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What is Gliding?

What is Gliding?

Gliding
Gliding is an air sport which involves the riding of an unpowered airplane with the natural air currents and winds. These aircrafts are usually called as gliders or sailplanes. The sport revolves around flying the gliders and making sure that they remain airborne. History The sport’s origin can be traced back to the 1920s, after the First World War and as a result of the Treaty of Versailles which stated several regulations on the manufacturing and usage of single-seat powered aircraft. It is the Germans who worked on the idea of gliders and manufactured an aircraft which can be airborne without being powered. By the year of 1937, there were around 50,000 glider airplanes manufactured by the Germans, with a strong support from their government. The first ever gliding competition…
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Hand Gliding Tips for Beginners

Hand Gliding Tips for Beginners

Gliding Tips for Beginners
Hand gliding is an air sport which involves the harnessing of a pilot beneath a nine-meter sail. The pilot is required to stay aloft in the air using the thermals and air currents in the atmosphere. The long sail is made using a fabric which is stretched over an aluminum or graphite frame. The pilot has to change his/her position and the position of the A-frame as per his/her requirement to slow down or speed up, etc. The pilot is launched into the air in three ways. One way is the pilot faces the wind and runs down a slope until he/she is in the air and stays airborne. When there are no slopes to launch from, pilots are towed up behind a vehicle which accelerates until the pilot launches…
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