes Petaurus breviceps (sugar glider), Petauroides volans (greater glider) and Acrobates pygmaeus (feather-tailed glider).
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2-litre V8 launcher, the 500kg glider was hurled into the air by the 3008 without the slightest hint of wheelspin or strain.
I was under the astrodome to keep the Waco in sight, as I was the one who had to give the glider the signal to release .
Gliders were first conceived by Douglas Webb, the founder of Webb Research and a former researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Its influence on the development of the largest cargo gliders is described, and a future concept is conceived.
A top gun RAF pilot missed a glider by just 50ft after mistaking it for a flock of birds, it has emerged.
It's incumbent on anyone using open airspace ( be they gliders, civilian plans or military ( to make sure their lookout is as good as it possibly can be.
A NORTH Wales artist's latest work pays tribute to the courage and skill of glider pilots who played a key role in wartime.
Most of the 3,500 Horsa gliders built in Britain between 1942 and 1945 were built in Birmingham
The ceremony will take place at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire, where a hangar contains a replica Horsa glider and Dakota plane, both of which were used in the March 14, 1945 raid on a 10-mile stretch of the Rhine.
In all, seven gliders carried eight pounds of seeds aloft and sprinkled them on private property on Kagel Mountain above Sylmar.
One of the stipulations in the treaty prohibited Germany from having an air force, but did not forbid the development and flying of gliders.